Dusty Copley carried the ball 18 times for 130 yards and four touchdowns as the Grand Meadow Superlarks, the new No. 1 team in the state Class 9-man ran over the Nicollet Raiders 61-20 to finish the regular season unbeaten at 6-0.
Daniel Smith added 10 carries for 58 yards and two touchdowns, Corbin Ludemann carried the ball three times for 61 yards and two touchdowns, quarterback Evan Oehlke tallied seven carries for 47 yards and a score, Jacob Kerrins carried the ball three times for 21 yards and Isaac Harmening had five carries for 20 yards as the Superlarks rolled up 343 rushing yards in the game.
Oehlke passing was 4 for 6 for 49 yards, and Luke Speer caught one pass for 20 yards, Ben Kraft had one catch for 18 yards, Copley snagged one ball for six yards and Taylor Glynn tallied one catch for five yards.
According to brackets from the MSHSL, Grand Meadow will receive a bye into the Section 1 9-man semi-finals, which they will host on Saturday, November 21st at 1:00 p.m.
The Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms, who had been out of action for two weeks due to the coronavirus were in Harmony Wednesday night to take on the Falcons of Fillmore Central, and quarterback Drew Kittleson lit up the score sheet by going 24 for 30 for 341 yards and five touchdowns as the Blossoms blew past the Falcons 47-6.
Mitchell Fiebiger caught six passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns, and Bradley Simon brought in five of Kittleson’s passes for 87 yards and a score. Cole Christianson caught three passes for 44 yards and a touchdown and Carson Brenneke had three catches for 28 yards and a score. Tyler Archer led Blooming Prairie in rushing with 15 carries for 93 yards and a touchdown, and Kittleson carried the ball eight times for 77 yards in the win as the Blossoms, who led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter busted the game wide open with 20 second quarter points to lead 34-0 at the half.
With the win, Blooming Prairie finishes 4-0 on the regular season, and according to the MSHL’s website, the Blossoms will receive a bye into the Section 1A semi-finals and will host that game on November 21st.