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Prep Football Roundup: Minneota edges Adrian in Little Sioux game

MINNEOTA -- The Adrian Dragons found themselves in a hole after three quarters Friday night in a key Little Sioux Conference football game.

With a 65-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Sam Derynck to Tony Noyes to start the second half, Minneota appeared to be in the driver's seat.

However, the Dragons (3-2) battled back with a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull within five points.

Unfortunately for Adrian, that would be as close as it would get in a 19-14 Minneota victory.

Brett Nowotny (10-for-23 passing, 125 yards) found the end zone twice for Adrian in the final quarter.

He scored on a 2-yard run with just more than seven minutes remaining, and then found pay dirt from 1-yard out later in the quarter.

For Adrian, which had 299 total yards, Jesse Brake had 60 yards on 19 carries, while Adam Diekmann had 101 yards receiving on seven receptions.

Defensively, Tanner Loosbrock had 12 tackles and recovered a fumble, while Brake had 11 tackles. Diekmann added nine stops, while Brandon Aggen had a fumble recovery for an Adrian defense that allowed 300 total yards.

Adrian will host Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in the Dragons' homecoming game Friday.

Adrian 0 0 0 14 -- 14

Minneota 0 7 12 0 -- 19

Southwest Conference

Marshall 48, Windom 7

WINDOM -- Ryan Gilbertson found Jared Peterson for a 38-yard touchdown, but that was all the scoring the Eagles could muster in a Southwest Conference loss Friday night.

Gilbertson was 5-for-13 passing for 46 yards and three interceptions, while Jared Peterson had 38 of those yards receiving.

Craig Kneeland led Windom with 44 yards on six carries, while Peterson had 44 yards on 11 carries to lead the Eagles rushing attack.

Windom will travel to Redwood Valley Friday, while Marshall will host Worthington.

Marshall 21 13 14 0 -- 48

Windom 0 0 0 7 -- 7

RV 21, PA 14

PIPESTONE -- The visiting Redwood Valley Cardinals scored touchdowns in each of the first three quarters and made a fourth-quarter goal-line stand to claim a seven-point win over Pipestone Area.

The Arrows (0-5, 0-4) fumbled seven times, losing the ball on six of those drops.

PA scored passing touchdowns in the middle two quarters, as Brandan Alfson (4-for-8, 51 yards) connected with Chane Amdahl on a 11-yard TD strike and tossed a 13-yarder to Brian Terry.

Jon Schelhaas kicked both PATs for the Arrows.

Austin Faber rushed for 129 yards on 18 carries, leading the PA ground game, which picked up a total of 211 yards on 27 rushes.

Redwood Valley 7 7 7 0 -- 21

PA 0 7 7 0 -- 14

Vermillion 30, JCC 21

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Grinding it out on the ground in the second half, the Vermillion Tanagers outscored Jackson County Central, 22-0, in the game's last 24 minutes and posted a nine-point victory at the Dakota Dome.

Vermillion (4-1) finished with 365 total yards, getting 301 of them on the ground on 45 carries.

JCC (2-3) earned a 21-8 halftime lead, but the Huskies were unable to stop Vermillion's rushing attack in the second half.

JCC scored twice in the first quarter, as Jordan Phibbs (10 yards) and Jordan Cholick (56 yards) both rushed for touchdowns.

The Huskies extended their lead in the second period when Nathan Brandt (8-for-14 passing, 116 yards; 11 carries, 68 yards rushing) connected with Joel Hartzler on a 17-yard scoring play.

Pat Garvin had six catches for 65 yards for JCC, which finished the game with 163 yards passing (13-for-28) and rushed the ball 26 times for 191 yards, including 69 by Cholick on five carries.

JCC 13 8 0 0 -- 21

Vermillion 6 2 6 16 -- 30