Cardinals pick up narrow road win in 'Battle Axe' clash

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Here's a roundup from area Friday night high school football action:

Luverne 13, Pipestone 12

PIPESTONE -- Pipestone Area was unable to score on both of its two-point conversions Friday night in a one-point loss to Luverne in the annual Battle Axe football game,

The Arrows scored in the first quarter on an electric 68-yard JT Tinklenberg quarterback keeper. A failed two-point conversion on a handoff to Jason Stenstra gave the Arrows a six-point lead.

The Cardinals didn’t trail for long, as they countered with a 60-yard run by Bailey Cowell. Cardinal kicker Shaid Shearer connected on the point-after boot to give Luverne a one-point lead. Luverne found the end zone again in the third quarter on a 26-yard Cowell scamper, and after a missed extra point the Cardinals’ advantage was 7.

The Arrows scored again early in the fourth as tailback Eric Lange scored on the goal line. A missed two-point conversion try kept the lead in the Cardinals’ hands, and Luverne held on for the remainder of the game for the victory.


Luverne had 289 yards of total offense compared to Pipestones’ 336 yards. LaShad Smith ran well, rushing for 60 yards on 18 attempts, while Cowell went 5-for-12 passing for 45 yards and added an additional 119 yards on the ground. Jamie McCarthy had six tackles and a sack on defense.

Jason Stenstra lead the Arrows in tackles with nine and also contributed 87 rushing yards on 22 carries. Tinklenberg led the team in rushing with 109 yards, and Lange had 42 yards on 11 carries.

Luverne 7 0 6 0 -- 13

Pipestone 6 0 0 6 -- 12

Adrian 29, Sleepy Eye 13

SLEEPY EYE -- Sleepy Eye scored two late touchdowns in the fourth quarter to make the final score closer against Adrian.

Adrian dominated all facets of its game. The Dragons had a balanced offense, rushing for 219 yards and passing for 142 yards. Ian Stamer had two passing touchdowns, and Brandon Schnoor lead the Dragons in rushing with 23 carries for 133 yards and a TD. Grant Jansma had one catch for 50 yards and a score. Logan Taylor lead the defense in tackles with 11, and Preston Nelson and Quentin Wolf each had seven.

Sleepy Eye had a team total of 247 yards. Jacob Meyer lead Sleepy Eye in rushing with 12 carries for 59 yards

Adrian 8 14 7 0 -- 29

Sleepy Eye 0 0 0 13 -- 13

HLO/F 22, Cedar Mountain 8

HERON LAKE -- Matt Madsen was a rushing machine for Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda in its home victory over Cedar Mountain. Madsen had 17 carries for 118 yards and two scores. Madsen scored on rushes of 25 yards and 15 yards.

The Coyotes scored first on a 70-yard pass play from Eli Fest to Tyler Madison. Fest went 10-of-19 passing with 140 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Madison had four catches for 95 yards and a score. Zach Thier lead the Coyote defense in tackles with nine, Brandon Hinkeldey had six, Fest had five and an interception, and Dylan Johanning had a fumble recovery.

Cedar Mountain’s lone score on the night came in the second quarter on a 25-yard pass from quarterback Cade Schiller to Jackson Guggisberg.


HL-O/F finished with 167 yards rushing and 140 yards passing for 307 total yards. Cedar Mountain finished with 65 yards rushing and 154 yards passing for 219 total yards.

HLO/F 0 14 0 8 -- 22

Cedar Mountain 0 8 0 0 -- 8

RRC 16, W-WG 6

WESTBROOK -- Red Rock Central picked up the game’s first three scores and went on to post a road win.

The Falcons’ first TD came in the third quarter on a wideout pass from Luke Willhite to Dominik Smith. Red Rock Central’s next score came on special teams, as it was able to block a punt and have it go out of the back of the end zone for a two-point safety. The Falcons’ final score came in the fourth on a Damon Holmen 9-yard rushing TD.

The Chargers were able to avoid the shutout as quarterback Cole VanDeWielde connected with Jace Paplow for a 50-yared score. The Chargers failed the two-point conversion. Paplow lead W-WG in rushing with 12 carries for 65 yards, and he also had five catches for 96 yards. Gabe Krick had 12 carries for 40 yards while also catching a pass for 24 yards.

Paplow had 23 tackles for W-WG, Krick had 15 and a sack, Nathan Kuehl had 10 tackles, and Kelvin Vang had a sack.

W-WG 0 0 0 6 -- 6

RRC 0 0 7 9 -- 16

JCC 48, MCW 3

SHERBURN -- Rudy Voss tossed three touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Huskies (3-0) cruised to a road victory over the Mavericks.

Voss completed 14 of 16 passes for 214 yards. Two of his scoring throws went to Damian Meyer-Andre, who had three receptions on the night for 114 yards.

Voss, who had 62 yards rushing in the game, even got into the act as a receiver for JCC, as he caught a 63-yard halfback option pass from Brad Buhl.


Buhl also contributed 88 yards rushing and one touchdown for the Huskies, who play at Redwood Valley next Friday.

JCC\u000921 6 14 7 -- 48

MCW 0 3 0 0 -- 3

H-BC 52, Edgerton 0

HILLS -- Hills-Beaver Creek rolled up 430 yards of total offense, 342 of them coming on the ground, and the Patriots (3-0) recovered three Edgerton fumbles on their way to a blanking of the Flying Dutchmen (2-1).

Tyson Bork rushed for 178 yards on a mere eight carries for H-BC while scoring three touchdowns on runs of 68, 1 and 53 yards. Liam Raymon had 96 rushing yards on just five carries, and tallied touchdowns from 27 and 42 yards out.

Patriots quarterback Gavin Wysong rushed five times for 68 yards and was 3-of-3 passing for 88 yards and two scores. Both passing TDs went to his cousin, Zander Wysong, on plays of 57 yards and eight yards, respectively.

Gavin Wysong led H-B-C defensively with 22 tackles and a fumble recovery. Easton Harnack and Troy Durst both recovered fumbles as well.

Edgerton\u00090 0 0 0 -- 0

H-BC 8 16 14 14 -- 52

S-O 14, H-M-S 13

HARTLEY, Iowa -- Dylan Platt knotted the game in the fourth quarter on a 3-yard touchdown run and Andrew Espinoza booted the go-ahead extra point as Sibley-Ocheyedan rallied to edge Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn.

The Generals (2-1) got their other TD on a 21-yard fumble recovery and return by Trevor Doeden, who also blocked an extra point on the second Hawks’ touchdown. Doeden’s score came in the first quarter and tied the game at 7-7.

S-O quarterback Beau Jenness was 5-of-12 passing for 109 yards and also ran for 55 yards. Platt added 74 rushing yards on 20 carries. Austin Kruger had five solo tackles and 10 assisted tackles to lead the defense; Platt had three solo tackles and 10 assisted tackles.

S-O\u00097 0 0 7 -- 14

H-M-S 7 6 0 0 -- 13

H-LP 49, River Valley 13

LAKE PARK, Iowa -- Isaac Ihnen had touchdown runs of 34, 31, and 43 yards as the Wolves improved to 3-0 with a home victory.

Brody Sohn completed 13-of-16 passes for 308 yards and three TDs for Harris-Lake Park, and Lucas Gunderson also contributed a pair of rushing touchdowns. Gunderson also led the way on defense with seven tackles (two of them for losses), a fumble recovery and a half-sack.

Julian Burdorf recovered a fumble in the end zone for another H-LP score.

River Valley 0 0 6 0 -- 6

H-LP 13 14 12 10 -- 49

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