Windom 00-00-00-00 = 00 Pipestone 06-18-12-13 = 49 The Windom Eagle football team closed out the regular season by taking its second straight shutout loss Wednesday, falling 49-0 at Pipestone.
The Arrow defense was able to hold the Eagles in check much of the night, as Windom was plagued by penalties that halted early drives and allowed Pipestone to work with a short field.
Pipestone scored on a 3-yard run to lead 6-0 after one quarter. The Arrows added an 11-yard touchdown run, then added a pair of short touchdown passes to lead 24-0 at halftime.
Pipestone got a 3-yard touchdown run, then returned a fumble 65 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter, stretching its lead to 36-0. Two short touchdown runs in the fourth quarter gave the Arrows a 49-0 victory.
Carter Vancura led the Eagles on the ground with 27 yards rushing on 10 carries.
Kade Sammons completed 6-of-17 passes for 47 yards. Mikal Anderson had two catches for 31 yards.
BLHS 06-06-00-08 = 20 MLA 22-14-13-00 = 49 Mt. Lake Area wrapped up an undefeated regular season and clinched a share of the 9-Man South West Sub-District title Wednesday with a 49-20 victory over Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart in Mt. Lake.
The Wolverines got off to a fast start, staking themselves to a 22-0 lead in the first quarter. But BLHS capitalized on a couple of big plays and numerous Wolverine penalties to put a pair of touchdowns on the board in the first half.
The Wolverines needed just three plays and 48 seconds to get on the scoreboard on the game's opening drive. A pair of lengthy runs set up a 6-yard dash by Mace Herrig. Herrig's two-point conversion gave MLA a quick 8-0 lead.
After a Mustang three-and-out, the Wolverines scored on another three-play drive - this time on a 48-yard dash by Herrig for a 14-0 lead.
After forcing another Mustang punt, the Wolverines started deep in their own end, but after moving the ball near midfield, the Wolverines scored on a 51-yard Abe Stoesz sprint. Stoesz completed the two-point pass to Brett Willaby for a 22-0 lead.
BLHS didn't go away, and hard-running senior back Zachary Rueber shed three Wolverine tacklers and sprinted for a 62-yard touchdown late in the first quarter, cutting MLA's lead to 22-6.
MLA turned the ball over on downs on its next possession, but a Jon Faber interception gave the ball back to the Wolverines. Eight plays later, Herrig scored his third touchdown of the night from a yard out, giving the Wolverines a 28-6 lead.
BLHS answered by going to the air. Kaden Zanoth hit August Bergstrom for a 60-yard gain. The two then hooked up for an 18-yard touchdown, cutting the MLA lead to 28-12 late in the first half.
But before halftime, the Wolverines struck again, scoring on a 4-yard Micah Holmberg run with 39 seconds left in the half. Herrig's two-point run gave MLA a 36-12 lead.
The Wolverines forced a three-and-out and an interception on the first two Mustang possessions of the third quarter and turned both into points. Stoesz scored on a 5-yard run and Herrig added a 6-yard run. Kolby Kremmin's extra-point kick gave MLA a 49-12 lead.
BLHS scored the final points of the night when Zanoth hit Bergstrom for a 24-yard scoring strike early in the fourth quarter. The two-point pass made the score 49-20.
Stoesz led MLA with 200 yards rushing on 15 carries. Herrig added 148 yards on 12 carries.
Stoesz completed 3-of-9 passes for 58 yards. Willaby had one catch for 28 yards and Kremmin caught one pass for 27 yards.
WWG 00-00-00-08 = 08 RCW 14-27-07-00 = 48 Renville County West wrapped up an undefeated regular season and earned a share of the 9-Man South West Sub-District title with a 48-8 victory over Westbrook-Walnut Grove Wednesday in Danube.
The Jaguars jumped to a 41-0 halftime lead behind five first-half touchdown passes by quarterback Jack Howard and a rushing touchdown by Brandan Hoberg.
Trailing 48-0 entering the fourth quarter, the Chargers broke up the shutout on a 7-yard touchdown pass from Brady Ross to Ethan Mischke. Mischke passed to Ross for the two-point conversion.
Ross completed 13-of-23 passes for 83 yards in the loss. Mischke had six catches for 57 yards. Jace Paplow rushed 11 times for 40 yards.
HLOF 08-06-00-00 = 14 RRC 07-12-07-07 = 33 Red Rock Central clinched a home game in the first round of the Section 2 Nine-Man playoffs with a 33-14 victory Thursday over Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda in Lamberton.
The lead changed hands twice times in the first half, but the Falcons scored the game's final 14 points in the second half, sealing the victory.
RRC got on the scoreboard in the first quarter when senior quarterback Tavion Ryker, in his first game since a preseason injury, hooked up with Hayden Determan for a 46-yard touchdown strike. Jonah Hansen's extra-point kick gave RRC a 7-0 lead.
HLOF answered with a 9-yard Matt Madsen touchdown run and two-point conversion, taking an 8-7 lead after one quarter. But early in the second, the Falcons scored on a 7-yard Hansen touchdown run, taking a 13-8 lead.
RRC stretched the lead to 19-8 when Ryker hit Mason Irlbeck for a 20-yard touchdown.
HLOF cut the lead to 19-14 by halftime on a touchdown pass, but RRC padded the lead in the second half. Hansen scored on a 20-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, giving RRC a 26-14 lead.
Then, early in the fourth quarter, Dominik Smith intercepted a pass and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown, sealing a 33-14 win.
Hansen led the Falcons with 242 yards rushing on 27 carries. Damon Holmen added 20 yards on six carries.
Ryker completed 7-of-13 passes for 140 yards. Determan caught three passes for 60 yards.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: vs. LCWM, Oct. 22 MLA: vs. WWG (at Mt. Lake), Oct. 22 RRC: vs. Sleepy Eye St. Mary's (at Lamberton), Oct. 22 WWG: at MLA (Mt. Lake), Oct. 22