Dragons upend Rebels in sectional football action

Adrian 14, MCC 6 SLAYTON -- Two second-half Adrian touchdowns rallied the Dragons past Murray County Central in Section 3A high school football action Tuesday night. Landon Rogers, who finished with 108 yards rushing on 16 carries, snapped off a ...

Adrian 14, MCC 6

SLAYTON -- Two second-half Adrian touchdowns rallied the Dragons past Murray County Central in Section 3A high school football action Tuesday night.

Landon Rogers, who finished with 108 yards rushing on 16 carries, snapped off a 47-yard touchdown for Adrian with two minutes remaining in the tight contest to seal the deal for the Dragons, who advance to the section semifinals with a 2-8 record (both wins over MCC).

Rogers scored Adrian’s first touchdown on a 11-yard run with 1:26 remaining in the third quarter. Dominiq Canales kicked both of Adrian’s extra points.

MCC scored the game’s first TD on a 27-yard run by Zach Aanenson with 45 seconds to play in the second quarter. Aanenson rushed 25 times for a game-high 140 yards to lead the Rebels’ ground attack.


Adrian moved the chains for 11 first downs on 219 rushing yards, while MCC had just seven first downs, while rushing for 151 yards and passing for 21.

Ryan Wieneke carried the ball nine times for Adrian, getting 44 of his 63 yards on one long run. Brandon Schnoor gained 28 yards on nine rushes.

Dakota John led Adrian’s defense with eight solo tackles and five assists for a total of 13, while Rogers (nine tackles, including a sack), Scot Edwards (seven tackles, including a sack) and Nick Harder (seven tackles) were among the other key contributors for the Dragons.

Teagan Peschges (five solos, eight assists), Noah Boerboom (four, eight) and Kolton Wendorff (four, six) topped MCC’s tackle chart with 13, 12 and 10, respectively.

The Rebels finish their season with a 4-5 record.

Adrian 0 0 7 7 -- 14

MCC  0 6 0 0 -- 6



JCC 37, St. Peter 27

JACKSON ---  Jackson County Central built a 37-6 fourth-quarter lead before St. Peter scored the game’s last three touchdowns in Section 3AAA opening-round action.

The third-seeded Huskies (7-2) advance to the semifinals and will host Tri-City United at 3 p.m. Saturday. Seventh-seeded TCU upset second-seeded Sibley East, 43-7, in Arlington Tuesday.

Leading the JCC victory over the Saints were Damian VanWesten (19 carries for 124 yards), Jacob Tvinnereim (16 carries for 68 yards), Ethan Lindley (five catches for 80 yards) and Rudy Voss (7-of-11 passing for 147 yards).

Bradley Buhl (35 yards) and Noah Carr (32 yards) each caught long passes from Voss, who ran 23 yards for JCC’s second touchdown.

Tvinnereim scored first for the Huskies for an 18-yard run and also crossed the goal line on the two-point conversion. After Voss scored his touchdown, Tvinnereim converted again and the Huskies had a 16-0 lead.

The Saints, who completed 17-of-40 passes for 351 yards, scored on an 80-yard pass play.

JCC countered with a 29-yard touchdown run by VanWesten in the second quarter with Voss adding the two-point conversion run.


Tvinnereim scored again in the third quarter on a three-yard run and Voss kicked the extra point, giving the Huskies a 31-6 lead.

Zach Neal’s one-yard touchdown run gave JCC its 37-6 lead before St. Peter rallied with a 19-yard TD pass, a nine-yard run and a 46-yard touchdown pass.

JCC finished with 380 total yards of offense and limited the Saints to 60 yards rushing on 15 carries.


St. Peter  6 0 0 21 -- 27

JCC       16 8 7 6 -- 37


W-WG 54, Madelia 34

WESTBROOK -- Junior running back Andrew Quade returned to the Westbrook-Walnut Grove lineup after being sidelined with an ankle injury last week. The stellar all-around athlete for the Chargers made his presence felt Tuesday night as he rushed for 307 yards (on 20 carries) and scored four touchdowns, helping W-WG earn a 20-point victory over the Madelia Blackhawks.

The Section 3 Nine-Man victory by the third-seeded Chargers (6-3) advances them to Saturday’s semifinals and a clash with second-seeded Edgerton/Ellsworth, which outlasted Fulda 62-44 on Tuesday. Game time will be at 3 p.m. in Edgerton.

W-WG quarterback Anthony Ross was 22-of-28 passing for 178 yards, including two touchdowns and five two-point PATs.

Quade scored on runs of four, three and 63 yards for the Chargers and also crossed the goal line on a 27-yard reception. He also caught three passes from Ross for two-point conversions and finished his night with nine catches for a total of 65 yards, giving him 372 yards of total offense. On defense, Quade came up with nine tackles and intercepted a pass.

Kyle Kuehl (12 carries for 112 yards, team-leading 16 tackles) scored two of W-WG’s touchdowns (50 yards, two yards) and freshman Ethan Mischke hauled in a 25-yard TD pass from Ross.                                              

Kuehl and Matt Deprez each had PAT catches and Ross ran across for another as the Chargers converted six of seven times.

Kuehl (six catches for 50 yards) and Nathan Ross (five catches for 35 yards) helped W-WG’s passing attack, while the Chargers churned out a total of 412 yards on the ground, giving them 590 yards of total offense.

Nathan Ross (10 tackles), Deprez (10 tackles, fumble recovery), Chris VandeKeift (nine tackles, fumble recovery) and Jace Paplow (seven tackles) gave Kuehl and Quade plenty of help on the defensive side of the ball for the Chargers.

Sixth-seeded Madelia racked up a total of 311 yards on the ground on 50 carries. The Blackhawks scored a pair of touchdowns in both the second and third quarters.

Madelia   0  14  14  6 -- 34

W-WG     8  16  14 16 -- 54


Edgerton-Ellsworth 62, Fulda 44

EDGERTON -- Jaden Bloemendaal ran for 208 yards and scored four times to lead second-seeded Edgerton/Ellsworth to a victory over seventh-seeded Fulda in Section 3 9 man.

The Flying Dutchmen (6-3) will host third-seeded Westbrook-Walnut Grove Saturday.

Jeffrey Swenson had 115 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns.

Nick Paulsen finished with 128 yards rushing and a touchdown. E/E had 498 yards rushing.

Levi Spittle had 228 yards passing for the Raiders. Dalton Slinger finished with 108 yards rushing and also caught a touchdown pass. Leighton Gehl had 60 yards rushing and two touchdowns, while Noah Salentiny and Aldo Cardenas each had a touchdown for Fulda.


MLA 14, Hills-Beaver Creek 6

MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Gavin Wysong scored on a 4-yard run in the fourth quarter, but the Patriots wound up falling short in their battle against Mountain Lake Area.


Wysong, only a freshman, led H-BC on the ground by carrying 23 times for 148 yards. The Patriots accumulated 191 yards rushing on the night.


Preston Maassen led H-BC defensively with 14 tackles, and Garrett Raymon had 10 tackles.

HBC 0 0 0 6 -- 6

MLA 0860 --14


MCW 21, Windom Area 14

WINDOM -- Sophomore quarterback Wyatt Geistfeld scored on a one-yard run to cap a Martin County West third-quarter touchdown drive, which snapped a 14-14 halftime tie and put the fifth-seeded Mavericks ahead to stay in a closely-contested Section 3AA quarterfinal game at Island Park against Windom Area.

Geistfeld had scored earlier on a 45-yard run which tied the contest in the first quarter after junior running back Alex Borsgard had given the Eagles an early lead with a 45-yard touchdown run.

MCW took a 14-7 lead in the second quarter on a one-yard run by senior fullback Aaron Burmeister, but Windom responded with a TD drive of its own, capped by Borsgard’s one-yard run.

The Eagles moved the ball well midway through the fourth quarter, but the drive stalled out on downs near the MCW 15-yard line.

Borsgard finished with 77 yard rushing for the fourth-seeded Eagles (3-6), while Wyatt Minion had 62 yards receiving and Zach Wormstadt intercepted a pass.

MCW advances with a 2-7 record and will play top-seeded Redwood Valley in Redwood Falls Saturday.


MCW    7  7  7  0  -- 21

Windom 7  7  0  0 -- 14


T-M-B 22, St. James 18

TRACY -- Sawyer Otto was 10-of-18 passing for 124 yards and Moses Dolan rushed 16 times for 100 yards leading Tracy-Milroy-Balaton to a victory over St. James. Otto (10 carries for 90 yards) and Griffin Radke (12 carries for 57 yards) also contributed to T-M-B’s rushing attack.

Lucas Gervais caught a 64-yard pass from Otto for the game’s first touchdown.

Dolan (five catches for 16 yards) scored T-M-B’s second TD on a three-yard run, and Otto’s eight-yard TD strike to Matt Timmerman (four catches for 44 yards) gave the Panthers a 22-6 lead with 7:24 to play in the third quarter.

Dolan and Otto each ran in two-point conversions for T-M-B, which proved to be the difference in game as the Saints also scored three touchdowns. The Panthers advance to tangle with top-seeded Pipestone Area at Pipestone Saturday.

St. James  0 6 6 6 --  18

T-M-B       6  0 16 0 -- 22


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