Prep football: A wild weather night
Rain and lightning dominated the action on high school football fields around southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa Friday night.
Some games were called before four quarters were played. Some were stopped, then started again — sometimes after lengthy delays.
Luverne’s game at Windom Area was suspended at halftime, to be finished tonight.
Here’s a wrapup:
E/E 68, Fulda 14
EDGERTON — The Edgerton/Ellsworth Flying Dutchmen only needed three quarters in a lightning-shorted game to beat visiting Fulda 68-14.
The 6-0 team was led by junior fullback Tyler Kurrasch. Kurrasch had three touchdowns for E/E, with runs of 33 yards, nine yards and five yards. E/E also scored a defensive touchdown, with Mitch Leuthold recovering a fumble for a score.
Kurrasch was E/E’s leading rusher, with 125 yards on nine carries. Jake Post had five carries and 62 yards for the Flying Dutchmen, and Nate Paulsen was 5-7 passing for 82 yards. E/E carried the ball 27 times for a total of 317 yards.
Defensively, Kurrasch had 10 tackles, and Trent Bleyenburg had two sacks.
Both Raider touchdowns came from sophomore quarterback Brian Fenske. Fenske broke through on one 72-yard touchdown, and one 73-yard score. The Raiders were held to 150 yards of total offense, with 145 coming from Fenske.
E/E 28 24 16 x — 68
Fulda 0 6 8 x — 14
River Valley 38, H-LP 14
LAKE PARK, Iowa — River Valley maintained its perfect record with a win over hosting Harris-Lake Park.
For H-LP, junior quarterback Brady Van Iperen had 19 carries for 83 yards rushing with a touchdown, and Van Iperen also had 10 completed passes on 19 attempts for 55 yards with a touchdown. Van Iperen also caught four passes for 65 yards.
Cole Bosma had seven catches for the Wolves, for a total of 53 yards. Ryan Gembler also had an interception for H-LP.
Brendan Riedemann scored four rushing touchdowns for River Valley, and also threw for a touchdown.
River Valley is now a spotless 6-0. H-LP falls so 2-4, and they take on Clay Central-Everly on Friday.
RV 14 16 8 x — 38
H-LP 7 7 0 x — 14
W-WG 20, RCW 7
RENVILLE — The visiting Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers beat Renville County West in a Southern Confederacy Conference- West game 20-7.
Tristian Joel led W-WG rushing. The junior quarterback had two of W-WG’s touchdowns, one a three yard run, and the other a 75 yarder. Shane Buckman was the other scorer for W-WG with a five yard run.
Joel led W-WG with 189 yards on 18 carries. Buckman had 14 carries for 61 yards, and Mitcell Jarmer had 11 for 62 yards.
Defensively, Buckman was the leading tackler with 12, and he also had an interception. Logan Wise and Levi Bunting had 9 tackles each. Bunting also had two sacks.
W-WG totaled 357 yards rushing Friday, with 20 passing. W-WG is now 3-3 overall.
W-WG 6 14 0 0 — 20
RCW 7 0 7 0 — 14
M/Lincoln HI 41, TMB 14
TRACY — Tracy-Milroy-Balaton couldn’t muster enough offense against Minneota/Lincoln HI, as the visitors won 41-14.
Kyle Hennen started the scoring for Minneota with a six-yard run. T-M-B quickly followed with a 80-yard run by Brett Swenhaugen. Jeff Gladis scored on a 18-yard run.
The Vikings scored three unanswered touchdowns in the second quarter, with Austin Buysse throwing two of them to Jordan Beck. The first was a seven yarder, and the second an 11-yard toss.
In the third, Hennen scored again, this time on a 64 yard run. Swenhaugen answered for T-M-B once again, with a throw to Riley Kirk for a 24-yard touchdown. Alec Enger sealed the deal for the Vikings with a one yard run in the fourth quarter.
Minneota/Lincoln HI is a perfect 6-0 overall, tied with Adrian for first place in the Little Sioux Conference.
Luverne 20, WA 6
WINDOM — With Luverne up 20-6 over Windom Area at halftime, the game was suspended due to inclement weather.
The game is scheduled to be picked up where it left off tonight at 7 p.m in Windom.
H-BC 56, SWU 0
HILLS — It was over at halftime, according to the score — and officially.
The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots advanced to 4-2 on the season as they dropped Southwestern United to 0-6, leading 56-0 at halftime. Due to bad weather, the game was called official at that point.
Dylan Gehrke had a big night for the Pats, connecting on all six of his passes for 190 yards and four touchdowns. Braden Ellingson also had a big day, catching five passes for 180 yards and all of Gehrke’s TD aerials. The scores covered 33, 68, 21 and 49 yards.
Caleb Vis rushed six times for 119 yards and scored three touchdowns that covered 20, 68 and 10 yards.
Stuart Plimpton also had a one-yard touchdown run for H-BC.
The Patriots finished with 329 total yards on 21 plays. Southwestern United was held to 19 yards rushing on 17 attempts and 90 yards passing on six completions out of 18 attempts.
There were eight turnovers on the wet night. The Wildcats surrendered six turnovers and the Patriots gave up two. Drew Forshey had two fumble recoveries for Hills-Beaver Creek.
SWU 0 0 x x — 0
H-BC 28 28 x x — 56
Adrian 34, MCC 0
SLAYTON — One half of football was enough to decide this one, as the teams agreed to call it quits due to lightning.
Adrian moved to 6-0 on the season while dropping Little Sioux Conference rival Murray County Central to 2-4.
Jordan Dingmann scored Adrian’s first touchdown on a 16-yard run, and he later caught a 30-yard TD pass from Logan Rogers.
Rogers scored on a two-yard run, Dingmann scored on a five-yard run and Rogers scored again on a 25-yard run to conclude the scoring.
Dingmann finished with 65 yards rushing on eight carries and Rogers completed three of five passes for 55 yards. Dillon John had 73 yards rushing for Adrian on eight carries.
Jess Slater led AHS with eight tackles and Tony Sieve had seven. Brady Lonneman had an interception and Andy McCann had a fumble recovery to go along with five tackles.
As a team, Adrian totaled 193 yards rushing and 55 yards passing. Murray County Central was held to 44 yards rushing on 20 carries and 24 yards passing.
Murray County Central’s Seth Bass completed four of seven passes for 24 yards and an interception. Defensively, the Rebels were led by Derek Clarke and Logan Kluis with five tackles apiece. Tyler Scotting had four tackles, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble.
Adrian 20 14 x x — 34
MCC 0 0 x x — 0
CL/G-LR 47, ELC 0
ESTHERVILLE, Iowa — Pete Menage threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more as Central Lyon/George-Little Rock rocked Estherville-Lincoln Central in a game that was called due to bad weather with about four minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Menage scored the game’s first touchdown on a 63-yard carry, then passed to Tanner VerSteeg 40 yards for another score. Later in the game, he connected with Grant Metzger on a 26-yard scoring pass and ran for a fourth TD on a 70-yard run.
Central Lyon/George-Little Rock, whose only loss this year was in the season opener against arch-rival West Lyon, is 5-1. Estherville-Lincoln Central is 2-4.
C.J. Roths scored twice for the winners, on runs of one and 56 yards. The Lions also got a score from Jesse Henrichs on a 30-yard run.
Menage finished with 139 yards rushing on five carries and Roths had 133 yards on eight totes.
As a team, CL/G-LR rushed 23 times for 307 yards and had 420 total yards of offense.
CL/G-LR 20 19 6 x — 47
ELC 0 0 0 x — 0