PREP FOOTBALL: Adrian tops MCC; T-M-B sneeks by with winSLAYTON – Despite outrushing its opponent in Friday night, Murray County Central found the end zone just once, while Adrian made the trip four times as the Dragons downed the Rebels, 28-8, in the Little Sioux Conference.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
SLAYTON – Despite outrushing its opponent in Friday night, Murray County Central found the end zone just once, while Adrian made the trip four times as the Dragons downed the Rebels, 28-8, in the Little Sioux Conference.
Adrian (4-0, 4-0), which rushed the ball 46 times for 225 yards, capitalized on a pair of MCC fumbles in the first quarter to take a 14-0 lead after 12 minutes of play.
Jordan Dingmann, who rushed 17 times for 120 yards, found pay dirt first for the Dragons as he scampered in from 22 yards out. Logan Rogers connected with Nate Loosbrock for a 27-yard touchdown pass later in the opening frame to extend Adrian’s lead to 14-0. Jake Tiede (three rushes for 14 yards) kicked successful PATs following each score.
MCC (1-3, 1-3), which pounded out 247 rushing yards on 50 carries, cut the visitor’s lead to 14-8 in the second quarter when Seth Bass punched in a one-yard quarterback keeper for a touchdown and Mitch Reinsma tacked on the 2-point conversion.
However, the Dragons responded with another score before the half when Rogers rushed for a six-yard touchdown and Loosbrock extended the lead to 22-8 with a successful 2-point try on a pass to Jordan Preuss.
Jake Diekmann (eight carries for 39 yards) completed the game’s scoring in the final frame with a four-yard touchdown run.
Rogers finished with 50 rushing yards on 16 carries and added 52 passing yards on a 2-for-5 effort with the touchdown pass and one interception.
Jack Thony (19 carries for 96 yards) led the MCC rushing attack followed by Reinsma’s 94 yards on 17 carries and Ben Loosbrock’s 43 yards on eight touches.
Defensively, Jesse Slater and Jake Diekmann each recorded 11 tackles for the Dragons, while Nate Loosbrock had nine and Cody Polzine and Adam Garms each had eight.
Devin Miranowski recorded 13 tackles to lead the Rebels on defense, followed by Arron Benson and Logan Kluis with nine each, Ben Loosbrock (seven), Kyle Vos (six) and Nick Petersen (six). Grant Bose intercepted a pass for the hosts.
Both teams return to action Friday as Adrian hosts Dawson-Boyd, while MCC hosts Lakeview.
Adrian 14 8 0 6 – 28
MCC 0 8 0 0 – 8
T-M-B 30, R-T-R 26
TRACY — In a very closely-contested Little Sioux Conference game, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton rallied with 14 fourth-quarter points, turning a 20-16 deficit into a four-point victory.
Parker Lanoue (16-of-23 passing for 250 yards) fired touchdown passes to Zach Seaton (17 yards) and Josh Kirk (18 yards) to complete the rally for the Panthers (3-1), who won their third game in a row.
Lanoue scored T-M-B’s two earlier touchdowns on runs of nine and one yards, respectively, as he finished the night with 320 yards of total offense —gaining 70 yards on the ground on 20 carries.
Alec Swan rushed 13 times for 79 yards, helping the Panthers total 164 yards on the ground.
Brian Fultz caught two passes for 87 yards and Kirk had five catches for 60 yards, highlighting T-M-B’s 253-yard aeriel attack.
The Panthers held the Knights to just 62 yards passing, but R-T-R rushed for 253 yards, as Shay Wabeke pounded out 204 yards on 27 carries, including a pair of touchdown runs.
Brett Vercruysse scored R-T-R’s other two touchdowns on short drive-capping runs.
T-M-B travels to Minneota for another conference clash Friday night.
R-T-R 7 7 6 6 — 26
T-M-B 0 8 8 14 — 30