Chatfield gets defensive, stops St. Charles
CHATFIELD — Chatfield limited St. Charles to a single touchdown as the host Gophers raced to a 32-6 victory Friday in Southeast District, White Sub-District football on Friday.
The Gophers (3-4) limited St. Charles to 156 yards of total offense. The Saints had 94 yards rushing and 62 yards.
“Our defense played pretty stellar tonight,” Chatfield coach Jeff Johnson said. “They have a good offensive team. To hold them to 94 yards rushing was a pretty good job by our defense.”
The Gophers (3-4) finished with 271 yards rushing and 57 passing for 328 yards. Gage Tuohy had 184 yards rushing on 16 carries and a touchdown, a 60-yard run. Kyle Nosbisch had 12 carries for 36 yards and two TDs.
Jacob Gillespie was 2-for-3 passing for 57 yards for the Gophers. Manny Perez had two catches for 57 yards and a TD.
The Saints (3-4) had 94 yards rushing and 62 yards passing. Nolan Boice was 3-for-13 for 25 yards. Sam Holtz led Chatfield with 52 yards on 13 carries. Parker Wendt had 16 carries for 33 yards and a touchdown.
Chatfield 32, St. Charles 6
Z-M starts fast, topples Dover-Eyota
ZUMBROTA — Zumbrota scored on the first play of the game and went on to defeat Dover-Eyota 34-7 in Southeast District, White Sub-District football on Friday.
Isaiah Nolte tossed a 45-yard scoring strike to Robvon Jackson on the first play to give Z-M a quick 7-0 lead. Nolte was 8-for-14 passing for 153 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for 42 yards, including a 32-yard scoring jaunt.
Jacob Niebuhr caught two TD passes from 15 and three yards out. Niebuhr had four catches for 62 yards. He also had a huge defensive play, picking off a pass and returning in 102 yards for a TD with 17 seconds left in the half.
Jacob Bennett had 60 yards rushing on 17 attempts for the Cougars. Z-M (3-4) had 115 yards rushing and 153 passing for 268 total yards. Jackson had two catches for 83 yards.
Coleton Swee 8-for-23 for 62 yards and three interceptions for Dover-Eyota. He also had two interceptions and returned one 45 yards for the Eagles’ lone touchdown. Marcus Otomo had 70 yards rushing on 19 attempts. D-E rushed for 73 yards and had 62 passing for 135 total yards.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 34, Dover-Eyota 7
Big third quarter lifts Triton over L-A
LEWISTON — Triton beat Lewiston-Altura 42-14 on Friday in a Southeast District, White Sub-District contest, but the final score is somewhat deceiving.
The Cardinals actually put a solid scare into the Cobras.
Triton led 14-0 at halftime after getting a 19-yard touchdown run from Hunter Jennings and a 24-yard touchdown run from Drew Kelly.
But after halftime, the Cardinals jumped right back into the game. With 9:32 left in the third quarter, Evan Daley scored from 3 yards out to cut the deficit to seven points, and four minutes later, quarterback Dusty Knutson plunged in from the 1-yard line to square the game at 14-14.
Then Triton regained its footing and reclaimed the momentum, scoring three touchdowns over a span of less than four minutes. Kelly scored on a 2-yard run, then quarterback Brady Essig tossed a 35-yard touchdown to Kelly. Twenty seconds later, after a turnover, Essig hit Nick Roussopoulos from 14 yards out for another score to put the game out of reach.
Triton piled up 478 yards of total offense, while Lewiston-Altura gained 230.
Triton’s Jennings picked up 160 yards rushing on 22 attempts and scored two touchdowns, and Essig completed nine of 13 attempts for 144 yards and two TDs. He was not intercepted. Kelly caught five passes for 99 yards and had three total touchdowns on the night.
Lewiston-Altura was led by Calen McNally with 73 yards rushing on 15 attempts. Quarterback Dusty Knutson completed four of eight passes for 41 yards.
Triton (6-1) hosts Zumbrota-Mazeppa on Wednesday, while Lewiston-Altura (3-4) is at Cannon Falls.
Triton 42, Lewiston-Altura 14
Caledonia runs back opening kickoff for TD, wins 40-8
CALEDONIA — It took Caledonia 12 seconds to take the lead Friday night against Cannon Falls.
Sam Barthel returned the opening kickoff 74 yards for a touchdown, giving the Warriors a quick 6-0 lead. The state’s No. 1-ranked Class AA football team went on to win 40-8 in a Southeast District, White Sub-District game.
Owen King threw 16 yards to Barthel for the Warriors’ second touchdown, then later hit Jordan Burg for a 10-yarder. He also ran 18 yards for another TD. Mitchel Welsh dived 1 yard and Mason Staggemeyer ran 3 yards for another.
Cannon Falls got on the board on Chase Reber’s 34-yard pass from Brodie Hansen with 7:23 left in the game.
“Caledonia showed why they are the No. 1-ranked team in the state,” Bombers coach Dan Meyers said. “Their aggressive defense and high-powered offense make them tough.”
Caledonia takes a 7-0 record into Wednesday’s game at St. Charles.
Cannon Falls is 2-5 and hosts Lewiston-Altura next week.
Caledonia 40, Cannon Falls 8
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