Maple River 19-06-22-06 = 53
Windom 00-06-00-00 = 06
The Windom Eagle football team couldn’t keep drives sustained and struggled to slow down a big play Maple River offense Friday night, falling 53-6 in the rain at Island Park.
Maple River scored on its third play of offense after forcing Windom into a three-and-out on its first possession. Maple River then turned a Windom interception into points, scoring on an eight-play, 46-yard drive to lead 13-0.
After another Windom punt, Maple River marched 45 yards in six plays, taking a 19-0 lead. Another Windom punt early in the second quarter set up a 54-yard touchdown run by Maple River for a 25-0 lead.
Windom then set out on its best drive of the night, marching 71 yards in 16 plays. A 13-yard Abe McKibbin run and a 31-yard pass from Quintin Tietz to Karson LaCanne set up a 4-yard touchdown pass from Tietz to Elias Jensen, cutting the deficit to 25-6.
The Eagles forced a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and were able to march to the Maple River 15 before turning the ball over on downs just before halftime.
But Maple River started the second half in similar fashion to the first, using a long run to set up a touchdown on the third play of the half.
Meanwhile, the Eagle offense struggled to get going, as Maple River forced a pair of Windom punts early in the quarter. That set up an 18-yard touchdown run for a 41-6 lead.
Late in the quarter, Windom was able to march into Maple River territory, but on fourth down, Maple River stripped the ball from the Eagle receiver and returned it into Windom territory, scoring on a 26-yard run on the next play to take a 47-6 lead. Maple River capped the scoring on a 19-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Maple River finished with 448 yards of total offense, including 411 on the ground.
Tietz led the Eagles with 52 yards rushing on 11 carries. McKibbin added 39 yards on 11 carries.
Tietz completed 7-of-28 passes for 52 yards. LaCanne had two catches for 36 yards while Adam Perrizo had three catches for 15 yards.
RCW 00-07-14-00 = 21
MLA 00-06-00-00 = 06
Renville County West turned a couple of miscues into points Friday, claiming a 21-6 victory over Mt. Lake Area in Mt. Lake.
The Jaguars got on the board first, scoring on a 3-yard pass and an extra-point kick. But late in the first half, the Wolverines pulled to within a point when Evan Karschnik scored on an 11-yard run.
Early in the second half, a muffed punt by the Wolverines set up a 3-yard touchdown run for RCW to take a 14-6 lead.
Then, after forcing a Wolverine punt, the Jaguars marched into MLA territory, scoring on an 8-yard pass.
Karschnik rushed 12 times for 65 yards forMLA in the loss. Jake Evers had 63 yards rushing on 20 carries and completed 5-of-14 passes for 43 yards.
Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: at Luverne, Sept. 15
MLA: at Edgerton, Sept. 16
RRC: at RCW (Danube), Sept. 16