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Houston pounds Lions

By Post-Bulletin staff

sports@postbulletin.com

SPRING GROVE — Houston showed why it is unbeaten and ranked ninth in the state in Nine Man football, as it drilled Spring Grove 61-16 Friday night.

Kevin Lindh carried the ball six times for 142 yards for Houston, all of it in the first half. He had touchdown runs of 46, 43 and 30 yards.

Houston (5-0 overall) led 47-8 at intermission, when it rolled up 406 offensive yards. Quarterback Andy Sires had TD throws of 33, 34 and 36 yards. Brent Benson, Trent Kerrigan and Steven Thompson each had a touchdown catch.

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Spring Grove (2-3 overall) finished with 222 yards of offense. Chris Connelly had a 70-yard touchdown catch and a 4-yard touchdown run.

The game ended with 2:41 left due to an injury to Houston lineman Lance Moga.

Houston 22 25 14 0 — 61

Spring Grove 0 8 8 0 — 16

M-C 44, LANESBORO 28

Cougars get offensive

LANESBORO — In a display of run-oriented offenses, Mabel-Canton started strong and was able to hold-off Lanesboro in the second half.

Two long Laurence Caldwell touchdown runs of 42 and 44 yards in the first quarter gave Mabel-Canton an early lead it never relinquished.

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Caldwell and Mike Williams added rushing touchdowns in the second quarter for the Cougars. Matt McGrath’s 33-yard scamper was the only scoring for the Burros in the first half.

A pair of Brawley Witte scores in the third quarter brought Lanesboro to within eight, at 30-22. Then, Williams broke a 78-yard run on the next play from scrimmage for Mabel-Canton.

Witte added a 1-yard plunge in the fourth, and Mabel-Canton’s Sam Storlie added a 59-yard score on the ground for insurance.

Mabel-Canton (4-1) travels to LeRoy-Ostrander next Friday. Lanesboro (4-1) hosts Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Martin Luther.

Mabel-Canton 14 16 8 6 — 44

Lanesboro 0 8 14 6 — 28

L/P 22, G. MEADOW 20

Stier guides Athletics

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AUSTIN — An offensive show in the first half and a defensive stand at the end produced a win for Lyle/Austin Pacelli on homecoming night.

It was a tale of two halves in the Southern Confederacy, East Division football gamet. The Athletics dominated in the first half and then hung on for the win.

The Athletics built a 22-6 halftime lead.

L/P quarterback Sam Stier finished with 64 yards rushing and 146 passing.

Grand Meadow got 53 yards rushing from Michael Gehling.

Grand Meadow 6 0 14 0 — 20

Lyle/Pacelli 16 6 0 0 — 22

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