Friday night sports:
Blue Earth 41, Luverne 10
Senior running back Maxwell Ehrich ran for 306 yards and four touchdowns as host Blue Earth Area defeated the Luverne Cardinals.
Blue Earth Area outgained Luverne in total yards, 470-139.
The Cardinals scored in the second quarter on an interception return by LaShad Smith. Shahid Shearer kicked a 38-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to complete the Luverne scoring.
Smith rushed for 37 yards and Bailey Cowell caught six passes for 66 yards to account for much of the Luverne offense. Zach Ahrendt had five solo tackles, including one for loss, to lead the Cardinal defense. Zach Kruse also had an interception for Luverne, which dropped to 1-1.
Luverne 0 7 0 3 -- 10
Blue Earth Area 7 14 13 7 -- 41
MCC 30, T-M-B 6
Senior halfback Dylan Johnson rushed for 158 yards and three touchdowns and senior defensive end Brayden Ahlers returned an interception for a score as host Murray County Central defeated Tracy-Milroy-Balaton.
The Rebels improved to 2-0 and outgained the Panthers in yardage, 422-234. Johnson, who scored four times in MCC’s season-opening victory at Sleepy Eye last week, carried the ball 18 times and scored on runs of 6, 17 and 7 yards.
Ahlers deflected a pass in the air, caught it and rambled 50 yards for the game’s first touchdown. Dawson Tutt had two picks for the Rebels. He also caught four passes for 95 yards.
Senior quarterback Blake Schmitz was 13-for-27 passing for 188 yards. He also kicked two extra points and completed a pass to Abe Paulzine for a 2-point conversion.
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton (1-1) scored in the third quarter on a 14-yard pass from Noah Swenhaugen to Ayden Horner. The Panthers, 1-1 on the season, got 86 yards rushing from Horner.
Junior defensive lineman Christian Kuball and senior linebacker Kyle Scotting were each credited with 10 total tackles for the MCC defense.
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 0 0 6 0 -- 6
Murray County Central 0 16 7 7 -- 30
JCC 32, Windom Area 8
Senior quarterback Levi Lindley rushed for two touchdowns as Jackson County Central defeated visiting Windom Area.
Damian Meyer-Andre scored on a 55-yard run in the first quarter as JCC took control early. Lindley tacked on two short TD runs in the second quarter and Colton Bents scored on a 6-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
Windom (0-2) was limited to 142 yards of total offense. Jackson County Central (1-1) gained 230 net yards.
Windom Area 0 0 0 8 -- 8
Jackson County Central 8 16 8 0 -- 32
Springfield 22, Adrian/Ellsworth 0
Kaden Johnson ran for 164 yards and Brendon Buerkle passed for 154 yards and three second-half touchdowns as host Springfield blanked Adrian-Ellsworth.
Marshall Wagner rushed for 44 yards to lead the Adrian-Ellsworth offense. The Dragon defense got eight tackles apiece from Isaac Bullerman and Ethan Langseth.
Springfield (1-1) outgained Adrian-Ellsworth (0-2) in total yards, 355-170.
Adrian-Ellsworth 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Springfield 0 0 14 8 -- 22
RRC 34, W-WG 14
Red Rock Central built a 28-0 halftime lead and held on for a victory over host Westbrook-Walnut Grove.
Luke Willhite and Damon Holmen each ran for two touchdowns for Red Rock Central (1-1).
Brady Ross passed for 220 yards and a touchdown and added a rushing score for Westbrook-Walnut Grove. Ethan Mischke caught 14 passes for 127 yards and a score for the Chargers.
The W-WG defense was led by Kelvin Ving, who had 14 tackles, including a sack. He also had a fumble recovery. Mischke had 11 tackles and Gabe Krick had eight.
Westbrook-Walnut Grove 0 0 8 6 -- 14
Red Rock Central 14 14 6 0 -- 34
H-BC to meet Edgerton today
The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots will take on the Edgerton Dutchmen today (Saturday) at 1 p.m. in Hills.
The game was not scheduled until late Thursday, following the cancellation of H-BC’s game with Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda. Edgerton’s scheduled game with GHEC/Truman on Friday was also canceled.
MCC 3, MLA/Comfrey 1
Bryn Hoekman and Emily Rohrer each had 10 kills as Murray County Central defeated host Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey 3-1 on Thursday night.
The Rebels won by scores of 25-23, 23-25, 26-24, 25-11.
Sophie Larson and Camdyn Kluis had six kills each for MCC. Rohrer had six aces, while Larson and Kluis had 14 and 12 digs, respectively.