Quick-striking P/E-M staves off Goodhue

Goodhue 6 0 0 6 -- 12

; P/E-M 0 24 0 0 -- 24

; Plainview/Elgin-Millville scored two touchdowns in the last minute before halftime and broke away to a 24-12 win over stubborn Goodhue in a Three Rivers Conference football clash Friday night in Elgin.

It was the first defeat for Goodhue, which is ranked No. 4 in Class A in this week's coaches poll. Plainview/Elgin-Millville (4-0) is No. 2 in Class AAA.

"Goodhue is a very good football team; they're definitely going to be a force in the Class A playoffs," said PEM coach Bill Ihrke.


The Bulldogs scored all 24 points in the second quarter, including two touchdowns in the last minute. Michael Kasten caught a 29-yard touchdown pass from Clayton Kolb with 57 seconds left. Goodhue lost a fumble on its ensuing possession, and PEM scored with 1.2 seconds on a 30-yard pass from Kolb to Kyle Gosse.

"We were going to try a field goal, but a penalty pushed us too far back, so we went for the endzone," Ihrke explained.

PEM senior kicker Cesar Magallon got the Bulldogs on the board with a 45-yard field goal, a new school record.

PEM finished with 236 yards rushing, led by Scott Mattke's 25 carries for 149. Kolb completed 5-of-9 passes for 94 yards, two TDs and one interception.

Goodhue's Buck passed for 163 yards, completing 16-of-37, with two interceptions. He also led the Wildcats in rushing with 52 yards.

W-K 0 13 7 0 -- ; 20

Dover-Eyota 4 7 14 7 -- ; 42

Scott Dick and Mike Hammel each scored three touchdowns in the Eagles' homecoming win.


Dick, who rushed for 109 yards on 17 carries, scored on runs of 7, 28 and 1 yard.

Hammel, a senior quarterback, ran 56 and 18 yards and also scored on a 75-yard pass interception. Hammel finished with 134 yards on 8 carries. He also passed for 24 yards.

Jeff Riester rushed for 114 yards on 23 carries for W-K and Brad Arens contributed 104 yards on 18 trips. W-K finished with 261 yards on the ground but completed only one pass for 11 yards.

D-E had 287 rushing yards.

W-K finished with 15 first downs and D-E had 10.

Southland 0 0 16 14 -- ; 30

R-P 21 13 7 0 -- ; 41

Rushford-Peterson powered out to a 34-0 halftime lead and then Tyler Vitse returned the second-half kickoff 91 yards, putting the Trojans ahead 41-0 15 seconds into the third quarter.


Southland came back gamely against R-P reserves, with Tim Neuvirth scoring all four touchdowns on runs of 4 yards or less. The Rebels made three two-point conversions.

The last of the touchdowns, bringing Southland within 11 points, came with 16 seconds left in the game.

R-P's first touchdown was on an 18-yard interception return by Dan Boyum. Reed Anderson scored on runs of 7 and 6 yards and Matt Reinhardt passed for two touchdowns, 1 yard to Michael Johnson and 47 yards to Jarad Olson. Fred O'Hara made 5 of 6 extra-point kicks.

The Trojans rushed for 160 yards and passed for 114. Southland ended up with 296 yards divided evenly between rushing and passing.

Lucas Smith led Southland in rushing with 91 yards on 21 attempts.

Kingsland 0 6 8 12 -- 26

; Chatfield 0 0 0 0 -- 0

; Kingsland broke a scoreless tie in the last minute before halftime as fullback Brad Bernard ran up the middle 35 yards for a touchdown on a fourth down play. Kingsland's defense did the rest, limiting Chatfield to only 72 yards.


Kingsland got its offense going in the second half. Nick Strike rushed for 124 yards on 20 carries, and he also passed for a 25-yard touchdown to Giles Thomas on an option play. Bernard finished with 60 yards on eight carries, and Corey Merkel scored on a one-yard plunge. The Knights finished with almost four times more total yardage with 259.

L-A 6 15 7 7 -- 35

; St. Charles 7 0 6 0 -- 13

; Lewiston-Altura gained the momentum just 24 seconds before halftime when quarterback Travis Spencer connected with Titan Haag for a 41-yard touchdown pass. It boosted L-A's lead to 22-7 at halftime.

L-A running back Ryan Theede rushed 101 yards on 15 carries and scored three touchdowns on runs of 1, 4 and 14 yards. Spencer finished 4-of-15 passing for 43 yards.

St. Charles countered with a solid running game as Tommy Hagen carried 24 times for 117 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown. The Saints completed just 2-of-17 passes for 12 yards.

Fillmore 0 0 6 0 -- 6

; Caledonia 7 13 0 6 -- 26


; Caledonia used a balanced offense to beat visiting Fillmore Central, rushing for over 230 yards and passing for 126.

Caledonia quarterback Kasey Meiners completed four passes for 126 yards and one touchdown, and senior running back Ryan Johnson rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. Matt Frank had a 52-yard touchdown reception for the Warriors.

Fillmore Central got a strong game from running back Joe Pfremmer, who rushed for 97 yards on 27 carries and scored the Falcons' only touchdown. Fillmore had 186 yards in total offense.

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