Section 3AA Scores Windom 22, St. James 20 (ot) Redwood Valley 34, Pipestone 6 TMB 44, MVL 21 MCW 38, LCWM 0
Standings Redwood Valley 5-1 Pipestone 4-2 TMB 3-3 Windom 2-4 LCWM 1-5 St. James 0-6
Section 2 Nine-Man Scores RRC 43, Edgerton 8 RCW 43, BLHS 12 Ogilvie 16, Cromwell 8 Nicollet 22, Madelia 6 MLA 62, Cedar Mountain 6 HBC 57, SESM 20 Carlton/Wrenshall 44, Onamia 0 (game called at halftime due to high number of injuries for Onamia)
St. James 00-07-00-07-06 = 20 Windom 06-08-00-00-08 = 22 The Windom Eagle football team had trio major breaks go its way Friday night, resulting in the Eagles' claiming their first win at Island Park since Week 3 of the 2017 season with a 22-20 overtime victory over St. James.
Windom had a pair of drive stall inside the Saint red zone in the game, but the Eagle defense had three huge plays in the contest that altered the complexion of the game.
After forcing a three-and-out to start the game, the Eagle offense marched deep into St. James territory, but an incomplete pass on fourth down turned the ball over at the Saint 14. Two plays later, Eagle sophomore Dylan Serreyn sniffed out a screen pass, intercepting the ball and returning it 29 yards for a touchdown. The extra point kick failed, leaving the Eagle lead at 6-0.
The Saints answered by marching deep into Eagle territory. On fourth down from the 17, the Saints attempted a 33-yard field goal, but the kick by Leonel Esqueda missed wide to the right.
Windom took over and again marched deep into Saint territory. But a bad snap on second-and-goal from the 5-yard line eventually led to an incompletion on fourth-and-goal from the 9.
St. James capitalized, marching 91 yards in 11 plays, aided by a pair of 15-yard penalties on the Eagles. Derrick Halvorson hit Lucas Kulseth with a 5-yard touchdown pass. The extra point kick gave the Saints a 7-6 lead with 3:51 left in the first half.
But the Eagles caught their next big break moments later on a second-and-25 play from their own 24. A long pass over the middle was tipped into the air, where Serreyn plucked the ball and raced 76 yards for a touchdown. Josh Samdal's two-point run gave the Eagles a 14-7 lead at halftime.
In the second half, the teams traded interceptions and punts until the fourth quarter, when an Eagle fumble gave the Saints the ball at the Eagle 44. St. James drove down to the 17, but Windom's defense stopped Kulseth shy on a fourth down play.
Moments later, the Eagles fumbled the ball at their own 7-yard line, but two plays later, O'Maria Lewis intercepted a Saint pass into the end zone, preserving the Eagle lead.
But the Saints forced an Eagle three-and-out and struck quickly, as Logan Carlson raced 44 yards for a touchdown. The extra point kick tied the game at 14-14, eventually sending it to overtime.
Windom got the ball first to start overtime and wasted no time, as Sammons found Conner Redman over the middle for a 10-yard touchdown. Sammons rushed in the two-point conversion, giving the Eagles a 22-14 lead.
The Saints answered immediately, as Carlson found Daevon Anderson for a 10-yard score on the Saints' first play. St. James lined up in a swinging gate formation to try to tie the game on the two-point conversion, but the snap went over the head of Halvorson and was recovered by the Eagles, ending the game.
Sammons led the Eagles on the ground, rushing 13 times for 69 yards. Samdal added 47 yards on 10 carries.
Sammons completed 8-of-17 passes for 149 yards. Serreyn had four receptions for 117 yards in the win.
MLA 20-36-00-06 = 62 CM 00-00-06-00 = 06 The state's top-ranked Class Nine-Man team improved to 6-0 on the season Friday, as Mt. Lake Area rolled to a 62-6 victory over Cedar Mountain in Morgan.
The Wolverine defense stifled the Cougars in the first half, forcing punts and turnovers and setting up short field situations for the MLA offense much of the half.
The Wolverines got on the scoreboard quickly, as Mace Herrig capped MLA's opening drive with an 18-yard touchdown run.
Later in the first quarter, quarterback Abe Stoesz scored on a 5-yard keeper for a 14-0 lead. Then, after a Cougar punt, Stoesz hit Herrig for a 65-yard touchdown strike, giving MLA a 20-0 lead after one quarter.
MLA's defense set the table for the offense in the second quarter, with MLA scoring quickly and often. Stoesz hooked up with Ethan Nickel for an 18-yard touchdown. Then, after a short Cougar punt, Stoesz zipped past the defense for a 33-yard touchdown.
Herrig added a 15-yard touchdown run before Stoesz capped the first half with touchdowns of 21 and 1 yards.
Cedar Mountain snapped the shutout in the third quarter, but the Wolverines scored on the last play of the game on an 8-yard run by Marcos Deleon-Lopez.
Stoesz led MLA with 119 yards rushing on nine carries. Deleon-Lopez had 91 yards rushing on eight carries and Herrig rushed six times for 61 yards.
Stoesz completed 4-of-6 passes for 113 yards.
RRC 22-07-07-07 = 43 Edgerton 00-00-00-08 = 08 Red Rock Central's defense played one of its best games of the season Friday, giving the Falcon offense a short field to work with all night in a 43-8 victory at Edgerton.
The Dutchmen had punted only three times all season coming into the game, but RRC forced five first-half punts and capitalized on a pair of Dutchmen turnovers in the first half.
Hayden Determan got RRC on the board on its first drive of the game, scoring on a 5-yard run. Jonah Hansen's extra-point kick gave the Falcons a 7-0 lead.
After a Dutchmen punt, the Falcons marched to the goal line, with Damian Osland punching in from a yard out. Hansen rushed the two-point conversion for a 15-0 lead.
Moments later, after a Dutchmen turnover, the Falcons struck again on a 19-yard Hansen touchdown run. The extra point kick gave RRC a 22-0 lead after one quarter.
The passing game did its part in the second and third quarters. Luke Willhite found Derek Werner for an 8-yard touchdown late in the first half, giving RRC a 29-0 lead. Then, early in the third, Willhite hooked up with Dominik Smith for a 24-yard touchdown.
RRC's final touchdown came on a 25-yard Mason Strom run early in the fourth quarter.
Hansen rushed 16 times for 140 yards. Strom added 38 yards on four carries.
Willhite completed 4-of-6 passes for 89 yards. Smith had two catches for 54 yards.
GHECT 08-08-08-14 = 38 WWG 06-06-00-08 = 20 Missed opportunities, turnovers and penalties worked against Westbrook-Walnut Grove Friday, as the Chargers dropped to 0-6 on the season with a 38-20 loss to Granada-Huntley-East Chain-Truman at Westbrook.
The Chargers had a pair of leads, but couldn't get crucial stops to preserve the leads. Then, in the second half, WWG was stopped in its tracks by penalties and had a costly fumble that the Jaguars returned for a touchdown.
WWG opened the game strong, marching the length of the field on its opening drive for a 13-yard Gabe Krick touchdown run.
GHECT answered, as quarterback Owen Wolter scored on a 3-yard run. The two-point conversion pass gave GHECT an 8-6 lead.
The Chargers answered moments later, starting the second quarter with a 19-yard Krick touchdown run for a 12-8 lead.
But GHECT answered again, with Wolter scoring on a 7-yard run. The two-point pass send the Jaguars into halftime with a 16-12 lead.
In the third quarter, Wolter struck again with a 13-yard touchdown run for a 24-12 lead.
Wolter added a 9-yard touchdown early in the fourth, and the Jaguars put the game away when Matt Heckman got a strip-sack and returned the fumble 30 yards for a 38-12 lead.
WWG's final score came on a 10-yard pass from Ethan Mischke to Nathan Kuehl, The two also hooked up for the two-point conversion.
Krick led WWG on the ground with 11 carries for 60 yards. Jace Paplow rushed 12 times for 50 yards.
Mischke completed 8-of-22 passes for 91 yards. Orion Knakmuhs had three catches for 44 yards and Kuehl had three catches for 29 yards.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: vs. Redwood Valley, Oct. 11 MLA: at HLOF (Fulda), Oct. 11 RRC: at HBC (Hills), Oct. 11 WWG: at BLHS (Hector), Oct. 11