Windom 00-00-00-07 = 07 JCC 25-21-14-13 = 73 The Windom Eagle football team couldn't find any traction on offense and couldn't slow down a powerful Jackson County Central offense Friday night, falling 73-7 in Jackson to the state's second-ranked Class AAA team.
JCC scored touchdowns on all 10 of its offensive possessions in the game and returned a punt for a score. The Huskies racked up over 550 yards of total offense, including 411 on the ground.
Windom's lone score came in the fourth quarter, when Kade Sammons connected with Conner Redman for an 81-yard touchdown. Redman added the extra point kick. The pass play accounted for much of the Eagles' offense in the game.
Carter Vancura led the Eagles on the ground with four carries for 16 yards. Sammons rushed nine times for 15 yards.
Sammons completed 4-of-11 passes for 89 yards. Redman had three catches for 89 yards.
Madelia 00-00-06-00 = 06 MLA 16-35-07-14 = 72 The state's top-ranked nine-man team had a happy homecoming game Friday night, as Mt. Lake Area rolled to a 72-6 victory over Madelia at Mt. Lake.
The Wolverine offense rushed for nearly 400 yards in the game as MLA staked itself to a 51-0 halftime advantage.
MLA got on the board with a 5-yard Ethan Nickel touchdown run in the first quarter. The two-point conversion run by Mace Herrig gave MLA a quick 8-0 lead.
After the Wolverines forced a Madelia punt, Herrig scored on a 1-yard plunge. Adam Karschnik caught the two-point conversion pass from Abe Stoesz for a 16-0 lead after one quarter.
The Wolverines kicked into high gear in the second quarter. Stoesz scored on touchdown runs of 1 and 34 yards, giving the Wolverines a 30-0 lead. Then, after pinning Madelia deep in its own end, the Wolverines forced a fumble, with Kade Kremmin pouncing on the ball in the end zone for a 37-0 lead.
Brett Willaby added a 9-yard touchdown and Micah Holmberg scored on a 6-yard run to close out the first half.
Herrig added a 4-yard touchdown early in the third quarter. Then, in the fourth quarter, Holmberg scored on a pair of 1-yard runs.
Herrig led MLA on the ground with 12 carries for 138 yards. Stoesz rushed 12 times for 127 and Nickel had 12 carries for 63.
Stoesz completed 2-of-4 passes for 13 yards.
HBC 20-13-14-00 = 47 WWG 00-00-08-00 = 08 Hills-Beaver Creek quarterback Gavin Wysong scored five times, with four on runs of 35 yards or longer, as the Patriots spoiled homecoming for Westbrook-Walnut Grove 47-8 Friday in Westbrook.
Wysong did the Patriots' damage early, scoring on runs of 36, 47, 11 and 57 yards to stake the Patriots to a 26-0 lead.
Tyson Bork added a 3-yard touchdown run to give HBC a 33-0 halftime lead. Bork added a 62-yard touchdown run early in the third.
WWG broke up the shutout halfway through the third quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run by Jace Paplow. Nathan Kuehl hit Orion Knakmuhs for the two-point conversion.
Wysong put the game away late in the third quarter with a 77-yard touchdown run.
Paplow led WWG on the ground with 70 yards on 18 carries. Gabe Krick rushed 11 times for 20 yards. Kuehl completed 13-of-25 passes for 91 yards. Paplow had three catches for 25 yards, while Knakmuhs caught two passes for 21 yards.
RCW 16-08-06-00 = 30 RRC 00-06-00-00 = 06 Miscues and missed opportunities early in the game doomed Red Rock Central Friday night as Renville County West claimed a 30-6 victory over the Falcons at Lamberton.
Falcon miscues halted drives on RRC's first three possessions of the game, with RCW turning two of those drives into points. After an interception on the Falcons' opening drive of the game, the Jaguars went 40 yards in seven plays, capped with a 6-yard Brendan Hoberg touchdown run. The two-point conversion gave RCW an 8-0 lead.
RCW forced a three-and-out on the next Falcon drive. On fourth down, the snap sailed over the head of the Falcon punter, who was tackled at the Falcon 18. Four plays later, Hoberg scored on a 4-yard sweep, with the two-point pass giving RCW a 16-0 lead.
RRC drove into Jaguar territory on its next drive, but fumbled the ball away at the Jaguar 23. After the Falcon defense forced a three-and-out, RRC scored on a 12-yard run by Jonah Hansen. The extra point kick was blocked, leaving RCW with a 16-6 lead.
But the Jaguars responded, as RCW quarterback Jack Howard hooked up with Connor Aalderks for a 10-yard touchdown strike. The two-point conversion gave RCW a 24-6 halftime lead.
RCW took to the air to start the second half, with 10 passes in an 11-play drive to start the half. Howard connected with Hoberg for a 3-yard touchdown, giving RCW a 30-6 lead.
The Falcons would drive deep into Jaguar territory late in the game, but were turned away with a fourth-down stop on the Jaguar 1-yard line.
Hansen led RRC on the ground, rushing 27 times for 188 yards. Hayden Determan had nine carries for 37 yards.
Luke Willhite completed 4-of-12 passes for 23 yards. Damon Holmen had two catches for 23 yards in the loss.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: vs. St. James, Oct. 4 MLA: at Cedar Mountain (Morgan), Oct. 4 RRC: at Edgerton, Oct. 4 WWG: vs. GHECT (at Westbrook), Oct. 4