Friday football: JCC romps past Windom Area, 73-7


Friday night high school football roundup:

JCC 73, Windom 7

JACKSON -- Jackson County Central showcased why it is ranked second in the Class AAA rankings with a demolishing victory over Windom Area on Friday night.

Senior quarterback Rudy Voss led the Huskies in scoring in their homecoming game with six total touchdowns. Voss went 9-for-13 passing with 138-yards and four touchdowns through the air, while also gaining 76 yards rushing on eight carries and two touchdowns. Senior tight end Matthew Stubbe caught three touchdown passes from Voss for 49-yards. Bradley Buhl led the Huskie tailbacks in rushing with seven carries for 90-yards. Elijah Meium-Bratrud carried for a 4-yard touchdown and had five catches for 64 yards and a touchdown.

Keaton Storm, the placekicker for JCC, moved into second place all time for most made extra points in Minnesota high school history.

Payton Handevidt scored a 55-yard punt return touchdown to open the second half.


Kade Sammons went 4-for-11 with 88-yards passing for the Eagles. Windom’s lone score came on an 80-yard Sammons pass to Conner Redman halfway through the fourth quarter.

JCC gained 406 rushing yards and 138-passing yards for 544 total yards of offense. Windom Area had 37 rushing yards and 88 passing yards for 125 total yards.

Windom 0 0 0 7 -- 7

JCC 25 21 14 13 -- 73

Fairmont 40, Luverne 20

LUVERNE -- Zach Jorgensen passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as Fairmont defeated Luverne in the battle of the Cardinals.

Luverne’s Bailey Cowell had a good night for LHS. He passed for a touchdown covering five yards to Isaiah Bartles and ran for another from 16 yards away. For the game, Cowell completed eight of 17 passes for 125 yards and rushed 10 times for 56.

LaShad Smith led Luverne in rushing with 16 carries for 86 yards.

Luverne’s final TD was scored on a 14-yard Casey Sehr pass to Jacob VonTersch with 2:52 remaining in the third quarter.

Luverne lost despite winning the total yardage war, 345 to 300.

Fairmont 13 14 6 7 -- 40

Luverne 6 6 8 0 -- 20

GHEC/T 36, HLO/F 34

GRANADA -- Granada Huntley-East Chain/Truman held on to beat Heron Lake Okabena/Fulda in district play.


GHEC/T started the game out with a strong first quarter as Owen Wolter scored a touchdown run from two yards out. Carter Spear scored on a 42-yard touchdown run to give the Jaguars a 14-0 lead through one quarter.

Down 20-0, the Coyotes found the endzone on a 21-yard pass from Eli Fest to Tyler Madison, making the score 20-6 going into the half.

Fest would find Madison again in the third on a 29-yard pass to make the score 20-12. Spear countered for the Jaguars on a 15-yard run to put GHEC/T up 28-12.

Fest found Madison for HL-O/F’s third passing touchdown in the fourth from 38-yards out. Fest also connected with Matt Madsen from 17 yards out to cut the lead to one score.

Spear scored again on a long 48-yard run to give GHEC/T a 36-28 lead. Fest scored a 1-yard rush to cut the lead to two points, but a two-point conversion pass was batted down, keeping the lead in GHEC/T hands.

GHEC/T was able to convert on a fourth-and-two despite a high snap to give the Jaguars a game-clinching first down.

Madsen had nine carries for 116 yards rushing, while also catching nine balls for 166 yards. Madison had seven catches for 102 yards and three scores. Fest went 16-of-23 passing for 239 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Zach Thier had nine tackles for HLO/F and the Coyote defense recovered one forced fumble.

HLO/F 0 6 14 14 -- 34

GHEC 14 6 8 8 -- 36

MCC 25, NU Cathedral 8

NEW ULM -- Blake Schmitz ran for a score, passed for another, and added a field goal in leading Murray County Central past New Ulm Cathedral. His first score came on a 1-yard quarterback keeper, his second was on a 39-yard pass to Kyler Deacon, and his third tally was on a 24-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.


Schmitz completed two of four passes for 56 yards and rushed for 46 on six carries. Dylan Johnson led the MCC rushing attack with 20 carries for 118 yards.

New Ulm Cathedral lost despite out-gaining the Rebels 193 yards to 189 on the ground. But Cathedral had no net passing yards.

Christian Kuball, Dawson Tutt and Ryland Behnke each were in on 11 tackles for MCC.

MCC 7 15 0 3 -- 25

NU Cathedral 0 0 8 0 -- 8

H-BC 47, W-WG 8

WESTBROOK -- Gavin Wysong had a night he won’t soon forget for Hills-Beaver Creek in its commanding victory over Westbrook-Walnut Grove. Wysong had 243 rushing yards on eight carries and five touchdowns along with going 6-of-9 passing for 100 yards.

Tyson Bork had 10 carries for 119 yards and two touchdowns for the Patriots, and Tryce Bennettt had two catches for 39-yards.

Wysong led H-BC in tackles with 10, while Bork had nine tackles and an interception.

The Chargers’ lone score came in the third quarter on a 1-yard dash from Jace Paplow with a two-point conversion also being scored by Paplow.

H-BC compiled 480-yards of total offense on 32 plays. H-BC turned the ball over three times compared to two for W-WG.

H-BC 20 13 14 0 -- 47

W-WG 0 0 8 0 -- 8

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