Eagles fly past KoMets

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Lourdes quarterback Noah Hillman breaks into the end zone for his fifth rushing touchdown against Kasson-Mantorville Friday at Rochester Regional Stadium.

Rochester Lourdes standout senior quarterback had a hand in all seven Eagles touchdowns on Friday night in a blowout 49-14 victory over Kasson-Mantorville at Rochester Regional Stadium.

The KoMets entered the game 3-1 and had been ranked No. 9 in Class AAAA prior to last week's loss against Stewartville.

K-M's Brendan Knoll returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, but the play was called back due to a block in the back.

After that, the Eagles took over. They did not punt in the first half and punted just once all game. Lourdes also forced three K-M turnovers and did not allow the KoMets to complete a pass for the entire game.

Hillman had a huge game, finishing with five rushing touchdowns and two passing scores. He rushed for 80 yards and passed for 80 more.


"We definitely didn't expect the score to be anything like this," Lourdes coach Mike Kesler said. "We were expecting a battle. Our defense did a great job against a very good offense. It helps seeing that option in practice, and our scout team did a tremendous job preparing us this week."

Carter Greguson had 140 yards rushing to lead the Eagles in that category.

Noah Ryan paced the KoMets with 85 yards rushing on 12 carries.

K-M dropped to 3-2, and the KoMets host Byron next week. Lourdes improved to 5-0 and hits the road to take on La Crescent.

• Century led Mankato East 12-0 on the road in the first three minutes of the game. But the Cougars tallied the next 31 points to win their homecoming contest 31-12. Desmond Bassett caught seven passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns for East (3-2). Miguel Benjamin had 138 yard rushing and scored both of the touchdowns for Century, which drops to 1-4.

• In a Big Southeast tilt between two previously unbeatens, Mayo lost its homecoming game 34-7 to Mankato West, the No. 2 ranked team in Class AAAAA. West senior running back Charles Terry stole the show with 177 yards rushing and long touchdowns of 40, 70 and 15 yards. Terry finished with more rushing yards than Mayo's total offense.

• John Marshall got outscored by 20 points after the first quarter and lost 34-14 to Faribault in a Big Southeast game in Faribault. The Falcons hurt JM with their running game, grinding out 209 ground yards. Felipe Martinez was the biggest contributor with 80 yards rushing and two touchdown runs. JM had 95 yards rushing and 109 passing. The Rockets slipped to 2-3 overall. Faribault is 3-2.


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