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Prep Football Roundup: Big plays lift Wildcats to 17-8 victory against ML/B-O

BREWSTER -- Southwestern United scored a pair of second-half touchdowns on long runs and defeated Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin, 17-8, Friday night in a Southern Minnesota Conference East Division high school football game.

The Wildcats (3-2, 2-0) held a 3-0 lead at halftime after Octavio Jimenez booted a 24-yard field goal with 23 seconds to play in the second quarter.

In the third quarter, SWU quarterback Ben Scheevel (9-for-18 passing, 116 yards) broke loose on a 40-yard keeper for the game's first touchdown.

Wildcat tailback Tyler Obermoller (26 rushes, 151 yards) scored on a 50-yard scamper in the fourth quarter, as SWU built a 17-0 lead.

Jimenez was good on both PATs.

ML/B-O (0-5, 0-2) had several good drives during the game and scored with a minute left when Wolverine running back Jacob Freitag capped a march with a 2-yard burst.

Josh Falk dashed in for the two-point conversion, cutting the Wildcat lead to nine points.

Mike Stenzel, who led SWU's defense with 12 tackles, rushed 10 times for 44 yards.

Scheevel intercepted two passes for the Wildcats, including one at the 3-yard line to stop one of ML/B-O's drives.

Kirk McBreen, who caught six passes for 78 yards, also had an interception for SWU, and Jake Smith (four tackles) had a quarterback sack.

The Wolverines rushed 34 times for 145 yards and Tucker, who gained 66 of those on nine carries, was 9-for-22 passing for 103 yards.

Falk caught five passes for 53 yards, and sophomore Isaac Hildebrandt had three catches for 20 yards.

Spencer Johnson, who rushed for 33 yards on five carries, topped the Wolverine tackle chart with six solo stops and eight assists.

Freshman linebacker Matt Willaby had a pass interception for ML/B-O, and sophomore lineman Joel Dodge had a fumble recovery.

SWU travels to Springfield Friday and ML/B-O hosts Red Rock Central the same night.

ML/B-O 0 0 0 8 -- 8

SWU 0 3 7 7 -- 17

Southern Confederacy

W-WG 41, J-W-P 0

JANESVILLE -- The Chargers opened up a 35-point lead in the first half and never looked back in a victory Friday night in a Southern Confederacy Conference football game.

Caleb Merrick scored on runs of 28, 4 and 63 yards as he had 130 yards on the ground on a mere nine carries to lead the Westbrook-Walnut Grove (4-1) offense.

Theo Johnson had 74 yards on eight carries, including a 3-yard run to paydirt, while Mason Comnick, who had a 5-yard touchdown run, had 70 yards on 12 carries.

Derek Eichner was 7-for-12 passing for 50 yards, while Comnick had 30 yards receiving.

Garrett Amundson had a 45-yard punt return for a touchdown for the Chargers.

Defensively, Eichner had 12 tackles and a pair of sacks, while Justin Knakmuhs had 10 tackles and two sacks.

Spencer Knott had a sack and a half, while Michael Jarmer had a sack and Levi Brummer had a half-sack.

W-WG will host Truman Friday.

W-WG 14 21 6 0 -- 41

J-W-P 0 0 0 0 -- 0

H-BC/E 22, Nicollet 0

HILLS -- The first time Hills-Beaver Creek/Ellsworth touched the ball, Colton Bass made things happen.

After the Patriots stopped Nicollet's offense, the junior tailback fielded the punt and returned the ball 65 yards for the first touchdown of the game.

From there, H-BC/E scored two more touchdowns as the Patriots (4-1) went on to the victory.

Kale Leuthold scored on a 1-yard run, and Chris Luze found Joel Van Batavia on a 12-yard strike for the other H-BC/E touchdowns.

On the ground, Leuthold had 38 yards rushing on eight carries, while Luze had 39 yards in the air.

Defensively, Tanner Leuthold had 17 tackles and two sacks, while Kale Leuthold had 12 tackles and a sack. Brady Leuthold had six tackles and a pair of sacks for the Patriots, who will travel to Madelia Friday.

Nicollet 0 0 0 0 -- 0

H-BC/E 6 8 8 0 -- 22

Edgerton 48, Cleveland 12

CLEVELAND -- Scoring five first-half touchdowns, Edgerton found success on the road, building a 35-6 lead after the game's first two quarters.

The Flying Dutchmen (4-1) tacked on 13 more points in the third quarter, increasing their lead over host Cleveland to 48-12.

Neither team scored in the last quarter.

Edgerton quarterback Alex Heard was 13-for-18 (228 yards), including touchdown passes to Jordan Gunnink (12 yards) and Chace Hulstein (36 yards).

Heard also ran for two touchdowns (48 and 22), while gaining 88 yards on just three carries.

Hulstein rushed 14 times for 80 yards, including a 5-yard TD burst.

Marty Van Peursem also had a 5-yard touchdown run, as he rushed 11 times for 65 yards.

Gunnick, who topped Edgerton's tackle chart with 10, had six catches for 111 yards, while Pat Kleinjan had two long receptions for 76 yards and had eight tackles for the Dutchmen.

Hulstein and Codi Gunnick each had a pair of sacks to help the EHS defense, which held the Clippers to a mere 17 yards rushing.

Cleveland (1-4) did rack up 147 yards passing, but its 164 yards of total offense was far short of the balanced 537-yard production (269 rushing, 268 passing) of Edgerton.

The Dutchmen host Granada-Huntley-East Chain Friday.

Edgerton 14 21 13 0 -- 48

Cleveland 0 6 6 0 -- 12