Prep Football Roundup: Paquette rushes for 136 yards in 21-7 Luverne victory

LUVERNE -- Outgaining previously undefeated Marshall by a commanding 237-51 margin on the ground, the Luverne Cardinals earned a key Southwest Conference victory Friday night, defeating the Tigers, 21-7.

LUVERNE -- Outgaining previously undefeated Marshall by a commanding 237-51 margin on the ground, the Luverne Cardinals earned a key Southwest Conference victory Friday night, defeating the Tigers, 21-7.

Luverne (6-1, 5-0) scored a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter, claiming a 14-0 lead.

After Marshall (6-1, 5-1) answered with a third-quarter, 80-yard touchdown play (Andrew Larsen to Andrew Thomas), the Cardinals clinched the victory with a fourth-quarter touchdown drive.

Phil Paquette rushed for 136 yards on 27 carries for Luverne, including a 28-yard TD run in the second quarter. Paquette scored on a 5-yard burst in the last quarter.

Matt Fodness, who rushed 13 times for 47 yards, scored the game's first touchdown on a 1-yard plunge, capping a Cardinal drive.


B.G. Xaisongkham was good on all three extra-point kicks for the Cardinals, who held Marshall's ace running back, Trey Welch, to just 62 yards on 14 carries.

Luverne ran a total of 63 offensive plays for 286 yards and picked up 16 first downs, while the Tigers had just six first downs and 169 yards of total offense on 39 plays.

The league-leading Cardinals play at Redwood Valley Wednesday night.

The Tigers, who are finished with their conference schedule, host Brookings, S.D., Thursday evening

Marshall 0 7 0 0 -- 7

Luverne 0 14 0 7 -- 21

JCC 24, Windom 17

WINDOM -- Nathan Brandt had 145 yards rushing on 31 carries and was 8-for-15 passing for 131 yards to lead Jackson County Central (4-3, 3-2) to a Southwest Conference victory against Windom (1-6, 0-5) Friday night.


Windom's Jared Peterson (17 carries, 83 yards) scored on a 22-yard run as the Eagles had a 6-0 lead, but JCC's Skylar Prochaska scored on a 62-yard run as JCC had a 7-6 lead.

Clint Jurgens (18 carries, 95 yards) scored on a 3-yard run and JCC's Trevor Hage kicked a 33-yard field goal as Windom had a 14-10 lead at halftime.

However, Brandt scored on a 23-yard scamper to give the Huskies the lead, 17-14.

A 27-yard field goal by Windom's Charlie Gunnick tied the game at 17-all.

The Huskies responded by going on a 64-yard drive, capped by a 6-yard run by Joey Schmidt with 1:16 remaining as the JCC defense held in the final minute for the victory.

Windom quarterback Ryan Gilbertson was 5-for-10 passing for 46 yards.

JCC's Pat Garvin had 116 yards receiving on seven catches.

Defensively, Windom was led by Jake Holt (two sacks) and Joel Riordan (interception).


Windom will travel to Pipestone Area Wednesday night, while JCC will host Worthington.

JCC 0 10 7 7 -- 24

Windom 6 8 0 3 -- 17

PA 33, Madison 0

MADISON, S.D. -- Austin Faber accounted for three touchdowns as Pipestone Area earned its first victory against Madison Friday night in a non-conference game.

Faber had 136 yards rushing, and scored on 16- and a 17-yard touchdown runs, and also threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Shandon Jones in the second quarter.

Brandan Alfson, who completed all five passes he attempted, threw for 139 yards and ran for 58 more, including a 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

Chane Amdahl had a 3-yard run for the other PA (1-6) score.


Jones had 112 yards receiving, while Sam Bauer had 22 yards on a pair of catches.

Alfson and Brian Terry each had an interception for the Arrows, who held Madison to three first downs and 61 yards of total offense on 33 plays.

PA had 19 first downs and ran 60 plays for 406 total yards (254 rushing, 152 passing).

PA will host Windom Wednesday in its final game of the regular season.

PA 7 14 0 12 -- 33

Madison 0 0 0 0 -- 0

Southern Confederacy Edgerton 34, A-C 13

ALDEN -- The Edgerton Flying Dutchmen improved their record to 6-1 with a 21-point victory against Alden-Conger in a Southern Confederacy football game.


Alex Heard threw three touchdown passes on the night, and finished 11-for-23 passing for 201 yards for Edgerton.

Pat Kleinjan had a 38-yard touchdown grab and finished with 70 yards receiving, while Marty Van Peursem (two receptions, 58 yards), caught a 48-yard touchdown strike from Heard.

Jordan Gunnik had the other receiving touchdown for the Flying Dutchmen. The sophomore caught a 24-yard pass in the fourth quarter.

Van Peursem (14 carries, 61 yards) scored on a 2-yard run in the first quarter, and Chace Hulstein (15 carries, 70 yards) scored the other touchdown for Edgerton.

Defensively, Kleinjan had 14 tackles, two sacks and a blocked a punt, while Brady Timmer had 10 tackles and an interception. Hulstein had five tackles and two sacks for the Flying Dutchmen, who will travel to Madelia Wednesday.

Edgerton 6 6 8 14 -- 34

A-C 7 0 0 6 -- 13

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