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Huskies knock out Eagles; Wolverines, Falcons advance; Chargers bow out

Windom 00-00-00-06 = 06
JCC 14-30-00-14 = 58

Jackson County Central’s offense shredded the Windom Eagle defense in the first half Tuesday night as the Huskies raced to a 44-0 halftime lead on their way to a 58-6 win in the Section 3AA playoffs at Jackson.

JCC scored touchdowns on its first six offensive possessions of the game, needing only a handful of plays to do so.

The Huskies scored on their first play from scrimmage on a 43-yard run. JCC added a 7-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter for a 14-0 lead.

The flood gates opened in the second quarter, as the Huskies tacked on four rushing touchdowns, scoring 30 points in the quarter to take a 44-0 lead.

JCC added a touchdown early in the fourth quarter to go up 50-0 before the Eagles broke the shutout on a 1-yard run by Cole Purrington. A 31-yard touchdown run for JCC ended the scoring.

Carter Vancura led the Eagles with 50 yards rushing on 12 carries. Purrington had 34 yards on six carries.

The Eagles did not complete a pass in the game on eight attempts.

Madelia 00-00-00-00 = 00
MLA 16-20-08-14 = 58

Mt. Lake Area opened the Section 3 Nine-Man tournament Tuesday with a dominant performance in all three areas of the game, as the Wolverines rolled to a 58-0 victory over Madelia at Mt. Lake.

MLA’s offense battered Madelia in the first half. Meanwhile, the Wolverine defense shut down the Blackhawk offense and MLA’s special teams accounted for a touchdown as well.

The Wolverines opened the scoring on their opening possession of the game, as Marcos DeLeon scored on a 5-yard run.

Later in the opening quarter, DeLeon hit Alex Blom for a 22-yard scoring strike, giving the Wolverines a 16-0 lead after one quarter.

In the second, freshman Evan Karschnik rushed for his first of two touchdowns, scoring from 11 yards out for a 24-0 Wolverine lead. DeLeon then added scoring runs of 8 and 21 yards as the Wolverines took a 36-0 halftime lead.

MLA opened the second half with a special teams score, as Tanner Koetzle returned the opening kickoff of the half 73 yards for a touchdown, putting MLA up 44-0.

In the fourth quarter, Karschnik scored on a 44-yard run and Theo Evers added a 7-yard touchdown run.

Karschnik led MLA on the ground, rushing 14 times for 153 yards. DeLeon rushed for 34 yards and scored touchdowns on each of his three carries. DeLeon also completed 3-of-4 passes for 44 yards.

HLOF 00-00-00-08 = 08
RRC 06-12-00-00 = 18

Red Rock Central made the most of its scoring chances early, then turned the game over to its defense, which preserved an 18-8 victory over Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda in the Section 3 Nine-Man playoffs Tuesday in Lamberton.

The Falcons capitalized on an early HLOF turnover to score on a 7-yard Mason Strom run in the opening quarter.

Then, with a strong wind at its back in the second quarter, the Falcons took to the air, as Joseph Strock hit Vander Mathiowetz for scoring strikes of 35 and 9 yards, giving RRC an 18-0 halftime lead.

HLOF’s defense bottled up the Falcons in the second half, but RRC’s defense was equal to the task, stuffing the Coyotes on a fourth-and-goal situation from the RRC 5-yard line early in the fourth quarter.

HLOF did eventually score on a 43-yard pass from Parker Murphy to Dominic White, but RRC was able to run out the clock late.

Jacob Amsden led the Falcons on the ground with 43 yards on 18 carries. Strom had 41 yards on 13 carries.

Strock completed 4-of-9 passes for 58 yards, with Matiowetz catching two touchdown passes for 44 yards.

WWG 14-00-00-06 = 20
Edgerton 08-16-06-00 = 30

Westbrook-Walnut Grove got out to an early lead, but a crucial touchdown late in the first half, followed by an eight-minute drive to start the third quarter, propelled Edgerton to a 30-20 victory over the Chargers in the Section 3 Nine-Man playoffs at Edgerton.

The Chargers marched the length of the field on the opening drive of the game, cashing in on a 2-yard run by Brady Ross for a 6-0 lead.

Edgerton answered, taking an 8-6 lead on a touchdown run and two-point conversion, but the lead was short-lived. Kole Curry returned the ensuing kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown. Orion Knakmuhs hit Austin Stubbe with the two-point conversion pass, giving the Chargers a 14-8 lead after one quarter.

The Dutchmen methodically marched the ball much of the game, scoring in the second quarter on a 22-yard run. Then, with time running out in the first half, the Dutchmen hit a 22-yard touchdown pass and two-point conversion to take a 24-14 lead.

Edgerton received the ball to start the second half and had a miscue on the return, leaving the Dutchmen pinned deep in their own end. But Edgerton set off on a colossal 95-yard drive that chewed up nearly nine minutes of the third quarter. Nolan Buckridge’s third touchdown of the game gave Edgerton a 30-14 lead and left WWG less than three minutes with the wind at its back.

The Chargers were able to briefly use the wind, then moved into scoring territory halfway through the fourth quarter, scoring on a 2-yard run by Knakmuhs. But Edgerton recovered the onside kick and was able to run out the clock without the Chargers getting the ball back.

Stats from the game will be posted once they become available.

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
MLA: vs. RRC (at Mt. Lake), Oct. 30
RRC: at MLA (Mt. Lake), Oct. 30

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