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Edgerton pours on points, tops Cougars

EDGERTON -- Kevin Vander Schaaf scored 34 points in the first half Tuesday night as the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen football team cruised to a Southwest Ridge Conference victory over Cedar Mountain/Comfrey, 44-20.

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EDGERTON -- Kevin Vander Schaaf scored 34 points in the first half Tuesday night as the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen football team cruised to a Southwest Ridge Conference victory over Cedar Mountain/Comfrey, 44-20.

Vander Schaaf, a junior, rushed for four touchdowns, including a 63-yard romp in the second quarter, and hauled in a 40-yard aerial from Max Zwart for a score to go with a pair of 2-point conversions on the ground.

"Kevin had a great game for us," Edgerton head coach Andrew Fleischman said. "Our offensive line made some nice holes up front and he ran really strong in the first half."

Vander Schaaf finished with 132 yards on 18 carries and caught two balls for 52 yards. Reed Van Hulzen caught five passes for 90 yards. Both players also picked off two passes from CM/C's quarterback, Tony Schumacher.

Zwart completed eight passes on 14 attempts for 160 yards. The senior quarterback also rushed for a 20-yard touchdown.

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Trevor Gunnink sacked Schumacher twice and Tony Fluit added a sack. Edgerton (7-0) held the Cougars to 40 yards of total offense in the first half and minus-23 rushing yards for the game.

Schumacher did pass for a trio of touchdowns (two to Cameron Mauer and one to Alex Madsen) and 278 yards on an 11-for-32 night for CM/C (0-7).

Edgerton, playing without senior standout running back Brett Elgersma, racked up 332 yards on the ground and received solid rushing contributions from Pat Kleinjan (17 carries for 85 yards) and Marty Van Peursem (14 for 80).

Fleischman said Elgersma, who broke his hand, will be back in action on Friday night when Edgerton hosts Lakeview in the regular-season finale.

"It was big for us to get an early lead on them tonight," Fleischman said. "We got some guys some rest in the second half and we will have Brett back for Friday's game."

CM/C 0 0 12 8 -- 20 Edgerton 16 28 0 0 -- 44

Thursday games

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RCW Jaguars (0-6) at

ML-B-O Wolverines (3-3)

Last week: The Renville County West Jaguars continued to fall on hard times, losing to the McLeod West Falcons, 46-6.

The ML-B-O Wolverines dropped their second consecutive game, 21-13, to the Red Rock Central Falcons.

Players to watch: Wolverine quarterback Kyle Schroeder hit Jared Karschnik for a 25-yard touchdown strike. Teammate Lee Fast intercepted a pass and ran for a 15-yard TD.

RRC Falcons (2-4) at

BL-Hector Mustangs

(1-5)

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Last week: The Red Rock Central Falcons were a score better than the Mountain Lake-Butterfield-Odin Wolverines, beating them 21-13.

Buffalo Lake-Hector fell to the Sleepy Eye Indians 39-12.

Players to watch: Falcon quarterback Jake Sell threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another. Teammates Dylan Barker and Chase Bierman each caught 11-yard TD passes from Sell.

Little Sioux MCC Rebels (4-2) at MACCRAY Wolverines (3-3)

Last week: Murray County Central doubled the score of its opponent, beating Canby, 28-14.

MACCRAY easily handled the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks, 28-6.

Players to watch: Rebel quarterback Tom Spartz passed for 151 yards and two touchdowns against Canby. Paul Counter caught four of Spartz's passes for 104 yards, including a 62-yards touchdown strike.

Tony Falk rushed for 70 yards, scoring on runs of 45 and 36 yards for MCC.

T-M-B Panthers (1-5) at

Adrian Dragons (3-3)

Last week: The Dragons were edged by the Minneota Vikings 17-13, falling to .500 on the season.

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton just couldn't find the end zone against the Fulda Raiders, losing 13-0.

Players to watch: Billy Anderson rushed for 135 yards on 40 carries for the Dragons. He also returned a kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown. Dragon quarterback, Cody Reverts connected with Tyler Wagner on a five-yard TD pass.

Freshman quarterback Issac Dolan was 11-28 passing for the Panthers, with David Schmidt catching seven of those passes for 67 yards. Seth Swan rushed for 100 yards.

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