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Saturday, May 25, 2024

THURSDAY FOOTBALL: Falcons splash past Raiders

Nicollet 00-00-00-00 = 00
RRC 14-16-00-00 = 30

The Red Rock Central football team didn’t let the rain slow them down Thursday afternoon, as the Falcons rolled to a 30-0 victory over Nicollet, in a game played on the turf at Cottonwood.

The game was called early in the fourth quarter due to lightning.

The Falcons scored on each of their first four drives of the game, churning out yardage on the ground.

Meanwhile, Nicollet’s pass-heavy offense was grounded, as the Falcons held the Raiders to just 74 yards of offense, including just seven through the air.

The Falcons took the opening drive of the game right down the field, scoring on a 3-yard Carter Therkilsen run.

After forcing a Nicollet punt, the Falcons mounted another long drive through the driving rain, with Therkilsen scoring on a 4-yard run. The two-point pass from Isaac Simonson to Quintyn Vold gave the Falcons a 14-0 lead after one quarter.

RRC’s defense forced Nicollet out on downs on the next two Raider drives, with the Falcons turning both turnovers on downs into points.

Therkilsen slipped out of a tackle and raced 39 yards down the sideline for a touchdown. The two-point pass to Jayden Lang gave the Falcons a 22-0 lead.

Then, on the next drive, Simonson hit Vold with a 3-yard touchdown pass. Therkilsen rushed in the two-point conversion for a 30-0 halftime lead.

The game was halted for a half-hour early in the third quarter due to lightning. After resuming play, the heavy, steady rainfall limited both offenses for the duration of the third quarter.

Then, less than two minutes into the fourth quarter, another bolt of lightning prompted the decision to forgo the rest of the game.

Therkilsen rushed 28 times for 217 yards and three scores in the win.

Simonson completed 5-of-7 passes for 42 yards. Abe Stavnes had two catches for 20 yards.

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: at SEU (Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s HS), Oct. 14
MLA: vs. GHECT (at Mt. Lake), Oct. 13
RRC: at Edgerton, Oct. 18

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