Windom 06-06-00-00 = 12
BEA 32-21-07-13 = 73
The Windom Eagle football team got off to a good start on offense, but couldn’t slow down a powerful Blue Earth Area attack Thursday night, falling 73-12 in the season-opening game at Blue Earth.
The Eagles moved the ball through the air fairly well in the first half, but saw the offense bogged down after scoring two early touchdowns.
Meanwhile, BEA’s potent offense scored on nearly every possession it had for the game.
Windom scored in the first quarter on a 39-yard touchdown pass from Quintin Tietz to Tucker Renquist. The two hooked up again for the Eagles’ second touchdown covering 79 yards early in the second quarter.
But the Bucs rumbled on the ground, scoring seven touchdowns in the first half to lead 53-12 at halftime. BEA added a trio of scores in the second half to seal the win.
Tietz completed 9-of-26 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns. Renquist had four catches for 126 yards. Tietz led an Eagle ground game that struggled throughout, finishing with eight carries for two yards.
MLA 00-06-00-00 = 06
RRC 07-19-07-00 = 33
Red Rock Central improved to 2-0 on the young season Thursday night, battering Mt. Lake Area on the ground on its way to a 33-6 victory over the Wolverines in Lamberton.
The Falcons raced to a 20-0 lead early in the second quarter. Carter Therkilsen started the scoring halfway through the first quarter on a 3-yard touchdown run. Jacob Amsden added a 4-yard score early in the second and Vander Mathiowetz reeled in a 3-yard touchdown pass from Isaac Simonson, giving the Falcons a 20-0 lead.
MLA rallied in the closing minutes of the first half as Jake Evers hit Cody Rahn with a 30-yard touchdown pass, cutting the deficit to 20-6 with under a minute to play before halftime.
But in the closing seconds of the half, Therkilsen broke free for a 57-yard touchdown gallop, giving the Falcons a 26-6 halftime cushion.
Amsden added a 27-yard touchdown early in the third quarter.
Therkilsen had 143 yards on 14 carries, while Amsden rushed 10 times for 53 yards. Simonson completed 11-of-17 passes for 76 yards. Amdsen had three catches for 23 yards.
Evers led the Wolverines on the ground with 57 yards on 24 carries. He also completed 6-of-14 passes for 75 yards. Theo Evers had two catches for 15 yards.
Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. Maple River, Sept. 9
MLA: vs. RCW (at Mt. Lake), Sept. 9
RRC: at RCW (Danube), Sept. 16