Rebels win with take-aways
Goodhue 0 6 0 0 -- 6
; Southland 6 0 6 8 -- 20
; Six turnovers did in the defending Class A state champions as the Goodhue Wildcats were upset by the Southland Rebels. Goodhue had two interceptions and four fumbles lost in the season opener.
Southland opened the scoring late in the first quarter with a trick play that sent the home fans in Adams into a frenzy. Mike Wiste threw a halfback pass to Kirk Felten for a 50-yard touchdown.
Goodhue tied the game at 6-6 with 6:39 left in the second quarter. Brandon Voth caught a 42-yard touchdown pass from Sam Gadient, but those would be the last points for Goodhue.
Justin Maiers caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Lee Kulow to put the Rebels ahead for good with 53 seconds left in the third quarter. Lucas Smith then sealed the deal with a fourth quarter touchdown run.
Southland had 115 yards rushing, led by Kulow with 19 carries for 74 yards. Kulow was 8-for-18 passing for 105 yards.
Goodhue had 195 passing and 107 rushing yards. Voth was the leading rusher with 16 carries for 75 yards. Gadient hurt his knee early in the fourth quarter and may be lost for the season. He finished 11-of-19 passing for 142 yards and an intercpetion. Jordan Warren replaced him and went 5-of-10 for 53 yards and one interception.
Plainview/EM 14 17 8 7 -- 46
; Kingsland 0 0 0 -- 0
; Plainview/Elgin-Millville scored in almost every way possible and with eight different players.
Joe Sveen scored the first and last touchdowns, 61 yards in the first quarter and 8 yards in the fourth. He finished with 263 yards on 22 rushes.
Mike Nielsen threw for two touchdowns, for 13 yards to Brandon Young and 4 to Sam Nelson.
Eric Hynes plunged 1 yard for a touchdown and Jay Eggenberger returned a free kick 57 yards for a touchdown. That came after Josh Miller and Nick Konkel tackled the punter in the end zone.
Nick Dohrn kicked a 32-yard field goal and made 5 of 6 PAT kicks.
Nielsen finished 12-for-19 for 153 yards. Konkel had four tackles for losses, and Logan Kolb intercepted two passes. Young caught six passes for 119 yards.
PEM rushed for 359 yards and passed for 198. Kingsland had 77 yards rushing and 31 passing.
Caledonia 7 0 20 0 -- 27
; Dover-Eyota 6 8 0 0 -- 14
; Caledonia erased Dover-Eyota's halftime lead with 20 points in the third quarter. The momentum turned with the second-half kickoff, which Karl Klug returned into D-E territory. It set up a 41-yard touchdown pass from Cory Messner to Sam Gerardy.
Caledonia struck again quickly when Kevin Klug intercepted a D-E pass and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown.
Josh DeFrang scored both D-E touchdowns in the first half on a pair of short runs. A Travis Meiners interception set up the first score.
Caledonia finished with 268 total yards. Messner completed 6-of-10 passes for 101, and Justin Conway rushed for 101. D-E had 212 yards rushing and 243 total. DeFrang carried 24 times for 117.
L-A 0 0 0 8 -- 8
; R-P 0 0 7 13 -- 20
; Tyler Drinkall had two of Rushford-Peterson's three interceptions, including one which he returned for a 5-yard touchdown to begin the third quarter.
Tyler Johnson had R-P's other interception. All of them came against L-A quarterback Jay Stensgaard, who though he had trouble with his passing game, led the Cardinals with 82 yards rushing on 14 carries.
The Trojans did all of their scoring in the second half, while L-A got its eight points in the fourth quarter.
R-P, for the first time in Jim Reinhardt's 32 years in coaching, didn't attempt a pass. The Trojans finished with 233 yards rushing, with reserve halfback Tony Rislove totaling 96 yards on 12 carries. Danny Boyum, who scored on a 2-yard run, had 61 yards on eight rushes.
St. Charles 6 0 0 0 -- 6
; Chatfield 7 6 6 0 -- 20
; St. Charles scored first, on a 24-yard pass from Sam Pedersen to Chad Persons, but Chatfield's defense held the Saints scoreless the rest of the way.
Chatfield struck twice before halftime, both times on passes from Trevor Larson to Dustin Bren. The first was 1 yard, the second 10 yards.
The Gophers' second-half touchdown was in the third quarter on a 73-yard run by Damien Nickelsen, who finished with 148 yards on 17 rushes.
Bren successfully kicked two of three extra points.
For St. Charles, Persons caught six passes for 78 yards.
Chatfield rushed for 188 yards and passed for 70. St. Charles gained 136 via the air and 102 on the ground.
Wabasha-Kell. 6 6 0 0 -- 12
; Fillmore Cen. 7 6 6 7 -- 26
; After Wabasha-Kellogg took the early lead in this game at Harmony, Fillmore Central struck back with the bomb. Kyle Tollefson caught a 73-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Deven Ehler for a 7-6 lead.
Defense would then play a key role as the Falcons shut out the W-K offense in the second half. This gave Fillmore Central a chance to control the clock with its ground game and score the final 13 points of the contest.
Taylor Jarland had a 22-yard touchdown run for the Falcons. Kalin Koch led the rushing attack with 85 yards on eight carries and a touchdown run. The offense was balanced for Fillmore Central with 157 yards rushing and 99 passing. Ehler was 4-for-12 on the night and had all of the passing yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.