9/28/2012 10:34:00 PM Cardinals pitch shutout against Eagles
Wolverines race past Chargers
WWG 08-00-00-00 = 08 MLA 06-22-08-14 = 50 Mt. Lake Area forced seven Westbrook-Walnut Grove turnovers Friday night, turning several of them into points in a 50-8 rout of the Chargers at Mt. Lake.
MLA took the opening kickoff and marched 76 yards in 10 plays, capped with a 21-yard touchdown run by Ryan Klassen for a 6-0 lead.
WWG answered right back, moving 75 yards in just six plays, aided by a facemask penalty and a pair of long gains by Dana Madson, who capped the drive with a one-yard run. The two-point run by Andy Merrick gave WWG an 8-6 lead.
After a Charger punt, the Wolverines broke a big play of their own on a 46-yard run by Andrew Hempeck, setting up a 4-yard touchdown pass from Carter Kirk to Eric Wenner. The two-point pass to Josiah Stoesz gave MLA the lead for good at 14-8.
Klassen intercepted a Charger pass on the next drive, helping set up a 4-yard touchdown run by Hempeck for a 20-8 lead. Josh Grev then intercepted an attempted screen pass, setting up a 4-yard run by Klassen. The two-point conversion pass to Wenner gave MLA a 28-8 halftime lead.
The turnovers continued for WWG early in the third quarter when a fumble near midfield set up a quick Wolverine drive. A 39-yard completion from Kirk to Hempeck set up a 4-yard run by Kirk. The two-point run by Demar Rodney gave MLA a 36-8 lead.
MLA scored early in the fourth on an 8-yard run by Rodney. The extra point kick by Caleb Bargen gave MLA a 43-8 lead. MLA then intercepted a pass, with Zach Dickens scoring on a 2-yard run. Bargen's extra point made the final score 50-8.
Hempeck led the Wolverines with 118 yards rushing on 12 carries. Kirk added 79 yards on the ground on 10 carries while Klassen had 72 yards on 14 carries. As a team, MLA churned out 356 yards on 49 carries.
Kirk completed 3-of-14 passes for 46 yards.
For WWG, Merrick led the way with 45 yards rushing on seven carries. Madson finished with 38 yards rushing on 15 carries.
Quarterback John Elzenga completed 5-of-13 passes for 52 yards. Madson had two catches for 28 yards.
SE 00-06-12-08 = 26 RRC 08-34-08-06 = 56 Red Rock Central won the battle up front Friday night, controlling the line and rolling to a 56-26 win over Sleepy Eye Public at Lamberton.
The Falcons held Sleepy Eye without a first down in the entire first half. Meanwhile, RRC's offense churned out 391 yards on the ground in the win.
Mitchell Schroepfer started the scoring with a 46-yard run in the first quarter. The two-point pass from Brady Bierl to Sam Halter gave RRC an 8-0 lead.
RRC then erupted for 34 second quarter points. Bierl hit Jeff DeCock with touchdown passes of 18 and 27 yards, with DeCock running in the two-point conversions for a 24-0 lead.
Jordan Schroepfer added a 6-yard touchdown run and Mitchell Schroepfer added a 1-yard score and two two-point conversion runs. The Falcons also got a safety when Henry Rogotzke sacked the Sleepy Eye quarterback in the end zone, giving RRC a 42-6 halftime lead.
RRC added a 25-yard touchdown run by DeCock in the third and a 2-yard run by Dillion Benson in the fourth quarter.
Mitchell Schroepfer rushed 15 times for 158 yards. DeCock added eight rushes for 66 yards while Jordan Schroepfer rushed 10 times for 65 yards. Bierl completed 4-of-12 passes for 67 yards, with DeCock recording all four Falcon receptions.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. MLA: at Randolph, Oct. 5 RRC: vs. BLHS (at Lamberton), Oct. 5 WWG: vs. RCW (at Westbrook), Oct. 5
Windom 00-00-00-00 = 00 Luverne 19-10-14-07 = 50 Luverne churned out over 450 yards of total offense while holding the Windom Eagles to 125 yards Friday night, as the Cardinals rolled to a 50-0 victory over the Eagles at Luverne.
Luverne controlled the first half of the game, racing to a 29-0 halftime lead. Cardinal quarterback Skyler Wenninger threw for three touchdown passes in the first half while the Luverne ground game accounted for 372 yards on the ground and four touchdowns in the game.
Cody Jurgens led the Eagles on the ground with nine carries for 38 yards. Michael Rivera rushed 11 times for 24 yards.
Rivera completed 2-of-13 passes for 58 yards in the loss, throwing two interceptions. Jacob Gotto had one catch for 45 yards while Andy Pfeffer had a catch for 13 yards.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: vs. Marshall, Oct. 5