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Prep football: Adrian stays unbeaten

ADRIAN — Despite losing four fumbles, the Adrian Dragons defeated MACCRAY in high school action Friday to advance to 4-0.

In the first quarter, the Dragons scored 20 points — matching MACCRAY’s total. Jordan Dingmann hit paydirt on a 70-yard punt return and scored later on a three-yard run. The third first quarter touchdown occurred when Dawson White ran one in from 10 yards away.

MACCRAY scored the game’s only second quarter touchdown on a three-yard Andrew Schultz run.

Adrian scored in the third quarter on Dingmann’s third tally of the night, a five-yard carry. Moments later he carried in the two-point conversion, his second conversion of the night.

MACCRAY scored twice in the fourth quarter, first on a 16-yard Dylan Abrahamson run and next on a 20-yard Schultz run.

Dingmann finished with 100 yards rushing on 19 carries. Logan Rogers completed three of four passes for 34 yards and Dylan John had 10 carries for 80 yards.

Abrahamson was most of the offense for MACCRAY, carrying 26 times for 96 yards and completing 16 of 27 passes for 165. Aaron Jaenisch caught seven for 87.

As a team, Adrian rushed for 190 yards and passed for 34 for 224 total. MACCRAY, 1-3, had 289 total yards.

MACCRAY 0 6 0 14 — 20

Adrian 20 0 8 0 — 28

Sheldon 43, Cherokee 8

CHEROKEE, Iowa — Tanner Witsell, Logan Otis and Hunter McDonald scored two touchdowns apiece as the Sheldon Orabs rocked Cherokee.

In advancing to 3-1 on the season and 2-0 in district play, the Orabs led 27-0 at halftime and didn’t allow Cherokee into the end zone until the fourth quarter.

Witsell, a fullback, scored on carries of two and four yards and ended up with 30 yards rushing on eight carries. Otis scored on carries of 10 and one yard and finished with 40 yards rushing on nine carries. Hunter McDonald scored on a one-yard run and finished with 123 yards rushing on 16 carries He also ran the opening kickoff of the second half 81 yards for a score.

Sheldon finished with 368 total yards, including 229 on the ground.

Cherokee had just 78 total yards, all of it with the running attack.

Linebacker Darin Greenfield led the Sheldon defense with five solo tackles and two sacks. He caused one fumble. Teammate Jacob Andringa, another linebacker, had three solo tackles, three assists and three sacks.

Sheldon 14 13 16 0 — 43

Cherokee 0 0 0 8 — 8

MCC 18, R-T-R 0

SLAYTON —Host Murray County Central evened its record at 2-2 by shutting out winless Russell-Tyler-Ruthton.

MCC’s first score came in the second quarter on a six-yard pass reception from Seth Bass to Jaden Boerboom. Then in the third quarter Mitch Reinsma scored on a three-yard run. Finally, in the fourth quarter, Reinsma scored again from three yards out.

For the game, Reinsma carried 26 times for 122 yards. Bass carried 10 times for 33 yards and completed 13 of 25 passes for 131 yards and an interception. Boerboom caught two passes for 33 yards.

Defensively, the Rebels’ Tyler Scotting had two sacks. Logan Kluis had 13 total tackles and Nick Petersen had 10 tackles.

As a team, MCC — which amassed 18 first downs — rushed 48 times for 176 yards and passed for 131. Russell-Tyler-Ruthton could manage just 18 total yards, with nine on the ground and nine more through the air.

MCC ran off 73 total plays to R-T-R’s 40.

MCC 0 6 6 6 — 18

R-T-R 0 0 0 0 — 0

H-BC 48, A-C 16

HILLS — It’s quite rare in a high school football game to see one team throw seven touchdown passes. But Hills-Beaver Creek did it in a 48-16 triumph over Alden-Conger.

The Patriots, 2-2, had four touchdown receptions from junior wide receiver Braden Ellingson, who finished his day with 12 receptions for 110 yards. His TD catches covered 5, 5, 10 and 7 yards and were all thrown from Dylan Gehrke’s hand.

Carey Taubert, who caught seven for 136 yards on the night, had two TD receptions covering 65 and 11 yards. Cooper Vaughn caught the other TD pass, covering 23 yards.

Gehrke finished with 19 completions in 31 attempts for 246 yards and six scores. Zach Scholten completed one of his four passes for the 23-yard score to Vaughn.

Hills-Beaver Creek also enjoyed a solid rushing effort from senior back Caleb Vis in his first game back from a Game One injury. He finished with 134 yards rushing on 16 carries.

Defensively, Patriots Vaughn and Logan Leuthold each had an interception. Drew Forshey had seven tackles and a sack.

A-C 0 8 0 8 — 16

H-BC 20 14 14 0 — 48

MVL 36, RRC 16

LAMBERTON — Minnesota Valley Lutheran scored in every quarter en route to a 36-16 win over host Red Rock Central in a battle of winless teams.

RRC was held scoreless at the half. But in the third quarter the Falcons got their first of two touchdowns on a Taylor Bunting pass to Jordan Schroepfer covering 13 yards. In the fourth quarter, Schroepfer ran one in from two yards away.

Dillion Benson led the Red Rock Central runners with 69 yards on 10 carries, and Schroepfer carried eight times for 35 yards.

Bunting, a freshman, completed 11 of 24 passes for 116 yards. Thomas Blomgren caught three for 13 yards and Colby Davis two for 51.

MVL 10 14 6 6 — 36

RRC 0 0 8 8 — 16

H-LP 42, Whiting 6

WHITING —Brady Van Iperen accounted for five of Harris- Lake Park’s touchdowns Friday night in Whiting, as he helped lead the Wolves to a 42-6 victory.

The junior quarterback had two passing touchdowns and three rushing touchdowns. Van Iperen had 15 carries for a total of 87 yards, and he was 4-8 passing with 98 yards.

Catching one of those two touchdown passes was Cole Bosma. Bosma received a three-yard touchdown throw, and also had his own 17-yard run for a touchdown.

Defensively for H-LP, Javier Tapia had 11 tackles, and Tapia tagged on four sacks. Jordan Kyle also had 11 tackles. Kyle also had two sacks and a fumble recovery.

H-LP had 197 yards on 48 carries, and had 98 yards passing.

The Wolves are now 2-2 overall, and 1-1 in the conference. They take on Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn on Friday.

H-LP 22 20 0 0 — 42

Whiting 0 6 0 0 — 6

Fulda 12, RCW 0

RENVILLE—The Fulda Raiders traveled to Renville to take on the Jaguars, and ended up shutting them out 12-0. The first of Fulda’s first two scores came from a pass from Ben Blanchette to Ryan Schumacher. Their second score came from senior Josh Ramerth, who had an 18-yard touchdown run.

Fulda totaled 226 yards rushing on 58 carries. They were 6-16 passing, with 82 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.

Renville had 86 yards on 25 carries, and was 12-36 with 107 yards passing and also had an interception.

Ramerth had 21 carries and 120 yards for the Raiders, and Bennet Appel had 28 carries with 86 yards.

The Raiders are now 2-2 overall, and 1-1 in the Southern Confederacy conference. They host Hills-Beaver Creek next week for their homecoming week.

Fulda 0 0 6 6 — 12

RCW 0 0 0 0 — 0

E-E 62, W-WG 14

WESTBROOK— Jorge Lopez had a rushing touchdown of two yards, and another of 49, and yet another interception return, as Edgerton-Ellsworth beat the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers 62-14.

Tyler Kurrasch had two touchdowns runs for E-E, one of 35 yards and one of 13. Lopez was the leading rusher for the Flying Dutchmen, gaining 112 yards on 9 rushes. Kurrasch had 17 tackles defensively, along with a sack. Nate Paulsen was 7-10 passing, with 81 yards. He also had eight rushes for 58 yards.

W-WG’s big score came from a 62-yard pass from Shanee Buchman to Sean McCroskey. W-WG totaled 164 yards passing on 12 completions. The Chargers rushed 24 times for 48 yards.

E-E is now 3-0 in the Southern Confederacy West, and 4-0 overall. W-WG is 1-1 in the conference, and 2-2 overall.

E/E 24 16 16 6 — 62

W-WG 8 0 0 6 — 14