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JCC football team spots Windom 7-0 lead, wins 42-7


JACKSON— In a game ended by lightning, the Jackson County Central Huskies high school football team beat Windom Area 42-7 in a Southwest Conference clash Friday night.

After JCC fumbled on its first possession, Windom Area took advantage of the opportunity and scored their first —and last touchdown of the evening, with a 29-yard pass from Zach Bartosh to Devin Nielsen.

The Huskies then went on to score 42 unanswered points, starting with junior running back Luke Norland. Norland scored the first of his three touchdowns with a five-yard run. He followed his own score with a 17-yard run to put his Huskies up 14-7 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second, Ryan Timko intercepted a Windom pass and took it 32 yards into the endzone. He then intercepted another pass and scored again, this time from 62 yards. Norland scored once more for JCC on a three-yard run. Before the half, Ryan Brighton caught a six-yard pass form Shadrack Wacker to end the scoring.

JCC amassed 147 passing yards Friday, and had 71 on the ground. A tough defense held Windom Area to only nine yards passing, and 54 through the air.

JCC 14 28 x x — 42

WA 7 0 x x — 7

Luverne 28, St. Peter 0

ST. PETER — After an hour delay due to lightning, Luverne took control of a non-conference clash with the St. Peter Saints, breaking from a scoreless halftime deadlock to a 28-0 victory.

The Cardinals, who improved to 4-3, moved the chains for 14 first downs and racked up a total of 200 yards rushing, while limiting the Saints to 118 yards of total offense (112 rushing and just six passing) and only seven first downs.

LHS quarterback Kendall Meyer, who was five-of-nine passing for 64 yards and rushed 11 times for 22 yards, scored three touchdowns for the Cardinals — all on short runs (one, two and one) —capping Luverne second-half drives.

Andrew Verhey scored the Cardinals’ other TD on a 15-yard burst in the fourth quarter.

Verhey finished with a team-leading 91 yards rushing on 17 carries, while Josh Slieter gained 79 yards on the ground on 13 rushes.

It was a 20-yard catch by Slieter which set up Luverne’s first TD run by Meyer early in the third quarter.

Logan Norman had a trio of receptions for 38 yards and Slieter caught a pair for 26 yards total.

Omar Matinez kicked all four of Luverne’s extra points.

The Cardinals host Redwood Valley Wednesday.

Luverne 0 0 14 14 — 28

St. Peter 0 0 0 0 — 0

RRC 28, CM-C 16

LAMBERTON —Junior running back Jordan Schroepfer scored every single one of Red Rock Central’s touchdowns, as he led them to a 28-16 win over Cedar Mountain-Comfrey in Lamberton .

Two of Schroepfer’s runs came from two yards out, one was from six and another from 22 yards. He carried the ball 41 times for a total of 208 yards. Derek Christians had 85 yards on 18 carries.

For CM-C, senior quarterback Chandler Rose had a three-yard touchdown pass, and Andrew Richter had a nine-yard touchdown run.

RRC totaled 317 yards rushing, and 36 passing for a game total of 343 yards of total offense.

RRC 0 14 8 6 — 28

C-MC 0 8 8 0 — 16

Madelia 40, Fulda 6

FULDA — Fulda could only muster one touchdown against Madelia, as they lost 40-6 at home.

Landon Martinez had a 12-yard run for Madelia, and then the duo of Kyle Schultz and Riley Benzel took over. Schultz passed to Benzel for three touchdowns.

Fulda’s only score came from a four-yard run from Brandon Everett.

Fulda carried the ball 48 times for a total of 176 yards, and they were 7-13 passing for 75 yards. Madelia had 201 yards on 39 carries, and was 9-21 passing with 232 yards.

Madelia 16 0 16 8 — 40

Fulda 0 0 6 0 — 6

H-BC 42, RCW 14

HILLS — Rolling up 186 yards rushing and 203 passing, the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots outscored Renville County West 42-0 in the first half and held on.

Dylan Gehrke had a big night for the Pats. He threw one 20-yard touchdown pass to Drew Forshey and tossed two others to Carey Taubert covering 14 and 27 yards. Gehrke rushed for a pair of scores and Caleb Vis tallied another TD on a five-yard carry.

Gehrke finished with 13 completions on 17 passing attempts for 174 yards. Vis rushed 24 times for 138 yards. Braden Ellingson caught eight passes for 89 yards and Taubert caught four for 56.

Renville County West was held to 102 yards rushing on 23 carries and completed just two of 19 passes for 25 yards.

With the victory, Hills-Beaver Creek advances to 5-2 on the season. Renville County West is 0-7.

RCW 0 0 0 14 — 14

H-BC 12 30 0 0 — 42

W-WG 50, SWU 6

BREWSTER —A strong rushing attack by Westbrook-Walnut Grove carried the Chargers to a commanding 30-0 halftime lead on Southwestern United in a Southern Confederacy West game.

The Chargers (4-3) fumbled on their first offensive play of the contest, but scored later in the opening quarter following a pass interception by Tristan Joel.

Several strong gains by Mitchell Jarmer set up Joel’s nine-yard touchdown before quarterback Shane Buchman’s two-point conversion run gave the Chargers an 8-0 lead with 6:16 showing on the first-quarter clock.

The Wildcats (0-7) picked up a pair of first downs as sophomore quarterback Austin Heitbrink rambled for 20 yards and the Chargers were flagged for a pass interference penalty.

Early in the second quarter, W-WG scored again on a two-yard run by Mitchell Jarmer.

Buchman’s five-yard TD run capped a seven-play, 45-yard drive with 4:48 to play in the second quarter, giving the Chargers a 20-0 lead.

After the Wildcats elected to take a safety by having their punter back out of the end zone with 2:50 to play in the half, W-WG scored one more TD prior to intermission.

Tyler Schoborg’s one-yard touchdown plunge was followed by a Buchman pass to Logan Weis for the two-point conversion.

The Chargers took a 36-0 lead in the third quarter when Matt Otto’s 31-yard gain on a screen pass set up Jarmer’s 12-yard TD run.

The Wildcats countered with a nifty drive which included three pass completions from Dakotah Schmid to Skyler Sievert (12, 21 and 13 yards) with the final toss being a touchdown pass on the first play of the fourth quarter.

Otto’s 32-yard TD run and Anthony Koch’s conversion run increased W-WG’s lead to 44-6 with 8:52 left in the game.

Jake Otto’s 10-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Benson completed the game’s scoring.

W-WG hosts Hills-Beaver Creek Wednesday and SWU travels to Danube to tangle with Renville County West the same night.

W-WG 8 22 6 14 — 50

SWU 0 0 0 6 — 6

Hinton 19, S-O 3

SIBLEY, Iowa — Sibley-Ocheydan’s only score on Friday came from a 37-yard field goal from Ruben Martinez, as they lost to Hinton 19-3 in Sibley.

Hinton opened its scoring with a 80-yard punt return by Eric Brown. In the third, Logan Jurgensmeier caught a pass from Cole Johnston, and in the fourth, Joel Kirwan finished the scoring with a one-yard run.

S-O rushed 42 times for 70 yards, and the Generals were 9-22 passing for 96 yards. Hinton ran 28 times for 76 yards, and the Generals completed seven passes out of 15 attempts for 89 yards.

Defensively for S-O, Colten Schau had four solo tackles, six assists and an interception, and Skyler Beller had a solo tackle and 9 assists.

Hinton 0 6 6 7 — 19

S-O 3 0 0 0 — 3

H-LP 60, CC-E 18

ROYAL, Iowa—Visiting Harris-Lake Park dominated Clay Central-Everly 60-18.

Brady Van Iperen led H-LP with four rushing touchdowns and three passing touchdowns. He totaled 184 yards on 19 carries, and was 11-for-18 passing with 124 yards.

Cole Bosma had three touchdown receptions for the Wolves, and also rushed for a touchdown.

The Wolves were able to accumulate 168 total yards passing, and they had 210 on the ground.

Defensively, Skylar Cudmore had 16 and a half tackles, and Jordan Kyle had a fumble recovery and a sack.

CC-E’s Skylar Iske had two touchdown passes. They totaled 118 yards passing and 117 rushing.

H-LP 28 13 7 12 — 60

CC-E 0 6 6 6 — 18

Sioux Center 53, Sheldon 0

SHELDON, Iowa— It was a tough night for the home team . Sheldon turned the ball over a total of 10 times, and ended up losing 53-0.

Sheldon’s first play from scrimmage was a fumble. Nine of Sheldon’s 10 turnovers came off of fumbles, and the Orabs were able to recover four, but the other five went into the hands of Sioux Center. The other was an interception that Drew Cortlever returned 54 yards to put the Warriors up early.

The Orabs are looking forward to next week. They are taking on MOC-Floyd Valley in Orange City.

SC 20 6 13 14 — 53

Sheldon 0 0 0 0 — 0