Windom 07-07-00-00 = 14 Blue Earth 07-13-07-07 = 34 The Windom Eagle offense couldn't keep pace in the second half Friday night, falling 34-14 at Blue Earth.
The Bucs ground game did all of the damage, as Blue Earth rushed for five touchdowns. The back-breaker came in the third quarter, when the Bucs turned a 17-play drive into points to take a two-score lead.
The Eagles kept pace early, tying the game at 7-7 in the first quarter on a 3-yard touchdown pass from Luke Gilbertson to Wyatt Minion.
Then, with time running out in the first half, the Eagles pulled to within 20-14 when Gilbertson hooked up with Minion for a 20-yard touchdown with two seconds left on the clock.
But the Bucs shut down the Eagle offense in the second half. Meanwhile, the Bucs' Zach Buseman rushed for three short touchdowns, sealing the win for Blue Earth.
Minion rushed seven times for 60 yards in the loss and had four catches for 40 yards. Gilbertson completed 11-of-28 passes for 135 yards. Alex Borsgard had four catches for 62 yards.
RRC 36-10-15-00 = 61 HLO 06-00-00-00 = 00 Red Rock Central's defense was dominant and the offense struck in quick fashion Friday night as the Falcons improved to 5-0 with a 61-6 win over Heron Lake-Okabena in Heron Lake.
RRC blitzed the Wildcats for 36 first-quarter points and led 46-6 at halftime.
The Falcons got on the board quickly, scoring on a 10-yard Sam Hansen run. Jonah Hansen's extra-point kick gave RRC a 7-0 lead.
After a Wildcat turnover, the Falcons turned the short field into points on a 1-yard Calvin Anderson touchdown run. A two-point conversion pass gave RRC a 15-0 lead.
HLO cut the Falcon lead to 15-6 when Ethan Becker returned the ensuing kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown, but the Falcons answered right back when Noah Stavnes returned the kickoff 82 yards for a score.
The Falcon defense forced two quick three-and-outs for the Wildcats, with RRC cashing both in. Jared Schroepfer scored on a 5-yard run and Garrett Marsh ran for a 20-yard score for a 36-6 lead.
In the second quarter, Jonah Hansen padded the Falcon lead with a 33-yard field goal. Later in the quarter, Marsh scored on a 1-yard sneak for a 46-6 halftime lead.
In the third quarter, Schroepfer scored on a 1-yard run and backup quarterback Tavion Ryker raced 30 yards for a touchdown.
Sam Hansen rushed 17 times for 152 yards in the win. Schroepfer added 74 yards on 10 carries. Marsh comleted 9-of-11 passes for 132 yards. Brady Rasmussen had four catches for 60 yards.
RCW 06-07-07-07 = 27 MLA 00-08-08-14 = 30 For the second straight week, Mt. Lake Area faced a two-score deficit in the fourth quarter, only to rally from behind. This time, MLA scored with just over 20 seconds to play in regulation for a 30-27 homecoming win over Renville County West at Mt. Lake.
RCW jumped to a 13-0 lead early in the second quarter, but the Wolverines were able to mount a drive in the closing moments of the first half, scoring on a 29-yard pass from Abraham Stoesz to Weston Osland as time expired. RCW led 14-8 at halftime.
In the second half, the Jaguars scored twice with the Wolverines responding both times.
A 13-yard strike from Stoesz to Drake Harder cut the RCW lead to 20-16 late in the third quarter.
Then, down 27-16 in the fourth, MLA mounted a comeback. Stoesz hooked up with Jeff Wright for a 15-yard touchdown, cutting the deficit to 27-22.
The Wolverines blocked a Jaguar punt to take possession late in the game. Then, with just over 20 second left in regulation, Wright smashed into the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown.
RCW got the ball and moved quickly downfield, but a final desperation pass trickled off the hands of the receiver in the end zone as time expired.
Stoesz rushed 10 times for 60 yards and completed 12-of-23 passes for 152 yards. Wright gained 52 yards on 12 rushes and catch three passes for 24 yards. A.J. Vongsy had three catches for 52 yards.
EE 00-00-00-12-06 = 18 WWG 06-00-06-00-00 = 12 Penalties at crucial times drained Westbrook-Walnut Grove's momentum and three late touchdowns by Edgerton-Ellsworth allowed the Dutchmen to spoil the Chargers' homecoming game Friday with an 18-12 overtime victory in Westbrook.
The Chargers seized momentum early in the game, scoring on the third play from scrimmage when Anthony Ross hooked up with Andrew Quade for a 56-yard touchdown strike and a quick 6-0 lead.
It stayed that way throughout the first half, as WWG's defense stiffened, halting three Dutchmen drives inside the red zone. Meanwhile, the Charger offense was held to just a single first down the rest of the half.
The Dutchmen opened the second half driving to the Charger 36, but turned the ball over on downs. WWG then set out on its longest drive of the night, marching 64 yards in 10 plays, capped with an 18-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Ross to Nathan Ross for a 12-0 lead.
But penalties and poor tackling plagued the Chargers in the fourth quarter. On the first play of the fourth quarter, WWG jumped offsides on a fourth-and-one play near midfield. After a pair of Dutchmen penalties pushed EE to first-and-25 from its own 40, Jaiden Bloemendaal broke a tackle and outraced the defense for a 60-yard touchdown, cutting WWG's lead to 12-6.
Following a Charger three-and-out, the Dutchmen broke even on a 41-yard touchdown run by Jeff Swenson.
The Chargers marched the ball deep into Dutchmen territory late in regulation. On fourth-and-inches from the Dutchmen 17, WWG was flagged for a false start. An incomplete pass turned the ball over on downs.
EE then marched into Charger territory, but was stopped on a screen pass at the 9-yard line as time expired in regulation.
In overtime, the Dutchmen scored on third down on a 6-yard Landon Buckridge run, taking an 18-12 lead.
WWG got the ball to the 4-yard line, setting up fourth-and-goal, but the Chargers' pass on fourth down fell incomplete.
Kyle Kuehl rushed 19 times for 74 yards in the loss. Quade added 48 yards on 13 carries. Anthony Ross completed 10 of 19 passes for 132 yards. Quade had five catches for 82 yards.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: vs. St. James (at New Ulm), Oct. 7 MLA: at RRC (Lamberton), Oct. 6 RRC: vs. MLA (at Lamberton), Oct. 6 WWG: at RCW (Danube), Oct. 6