9-Man South - West Sub-District Scores MLA 26, Nicollet 0 RRC 34, WWG 14 RCW 36, SESM 6 Cedar Mountain 40, BLHS 14 Lyle-Pacelli 44, Madelia 30 HLOF at HBC, cancelled due to COVID-19 GHECT at Edgerton, cancelled due to COVID-19 Edgerton at HBC, Saturday
Section 3 Nine-Man Scores RRC 34, WWG 14 MLA 26, Nicollet 0 Lyle-Pacelli 44, Madelia 30 HLOF at HBC, cancelled due to COVID-19 GHECT at Edgerton, cancelled due to COVID-19 Edgerton at HBC, scheduled for Saturday
Windom 00-00-00-08 = 08 JCC 08-16-08-00 = 32 Turnovers put the Windom Eagles' defense in a tough position Friday night, as the Eagles fell to 0-2 with a 32-8 loss to Jackson County Central at Jackson.
The Eagles lost four fumbles in the game, came up short on a pair of fourth down attempts and had a bad snap on a punt. That allowed JCC to begin four drives inside the Eagles' 15-yard line in the game.
After forcing the Eagles to go three-and-out to start the game, JCC hit its longest play of the night on its first play from scrimmage, as Damian Meyer-Andre scored on a 55-yard run. The two-point conversion gave JCC an 8-0 lead.
Windom's defense held after a fumble gave the Huskies the ball at the Windom 10 late in the first quarter. A fumble recovery by Trent Renquist gave Windom the ball. But JCC's defense forced a punt, and a bad snap left Eagle punter Dylan Serreyn with nowhere to go, with JCC tackling him at the Windom 5. On the next play, Levi Lindley scored on a quarterback keeper, then tacked on the two-point conversion for a 16-0 lead.
Windom turned the ball over on a fumble on its next drive, but force the Huskies into a punt. But on Windom's first play of the ensuing series, the Eagles mishandled the snap, with JCC pouncing on the ball. Four plays later, Lindley scored on a 1-yard sneak. He added the two-point conversion for a 24-0 lead.
After the two teams traded punts to start the third quarter, JCC's passing game got on track with four completions to push the ball inside the Eagles' 10. Coltan Bents scored on an 8-yard run, with the two-point run giving JCC a 32-0 lead.
The Eagles were able to break the shutout with 2:51 to go in the game when Brady Espenson found a crease around the end for a 53-yard touchdown run. Wyatt Haugen added the two-point conversion.
Espenson rushed for 58 yards on three carries to lead the Eagles on the ground. Abe McKibbin added 42 yards on six carries.
Kade Sammons completed 4-of-7 passes for 46 yards. Henry Erickson had two catches for 20 yards.
MLA 13-06-07-00 = 26 Nicollet 00-00-00-00 = 00 After taking a shutout loss in its opener, Mt. Lake Area found its offensive groove Friday night, while the defense had a solid effort in a 26-0 victory at Nicollet.
The Wolverine passing attack accounted for the first points of the season for MLA, as Ethan Nickel hit Kolby Kremmin in the corner of the end zone for a 20-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. The two-point conversion failed, leaving MLA with a 6-0 lead.
Late in the first, the Wolverines marched into the red zone, with Nickel scoring on an 11-yard dash. Kremmin booted the extra point, giving the Wolverine a 13-0 lead after one quarter.
MLA pushed the lead to 19-0 late in the first half, as Nickel hit Tanner Koetzle for a 17-yard touchdown pass.
Then, early in the third quarter, Koetzle caught a quick slant pass from Nickel and raced 62 yards to the end zone. Kremmin's extra-point kick gave the Wolverines a 26-0 lead.
Nickel finished the night 7-of-19 passing for 142 yards. Koetzle caught two passes for 79 yards. Mace Herrig rushed 18 times for 103 yards.
The Wolverines also learned that their scheduled game for next week against Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda has been cancelled due to COVID-19 exposure among the HLOF team. MLA Coach and Activities Director Tim Kirk said he is actively trying to find an opponent with an open date for next week.
RRC 14-14-06-00 = 34 WWG 00-00-08-06 = 14 Red Rock Central's offense played keep-away for much of the first half Friday night, building a comfortable lead on its way to a 34-14 victory over Westbrook-Walnut Grove in Westbrook.
The Falcon offense ran 52 plays in the first half, keeping WWG's offense on the sideline. When the Charger offense was on the field, RRC's defense was up to the task of slowing down WWG's passing attack early.
The Falcons struck first on a 32-yard touchdown run from Zak Zimmerman. The two-point pass from Luke Willhite to Nick Marsh gave RRC an 8-0 lead.
After forcing a WWG punt, the Falcons again marched the length of the field, scoring on a 5-yard run by Willhite for a 14-0 lead.
Early in the second quarter, RRC stretched its lead to 22-0 on a 3-yard Damon Holmen touchdown run. Willhite's two-point pass to Mason Irlbeck was good.
Late in the first half, RRC forced the Chargers into a miscue, taking over with a short field. Holmen cashed in on a 1-yard touchdown run, giving RRC a 28-0 lead.
The Chargers got on the scoreboard early in the third quarter, as Ethan Mischke reeled in a 10-yard jump ball pass from Brady Ross. Mischke passed the two-point conversion to Ross, cutting RRC's lead to 28-8.
But the Falcons answered, as Willhite scored on a 13-yard keeper, giving RRC a 34-8 lead.
The Chargers scored the game's final points on a 5-yard Ross run.
Zimmerman led the Falcons with 138 yards rushing on 16 carries. Holmen added 82 yards on 21 carries and Willhite rushed seven times for 67 yards. Willhite completed 7-of-15 passes for 72 yards. Zimmerman had two catches for 42 yards.
Ross completed 25-of-45 passes for 220 yards in the loss. Mischke had 14 receptions for 127 yards. Gabe Krick added four catches for 35 yards and Nathan Kuehl caught three passes for 47 yards. Ross was WWG's leading rusher with 10 yards on six carries.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: at Pipestone, Oct. 24 MLA: vs. TBA, Oct. 23 RRC: at BLHS (Hector), Oct. 23 WWG: at HBC (Hills), Oct. 23