St. Charles 40, Lewiston-Altura 27
ST. CHARLES — St. Charles scored six rushing touchdowns and accumulated more than 300 yards on the ground in a 40-27 Southeast District win against Lewiston-Altura on Friday.
The Saints led 20-14 at halftime, then pulled away in the second half to win for a second consecutive week and improve to 3-4 overall.
L-A dropped to 3-3, suffering its second consecutive setback.
The Saints were led by Jett Thoreson, who ran for 163 yards on 14 carries, with three touchdowns. Noah Disbrow added 151 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 carries, while Brady Koeppel added a rushing TD. Koeppel passed for 19 yards in the win.
No statistics were submitted for Lewiston-Altura, which hosts Chatfield on Wednesday in the final game of the regular season.
St. Charles closes its regular season at Zumbrota-Mazeppa on Wednesday.
Cannon Falls 52, P-E-M 26
CANNON FALLS — Plainview-Elgin-Millville needed just 65 seconds to score the first points of a matchup of top-10 ranked teams in Southeast District football on Friday night.
That was the only lead the Bulldogs would have, though, against the No. 6-ranked team in the state in Class AAA.
Cannon Falls responded with a pair of touchdowns in the final four minutes of the first quarter to take the lead for good en route to a 52-26 victory against No. 8-ranked P-E-M.
Riley Keenan scored on a 3-yard run with 3:57 to play in the first quarter, then added the two-point conversion to give the Bombers the lead for good. Carson Hammel scored the first of his two rushing TDs in the final 10 seconds of the first quarter to give them a 16-6 lead after one.
The teams traded TDs in the second quarter, which ended with the Bombers up 24-13, then Cannon Falls pulled away in the third, outscoring the Bulldogs 21-6 in the quarter.
Hunter Tentis scored two rushing TDs for P-E-M, while Peyton Schumacher and Connor McGuire scored one each.
Colton Otto also scored twice for the Bombers (6-1), while Jack Meyers and Kal Anderson scored once each. Hammel led Cannon Falls with 177 rushing yards on 13 carries.
The Bombers' victory sets up a big showdown in Wednesday's regular season finale, as sixth-ranked Cannon Falls will travel to top-ranked and unbeaten Lake City for a 7 p.m. game.
P-E-M (5-2) closes its regular season at home Wednesday against La Crescent-Hokah.
CANNON FALLS 52, P-E-M 26
Plainview-Elgin-Millville 6-7-6-7 — 26
Cannon Falls 16-8-21-7 — 52
Caledonia 22, Triton 0
CALEDONIA -- Caledonia seems to be getting hot at just the right time.
The Warriors, who were experiencing their first losing season in Carl Fruechte’s 25 years as head coach, won for the second straight time Friday, blanking Triton 22-0.
It was the second straight shutout for Caledonia, which blanked Lourdes the week before.
The Warriors got a huge defensive game from Ayden Goetzinger with 15 tackles. Jordan Tornstrom had eight tackles and Tucker Ginther seven.
Triton slipped to 5-2, while Caledonia is 3-4.
Warriors quarterback Lewis Doyle was 9-for-18 passing 141 yards and two touchdowns. Eric Mauss had 145 yards rushing.
Caledonia 22, Triton 0
Triton 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Caledonia 0 7 15 0 -- 22
Chatfield 41, Dover-Eyota 6
CHATFIELD — Sam Backer threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores as Chatfield rolled past Dover-Eyota.
Backer ran for 126 yards with scoring runs of 1 and 40 yards. He was 3-for-4 passing for 83 yards and the two TDs.
Jack Schild rushed for 124 yards and two TDs for the Gophers while Cole Johnson caught six passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns.
Parker Delaney was 6-for-13 passing for 67 yards for Chatfield, which improved to 6-1. The Gophers had 450 total yards, 290 rushing and 160 passing.
Defensive back Drew Schindler had two interceptions to pace the Chatfield defense.
Dover-Eyota (2-5) had 229 total yards, 149 rushing and 80 passing. QB Levi Williams was 8-for-18 passing for 80 yards and he also rushed for 76 yards. Landon Lehnertz rushed for 53 yards and a touchdown.
CHATFIELD 41, DOVER-EYOTA 6
Dover-Eyota 0-0-0-6 — 6
Chatfield 8-27-6-0 — 41