St. Charles upsets Dover-Eyota

St. Charles' prospects for a homecoming game upset win over Dover-Eyota didn't look very promising in the first quarter on Friday night.

St. Charles surrendered two quick touchdowns to D-E on its first two possessions, but the underdog Saints still rebounded for a 21-20 win in a key Three Rivers Conference game.

St. Charles improved to 3-1 in the North Division of the TRC, and 4-3 overall. D-E is 3-1 in the North Division and 6-1 overall.

"This was the wackiest game I've ever seen," said St. Charles statistician Scott McCready. "I don't know how we won it."

St. Charles' defense yielded 445 yards in the game, including 334 on the ground. But the Saints prevented D-E from scoring the potential game-winning two-point conversion on a run attempt up the middle in the fourth quarter.


D-E's offense moved easily against the Saints in the first quarter and the Eagles were ahead 14-0.

But St. Charles turned the momentum when David Dunn returned a D-E punt 52 yards for a touchdown. He scored on a heads-up play when everyone else apparently thought the short punt had rolled dead.

St. Charles then recovered the ensuing on-side kick and quickly converted the game-tying touchdown, moving 45 yards in 8 plays. Matt Kohn scored on a pass from Kevin Ryan with 27 seconds left in the half.

The Saints marched 88 yards in 51⁄2; minutes in the third quarter to score the go-ahead touchdown. Kohn added the important PAT kick, after an 11-yard scoring pass from Ryan to Chris Ask.

D-E scored midway through the fourth quarter on an 85-yard pass, but the PAT run failed.

scoring By quarters

Dover-Eyota 14 0 0 6 -- ; 20

St. Charles 0 14 7 0 -- ; 21


First Quarter

DE -- Ben Barrone 1 run (Brad Skrukrud run).

DE -- Barrone 7 run (kick blocked).

second quarter

SC -- David Dunn 52 punt return (kick failed).

SC -- Matt Kohn 11 pass from Kevin Ryan (Paul McKay pass from Dunn).

third quarter

SC -- Chris Ask 11 pass from Ryan (Kohn kick).


fourth quarter

DE -- Scott Dick 85 pass from Mike Hammel (run failed).

; ; DE SC

First downs 26 ; 11

Total yards rushing ; 334 ; 75

Total yards passing 112 ; 105

100-yard rushers -- DE, Joe Fieseler 18 for 114, Scott Dick 12-118.

Plainview/Elgin-Millville 35, Wabasha-Kellogg 8

Plainview/Elgin-Millville's Randy Spring went over 1,000 yards for the season with his three-touchdown, 170-yard performance in Wabasha. He now has 15 touchdowns on the year. Tom Speer also ran for a score as the Bulldogs piled up 254 yards on the ground.

P/E-M quarterback Mike Reiter completed eight passes in 16 attempts for 80 yards.

Defensive tackle Mark Kohn led the P/E-M defense with 14 tackles, and Scott Mattke and Shawn Reiter each had an interception. Joe Bye had two sacks from his linebacker position.

"They played us tough," said P/E-M coach Bill Ihrke. "Our depth wore them out."

With Dover-Eyota's loss to St. Charles, the Bulldogs clinched at least a share of the Three Rivers title. P/E-M can win it outright with a win over D-E Wednesday in Plainview.

"Their line is very good. We'll have to stop their running game," Ihrke said of D-E. "We'll have to play our best game to beat them."

scoring By quarters

Plainview/E-M 7 14 0 14 -- ; 35

Wabasha-Kellogg 0 0 8 0 -- ; 8

First Quarter

PEM -- Randy Spring 8 run (Brad Swancutt kick)

second quarter

PEM -- Spring 11 run (Swancutt kick)

PEM -- Tom Speer 9 run (Swancutt kick)

third quarter

WK -- Brad Arens 2 run (Isaac Perry run)

fourth quarter

PEM -- Spring 20 run (Swancutt kick)

PEM -- Troy Helgerson 25 pass from Clayton Kolb (Swancutt kick)

; ; PEM WK

First downs 18 ; 10

Total yards rushing ; 254 183

Total yards passing ; 105 ; 82

100-yard rushers -- PEM, Spring 23-170.

Rushford-Peterson 13,

Caledonia 6

Rushford-Peterson stayed unbeaten, but just barely.

Caledonia literally inches from tying the game in the final minute, with one of their ballcarriers landing in the R-P end zone with his head and back. But the ball didn't cross the plain.

R-P, now 7-0 overall, got another terrific game from running back Wade Thompson. The senior finished with 152 yards on 19 carries, including an 82-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Darren Dessner got R-P's first touchdown, giving the Trojans a 6-3 lead in the second quarter. Dessner ran the ball in from 16 yard out. That TD was set up by a 15-yard pass from Jacob Merchlewitz to Michael Johnson.

Caledonia got a pair of field goals from Pete Schiltz, one from 32 yards the other from 20.

scoring By quarters

Caledonia 0 3 0 3 -- ; 6

Rushford-Peterson 0 6 7 0 -- ; 13

second quarter

C -- Pete Schiltz 32 field goal.

RP -- Darren Dessner 13 run (kick failed)

third quarter

RP -- Wade Thompson 82 (Fred O'Hara kick)

fourth quarter

C -- Schiltz 29 field goal

; ; C RP

First downs ; 8 ; 13

Total yards rushing 61 ; 208

Total yards passing 112 ; 76

100-yard rushers -- R-P, Wade Thompson 19-152.

Lewiston-Altura 19, Goodhue 12

Nursing its 7-point lead late in the game, L-A converted a fourth-and-1 from midfield to run out the clock and secure the victory. But it was a couple of goal line stands early in the game that put the Cardinals in position to win.

Twice in the first quarter, Goodhue drove deep into L-A territory only to be stopped on downs both times. L-A coach Scott Schmaltz said Tyler Tief made a "picture-perfect" tackle to snuff out the first drive, and Ryan Bonow strung out a sweep play to halt the second drive.

Quarterback Travis Spencer led the Cardinals. He completed 4 of 9 attempts for 79 yards and two scores. The touchdown passes went to Shane Haag and Keith Kieffer.

Tief rushed 128 yards on 21 carries. His nine-yard touchdown run put L-A up 19-6 in the fourth quarter.

"The kids played with a lot of heart and intensity," Schmaltz said.

scoring By quarters

Goodhue 0 6 0 6 -- ; 12

Lewiston-Altura 0 6 7 6 -- ; 19

second quarter

G -- Brian Buck 1 run (kick blocked)

LA -- Shane Haag 8 pass from Travis Spencer (kick blocked)

third quarter

LA -- Keith Kieffer 20 pass from Spencer (Andrea Kalif kick)

fourth quarter

LA -- Tyler Tief 9 run (kick failed)

G -- Matt Thomforde 26 pass from Buck (pass failed)

; ; G LA

First downs 16 ; 10

Total yards rushing ; 102 157

; Total yards passing ; 172 ; 79

100-yard rushers -- LA, Tief 21-128.

Kingsland 29,

Fillmore Central 0

Kingsland junior quarterback Dustin Kimball rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another in the first half at Spring Valley as the Knights grabbed control early against visiting Fillmore Central.

The Knights finished with a decisive 375-120 edge in net total yards. Kingsland's defense had six turnovers, with four interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

Kingsland used 10 running backs to rush for 362. Chad Strike rushed for 93 yards on four carries, including an 81-yard touchdown sprint in the fourth quarter. He also scored on a 7-yard pass. Kimball rushed for 68 yards.

scoring By quarters

Fillmore Central 0 0 0 0 -- ; 0

Kingsland 16 6 7 0 -- ; 29

First Quarter

K -- Dustin Kimball 59 run (Chad Strike pass from Kimball).

K -- Kimball 6 run (Scott Bicknese pass from Kimball).

second quarter

K -- Strike 7 pass from Kimball (run failed).

third quarter

K -- Strike 81 run (Tim Howard kick).

; ; FC K

First downs 8 ; 17

Total yards rushing 68 ; 330

Total yards passing 52 ; 45

100-yard rushers -- None.

Southland 28, Chatfield 0

Southland took advantage of four lost fumbles by the Chatfield Gophers to post their fourth shutout of the season.

Dick Strand coached in his final regular season home game for the Rebels and the team came through with an impressive win.

Southland quarterback Adam Nagele threw for a touchdown, ran for a touchdown, and kicked four extra points. The Rebels used seven different runners to accumulate 200 yards rushing. Steve Snyder had 87 yards on 15 carries.

Chatfield lost two of its key players to injury in the third quarter. The Gophers were driving on the first possession of the second half when quarterback Nick Bernard went down on a hit just as he released a pass.

On the next play, replacement quarterback Steve Opat was intercepted. During the runback, Matt Kingsbury was injured and had to be taken off the field in an ambulance. Matt Bell led the Gophers in rushing with 51 yards on 11 carries.

scoring By quarters

Chatfield 0 0 0 0 -- ; 0

Southland 0 14 7 7 -- ; 28

second quarter

S -- Tim Schneider 5 pass from Adam Nagele (Nagele kick).

S -- Steve Snyder 1 run (Nagele kick).

third quarter

S -- Pete Churchill 5 run (Nagele kick).

fourth quarter

S -- Nagele 3 run (Nagele kick).

; ; C S

First downs 7 ; 18

Total yards rushing 52 ; 200

Total yards passing 49 ; 128

100-yard rushers -- None

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