Two late touchdowns rally Rebels

SLAYTON -- Scoring twice in the game's last four minutes, the Murray County Central Rebels (3-0) rallied for an 18-14 victory over Little Sioux Conference rival Dawson-Boyd Friday night.

SLAYTON -- Scoring twice in the game's last four minutes, the Murray County Central Rebels (3-0) rallied for an 18-14 victory over Little Sioux Conference rival Dawson-Boyd Friday night.

Tony Falk, who rushed 20 times for 255 yards, scampered for a 42-yard touchdown with 3:28 remaining in the game.

Two minutes later -- after recovering a Blackjack fumble -- the Rebels struck again from the D-B 42-yard line for the game-winner. Facing a third-and-one, MCC quarterback Derik Johnson tossed a TD strike to Jeremy Storm with 1:22 left on the clock.

The Blackjacks (1-2) mounted a drive to regain the lead, but stalled out at the MCC 20-yard line with nine seconds to play.

Falk, who now has 708 yards rushing in three games, scored on an 80-yard run in the first quarter to give MCC the lead.


Dawson-Boyd, which was 17-of-28 passing for 165 yards, countered with a pair of second quarter touchdowns and carried its 14-6 lead into the game's exciting final four minutes.

Brady Johansen and Nick Harmsen each intercepted a pass to help the Rebel defense, which held the Blackjacks to 76 yards rushing on 36 carries.

D-B 0 14 0 0 -- 14

MCC 6 0 0 12 -- 18

RRC 41, ML-B-O 0

MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Red Rock Central rushed for 394 yards on 51 carries to cruise to a big road victory over Mountain Lake-Butterfield-Odin.

Joe Pfarr rushed for 204 yards on 21 carries. He scored two touchdowns (65 and six yards) and scored a pair of two-point conversions.

Ryan Benedict (16 carries, 70 yards) scored on touchdown plunges of one and three yards, while Bevern Kedl scooted in for a 5-yard touchdown, and Zach Siemer galloped in for a 16-yard score.


RRC's Clint Lingle passed for 51 yards on a 3-for-4 night, as Blake Walker was out with an injury. Dylan Barker was also out with a broken collarbone.

ML-B-O was led by Barrett Herrig's 39 rushing yards on 10 carries.

Kyle Schroeder was 11-for-19 passing with 81 yards. Matt Strom caught four passes for 47 yards.

RRC (3-0) hosts Springfield next week, while ML-B-O (1-2) visits Sleepy Eye.

RRC 13 8 8 12 -- 41

ML-B-0 0 0 0 0 -- 0

JCC 39,

Blue Earth Area 12


JACKSON -- Intercepting seven passes, Jackson County Central rolled over Blue Earth Area.

Ryan Rasche had four of those interceptions, while Nathan Brandt, Travis Hendrickson and Brad Hartzler each had one pick. Hartzler returned his 33 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter.

JCC's Caleb Lines rushed for 53 yards on 10 carries. He scored touchdowns on runs of two and 11 yards in the second half.

Torey Stewart rushed for 89 yards on 10 carries. He scored on a two-yard run in the first quarter.

Matt Brandt (4-for-14, 101 yards) passed a 68-yard touchdown to Jake Grages, and Jordan Lewis rushed for a 2-yard score for the Huskies, who totaled 201 rushing yards on 33 attempts.

Grages also kicked an extra point, and Matt Brandt (seven carries for 34 yards) and Lewis hooked up for a two-point conversion.

JCC (3-0) plays at Worthington next week.

BEA 6 6 0 0 -- 12

JCC 7 20 6 6 -- 39

Luverne 14, Fairmont 6

LUVERNE -- Jeremy Hoff came up with three big second-half plays to help the Luverne Cardinals defeat the Fairmont Cardinals for their first victory of the season.

Fairmont's Paul Mallory (10 carries for 70 yards) scored on a 40-yard touchdown in the first quarter to give the visiting Cardinals an early 6-0 lead.

The lead held until the third quarter, when Hoff plunged in from a yard out to get Luverne on the board.

Hoff later hooked up with Jake Clark for a 31-yard touchdown strike. Chris Engesser converted both point-after attempts, and Luverne led 14-6 after three quarters.

Fairmont was driving late in the fourth quarter, but Hoff intercepted a pass on fourth-and-20 to seal the victory for Luverne.

Rustyn Crosby also had an interception for Luverne, which gained 244 total yards. Derek Elbers rushed for 122 yards on 28 carries.

Hoff finished the game passing for 92 yards on a 5-for-15 night. Clark caught three balls for 57 yards.

Luverne (1-2) plays at St. James next week.

Fairmont 6 0 0 0 -- 6

Luverne 0 0 14 0 -- 14

PA 33, Crookston 0

PIPESTONE -- Outgaining Crookston 329-57 on the ground, the Pipestone Area Arrows picked up a big non-conference victory in front of the home crowd.

J.J. McGeath scored four touchdowns, while rushing 27 times for 154 yards.

Arrow quarterback Colin Taubert contributed 130 yards on 10 carries.

Seth Garrett scored PA's first touchdown on an eight-yard run and kicked a pair of extra points before intercepting a pass to end one Pirate drive.

Crookston (1-2) was just 3-of-16 through the air for 38 yards.

McGeath scored on runs of one, 10, five and 17 yards, respectively, and booted an extra-point.

Jared Huibregtse had a team-high nine tackles for the Arrows (2-1).

Crookston 0 0 0 0 -- 0

PA 0 14 12 7 -- 33

W-WG 20, Lakeview 0

COTTONWOOD -- Jake Wahl scored on touchdown runs of 14 and one yards, finishing with 100 rushing yards on 26 carries to help Westbrook-Walnut Grove defeat Lakeview.

Wahl also kicked two extra points, and Derek Eichner blocked a punt and recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown.

Austin Quade rushed for 56 yards on 12 carries, Prestin Parker gained 76 yards on six receptions, and Brian Theisen was 10-for-21 passing with 112 yards for the Chargers.

Theisen and Parker each had an interception, while Quade (13 tackles) and Justin Knakmuhs each had a sack.

W-WG (3-0) hosts Edgerton next week.

W-WG 0 7 7 6 -- 20

Lakeview 0 0 0 0 -- 0

SWU 66, Holy Trinity 0

WINSTED -- Southwestern United scored early and often as the Wildcats made the long trip a successful one, racking up 569 total yards of offense and scoring 10 touchdowns.

Alex Leopold, who rushed 11 times for 136 yards, scored five of those six-pointers on runs of seven, three, 25, 30 and 35 yards, respectively.

Nick Ober was equally effective on the ground for the Wildcats (3-0), scoring three touchdowns (10, 20, 15) while gaining 138 yards on 11 rushes.

Shaun Mathias caught a 69-yard touchdown strike from Lon Eichenberger on SWU's first play of the game.

Tyler Timko tossed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Buntjer for another Wildcat score, while Octavio Jimenez was good on six extra-point kicks.

Tyler Stenzel and Alex Busch each blocked a punt to help spark the Wildcat defense, which limited the Trojans (0-3) to just 92 yards of total offense.

Stenzel had a team-leading eight tackles, including a pair of sacks, while Trevor Leopold also had two sacks among his six tackles.

SWU hosts Hills-Beaver Creek/Ellsworth at Brewster Friday.

SWU 27 20 13 6 -- 66

Holy Trinity 0 0 0 0 -- 0

H-BC/E 35, CM/C 14

ELLSWORTH -- Cody Rozeboom scored three touchdowns to lead Hills-Beaver Creek/Ellsworth over Cedar Mountain/Comfrey.

Rozeboom (four receptions for 67 yards) caught touchdown passes of 32 and 22 yards from Adam Finke. Rozeboom also returned an interception 50 yards for a score.

Jon Klaassen rushed for two touchdowns (40 and 25 yards) and 169 yards on 26 carries. Finke (7-for-14 for 114 yards) also scored a two-point conversion. H-BC/E rushed for 230 yards on 45 carries.

Tom Leuthold led the Patriots (2-1) with 13 tackles. Steve Kruger had two sacks, and Klaassen also had a sack for the Patriots, who play at Southwestern United next week.

CM/C 6 0 0 8 -- 14

H-BC/E 6 16 6 7 -- 35

Edgerton 54, LH/LB 13

LAKE BENTON -- Kevin Vander Schaaf enjoyed another big night to lead the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen (3-0) to a victory over Lincoln HI/Lake Benton.

Vander Schaaf rushed 22 times for 151 yards and scored four touchdowns. He returned a punt 67 yards for a score, caught a 44-yard touchdown pass from Trey Manitz and tallied a pair of six-pointers on the ground from 13 and five yards out, respectively.

Chase Hulstein churned out 122 yards rushing on 11 carries, scoring twice on long TD bursts (57, 26) to help Edgerton rack up a total of 428 yards of offense.

Manitz scored on a 15-yard run and passed a two-point conversion to Alex Elgersma, while also intercepting a Rebel pass.

Vander Schaaf had a pass interception and scored a trio of two-point conversions, giving him 30 points for the game.

Marty Van Peursem topped the Dutchmen defense with 10 tackles.

The Rebels (0-3) scored twice in the fourth quarter, but gained only 98 total yards for the game.

Edgerton plays Westbrook-Walnut Grove at Westbrook in a game between two undefeated teams.

Edgerton 16 16 8 14 -- 54

LH/LB 0 0 0 13 -- 13

T-M-B 26, R-T-R 14

TRACY -- Seth Swan rushed for three touchdowns and Tracy-Milroy-Balaton used a two-touchdown third quarter to defeat Russell-Tyler-Ruthton.

Swan rushed for 204 yards on 38 attempts, scoring on runs of 19, 21 and 1 yard, sparking the Panthers to 297 yards total offense.

R-T-R was held to 98 total yards. Drew Mikkelsen and Brennan Rupp each had 32 yards rushing.

R-T-R 0 7 0 7 -- 14

T-M-B 6 6 14 0 -- 26

Sheldon 34, S-O 0

SHELDON, Iowa -- Nick Pulscher rushed for 163 yards on 18 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead Sheldon over Sibley-Ocheyedan.

Pulscher scored on runs of 19, 10 and five yards. Jacob Crowl scored on a pair of touchdowns on rushes of 33 and four yards, and finished with 106 yards on 12 carries.

Sheldon (1-2) finished with 314 yards rushing on 48 carries. Stephen Kirschbaum was 4-for-5 on extra-point attempts, and Josh Ihnen charted nine tackles.

S-O (0-3) was led by Craig Hertz's 12 carries for 55 yards, and Ryan Meidema's three catches for 13 yards.

S-O 0 0 0 0 -- 0

Sheldon 21 6 0 7 -- 34

H-LP 52, R-A 0

LAKE PARK, Iowa -- Adam Hemple ran for 89 yards and two touchdowns, and also caught all five completed passes from Kyle Ingwersen for 129 yards and another touchdown, as the Wolves rolled.

Chris Hemphill led the rushing game with 111 yards on 18 carries, scoring three times. H-LP outgained R-A in the game, 362-32.

The Wolves (2-1) visit Whiting Friday.

R-A 0 0 0 0 -- 0

H-LP 0 28 8 16 -- 52

Windom at Redwood Valley, postponed

The contest between Windom and Redwood Valley did not start due to thunderstorms in the area.

The game has been rescheduled for today at noon.

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