Wednesday football roundup: Pipestone Area upends JCC

JACKSON -- Big plays helped Pipestone Area secure a 35-18 high school football win over Jackson County Central Wednesday night in a battle of 6-1 Big South Conference teams. On the final night of the regular season for southwest Minnesota squads,...


JACKSON -- Big plays helped Pipestone Area secure a 35-18 high school football win over Jackson County Central Wednesday night in a battle of 6-1 Big South Conference teams.

On the final night of the regular season for southwest Minnesota squads, the Arrows used an 86-yard fumble recovery and return and a 28-yard interception return to thwart the home-standing Huskies.

JCC won the yardage war, accumulating 267 yards rushing and 116 yards passing to the Arrows’ 85 yards rushing and 154 passing. But the Huskies committed four turnovers.

JCC’s Jacob Tvinnereim scored the first touchdown of the night on a 46-yard run in the first quarter.


The Huskies took a 6-0 lead into the second quarter, but that’s when PA got hot. Cody Thompson scored on a 1-yard run before JCC answered with a 1-yard TD carry by Zach Neal. Then Pipestone Area scored the next three TDs on a 49-yard pass from Tyl Woelber to Garret Ploeger, an 86-yard fumble recovery and return by Matt Enger and a 28-yard interception return by Enger.

Pipestone Area tacked on a score in the fourth quarter on a 15-yard pass from Thompson to Braeden Rieck. JCC’s final score came on a 22-yard Rudy Voss run.

Tvinnereim finished with 148 yards rushing on 18 carries while teammate Damien VanWestern carried 17 times for 79. For Pipestone Area, Rieck caught five balls for 75 yards and Jordan Baatz rushed 12 times for 58.

Pipestone Area 0 28 0 7 -- 35

JCC 6 6 0 6 -- 18

Luverne 34, Windom Area 7 WINDOM -- Grinding out a total of 390 yards of offense and scoring in every quarter, the Luverne Cardinals controlled Windom Area and claimed a 27-point victory over the Eagles.

Ben Serie completed 8 of 18 passes for 237 yards and a pair of touchdowns and seven Luverne ball carriers racked up 153 yards rushing.

Declan Beers scored two of Luverne’s touchdowns on short runs (two yards and nine yards),


Serie tossed TD passes of 14 yards to Tyler Reisdorfer and 86 yards to Kasyn Kruse.              

Reisdorfer scored Luverne’s fifth touchdown on a fourth-quarter pass interception.

Wyatt Minion, who rushed for 127 yards on 19 carries, scored Windom’s lone touchdown on a 65-yard pass interception return in the second quarter. Alex Borsgard rushed for 47 yards on 11 carries for the Eagles and Luke Gilbertson was 6-of-20 passing for 54 yards.              

Kruse caught two passes for 96 yards and rushed 11 times for 50 yards. Charles Reisch had four catches for 118 yards for Luverne and also had five solo tackles.

Luverne improves to 4-4, while the Eagles are now 3-5.

Luverne 7 6 8 13 -- 34

Windom 0 7 0 0 -- 7

W-WG 58, HL-O 14 HERON LAKE -- Kyle Kuehl scored six touchdowns, rushed for 265 yards, intercepted a pass, recovered a fumble, knocked down a pass which may have been a touchdown for Heron Lake-Okabena, and finished the night with 13 tackles.


Kuehl’s all-around performance sparked Westbrook-Walnut Grove’s offensive explosion, which built leads of 36-14 and 50-14 after the second and third quarters.

The Wildcats countered Kuehl’s long runs with some offensive excitement of their own in the second quarter when freshman quarterback Eli Fest (11-of-28 passing for a season-high 203 yards) tossed a 49-yard touchdown pass to Wyatt Schumacher and fired a perfect lead pass to Ethan Becker for a 41-yard TD strike.                    

Hunter Lubben, who caught a pair of passes for 29 yards and intercepted a pass, ran in the two-point conversion after Schumacher’s tackle-breaking touchdown on a well-executed reverse.

Becker finished with four catches for 84 yards and Schumacher hauled in three passes for 75 yards. Fest (12 carries) and Malaki Walker (10 carries) each gained 37 yards rushing for the Wildcats (0-8).

Kuehl scored on runs of 56 and six yards in the first quarter before crossing the goal three times in the second quarter -- on a one-yard run, a 21-yard reception and an 11-yard run.

Jace Paplow, who rushed eight times for 52 yards, ran for an 11-yard W-WG touchdown in the third quarter and Kuehl scored his sixth six-pointer on a 37-yard burst.

In the fourth quarter, freshman Gabe Krick carried the ball seven times for 41 yards and classmate Ethan Mischke scored the Chargers’ eighth touchdown on a two-yard quarterback sneak.

Anthony Ross was 11-of-22 passing for 155 yards for W-WG, completing four passes to Nathan Ross (43 yards), three to Matt Deprez (32 yards) and two to Kuehl (57 yards).

All five of the Chargers’ two-point conversions came via the pass. Two were from Ross to Ross, one was from Ross to Deprez, one was from Ross to Mischke and the last one was from Mischke to Parker Freeburg.

Nathan Ross had seven tackles, an interception and a sack for the Chargers (5-3) and Ethan Parker had a pair of sacks.

W-WG   14  22 14  8  -- 58

HL-O       0  14   0  0  -- 14

MCC 41, T-M-B 38 SLAYTON -- Zach Aanenson and Ethan Swanson combined for 307 yards rushing as Murray County Central held off Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in a high-scoring contest.

Aanenson, who gained 186 yards on 33 carries, scored five touchdowns for the Rebels. Swanson (15 carries for 121 yards) scored on a 21-yard burst for MCC in the second quarter as the Rebels took a 28-14 lead into intermission.

Mason Woldt (seven-of-13 passing for 71 yards) kicked five extra-points to help MCC’s cause.  Justin Benda (23 yards), Matthew Woldt (21) and Swanson (16) each caught two passes for the Rebels.

Noah Boerboom and Teagen Peschges both had eight tackles for MCC, while Dylan Johnson intercepted a pass and was in on seven tackles (five solo).

Sawyer Otto (19-of-27 passing for 216 yards) threw a 10-yard TD pass to Jake Byrne. Moses Dolan caught 10 of Otto’s throws for a total of 146 yards, including one for a 50-yard gain.

Otto also ran for 67 yards on 14 carries, including a one-yard touchdown. Griffin Radke (12 carries for 35 yards) scored three of T-M-B’s touchdowns.

Trevor Eisfeld has six solo tackles and three assists to lead the Panthers on defense. Bryne intercepted a Rebel pass and returned the ball 78 yards.

T-M-B   6  8  8  16 -- 38

MCC  14 14 13  0 --  41

Wabasso 55, Adrian 12 ADRIAN -- Wabasso remained perfect on the season while dropping Adrian to 1-7.

Adrian’s only scores came in the first quarter on a 7-yard pass from Ryan Wieneke to Landon Rogers, and in the fourth quarter on a 26-yard pass from Wieneke to Brendyn White.

Rogers finished with 61 yards rushing on 10 carries, and Wieneke ran three times for 41 yards. Brandon Schnoor added 42 yards rushing on 10 tries.

Cooper Taylor led Wabasso with 292 yards rushing on 22 totes.

Wabasso (8-0) finished with 448 yards of total offense, with 393 of it coming on the ground. Adrian had 236 total yards, with 176 coming via the rush.

Nick Harder led Adrian with nine tackles on defense.

Wabasso 14 13 14 14 -- 55

Adrian 6 0 0 6 -- 12

RRC 35, RC West 0 LAMBERTON -- Red Rock Central completed an unblemished 8-0 regular season with a shutout against Renville County West.

Sam Hansen had 22 carries for 135 yards and a touchdown, Garrett Marsh completed nine of 14 passes for 122 yards and a touchdown, and Noah Stavnes caught two passes for 60 yards and a touchdown. Brady Rasmussen and Jon Vogel each had an interception return for a touchdown.

RRC rushed for 168 yards and passed for 122 in the game.

RC West 0 0 0 0 -- 0

RRC 0 14 7 14 -- 35

MLA 50, Fulda 0 FULDA -- Abraham Stoesz threw touchdown passes of 54, 56, 20 and 27 yards for Mountain Lake Area, and teammate Drake Harder had two of those touchdown passes in a clear victory for the Wolverines.

For the game, Stoesz made good on 10 of 16 attempts for 192 yards.

In a balanced running attack that accumulated 272 total yards, MLA (5-3) was led by Reynaldo Capetillo with 44 yards on six carries.

Levi Spittle completed six of 12 passes for 102 yards and an interception for Fulda (1-7). Dalton Slinger carried 12 times for 90 yards.

Aldo Cardenas had eight tackles and one sack for the Raiders.

MLA 14 30 6 0 -- 50

Fulda 0 0 0 0 -- 0

E/E 64, MACCRAY 41 MAYNARD -- Edgerton/Ellsworth amassed more than 700 yards offensively in a victory over MACCRAY.

The Flying Dutchmen (5-3) had 302 yards passing and 404 yards rushing.

Jaden Bloemendaal, who finished with 18 carries for 130 yards and three receptions for 147 yards, had the game’s first three touchdowns. He had a 10-yard run, a 42-yard reception and a 44-yard runs. Quarterback Landon Buckridge then added a 43-yard rushing touchdown before throwing a 40-yard pass to Jeffrey Swenson. Bloemendaal then catch a 63-yard touchdown, Trey Gilbertson had a 14-yard rushing touchdown and followed with a 60-yard touchdown reception. Carl Haag finished the scoring with a 73-yard run.

Haag had 11 carries for 105 yards rushing, while Gilbertson had two receptions for 90 yards.

Gilbertson had a sack, Haag had an interception and Nick Paulsen collected seven tackles.

E/E 20 28 8 8 -- 64

MACCRAY 0 13 0 28 -- 41

R-T-R 46, H-BC 22 TYLER -- Cooper Hansen threw for four touchdown passes and ran for another as Russell-Tyler-Ruthton topped injury-depleted Hills-Beaver Creek.

Six starters were out for the Patriots, who fell to 4-4 with the setback. R-T-R is 6-2.

Tyson Bork scored on a 5-yard run for H-BC and teammate Easton Harnack fired a 75-yard touchdown strike to Luke LaRock. Hunter Bork scored later for the Pats on a 16-yard scamper.

Tyson Bork, a freshman, finished with 69 yards rushing on 17 carries. Defensively, H-BC was led by Dawson Leenderts with 13 tackles and Jesse Elbers with 10.

Team totals showed Hills-Beaver Creek with 224 yards rushing and 93 yards passing. R-T-R had 159 yards rushing and 163 yards via the pass.

H-BC 6 0 8 8 -- 22

R-T-R 8 16 14 8 -- 46

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