Grand Meadow kicks off to itself, goes on to romp
Grand Meadow recovered an onside kick to open Friday night's game against Alden-Conger and it took only 50 seconds to score a touchdown.
This opening series set the tone for the visiting Superlarks as they went on to score 27 points in the first quarter. Grand Meadow's defense also played well in a 58-0 win.
Superlarks quarterback Kyle Breitbarth had a 43-yard run to set up the first touchdown of the night. Eric Holst capped off the five-play drive with a short touchdown run.
Breitbarth then took over the show as he ran for the next touchdown and threw for two more scores in the first quarter.
"We came out and ran the no-huddle offense for the whole first quarter," Grand Meadow coach Gary Sloan said.
Breitbarth was 7-of-17 passing on the night for 141 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Grand Meadow quarterback had no interceptions and completed passes to five different receivers.
scoring By quarters
Grand Meadow 27 13 18 0 -- ; 58
Alden-Conger 0 0 0 0 -- ; 0
GM -- Eric Holst 3 run (Chad Doocy kick).
GM -- Kyle Breitbarth 10 run (Doocy kick).
GM -- Taylor Bunne 15 pass from Breitbarth (Doocy kick).
GM -- Tyler Knutson 35 pass from Breitbarth (kick missed).
GM -- Anthony Stejskal 8 run (Doocy kick).
GM -- Ryan Ament 22 run (kick missed).
GM -- Bunne 18 interception return (kick missed).
GM -- Breitbarth 7 run (kick blocked).
GM -- Zac Benson 55 run (run failed).
; ; GM A-C
First downs 15 ; 5
Total yards rushing 306 ; 64
Total yards passing 161 ; 41
100-yard rushers -- None.
Granada-Huntley-East Chain-Martin Luther 6
The No. 1 ranked team in the state had no trouble on the road as this game was over by the end of the first quarter. LeRoy-Ostrander scored four touchdowns in the first quarter and added a couple of more in the second quarter for a 42-0 lead at halftime.
Kellen Bucknell scored two touchdowns in the first quarter for L-O and Dustin Thorson added another pair for the Cardinals in the second quarter.
Eric Nelson went over 100 yards in rushing on the night and scored a touchdown. Ben Adams only played in the first half and had 65 yards on 9 carries with a touchdown.
This was a tune-up for L-O (6-0, 5-0) for Wednesday night's game at home against No. 7 ranked Nicollet.
scoring By quarters
LeRoy-Ostrander 28 14 14 8 -- ; 64
GHECML 0 0 0 6 -- ; 6
LO -- Kellen Bucknell 1 run (Chad Orum kick).
LO -- Ben Adams 12 run (Orum kick).
LO -- Bucknell 3 run (Orum kick), 2:22.
LO -- Mitch Lunning 14 pass from Jake Rowe (Orum kick).
LO -- Dustin Thorson 4 run (Orum kick).
LO -- Thorson 48 punt return (Orum kick).
LO -- Eric Nelson 7 run (pass failed).
LO -- Safety on a blocked punt.
LO -- Lance Peters 7 run (run failed).
LO -- Josten Vreeman 51 run (Joe Bunne run).
GH -- Tyler Nawrocki 58 run (pass failed).
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First downs 19 ; 4
Total yards rushing 366 ; 43
Total yards passing 76 ; 74
100-yard rushers -- LO, Eric Nelson 11-105.
Lyle/Pacelli 33, Cleveland 14
The visiting Lyle/Austin Pacelli Athletics won their third straight game by scoring 33 points in the first half. L/P running back Chris Bergstrom went over 1,000 yards for the season late in the first half.
Ben Boyd set a team record by scoring on a 91-yard touchdown run eraly in the second quarter. Boyd was one of three L/P runners to get over 100 yards on the night.
Although he didn't get into the end zone, Kellen Blaser also ran for 100-plus yards in the L/P win.
L/P sophomore quarterback Jake Kaput, making his second straight start, threw a touchdown pass for the second straight week. Ironically, the touchdown pass was thrown to former quarterback Joey Greibrok, who made his first touchdown catch of the season at tight end.
scoring By quarters
Lyle/Pacelli 20 13 0 0 -- ; 33
Cleveland 0 0 0 14 -- ; 14
LP -- Chris Bergstrom 2 run (Mario Cisneros kick).
LP -- Bergstrom 38 run (Cisneros kick).
LP -- Joey Greibrok 19 pass from Jake Kaput (kick blocked).
LP -- Ben Boyd 91 run (Cisneros kick), 10:50.
LP -- Shawn Harmon 1 run (kick missed), 2:35.
C -- Brandon McCabe 1 run (Bryan Dauk pass from Tavish Satrom).
C -- Kevin Sexton 11 pass from Satrom (pass failed).
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First downs 23 ; 16
Total yards rushing 455 ; 108
Total yards passing 37 ; 176
100-yard rushers -- LP, Bergstrom 17-164, Kellen Blaser 23-128, Boyd 6-113.