In area football action from Friday night, the number-seven ranked team in the state in Class 9-man, the Southland Rebels played host to Lanesboro, and Eli Wolff caught a touchdown pass from Harrison Hannah and Donovan Felten added a rushing touchdown as the Rebels blanked the Burros 12-0.
Hannah passing for the game was 15 of 27 for 218 yards and a touchdown, and he also added three carries for 23 yards. Felten carried the ball eight times for 26 yards and the touchdown, and Wolff added three catches for 93 yards and the touchdown, while Nick Boe hauled in seven passes for 61 yards.
The Rebels raise their record to 5-1 with the win, and their final regular-season home game is coming up Friday night against Kingsland in Adams at 7:00 p.m.
Speaking of Kingsland, the Knights played host to the Lyle/Pacelli Athletics Friday night. LP was looking for its second straight win, but it was not to be as the Knights held on for a 14-6 win.
Kingsland led 14-0 heading into the fourth quarter when quarterback Jed Nelson scored on a two-yard touchdown run to cut the defict to 14-6, but the Athletics would get no closer. Nelson passing in the game was 11-for-19 for 98 yards and an interception, while Cole Walter was five of 11 for 81 yards. Zach Bollingberg led LP in rushing with eight carries for 26 yards and he also led the team in receiving with four catches for 83 yards. Leo Einck added one catch for 44 yards and Tyson Anderson hauled in one pass for 32 yards for the Athletics, who drop to 1-5 with the loss.
Lyle/Pacelli will play their final regular season home game in Lyle Friday night against Spring Grove, with kickoff at 7 p.m.
The Grand Meadow Superlarks were on the road at Spring Grove Friday night to take on the defending Class 9-man champions, and Dusty Copley ran for a pair of scores to help lead the Larks past the Lions 21-7.
Copley had a huge night running the ball for Grand Meadow as he carried the ball 20 times for 123 yards and the two touchdowns, while Nolan Skifter added 14 carries for 98 yards and Evan Oehlke rushed nine times for 83 yards and the other Superlark touchdown. Grand Meadow only threw the ball four times,with quarterback Evan Oehlke completing two passes for 41 yards. Ben Kraft caught one of the passes for 29 yards, and Skifter nabbed the other for 12 yards.
The Superlarks are now 5-1 on the season, and they will travel to winless Mabel/Canton Friday night.
The number-two ranked 9-man team in the state, the LeRoy/Ostrander Carndinals took a legenthy road trip Friday night to Heron Lake to take on Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda, and the Cardinals made the long trip a satisfying one and then some as they clobbered the Raiders 49-12.
Carter Johnson opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 4-yard touchdown run to put the Cardinals in the lead 6-0, and in the second quarter Riley Olson scooped up a Raider fumble and returned it for a touchdown to start the scoring in the quarter to give LeRoy/Ostrander a 13-0 lead after the extra point.
Johnson added a 23-yard TD run in the 2nd quarter to push the Cardinal lead to 19-0, and after the Raiders pulled within 19-6 with a touchdown before the half, LeRoy/Ostrander busted the game wide open in the 3rd quarter with a 60-yard kickoff return by Isaac Collier to open the half, a 20-yard touchdown pass from Chase Johnson to Dakota Stoops and a 4-yard touchdown run by Johnson to balloon the Cardinal lead to 42-6 heading into the 4th quarter. Johnson threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Olson to finish out the scoring for the Cardinals.
LeRoy/Ostrander rolled up over 400 yards of total offense as Johnson passing was 10 for 17 for 121 yards and two touchdowns. He also carried the ball 16 times for 76 yards and a touchdown, while Carter Johnson rushed 18 times for 128 yards and two scores. Isaac Collier added 12 carries for 66 yards, and in receiving, Riley Olson wound up catching five passes for 60 yards and a touchdown, while Dakota Stoops caught the one pass for 20 yards and a score.
LeRoy/Ostrander moves to 6-0 with the win, and they will host Lanesboro Friday night in LeRoy at 7 p.m.
In Blooming Prairie Friday night, the Awesome Blossoms, ranked number two in the state in Class A hosted the Kenyon-Wanamingo Knights, and it was the Blossoms rolling up 26 first quarter points on their way to a 61-6 rout.
Matthew Prior ran for two of his three touchdowns in the opening quarter deluge, while Gabe Hagen ran a Knights fumble 30 yards into the end zone for a score and caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Kaden Thomas to give the Blossoms a lead they would not relinquish.
A 4-yard touchdown run by Tyler Archer and a 32-yard touchdown pass from Thomas to Mitchell Fiebiger were sandwiched around a Kenyon/Wanamingo touchdown pass to make the score 40-6 at the half. Pryor added a 14-yard TD run in the third quarter, and 43-yard touchdown run by Bradley Simon increased the Blossom lead to 54-6 at the end of three. Parker Vaith’s 6-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter rounded out the scoring.
Thomas passing in the game was a razor sharp 12 of 14 for 275 yards and three scores, and Pryor wound up with 15 carries for 127 yards and three touchdowns. Gabe Hagen wound up catching five passes for 81 yards and a touchdown, and Fiebiger snared three passes for 71 yards and a touchdown. Dylan Nirk helped to lead the Blossoms defense with 10 tackles as Blooming Prairie remains unbeaten on the season at 6-0 with the win.
The Blossoms return to action Friday night in Faribault against Bethlehem Academy, with kickoff at 7 p.m.
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