CHATFIELD RIDES DEFENSE IN WIN OVER SAINTS
ST. CHARLES — Chatfield played stellar defense all night and had just enough offense to beat St. Charles 7-0 on Friday in Southeast District football.
The Gophers, who moved to 2-2 in the Southeast White Division and 5-2 overall, limited St Charles (1-2, 4-3) to 123 total yards of offense.
Chatfield’s lone score came in the second quarter, with Reid Johnson connecting with Masyn Remme on a 4-yard pass. That was part of a 60-yard drive, one highlighted by a 35-yard pass from Johnson to Max Aug.
Chatfield played the game without star freshman running back Sam Backer, who was out with the flu. Also out of the lineup was top lineman Johnny Frank, with a shoulder injury.
Ben Roline took Backer’s place and ran for nearly 80 yards.
Chatfield’s defense has allowed just six points in its last three games.
Chatfield 7, St. Charles 0
Chatfield 0 7 0 0 — 7
St. Charles 0 0 0 0 — 0
COUGARS RUN WILD IN WIN OVER D-E
ZUMBROTA -- Calven Voxland ran for 150 yards and four touchdowns, leading Zumbrota-Mazeppa to a 52-27 win over Dover-Eyota in Southeast District football Friday.
The Cougars (2-4 White Division, 2-5 overall) finished with 346 yards rushing as a team. Quarterback Willie Holm III scampered for 131 yards on 10 carries, with touchdowns of 62 and 39 yards.
Z-M led 30-20 at intermission over winless Dover-Eyota (0-5, 0-7).
The Eagles also were effective on the ground, with 279 yards rushing. Blake Blattner had 153 yards rushing on 34 carries with three touchdowns. Quarterback Brady Williams, who was injured in the game, had 97 yards rushing. He was 3-for-7 passing with a touchdown.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 52, Dover-Eyota 27
Dover-Eyota 7 13 7 0 -- 27
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 6 24 8 14 -- 52
TURNOVERS DOOM PINE ISLAND AS CALEDONIA ROLLS
CALEDONIA -- Things couldn't have started much worse for Pine Island on Friday as the Panthers looked to upset top-ranked Caledonia in Southeast District White Division action.
On Pine Island's first drive, quarterback Carter O'Reily fumbled near midfield and Caledonia's Ezra Dvorak returned it 51 yards for a touchdown.
Then, with Caledonia leading 14-0 in the second quarter, the Panthers had a 16-play drive that put them on Caledonia's 15-yard line, but with Dylan Holzer now at quarterback, Caledonia's Noah King picked him off and rumbled 93 yards for a touchdown.
That pretty much sealed things, as Caledonia would go on to claim a 34-0 victory.
Statistically speaking, the game was fairly close, as Caledonia had 282 yards of offense and Pine Island had 216. The Panthers had 14 first downs, while the Warriors had 17.
But Pine Island fumbled five times, losing four.
Caledonia's King completed 14 of 25 passes for 113 yards and one TD, and he also rushed 11 times for 90 yards and one touchdown. In addition to his interception return for a TD, he also recovered a fumble.
Caledonia (7-0) closes out the regular season Wednesday at Triton, while Pine Island (2-4) is at Chatfield.
Caledonia 34, Pine Island 0
Pine Island 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Caledonia 7 14 7 6 -- 34
BURI HELPS STEWARTVILLE BURY LAKE CITY
LAKE CITY -- Stewartville's Josh Buri began Friday's game against Lake City with a 99-yard touchdown run with less than two minutes gone, and he didn't slow down from there.
Buri would go on to score three more touchdowns and pile up 250 yards rushing as Stewartville cruised to a 61-0 victory.
Nathan Smidt also had a big night for Stewartville, gaining 122 yards on just eight carries with two touchdowns, including a 43-yarder.
Stewartville quarterback Will Tschetter completed 7 of 16 passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns.
Stewartville (6-0) hosts undefeated Cannon Falls on Wednesday, while Lake City (3-4) is at P-E-M.
Stewartville 61, Lake City 0
Stewartville 19 13 13 16 -- 61
Lake City 0 0 0 0 -- 0
COBRAS GRIND THEIR WAY PAST P-E-M
DODGE CENTER -- Triton's Braxton Munnikhuysen rushed for 110 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Cobras to a 35-14 win over Plainview-Elgin-Millville on Friday in a Southeast District crossover game.
Mason Barker piled up 121 yards on just eight carries and had a touchdown.
Triton rushed for 329 yards and attempted just one pass, which was incomplete.
Triton (4-3) hosts Caledonia on Wednesday, while P-E-M (1-6) is at Lake City.
Triton 35, P-E-M 14
Triton 7 21 7 0 -- 35
P-E-M 8 6 0 0 -- 14