JCC and RV triumph, Luverne and Windom fall in Southwest Conference gridiron action
PIPESTONE -- Caleb Lines rushed the football 20 times for 156 yards and three touchdowns Friday night, leading the Jackson County Central Huskies to a key Southwest Conference victory over Pipestone Area, 42-13.
Lines' effort was part of the 279 ground yards for the Huskies -- who scored 28 second-half points to pull away from the Arrows. Torey Stewart, who scored a pair of touchdowns and a pair of two-point conversions, contributed 107 rushing yards on 16 carries.
Lines had a 16-yard touchdown dash in the first quarter before plunging in for a one-yard score in the second quarter. He later added a 59-yard touchdown sprint in the third quarter.
Stewart's touchdowns came on runs of eight and 47 yards in the third and fourth quarters, respectively.
Jason Cook scored the other JCC touchdown on an interception return of 35 yards in the third quarter.
Nathan Brandt was 3-for-7 passing with 52 yards for the Huskies, who didn't turn the ball over for the first time all season. Trevor Hage was 2-for-3 on extra-point kicks for JCC (2-2, 4-2).
Doug Mead led PA (2-3, 3-3) with an 11-for-25 passing effort (111 yards). He hooked up with Greg Quist for a 16-yard touchdown in the first quarter and ran for a 26-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Sammy Schneider carried the ball 13 times for 49 yards to lead the Arrows' ground attack. He also had 11 tackles.
JCC hosts Windom Friday, while the Arrows host Madison, S.D.
JCC 6 8 22 6 -- 42
PA 7 0 0 6 -- 13
Harrisburg, S.D. 23, Luverne 20 (OT)
LUVERNE -- Preston Harris scored a pair of touchdowns to help Harrisburg build a 20-0 first-quarter bulge, and after Luverne rallied to force overtime, he booted a 20-yard field goal to give the visitors a victory over the Cardinals in a non-conference football game.
Harrisburg (5-1) finished the game with 238 total yards -- all on the ground. Adam McNamara had the other touchdown for Harrisburg, which blitzed the Cardinals with 20 first-quarter points.
Luverne (4-0, 5-1) rallied back with 20 second-half points, as Jeremy Hoff (two yards), Mitch Bauman (four yards) and Weston Sawtelle (50 yards) each rushed for a touchdown.
Sebastian Soares Sousa made his first two point-after kicks before missing his last attempt with under two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
In overtime, Harrisburg blocked Sousa's field-goal attempt, and Harris followed that defensive stand by booting his 20-yarder to win it.
Luverne totaled 229 yards, with 167 coming on the ground. Phil Paquette carried the ball 19 times for 65 yards.
Hoff was 6-for-12 passing for 62 yards, hitting Sawtelle three times for 35 yards.
Kyle Heronimus topped Luverne's tackle chart with 12 stops, while Bauman had an interception, and Brent Dinger recovered a fumble.
Luverne plays a key Southwest Conference game Friday at Marshall.
Harrisburg 20 0 0 0 3 -- 23
Luverne 0 0 14 6 0 -- 20
Redwood Valley 22, Windom 0
WINDOM -- Mahlon Zimmerman scored a pair of touchdowns to help lift the Redwood Valley Cardinals past the Windom Eagles in Southwest Conference action.
Zimmerman capped Cardinal drives with scoring bursts of one and 11 yards in the first and third quarters, respectively.
Windom (0-4, 1-5) was led by Brett Lohse's 18 carries for 108 yards. A.J. Stevens caught three passes for 14 yards. Both Lohse and Stevens had an interception for the Eagles.
Ryan Gilbertson completed 6-of-15 passes for 22 yards for the Eagles.
Windom visits JCC Friday, while the Cardinals (1-3, 3-3) host Worthington.
Redwood 8 0 8 6 -- 22
Windom 0 0 0 0 -- 0