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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

FRIDAY FOOTBALL: Eagles roll past Rabbits; Wolverines, Falcons win

Wabasso 00-00-06-00 = 06
Windom 12-32-07-00 = 51

The Windom Eagle football team did something it hadn’t done since the 2010 season Friday night at Island Park: win for the second week in a row.

The Eagles forced five turnovers and converted each into points, as Windom cruised to a 51-6 victory over Wabasso at Island Park.

It also marked the first time since the 2019 season the Eagles won a game on their home field.

After a long kickoff return to open the game, the Eagles went 43 yards in seven plays, capped with a 1-yard touchdown run from Stevie Meyer for a 6-0 lead.

Wabasso had a long kickoff return of its own, but the Eagle defense quickly got the ball back on an interception from Karson LaCanne.

A 61-yard run from Kevin Bleess gave the Eagles first-and-goal from the Wabasso 6, with Meyer smashing in from six yards out for a 12-0 lead.

Wabasso turned the ball over on downs early in the second quarter, with the Eagles quickly moving downfield and scoring on a 21-yard pass from Quintin Tietz to Karson LaCanne.

On Wabasso’s next possession, a bad snap sailed over the head of the Rabbit quarterback. Cole Purrington scooped the ball up and raced for the goal line before being dropped at the Rabbit 1. On the next play, Tietz dropped the snap, but scrambled and hit Tucker Renquist with a 1-yard touchdown pass for a 24-0 lead.

Wabasso fumbled its very next play, with Elias Jensen pouncing on the loose ball. The Eagles scored three plays later on a 15-yard run by Tietz for a 30-0 lead.

After the teams traded punts, the Eagles punched in another score when Tietz found Meyer for a 19-yard touchdown pass with 50 seconds left in the half.

Wabasso threw a pass that was picked off by Renquist with 30 seconds left in the half. The Eagles scored on the very next play, as Tietz found Renquist with a 40-yard scoring strike. Tietz added the two-point conversion run for a 44-0 halftime lead.

After forcing a three-and-out to start the third quarter, the Eagles wrapped up their scoring with a 4-yard run by Tietz. Tietz added the extra-point kick for a 51-0 lead.

Wabasso scored on a 6-yard run on the final play of the third quarter.

The Eagle defense held Wabasso to 50 yards of total offense in the game while the Eagles piled up 402 yards.

Meyer led the Eagles on the ground with 103 yards rushing on 17 carries.

Tietz completed 13-of-22 passes for 194 yards and four touchdowns.

Renquist had three catches for 62 yards. Bleess added three catches for 47 yards and Meyer had 46 yards on two catches.

MLA 08-28-19-00 = 55
Madelia 08-00-00-06 = 14

After sitting out for its bye week last week, Mt. Lake Area returned to action Friday and took some time to shake off the rust before finding high gear in a 55-14 victory at Madelia.

The Wolverines scored on their first drive of the game, as Jake Evers raced for a 24-yard touchdown. But the Blackhawks answered with a solid drive, scoring on a 3-yard pass to tie the game at 8-8 after one quarter.

But in the second, the Wolverine offense struck quickly while the defense gave the ball back to the offense. Evan Karschnik scored on a 3-yard run, followed by a 27-yard scoring pass from Evers to Chase Anacker for a 22-8 lead.

Karschnik then had scoring catches of 30 and 23 yards, giving the Wolverines a 36-8 halftime lead.

In the second half, Joey Faber scored on a 3-yard pass from Evers. The Wolverines added a 37-yard touchdown run from Ethan Rahn and a 7-yard scoring run from Layne Wall to cap their scoring.

Evers rushed nine times for 106 yards and completed 12-of-15 passes for 151 yards. Karschnik had nine carries for 55 yards and four catches for 55 yards. Anacker had three catches for 49 yards in the win.

RRC 08-08-00-06 = 22
HLOF 08-00-00-06 = 14

Red Rock Central’s defense was sharp and its offense was efficient Friday night as the Falcons claimed a 22-14 victory over Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda at Fulda.

HLOF struck first, scoring on a 5-yard pass on its first drive of the game. But the Falcons answered, moving downfield quickly and scoring on a 37-yard Carter Therkilsen run.

The Falcons took the to air in the second quarter, as Jayden Lang pulled in a 12-yard touchdown pass from Isaac Simonson for a 16-8 halftime lead.

It stayed that way until the fourth quarter, when the Falcons scored a crucial insurance touchdown on a 10-yard pass from Simonson to Quintyn Vold.

HLOF added a 5-yard touchdown pass in the final minute of the game, but RRC recovered the ensuing onside kick and was able to run out the clock.

Therkilsen rushed 37 times for 168 yards. Simonson completed 16-of-34 passes for 134 yards. Vold had five catches for 57 yards. Lang added five catches for 45 yards.

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: at SEU (Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s HS), Oct. 13
MLA: vs. GHECT (at Mt. Lake), Oct. 13
RRC: vs. Nicollet (at Cottonwood), Oct. 12

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