Prep football: Dutchmen dominate
CAMERON JENSON Daily Globe EDGERTON -- The Edgerton/Ellsworth Flying Dutchmen swept the Nicollet Raiders 62-6 in a Thursday night football game at home. The Dutchmen offense was carried by sophomore quarterback Landon Buckridge and senior running...
EDGERTON - The Edgerton/Ellsworth Flying Dutchmen swept the Nicollet Raiders 62-6 in a Thursday night football game at home.
The Dutchmen offense was carried by sophomore quarterback Landon Buckridge and senior running back Trevor Van Dyke. Together they had more than half of their team’s touchdowns. Buckridge went 8-for-15 passing for 152 yards and scored two touchdowns. Van Dyke had one touchdown reception and also scored on three runs. He had eight total carries for 132 yards, and received three passes for 75 yards.
As a team, E/E ran the ball 27 times for 175 yards.
Defensively, Edgerton/Ellsworth was equally impressive. Led by Jake Huisken and Trey Gilbertson, it held the Raiders to minus-55 rushing yards. Huisken had four quarterback sacks, and Gilbertson contributed three.
Nicollet played a good third quarter, scoring its first points of the season and preventing the Flying Dutchmen from scoring. Elijah Northquest completed a 66-yard touchdown pass to Carter Bock for their team’s only six points. The Raiders had 91 total passing yards for the evening.
The Dutchmen move on to a perfect 3-0 record and face Fulda next Friday. Nicollet stays winless at 0-3.
Nicollet 0 0 6 0 - 6
E/E 32 22 0 8 - 62
W-WG 38, Fulda 14
WESTBROOK - Westbrook-Walnut Grove capitalized on several Raider errors to get the win Thursday night.
Senior Jake Otto was the key for the Chargers’ offense.
Nick Berg intercepted a pass on Fulda’s first drive. From there, Otto cleaned up with a 57-yard touchdown run, putting the Chargers on the board. They recovered a fumble later in the quarter, and Otto scored on that drive with a two-yard run as the clock was winding down in the first. On a Raider punt attempt early in the second, Junior Matt Kleven broke through the line, stripped the ball from the kicker, and ran 34 yards back to his end zone for the only score of the quarter.
Otto struck again on W-WG’s first drive of the second half with an 18-yard scoring run. Raider Jon Gehl intercepted a pass in the third, and running back Brandon Everett completed the drive with a 4-yard touchdown run. Otto ran for eight yards for the last score of the quarter.
In the beginning of the fourth, Everett broke one tackle at the line and then he was gone, running 93 yards for a touchdown. Anthony Koch of the Chargers scored the final touchdown of the game with a two-yard run.
For the Chargers offense, Otto had 21 rushes for 184 yards and four receptions for 24 yards. His teammate Koch ran the ball 15 times for 115 yards. Quarterback Anthony Ross had five complete passes out of 11 attempts for 39 yards. Everett led the Raiders with 13 carries for 117 yards.
W-WG gets its first win of the season for a 1-2 record. Fulda is also 1-2.
Fulda 0 0 8 6 - 14
W-WG 12 6 12 8 - 38
TMB 55, RTR 12
TYLER - Tracy-Milroy-Balaton was held scoreless in the second half, but that honestly didn’t matter.
The Panthers were up 55-0 at halftime and cruised to a 55-12 win over Russell-Tyler-Ruthton.
Brady Lanoue picked off a Knights’ pass midway through the first quarter and took it to the house to put T-M-B on top 14-0. By the end of the opening frame, it was 21-0 in favor of the visitors.
From the very first play of the second quarter, the Panthers showed there would be no letup. Brett Swenhaugen hooked up with Spencer Smith on a 70-yard touchdown pass. That paved the way to the 55-point halftime lead for T-M-B.
Swenhaugen had a huge game, completing 7-of-8 passes for 253 yards and four touchdowns. Josh Kirk caught three of those passes for 141 yards and scored on each one. Smith added 144 yards and two touchdowns on four catches. Riley Kirk ran for 101 yards and two scores.
The Panthers (3-0 overall) have outscored opponents 139-37 so far this season.
T-M-B 21 34 0 0 - 55
R-T-R 0 0 6 6 - 12
H-BC 46, HL-O 6
HERON LAKE - Racking up a total of 318 yards of offense and taking advantage of five Heron Lake-Okabena turnovers, the visiting Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots rolled to a 46-6 victory over the Wildcats, remaining undefeated (3-0), boosted by a 30-point second quarter.
After HL-O stopped the Patriots on their two possessions, a pass interception and 21-yard return by H-BC’s Trenton Bass set up the game’s first touchdown. Zach Scholten (13-of-22 passing for 108 yards) capped the short drive with a one-yard quarterback sneak with 55 seconds left in the opening quarter.
A 25-yard punt return by Cooper Vaughn gave the Patriots favorable field position again and a 15-yard TD pass from Scholten to Vaughn (six catches for 49 yards) helped increase the lead to 16-0 early in the second quarter.
Stuart Plimpton (eight carries for 81 yards) scored H-BC’s next touchdown on a 35-yard run before Isaiah Vis (13 rushes for 84 yards) scampered 38 yards for another six-pointer with 6:22 left in the first half.
Scholten’s eight-yard touchdown pass to Drew Forshey, followed by a two-point conversion run by Bass (five catches for 34 yards) made the score 38-0 at intermission. Vaughn, Bass and Vis scored on earlier two-point plays following Patriot touchdowns.
Scholten scored on a six-yard sweep midway through the third quarter and Preston Maason (22 yards rushing, one quarterback sack) ran across the two-pointer.
HL-O countered with a nifty 61-yard touchdown run by Brady Haberman (eight carries for 82 yards) at the 3:21 mark of the third period, ending the scoring as running time shortened the game in the fourth quarter.
Jed Burgers and Dean Fuerstenberg also intercepted passes for the Patriots and both Plimpton and Forshey recovered fumbles. Sophomore defensive end Josh Kueter had a pair of quarterback sacks and deflected two passes.
Travis Behrends had 11 tackles for the Wildcats, including a sack and two other tackles for a loss. Angel Esqueda (nine tackles) and Matt Poppe (eight tackles, fumble recovery, tackle for a loss) also had big nights on defense for HL-O, which dropped to 0-3 on the season.
H-BC 8 30 8 0 - 46
HL-0 0 0 0 6 - 6