Friday night high school football roundup:
H-LP 58, NIowa 18
LAKE PARK, Iowa -- The Harris-Lake Park offense was on fire in its Friday night blowout victory against Northern Iowa. The Wolves won 58-18 and mustered 451 yards of total offense in its first game of the 2019 season.
Junior quarterback Brody Sohn lit up the stat sheet going an impressive 16-20 passing with 294 yards and seven touchdowns.
Edgar Tapia gave his best Thanksgiving Randy Moss impression, catching three balls and taking them all to the house for scores. Isaac Ihnen had seven catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns, and Lucas Gunderson had four catches for 89 yards and two touchdowns.
“It was a good night. We came ready and focused to play,” Harris-Lake Park head coach Lane Gunderson said. “Our offensive line did a great job blocking and extending time for Sohn to find the second receiver and make sound decisions.”
The Wolves defense was no slouch either as Lucas Gunderson led the team in tackles with five and a half, while also recovering a fumble. Abdulla Elbuytari had five tackles and two sacks.
Harris-Lake Park will travel next Friday to Northwood, Iowa to play Northwood-Kensett.
NI 6 0 6 6 -- 18
H-LP 21 21 7 9 -- 58
Sheldon 26, S-O 6
SIBLEY, Iowa -- In the renewal of a longtime rivalry, the Sheldon Orabs defeated Sibley-Ocheyedan 26-6 in both teams’ season openers.
Sibley-Ocheyedan’s only touchdown came in the second quarter as Beau Jenness scored on a 1-yard carry.
“They just blocked and tackled a little better than we did, and they had a few less mental errors,” said first-year Generals head coach Tate Kellenberger. “And we didn’t force any turnovers.”
Sheldon finished with 181 rushing yards to Sibley-Ocheyedan’s 132.
Jenness rushed for 39 yards in the game. Teammate Austin Kruger rushed for 62 yards.
Kruger had 13 tackles on defense. Trey Schuck had seven.
Sheldon 6 6 7 7 -- 26
Sibley-Ocheyedan 0 6 0 0 -- 6
MCW 43, Windom Area 0
WINDOM -- A 22-point second quarter helped Martin County West pull away from Windom Area in the season opener for two southwest Minnesota schools.
Inside power running fueled the MCW attack.
“They didn’t really have big guys up front, but they were tough and they made holes,” said WAHS coach Travis Martin.
It also hurt that the Eagles gave the Mavericks a short field a couple of times in the first half. MCW quarterback Wyatt Geistfeld threw well and also ran well on bootlegs. Running back Payton Anderson also had a good night.
Eli Nelson made seven tackles for the Windom Area defense and teammate Josh Samdal had five.
Windom Area got no turnovers from the MCW defense, and the MCW defense intercepted the Eagles three times.
Martin said Windom Area will have work to do to get ready for its next game.
“The biggest thing, especially with playing Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop next week (in Winthrop), they’re a good running team. We have to come out ready to attack people,” he said.