Wednesday football roundup: JCC moves to 8-0
High school football teams throughout Minnesota completed their regular seasons on Wednesday. Here’s a wrapup of area contests:
JCC 60, St. James 13
ST. JAMES -- Jackson County Central finished its regular season at a perfect 8-0 with a complete victory over St. James Area.
Senior standout quarterback Rudy Voss played one half of football for the Huskies. Voss had three total touchdowns, with one coming on the ground and two through the air. The Huskie offense pounded the ball on the ground for 237 rushing yards on 24 attempts, while the passing offense was able to gain 123 yards for a team total of 360 yards.
Junior tailback Elijah Meium-Bratrud had five rushes for 59 yards and two touchdowns. Levi Lindley gained 42 yards on four carries for a score. JCC’s special teams got involved in the beatdown with two blocked punts.
JCC 32 14 7 7 -- 60
St. James 0 7 0 6 -- 13
Edgerton 56, GHEC-T 36
GRANADA -- Edgerton ran 76 plays on offense -- 74 of which were rushes -- in its 56-36 victory over Granada Huntley East Chain-Truman.
The win gives the Flying Dutchmen a 4-4 record in the regular season. Gabe Gilbertson led the charge gaining 240 yards on 29 carries and three touchdowns, Nolan Buckridge had 206 yards on 26 attempts for four touchdowns, Donald Bistine had 18 carries for 156 yards and a touchdown. Edgerton as a team had 670 rushing yards.
The Flying Dutchmen were able to score a quick touchdown near the end of the first half to break a 28-28 tie.
Edgerton 22 14 12 12 -- 56
GHEC-T 14 14 8 0 -- 36
MVL 30, Adrian 13
NEW ULM -- Brandon Schnoor ran all over Minnesota Valley Lutheran, gaining 217 yards on 27 attempts for two touchdowns, but was unable to propel Adrian to a win.
Mason Cox went 8-of-16 passing for MVL for 96 yards and three touchdowns. Jace Marotz caught seven of those passes and had all three passing TDs. Colton Collum led MVL in rushing with 85 yards on 11 carries.
Adrian was down 13-14 early in the fourth, but MVL was able to capitalize on a fumble forced by Cole Thompson which MVL was able to turn into a touchdown and a nine-point lead on a successful two point conversion.
Ian Stamer connected on 7 of his 17 passes for 101 yards for the Dragons. Preston Nelson had nine tackles and an interception. Quentin Wolf had seven tackles and four tackles for a loss, Stamer had 3 tackles and an interception. Adrian had four fumbles as a team but was able to recover all but one.
Adrian falls to 4-4 on the season.
Adrian 0 7 0 6 -- 13
MVL 0 6 0 24 -- 30
Luverne 33, Belle Plaine 12
BELLE PLAINE -- The Luverne Cardinals spotted Belle Plaine a 12-0 lead, then got to work.
Bailey Cowell carried for three scores for the winners, finding paydirt on a 10-yard run, a 7-yard run and a 1-yard run. Casey Sehr passed 19 yards to Gannon Ahrendt for a touchdown and Zach Kruse scored on a 34-yard run.
Luverne out-gained Belle Plaine 287 to 194 yards overall, with 209 of it coming on the ground. Cowell finished with 90 yards rushing on 10 carries and Kruse carried eight times for 60 yards.
Sehr completed five of 12 passes for 78 yards.
Jamie McCarthy was credited with seven solo tackles for LHS, which improved to 6-2 on the season.
Luverne 0 6 13 14 -- 33
Belle Plaine 6 6 0 0 -- 12
H-BC 46, Madelia 40
HILLS -- Hills Beaver Creek finishes 7-1 on the regular season. The Patriots held on to win against Madelia despite Madelia scoring 20 unanswered fourth quarter points.
Tyson Bork had three total touchdowns for the Patriots. Bork scored on runs of 15 and 6 yards while also scoring a special teams touchdown on an 89 yard kick return touchdown.
Gavin Wysong had three rushing touchdowns from 8 yards, 67 yards, and 2 yards. Wysong finished the game with 23 carries for 238 yards.
Chase Bosch had 11 tackles and a sack for the Patriot defense, and Gavin Wysong had 10 tackles and an interception.
H-BC 14 16 16 0 -- 46
Madelia 6 14 0 20 -- 40
PA 49, Windom Area 0
PIPESTONE -- Jason Steenstra, a senior running back, established the all-time Pipestone Area scoring record as the Arrows rolled over Windom Area.
Steenstra rushed for two touchdowns and returned a fumble recovery for a touchdown.
A strong running game and a sturdy defense helped Pipestone Area to the victory.
Windom Area 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Pipestone Area 12 12 12 13 -- 49