Prep football: Adrian hands MCC first loss

DAILY GLOBE SLAYTON -- After spotting host Murray County Central an 8-0 first quarter lead, the Adrian Dragons took care of things Friday night to move to 3-1 on the high school football season while dropping the Rebels to the same record. MCC's ...


SLAYTON -- After spotting host Murray County Central an 8-0 first quarter lead, the Adrian Dragons took care of things Friday night to move to 3-1 on the high school football season while dropping the Rebels to the same record.

MCC’s Cole Bassett had the game’s first score, a two-yard touchdown run. A conversion pass from Brady Kremer to Bassett made the score 8-0.

Frank Serrao scored all three touchdowns for Adrian on carries of five, three and eight yards. Serrao finished with 166 yards rushing on 26 carries. He also had an interception on defense.


Teammate Dylan Gyberg had 15 tackles and a quarterback sack. Dragon Nick Harder had 10 tackles and teammate Zach Loosbrock had 10 tackles and two QB sacks.

Bassett rushed nine times for 124 yards.

Adrian finished with 255 yards rushing and 52 yards passing. MCC rushed for 155 yards and passed for 43.

Adrian 0 6 6 6 -- 18

MCC 8 0 0 0 -- 8

Redwood 35, Luverne 20 LUVERNE -- Redwood Valley scored three second-quarter touchdowns and outscored Luverne 14-2 in the second half to pick up a Big South Conference matchup between a pair of Cardinals.

Luverne opened the scoring on the three-yard touchdown by Solomon Nielsen just three seconds into the second quarter. Redwood answered with an 86-yard kick return for a TD by Jared Lund and Thomas Amberg’s PAT kick gave the visitors a 7-6 edge.


Three minutes later, Mitchell Irlbeck capped a Redwood drive with a one-yard plunge and Amberg again booted the extra point.

Luverne responded with a TD drive of its own, capped by Ben Serie’s two-yard scoring burst with 3:47 to play in the half. Three minutes later, Luverne took an 18-14 lead when Jake Haugen’s one-yard touchdown put the hosts on top.

The action-packed second quarter was completed when RV’s Logan Josephson broke loose for an 84-yard touchdown romp on the Cardinals first play from scrimmage and went into intermission with a 21-18 edge after Amberg was again successful on the kick.

Luverne came within a point at the 8:49 mark of the third quarter when Nielsen and Logan Stratton sacked Irlbeck in the end zone for safety.

Irlbeck, however, later ran for two touchdowns (15 and 4) and Amberg ended the night a perfect 5-of-5 on PATs as Redwood posted the victory.

Both teams were run-oriented as Luverne rushed for 239 yards and passed for 43 -- but were intercepted five times. RV gained 217 yards on the ground and just 35 through the air.

Nielsen churned out 128 yards on 18 carries for LHS, while Josephson -- one of the area’s fastest sprinters in the spring --- had 124 yards on 14 attempts for RV.

Stratton (10), Chris Jelken (eight) and Nielsen (seven) topped Luverne’s tackle chart.


Redwood Valley 0 21 7 7 -- 35

Luverne 0 18 2 0 -- 20

W-WG 60, GHEC/Truman 22 WESTBROOK -- Westbrook-Walnut Grove could not be stopped offensively in its game with Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman. The Chargers scored in every quarter.

Andrew Quade scored two touchdowns for the winners, on carries of five and 91 yards. Kyle Kuehl caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Ross and also scored on carries of 11 and 26 yards.

Ross threw for two touchdowns altogether.

GHEC/Truman 6 8 0 8 -- 22

Westbrook-Walnut Grove 8 22 16 14 -- 60

Nicollet 31, HL-O 6 HERON LAKE -- A dominant passing attack by the visiting Nicollet Raiders, along with five pass interceptions -- three of them by Ean Thomsen -- put a bit of a damper on Heron Lake-Okabena’s homecoming game.

After an early touchdown pass was negated by penalty, the Raiders struck quickly again with a 30-yard TD through the air and claimed a 7-0 lead after one quarter. After a 35-yard TD pass midway through the second quarter, Thomsen made the play of the night in the closing seconds of the half when he broke a trio of tackles and scampered 81 yards for a touchdown off a play when the Wildcats nearly had quarterback Elijah Northquest (18-of-31 for 330 yards) sacked.

In the second half, the Raiders sustained a pair of drives -- after interceptions by Thomsen -- and scored two touchdowns on short runs, offsetting a 29-yard TD pass reception by Kurt Obermoller from Ethan Becker.

Obermoller, who finished with 139 yards rushing on 25 carries, made a spectacular run after the catch for HL-O’s only touchdown.

The victory was the first for Nicollet since the 2014 season and the loss dropped HL-O to 1-3 for the season.

Nicollet 7 12 6 6 -- 31

HL-O  0 0 0 6 -- 6

H-BC 52, MLA 22 MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Hills-Beaver Creek scored three times in the first quarter and crossed the goal twice in both the second and third periods, building a 52-16 lead on Mountain Lake Area in a highly-anticipated game between a pair of perennial 9-man powers.

Zach Scholten fired four touchdown passes, two to Jed Burgers (three catches for 88 yards) and one each to Trenton Bass (five catches for 64 yards) and Josh Keuter (two catches for 27 yards). Scholten completed 11 passes on 15 throws for 186 yards. One of the TD passes to Burgers covered 31 yards.

On the ground, both Bass (14 carries) and Isaiah Vis (23 carries) each gained 81 yards and scored a touchdown. Scholten, a 6-6, 190-pound all-around senior athlete, also rushed for a Patriots TD.

Defensively, senior linebacker Logan Leuthold topped H-BC’s tackle chart with 12, while Scholten had seven tackles, including a sack. Freshman Jax Wysong also had a quarterback sack for the Patriots, who improved to 3-1.

It was the first loss of the season for MLA.

H-BC 22 14 14 0 -- 52

MLA  8 0 8 6 -- 22

JCC 26, BEA 20 BLUE EARTH -- Jackson County Central wide receiver Ryan Christopher and quarterback Easton Bahr hooked up to score the game-winning overtime touchdown pass to give JCC a 26-20 victory over Blue Earth Area.

Bahr was 13-of-27 passing with 184 yards and a touchdown and added two more scores on the ground.

Christopher caught nine passes for 99 yards and the game-winning score.

The Huskies defense surrendered only 17 yards through the air and snagged three interceptions.

JCC 0 6 14 0 6 -- 26

BEA 7 13 0 0 0 0 -- 20

Windom 47, MCW 0 SHERBURN -- Windom had three rushers over 100 yards in its 47-0 victory over Martin County West.

Ryan Zamzow had 131 yards and two rushing touchdowns on 20 carries, Wyatt Minion had 123 yards and a touchdown, and Devin Homer had 101 yards and touchdown.

Zamzow also added a receiving touchdown.

The Eagles only attempted three passes, but two of them went for touchdowns from quarterback Luke Gilbertson, who was 2-for-3 for 31 yards.

Windom 14 20 13 0 -- 47

MCW 0 0 0 0 -- 0

PA 48, St. James 7 PIPESTONE -- Scoring 41 points in the middle two quarters, the Pipestone Area Arrows improved to 2-2 with a convincing victory over St. James (1-3).

No statistics were available on the game.

St. James  0 0 0 7 -- 7

Pipestone 7 20 21 0 -- 48

CL/G-LR 35, Sheldon 21 SHELDON, Iowa -- A new school record for pass receptions wasn’t enough to help the Sheldon Orabs overcome Central Lyon/George-Little Rock.

The Lions outscored the Orabs 35-0 through the first three quarters to drop Sheldon to 3-2 on the season after a 3-2 start.

Philip Cain, a junior, caught a single-game school record 11 passes for 114 yards for Sheldon as quarterback Jaden Kleinhesselink completed 20 of 32 for 243 yards. But it wasn’t enough.

Mitch Van Beek scored twice for Central Lyon/George-Little Rock, once on a 35-yard run, and again on a 53-yard interception return.

All three of Sheldon’s scores came in the fourth quarter. Kleinhesselink scored on an 11-yard run, Brady Prescott scored on a one-yard run and Brandon Winkel caught a 36-yard scoring pass from Kleinhesselink.

CL/G-LR amassed 227 yards rushing and 75 yards passing. Sheldon had 78 rushing yards to go along with its 243 in the air.

CL/G-LR 14 14 21 0 -- 35

Sheldon 0 0 0 21 -- 21

H-LP 75, SCC 6 LAKE PARK, Iowa -- Harris-Lake Park won its fifth straight game, and in typical fashion -- in a rout.

Things didn’t start well for the Wolves, however, as Siouxland Community Christian ran back the opening kick for a touchdown.

The next 75 points were scored by H-LP. Trevor Gunderson had four rushing touchdowns (on carries of 25, 3, 7 and 27 yards) and a 17-yard touchdown reception. Keegan Carpenter scored on carries of two and 31 yards. Quarterback Bryce Perkins completed six of seven passes for 71 yards and two scores.

Jordan Kyle had two sacks for the Harris-Lake Park defense. The Wolves defense intercepted one pass for a score and blocked a punt for another TD.

For the game, H-LP rushed for 260 yards and passed for 71. Siouxland Community Christian was held to minus-26 yards rushing on 27 carries and 24 yards passing, with four interceptions.

SCC 6 0 0 0 -- 6

Harris-Lake Park 41 20 14 0 -- 75

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