St. Charles sharp in toppling Pine Island

St. Charles quarterback Nolan Boice, left, stiff arms Pine Island's Trevor Turner (27) on his way to scoring a two-point conversion during a Southeast District game Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Pine Island.

PINE ISLAND — St. Charles picked up a key win Friday in Southeast District, White Subdistrict football, beating Pine Island 39-20.

The Saints moved to 3-1 in the White Subdistrict and 3-2 overall. PI is 2-2, 3-2.

St. Charles scored 21 points in the second quarter and 12 in the third.

St. Charles won the game on the ground, rushing for 399 yards. Hunter Spitzer dashed for 168 yards on 16 carries. Parker Wendt had 107 yards rushing on 17 carries. Spitzer had touchdown runs of 52 and 7 yards.

The Saints also got the job done on defense, picking off four Pine Island passes. Panthers quarterback Keegan Majerus tried 31 passes and completed 16 of them.


Pine Island running back Brady Braaten had 112 yards rushing on 15 carries.

St. Charles 39, Pine Island 20

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Pine Island#7#6#0#7#—#20

Essig's big night carries Triton

DODGE CENTER — Brady Essig had a huge game passing the football and it carried Triton to a 28-19 win over Chatfield on Friday.

Essig threw for 237 yards, completing 21 of 33 passes with a pair of touchdowns. His TD strikes were from 12 and 28 yards. Essig also ran for 53 yards on nine carries, with a 21-yard touchdown run mixed in.

Triton's Drew Kelly caught eight passes for 110 yards. The Cobras improved to 2-2 in the White Subdistrict and 2-3 overall. Chatfield is 1-3, 1-4.


The Cobras, who had 42 yards of offense, led just 14-13 at halftime.

Triton picked off one Chatfield pass and recovered a pair of Gophers fumbles.

Chatfield's Dillon Bance was 10 for 15 passing for 153 yards and two touchdowns. Parker Fossum had both of Chatfield's TD catches. Chatfield also got a 76 yard touchdown from Gage Tuohy.

Jake Mandt had 66 yards rushing for Chatfield on 16 carries.

Triton 28, Chatfield 19

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Triton#0#14#6#8 — 28

Big plays lift Dover-Eyota to first win


WINONA — Big plays were the story of the night when Dover-Eyota traveled to Winona to take on Cotter. Cotter controlled the ball for much of the game and had nearly 400 yards of total offense, but D-E forced five turnovers and converted them into fast points to claim a 37-14 win.

Jack Studer was Dover-Eyota's defensive star of the game, grabbing three interceptions, all at key moments, to halt Cotter drives.

On offense, Dover-Eyota got contributions from all over. Keaton Schaefer caught just two passes, but he made them count for touchdowns of 35 and 19 yards. Quarterback Brady Williams completed four of five passes for 82 yards.

Running back Isaac Bushman had 11 carries for 188 yards and three touchdowns that covered 79, 22 and 30 yards. Coleton Swee had just one carry, but he took it 65 yards for a touchdown.

Dover-Eyota (1-4) hosts Pine Island next week, while Cotter (0-5) is at Caledonia.

Dover-Eyota 37, Cotter 14




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