NOTEBOOK PEM averts St. Charles' bid for upset
P/E-M ; 7 ; 8 ; 0 ; 14 ; -- ; 29
St. Charles ; 6 ; 3 ; 7 ; 6 ; -- 22
; St. Charles assistant coach Scott McCready called it an "amazing game." His Saints led unbeaten Plainview/Elgin-Millville early in the fourth quarter, but the Bulldogs came back to score twice and remain perfect, winning 29-22 in Three Rivers Conference North Division football Friday night.
Joe Sveen had another big game for PEM. He scored all four touchdowns and had a 42-yard run on the winning drive that put the ball on the 1-yard-line.
St. Charles had taken a 16-15 lead, then moved it up to 22-15 in the fourth quarter. But PEM scored on a 78-yard drive that was aided by a fourth-and-12 pass interference call that put the ball on the Saints 19.
Then PEM intercepted a pass and drove to take the lead. St. Charles came back and had the ball on PEM's 30-yard line with 16 seconds left when the Bulldogs intercepted another pass at the goal line.
Sveen finished with 185 yards on 29 carries and four touchdowns. PEM had 297 yards rushing and 103 rushing.
St. Charles got a touchdown and field goal from Matt Kohn, a TD catch by Chad Persons and a short run by Jarrett Glover.
St. Charles had 86 yards rushing and 268 passing. Sam Pedersen had 254 of those.
W-K 0 0 0 0 -- 0
; D-E 13 13 6 0 -- 32
; Dover-Eyota kept Wabasha-Kellogg winless, jumping on the Falcons early with a pair of first-quarter touchdowns.
Josh DeFrang, who finished with 112 yards on 15 carries, got things started with a 15-yard TD run, capping a long drive. Eagles quarterback Travis Meiners connected on an 11-yard pass for D-E's second score.
Meiners also had a 62-yard run for a touchdown, in the second quarter. D-E went into intermission on top 26-0.
W-K finished with 123 yards of total offense. It was led by Walter Kennebeck with 56 yards rushing on 12 carries. D-E totaled 341 yards of offense.
Goodhue 0 8 0 0 -- 8
; L-A 7 0 12 6 -- 25
; Lewiston-Altura, a hard-luck team this season, picked up its first win. The Cardinals did it behind a standout running game.
L-A had four players gain at least 50 yards rushing, led by Eric Schultz with 93 on 16 carries. Jake Ellinghuysen had 87 yards on 20 carries, and Zach Rinn had 56 yards on just five carries. Rinn had touchdown runs of 6 and 28 yards. The 6-yard TD came in the third quarter and gave L-A its first lead since the opening frame.
The Cardinals also got solid play from quarterback Brad Hammann, who was stepping in for injured QB Jay Stensgaard. Hammann rushed for 44 yards and passed for 33.
Goodhue was led by Brandon Voth with 109 yards on 19 carries, and also had 84 yards on nine catches.
The Cardinals got key interceptions from Paul Kalmes and Titan Haag.
Southland 0 3 0 7 -- 10
; R-P 6 0 6 13 -- 25
; It was a tight game much of the way, 6-3 at halftime and 12-3 at the end of three quarters.
But a big play by Rushford-Peterson was crucial. Dan Boyum blocked a punt near the goal line and teammate Brent Morcomb caught it in the air in the end zone for a touchdown.
Later, Tyler Drinkall connected with Alex Mierau on a 51-yard touchdown pass to expand R-P's lead from 18-3 to 25-3.
Dan Boyum scored the Trojans' first touchdown on a 1-yard plunge in the first quarter. Drinkall raced 54 yards on an option play in the third quarter for another TD.
Drinkall was 4-for-12 for 89 yards passing and rushed 10 times for 76 yard.
Kulow passed for 147 yards but was intercepted twice.
Southland's points came on a 20-yard field goal by Alex Padilla and a 29-yard pass from Lee Kulow to Justin Bastian.
R-P coach Jim Reinhardt said his team had several fumbles and interceptions, "too many."
Southland entered the game 4-1 and R-P 5-0. R-P and Caledonia remain on a collision course for the South Division title when they meet Oct. 20.
Chatfield ; 0 ; 7 ; 0 ; 6 ; -- ; 13
Caledonia ; 6 ; 13 ; 7 ; 7 ; -- ; 33
Caledonia played tough defense, intercepted three passes, and ran its record to 5-1.
The Gophers leading rusher was Nathan Neis with 35 yards. Chatfield finished with 97 yards on the ground, and 51 passing.
Caledonia's Justin Conway ran for 101 yards on 21 carries. He threw for one touchdown and ran for one. Matt Frank also scored twice on catches of 79 yards and 5 yards. Messner scored on a 1-yard run.
Fillmore 7 ; 0 ; 0 ; 0 ; -- ; 7
Kingsland ; 8 ; 0 ; 0 ; 0 ; -- ; 8
Fillmore Central scored first on a 43-yard run by Kalin Koch, with an extra-point kick to take a 7-0 lead.
With 1:39 left in the first quarter, Kingsland blocked a punt and ran it in from the 8-yard-line and made a two-point conversion on a pass to Jiles Thomas.
Neither team scored again.
Nick Strike had another big night, gaining 121 yards on 30 carries. Tyler Olson had 89 yards on nine carries.
Fillmore Central had just 55 yards rushing and 56 passing.