PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Thony scores 6 TDs in win over MACCRAY
SLAYTON -- Jack Thony scored six touchdowns and rushed for 274 yards (on 17 carries) leading a high-powered offensive assault by Murray County Central Friday night in a 64-36 Little Sioux Conference victory over MACCRAY.
The Rebels (3-3) racked up an amazing total of 647 yards of offense on 65 plays, including 587 yards on the ground (60 carries).
MACCRAY (1-5) was also effective with the ball, as the Wolverines rushed 23 times for 259 yards and completed 14-of-23 passes for 211 yards, giving them 470 total yards on 49 plays.
MCC picked up 24 first downs in the contest, while the Wolverines moved the chains 14 times.
"It was a shoot out," exclaimed MCC head coach Chris Davis. "Neither team could really stop the other. We did get a couple of big defensive plays, which helped us stay ahead."
Thony intercepted a pass and forced a fumble to help MCC's defense, while an interception by Logan Kluis and a 28-yard return on a fumble recovery by Devin Miranowski were key plays, too.
Miranowski finished with a team-leading 12 tackles for the Rebels and Kyle Vos (nine) and Arron Benson (seven) also had good games for MCC's defense.
Mitch Reinsma (19 carries for 214 yards) and Ben Loosbrock (nine rushes for 45 yards) helped MCC sustain its drives on the ground, while Seth Bass completed three passes (five attempts) for 60 yards.
Loosbrock scored the game's first touchdown, capping a Rebel drive with a one-yard run. Thony added the two-point conversion on a run.
After the Wolverines knotted the score, Thony electrified the home crowd with a beautiful 82-yard kick return for a touchdown and Bass completed a pass to Loosbrock for a 16-8 MCC lead.
A four-yard TD run by Thony completed the first-quarter's scoring.
An 87-yard touchdown romp by Thony and a two-point conversion pass from Bass to Max Whitehead increased the Rebels' advantage to 30-8.
Following MACCRAY's second score of the game, long touchdown runs by Thony (36 yards) and Reinsma (64 yards) sent the Rebels into intermission with a 42-16 lead.
In the third quarter, Thony scored on touchdowns runs of 20 yards and 67 yards before Loosbrock bulled in from two yards out for MCC's ninth TD of the game.
Bass completed passes to Whitehead and to Cole Bly for a pair of two-point conversions in the third quarter.
Trailing 64-22, the Wolverines scored two late touchdowns as the two teams combined for 100 points in the contest.
MCC travels to Minneota for another Little Sioux game Friday.
MACCRAY 8 8 6 14 -- 36
MCC 22 20 22 0 -- 64
H-BC 54, SWU 18
BREWSTER --Displaying a balanced attack between the pass and the run, Hills-Beaver Creek remained undefeated with a 36-point victory over Southwestern United.
After being stopped on their first drive of the night, the Patriots (6-0) scored touchdowns on their next two series and opened up a 16-0 lead after one quarter of action.
H-BC crossed the goal line two times in each of the second and third quarters and owned a commanding 46-6 advantage as the "running time rule" went into effect in the last quarter.
The Patriots racked up a total of 431 yards of offense, grinding out 247 on the ground (45 carries) and Dylan Gehrke was 10-of-18 passing for 184 yards.
Dalton Bass churned out 139 yards rushing on 21 carries and returned a kick 35 yards to help H-BC maintain better field position most of the night.
Bass scored four touchdowns and crossed the goal on a pair of two-point conversion runs, while Gehrke tossed a trio of touchdown passes and a two-point conversion throw.
Bass scored the game's first touchdown, capping an H-BC drive with a three-yard run.
Tate Bork (14 carries for 59 yards) ran across the extra points and scored the Patriots' next touchdown on a 56-yard reception from Gehrke.
An 18-yard scoring play from Gehrke to Jeff Sandbulte, followed by the second conversion run from Bass gave H-BC a 24-0 lead.
A two-yard TD run by Bass and Gehrke's conversion pass to Braden Ellingson completed the first-half scoring.
In the third period, Gehrke and Bass connected on a 17-yard pass play for H-BC's fifth touchdown.
Trailing 38-0, the Wildcats got on the board -- following a 33-yard kick return by Justin Jass -- when Erik Jass worked his way across the goal line completing a 40-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Soto.
A seven-yard TD run by Bass and a conversion run by Caleb Vis capped the third-quarter scoring.
Vis scored H-BC's final touchdown on an eight-yard run and also crossed the goal line with the two-pointer as he scored the Patriots' final 10 points.
The Wildcats, who had 216 yards of total offense, scored twice in the fourth quarter.
Soto (three-of-eight for 82 yards) hooked up with Erik Jass again on a 27-yard touchdown pass and Kurt Schmitz --who rushed 27 times for 100 yards -- rambled 19 yards for SWU's third TD of the game.
The Wildcats ran the ball 37 times for 134 yards and Erik Jass had three catches for 82 yards.
Defensively, SWU's Mark Ferguson had a big night with a game-high 12 tackles, while Schmitz and Justin Jass each were part of eight tackles for the Wildcats, who travel to Westbrook Friday to tangle with the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers.
Vis and Zach Wagenaar each had nine tackles for H-BC, while Jeff Nelson brought the Wildcats down seven times and recovered a fumble.
Gehrke intercepted a pass for the Patriots and Bork (74 yards), Nathan Taubert (40 yards) and Ellingson (33 yards) each had a pair of catches.
Ellingson rushed five times for 25 yards, including an 18-yard gain for a first down, playing quarterback for H-BC in the fourth quarter.
The Patriots travel to Danube to play Renville County West Friday.
H-BC 16 16 14 8 -- 54
SWU 0 0 6 12 -- 18
MLA 34, Randolph 8
RANDOLPH --Carter Kirk rushed for 128 yards on 19 carries, scored three touchdowns and passed for one six-pointer, leading Mountain Lake Area to a victory over the Randolph Rockets.
The Wolverines, now 5-1 in the Southern Confederacy, also received a 29-yard touchdown run from Ryan Klassen, who carried the ball 16 times for 61 yards and caught a pair of passes for 12 yards.
Defensively, Jacob Junker had a team-high 11 tackles, while Vince Johnson, Josh Grev, DeMar Rodney and Kirk all had quarterback sacks.
Josiah Stoesz, who intercepted a pass for the Wolverines, scored the game's first touchdown, hauling in a 10-yard strike.
Following Klassen's TD, Kirk ran in the two-point conversion and MLA had a 14-0 lead after one quarter.
The Rockets (1-5) scored on a 58-yard pass play and converted the two-pointer in the second quarter, but the Wolverines matched that score when Kirk capped a drive with a TD.
After a scoreless third quarter, Kirk crossed the goal line twice in the last quarter, on TD runs of 20 and 11 yards, respectively.
The Wolverines host defending 9-man state champion Edgerton/Ellsworth (5-1) Friday.
MLA 14 8 0 12 -- 34
Randolph 0 8 0 0 -- 8
PA 27, RV 13
PIPESTONE -- The Pipestone Area Arrows held Redwood Valley to just 32 rushing yards in a Southwest Conference victory Friday.
Both teams scored six points in the first quarter, but then the Arrows shutout RW in the second while scoring seven points of their own. The only scoring in the third quarter came from the Arrows, but both teams scored in the fourth to make it 27-13 in favor of PA.
The Arrows ran for 285 yards and had a total of 421 yards in the game. Alex Ossefoort ran for 188 yards and a TD, while Brady Bos had 105 yards and two TDs.
PA (4-2) travels to JCC to play the Huskies Friday.
RW 6 0 0 7 -- 13
PA 6 7 7 7 -- 27
JCC 39, West Central 19
JACKSON -- Tanner Menke threw for five touchdowns and 347 yards on nine completions in the Huskies win over West Central, S.D., Friday.
JCC led 14-7 after the first quarter and then increased their lead to 26-14 going into halftime. The Huskies picked up the only points in the second half, scoring six in the third quarter.
Zach Copley had three catches for 123 yards with two touchdowns (80-yards, 40-yards). Darnell Taylor-Breck also had two catches for 109 yards with another two touchdowns (47-yards, 62-yards).
Darick Vancura ran the ball 15 times for 84 yards and one touchdown for the Huskies. JCC had 460 yards of total offense on the night.
The Huskies (4-2) host Pipestone Area Friday.
WC 7 7 0 0 -- 14
JCC 14 12 6 0 -- 39
Adrian 36, T-M-B 14
TRACY -- Pounding out 320 yards rushing Friday night, the Adrian Dragons broke away in the second half and earned a 36-14 victory over the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers in a key Little Sioux Conference high school football game.
The Dragons (5-1) led 16-14 at halftime and scored 20 unanswered points in the second half.
Adrian's Jake Tiede returned from an injury and gained 110 yards rushing on 19 carries, scoring on touchdown runs of 16 and two yards. Jordan Dingmann rushed for a team-best 155 yards on 26 attempts and scored on a three-yard touchdown run for the Dragons.
Logan Rogers (12 carries for 66 yards) had a 20-yard touchdown scamper, while Jacob Diekmann-Bullerman completed Adrian's scoring with a 17-yard touchdown burst.
Parker Lanoue (12-for-18 passing, 147 yards) fired touchdown passes to Austin Gleis and Riley Kirk, pacing T-M-B's offensive attack. The Panthers had just 12 yards rushing.
Adrian travels to play Medford next week, while T-M-B (3-3) hosts Canby.
Adrian 8 8 6 14 -- 36
T-M-B 8 6 0 0 -- 14
W-WG 52, RCW 6
WESTBROOK -- Dana Madson led the Westbrook-Walnut Groves Chargers offense with four touchdowns and 180 total yards in a victory over Renville County West Friday.
The Chargers scored 22 points in the first and second quarters to take a 44-0 lead into halftime.
Andrew Merrick ran the ball eight times for 132 yards and a touchdown, while Levi Bunting had 81 yards on three rushes and a touchdown. John Elzenga was six for seven in the air for 95 yards and two touchdowns with Shane Buchman going one for one and a touchdown.
W-WG (3-3) hosts Southwestern United Friday.
W-WG 22 22 8 0 -- 52
RCW 0 0 0 6 -- 6
Marshall 48, Windom 0
WINDOM -- Luis Ramirez had a fumble recovery and Max Sykora had a sack for the Windom Eagles' shutout loss to the Marshall Tigers Friday.
As a team, the Eagles had 51 yards rushing on 33 carries in the game. Michael Rivera led the team with seven carries for 14 yards.
Marshall opened the game with a 75-yard kick return for a touchdown and then the Eagles fumbled on their first offensive play, which led to another Tiger touchdown.
The Eagles (0-6) play at Redwood Valley Friday.
Marshall 27 14 7 0 -- 48
Windom 0 0 0 0 -- 0
CL/G-LR 53, UC 19
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa -- Josh Hunt led Central Lyon/George-Little Rock with 216 yards on the ground for three touchdowns in the Lions' victory over Unity Christian Friday.
The Lions scored seven in the first and the second quarter, but UC added seven points of its own in the second to make it 14-7 going into halftime.
CL/G-LR opened up the game with 19 points in the third quarter and then another 20 points in the fourth to run away with the win. UC was only able to pick up 12 points in the second half.
Jesse Markus ran the ball eight times for the Lions and picked up 127 yards and a touchdown in the game. On defense Ethan Christians had seven tackles and a fumble recovery, while Evan Voss had two tackles and two sacks on the night.
The Lions (5-2) play at Sioux Center Friday.
UC 0 7 6 6 -- 19
CL/G-LR 7 7 19 20 -- 53
Sheldon 35, SC 0
SHELDON, Iowa -- Chris Balster ran the ball for 146 yards and passed for another 135 yards in the Sheldon Orabs win over Sioux Center Friday.
The Orabs were held to just seven points in the opening quarter, but picked up three touchdowns in the second to go up 28-0 at the half. Sheldon only scored once more in the third quarter, but it was enough to get the win as the Orab defense completed the shutout.
Balster had running touchdowns of three, 42 and 28 yards, while completing four of seven passes. Hunter McDonald had rushing touchdowns of one and five yards for the Orabs as he ran for 113 yards on 11 carries. Tanner Whitsell completed the scoring for Sheldon with a one-yard TD run. Logan Otis had two catches for 44 yards on the night to round out the offense for the Orabs.
On the defensive side of the ball, Matt Dykstra led the team in tackles and recovered a fumble, while Clayton Scheibler had two sacks and a fumble recovery.
Sheldon (5-2) hosts MOC-Floyd Valley Friday.
Orabs 7 21 7 0 -- 35
SC 0 0 0 0 -- 0
H-LP 86, CC-E 6
LAKE PARK-- Eli Ihnen led the Wolves defense with 18 tackles and an interception as Harris-Lake Park defeated Clay Central-Everly Friday.
The Wolves scored 26 points in the first quarter and followed that up with another 27 points in the second to take a 53-0 lead into halftime. H-LP put up yet another 27 points in the third quarter and then another six in the fourth to finish off its scoring.
Colin Brons was five for six through the air for 115 yards and two touchdowns to go along with his two rushing TDs for the Wolves. Kade Heikens had 63 yards rushing for two TDs and also ran back a punt for a 65-yards TD.
Tanner Hiveley picked up 56 yards on the ground and a touchdown as well as scoring on a 56-yard kick return. Ihnen also caught three passes for 79 yards and two TDs on offense.
Javier Tapia picked up 13 tackles on the night with one sack, while Hiveley had 12 tackles and an interception.
H-LP (5-2) plays at Kingsley-Pierson Friday.
CC-E 0 0 0 6 -- 6
H-LP 26 27 27 6 -- 86