Prep football: Pipestone Area tops Luverne, JCC dumps Marshall
LUVERNE — With time winding down in Friday night’s high school football game, Pipestone Area trailed against rival Luverne.
But a seven-yard touchdown pass form Boyer Bouman to Brayden Baartman – and the ensuing 2-point conversion – gave the Arrows a 22-21 victory, giving PA possession of the coveted Battle Ax trophy.
Bouman finished 19-of-26 passing for 172 yards and three touchdowns on the night for the Arrows (3-3 overall, 2-2 in the Southwest Conference).
Baartman had seven receptions for 60 yards, while Justin Rops had three catches for 58 yards and two touchdowns.
Luverne took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on an 81-yard touchdown run by Jackson Winter. However, the PA connection of Bouman to Rops was good for a 12-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
The Cardinals scored with a minute left in the half on a nine-yard touchdown pass form Kendall Meyer to Josh Slieter. But the Arrows scored in the final second of the first half on a 30-yard touchdown pass from Bouman to Rops, tying the game at 14-all at halftime.
Meyer scored on a 28-yard run with three minutes left in the game, giving Luverne a 21-14 lead, but the last-minute touchdown gave the Arrows the victory.
Meyer was 5-for-8 passing for 59 yards. Logan Norman had three receptions for 37 yards.
Jackson Winter finished with 104 yards rushing on 10 carries while Josh Sleiter had 21 carries for 64 yards for Luverne, which finished with 227 yards rushing and 286 total yards. PA had 65 yards rushinhg and 237 total yards.
The Cardinals (2-3, 1-3) travels to Windom Friday, while PA is at Redwood Valley the same night.
Luverne 7 7 0 7 — 21
PA 0 14 0 8 — 22
JCC 35, Marshall 14
MARSHALL – Trailing 14-7 coming out of halftime, Jackson County Central didn’t take long to take the lead.
Zach Holm returned the secod-half kickoff 74 yards for a touchdown as the Huskies took a 15-14 lead and never looked back in a key Southwest Conference contest.
Darnell Taylor-Breck started the scoring for JCC (5-1, 4-0) with an 86-yard touchdown reception from Shadrach Wacker in the first quarter.
The Huskies wouldn’t score again in the first half, but outscored the Tigers 28-0 in the final two quarters.
Keegan Moore scored on a 28-yard touchdown in the third quarter, before his brother, Paden Moore, scored from one yard out. Keegan added a 20-yard run in the final quarter as the Huskies earned a critical road victory.
Keegan Moore finished with 131 yards rushing on 13 carries while Luke Norland had 14 carries for 57 yards.
Wacker finished 4-for-7 passing for 106 yards.
Sam Marshall had 19 carries for 96 yards – including a 22 yard touchdown run – for the Tigers.
JCC finished with 328 total yards, while Marshall had 264.
The Huskies have a bye week next week before hosting Windom on Oct. 11.
JCC 7 0 14 14 — 35
Marshall 6 8 0 0 — 14
Windom Area 15, RV 14
WINDOM — A missed extra point with 35 seconds remaining in the game was the difference as Windom Area improved to 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the Southwest Conference and Redwood Valley fell to 1-4 and 0-3.
There was a minute and a half left in the game when Windom Area scored a touchdown and converted a two-point conversion to move out to a 15-8 lead. The touchdown, which capped an 11-play, 68-yard drive, was tallied on a 15-yard pass from Zach Bartosh to Jacob Gotto. August Nielsen converted the all-important two-point conversion on a run.
The Cardinals completed four of five passes to get in position to score before time elapsed, and found the end zone on a 30-yard strike with 35 seconds left to play. But the snap for the extra point was high and the kick sailed wide left.
Nielson scored the game’s first touchdown in the second quarter on a one-yard carry. Redwood Valley got on the scoreboard later when Windom Area, punting from deep in its own territory, had the snap sail over punter Bryce Bever’s head. Bever slapped it out of the end zone for a safety.
Redwood Valley had two other chances to score before halftime. But a 35-yard field goal was missed and then, following an interception, the Cards took over for a first-and-goal opportunity at Windom Area’s 9-yard line. The Cardinals got as far as the one-yard line before the Eagles stopped them there on fourth down as time ran out.
Nielsen finished with 73 yards rushing on 26 attempts. Bartosh completed five of 12 passes for 99 yards with an interception. Gotto caught three passes for 79 yards.
As a team, Windom Area rushed for 73 yards on 41 carries compared to Redwood Valley’s 71 yards on 27 attempts. The Cards hit on nine of 18 passes for 149 yards.
Redwood 0 2 6 6 — 14
WindomA 0 7 0 8 — 15
Adrian 37, R-T-R 0
TYLER – Jordan Dingmann rushed for 125 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Adrian Dragons defeated Russel-Tyler-Ruthton in a Little Sioux Conference matchup.
Logan Rogers started the scoring for Adrian (5-0) with a 1-yard run. Dingmann scored from nine yards out before Rogers scored from 1 yard out, as the Dragons had a 24-0 lead at halftime.
Dingmann had touchdown runs of 32 and 1 yard in the second half as the Dragons crusied to the victory.
Adrian had 373 total yards – including 290 yards rushing – while holding the Knights (0-5) to 66 total yards.
Ty Thooft had 18 carries for 100 yards for the Knights. He also had 15 total tackles to lead the defensive effort.
Dillon John added 105 yards on 10 carries for Adrian, while Rogers was 4-of-6 passing for 83 yards. Jacob Diekmann had two receptions for 58 yards.
Jesse Slater led Adrian’s densive effort with 12 tackles, while Sid Kounlabout had an interception.
The Dragons will travel to Murray County Central next week.
Adrian 0 24 13 0 – 37
R-T-R 0 0 0 0 – 0
T-M-B 32, Canby 0
TRACY – Brett Swenhaugen accounted for three touchdowns as Tracy-Milroy-Balaton won a Little Sioux Conference game.
Swenhaugen finished 7-of-10 passing for 110 yards and two touchdowns for the Panthers (4-1).
Elijah Koenig finished with 128 yards rushing on 18 carries, including a two-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
Rickie Jorgenson scored from two yards out in the third quarter for the Panthers, who led 26-0 at halftime.
Swenhaugen started the scoring with a one-yard touchdown run, and later found Zach Seaton for a 13-yard reception. He threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Josh Kirk in the fourth quarter.
T-M-B hosts Minneota/Lincoln HI Friday.
Canby 0 0 0 0 — 0
T-M-B 0 12 14 6 — 32
MACCRAY 22, MCC 20
MAYNARD — Host MACCRAY moved out to a 22-14 lead through three quarters, then held on for a two-point victory.
Murray County Central’s scores were tallied on a 45-yard pass from Seth Bass to Mitch Reinsma, a five-yard Reinsma run, and a three-yard pass from Bass to Kyle Schreier.
Bass rushed nine times for 17 yards and completed 14 of 20 passes for 156 yards, with no interceptions. Schreier carried five times for seven yards and caught four passes for 18 yards.
Despite losing the game, MCC produced some sterling efforts on defense. Nick Petersen made 14 tackles, including three tackles for loss, and returned an interception 43 yards. Tyler Scotting had eight tackles, including two for losses. Derek Clarke had eight tackles and Andrew Foreman made one sack for an 11-yard loss.
Team statistics showed the Wolverines winning the ground battle with 36 carries for 156 yards compared to Murray County Central’s 26 carries for 26 yards. MACCRAY passed 22 times, completing 10 for 80 yards with two interceptions.
MCC 0 8 6 6 — 20
MACCRAY 8 6 8 0 — 22
H-BC 60, Fulda 20
FULDA — Caleb Vis and Dylan Gehrke scored two touchdowns apiece as Hills-Beaver Creek ran roughshod over Fulda in a Southern Confederacy Conference game.
Vis finished with 93 yards rushing on 16 carries and Gehrke had 191 yards rushing on seven carries. Teammate Stuart Plimpton carried four times for 103 yards. One of his carries went for a 99-yard touchdown.
Gehrke completed 12 of 23 passes for 146 yards and three scores.
Braden Ellingson, who caught four passes for 54 yards and a score, led the H-BC defense with nine tackles and an interception. Teammate Carey Taubert caught two touchdown passes and finished with seven catches for 90 yards.
Hills-Beaver Creek, as a team, rushed for 387 yards on 27 carries in improving to 3-2 on the season, and 1-2 in the conference. Fulda fell to 2-3 and 1-2.
Fulda also had a great night running the ball, carrying 43 times for 253 yards. The Raiders also completed 12 of 32 passing attempts for 107 yards and two interceptions.
Josh Ramerth rushed for 87 yards and Bennett Appel carried for 69. Joey Voss led Fulda defensively with 10 tackles.
H-BC 22 6 16 16 — 60
Fulda 8 6 0 6 — 20
MLA 67, W-WG 6
WESTBROOK —Quarterback Carter Kirk rushed for 216 yards on 15 carries and completed seven of 11 passes for 114 yards as Mountain Lake Area rolled to its fifth consecutive impressive victory of the season.
The Wolverines, who have outscored those five opponents by a staggering 362-35 margin, are averaging a state-leading 72.4 points per game, racking up 73, 91, 54, 77 and 67 points, respectively, in those wins.
In Friday’s win over the Chargers, MLA scored 31 points in the second quarter and held a 47-0 lead at intermission.
Kirk ran for a trio of touchdowns (82, one and seven) and connected twice with Andrew Hempeck (36 and 40) on TD passes.
Hempeck also rushed for a pair of touchdowns (three and 15), while Zach Dickens ran seven yards for a six-pointer and freshman Levi Stoesz ran 55 yards with a pass interception for a Wolverine touchdown.
Hempeck had three catches for 82 yards, while Alex Gerdes (31 yards) and Eric Wenner (23 yards) both had a pair of pass receptions for MLA.
W-WG (2-3) scored its touchdown in the third quarter on a 54-yard pass play from Shane Buchman to Sean McCroskey.
Matt Otto carried 10 times for 25 yards to lead the Chargers’ ground attack, while Buchman was four-of-nine passing for 66 yards with McCroskey catching a pair for 61 yards.
Logan Weis (fumble recovery), Tyler Schoborg and Levi Bunting (sack) each had 13 tackles to lead W-WG’s defense, while Tristan Joel contributed nine tackles for the Chargers, who travel to Danube Friday to tangle with Renville County West.
MLA hosts Randolph Friday.
MLA 16 31 6 14 — 67
W-WG 0 0 6 0 — 6
MMC 75, H-LP 43
MARCUS, Iowa – Brady Van Iperen accounted for five touchdowns for Harris-Lake Park in a loss to Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn.
Van Iperen was 14-of-27 passing for 186 yards and four touchdowns. He finished with 16 rushes for 135 yards and a score.
Cole Bosman had 11 receptions for 163 yards and four touchdowns.
Van Iperen hooked up with Bosman for touchdown passes of 35, 14 and 10 yards. Bosma caught a one-yard touchdown from Dahlton Burdorf, Van Iperen found Burdorf for a 50-yard touchdown strike and Van Iperen had a 56-yard touchdown run for the Wolves’ scoring.
Skyler Cudmore had 14 solo tackles, seven assists and a sack for the Wolves’ defense. Van Iperen had an interception and Ryan Gembler had 12 total tackles.
The Wolves (2-3, 1-2) will host River Valley Friday.
H-LP 0 22 14 7 — 43
MMC 13 35 13 14 — 75
CL-G-LR 36, Sheldon 0
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — In a battle of 3-1 northwest Iowa teams, Central Lyon/George-Little Rock eased past Sheldon.
Jesse Henrichs scored three touchdowns and C.J. Roths scored two as the Lions dominated. Henrichs rushed for two, from 10 yards away and from 39, and also scored on a 29-yard return of a fumble recovery. Roths scored on runs of four and 33 yards.
The Orabs surrendered five fumbles on the night.
Central Lyon/George-Little Rock rushed for 397 yards on 41 carries and completed two of nine passes for 38 yards, with two interceptions. Sheldon ran the ball 54 times for 169 yards and completed just seven of 28 passes for 54 yards.
Henrichs had 108 yards rushing on 11 carries. Roths carried seven times for 151 yards Brent Klinkenberg led the Lions on defense with five solo tackles, four assists and one fumble recovery.
For Sheldon, Darin Greenfield had eight solo tackles and two assists.
Sheldon 0 0 0 0 — 0
CL/G-LR 7 7 22 0 — 36
West Lyon 36, S-O 13
INWOOD, Iowa —Kaleb Heyer rushed for 127 yards, including a pair of touchdowns, to lead undefeated West Lyon to a 23-point win over Sibley-Ocheyedan in District 1, Class A football action.
The Wildcats (5-0, 3-0) gained 243 yards on the ground and completed four of 10 passes for 96 more, including a 49-yard touchdown play.
The Generals (2-3, 0-3) were held to 48 yards on 31 carries, but Ethan Mino completed 12 passes for 125 yards, including a 19-yard TD pass to Carson Marco.
Dalton Frick scored S-O’s first touchdown on a 45-yard run and Reuben Rameriz booted an extra-point kick after Marco’s score.
Owen Wiese (four solo tackles, seven assists), Josh Wagenaar (two solos, five assists, one sack) and Mino (two solos, five assists, one sack) had strong defensive games for the Generals, who travel to Akron-Westfield Friday.
S-O 0 0 0 13 — 13
West Lyon 20 8 8 0 — 36