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Football: Hyland sparks Waska past New London-Spicer

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GLENWOOD -- Derrek Hyland returned a punt 86 yards for a touchdown and later hauled in a 51-yard scoring strike from Jordan Hendricks, who threw three touchdowns, as Minnewaska upended New London-Spicer 33-7 in a West Central North Conference football game Friday.

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Hendricks fired a 10-yard touchdown pass to Brady Mensing, who ran for a game-high 114 yards, in the first quarter and Hyland's punt return in the second gave Minnewaska (2-2, 2-3) a 14-0 lead. The Wildcats (2-2, 2-3) then answered on Ben Sletta's six-yard touchdown pass to Todd Herman.

The Lakers then blanked NLS in the second half while their offense put up 19 more points. Hendricks threw a nine-yard pass to Jordan Holte and the 51-yard play to Hyland in the third quarter. Brandon Olson capped the scoring with a three-yard run in the fourth quarter. Olson ran for 93 yards.

Nick Carlson ran 20 times for 90 yards for the Wildcats.

Minnewaska 33, NLS 7

NL-Spicer (2-2, 2-3) 0 7 0 0 -- 7

Minnewaska (2-2, 2-3) 7 7 13 6 -- 33

Min - Brady Mensing 10 pass from Jordan Hendricks (Scott Faehnrich kick)

Min - Derrek Hyland 86 punt return (Faehnrich kick)

NLS - Todd Herman 6 pass from Ben Sletta (Herman kick)

Min - Jordan Holte 9 pass from Hendricks (Faehnrich kick)

Min - Hyland 51 pass from Hendricks (kick failed)

Min - Brandon Olson 3 run (kick failed)

New London-Spicer

Team statistics

First downs: 13 ... Rushing: 40-203 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 3-18-24-3 ... Fumbles lost: 0 ... Penalties: 4-25

Individual statistics

Rushing: Nick Carlson 20-90, Mike Bonynge 6-23, Ben Sletta 6-44, Blake Williamson 4-7, Matt Dreier 1-19, Todd Herman 2-17, Paul Peterson 1-3 .... Passing: Sletta 3-15-24-3, Austen Hadley 0-3-0-0 .... Receiving: Justin Haats 1-14, Herman 2-10 .... Punting: Herman 5-30.4 .... Interceptions: Sletta 1 .... Fumble recoveries: not available .... Tackles (solo-assist): not available ... QB sacks: not available

Minnewaska

Team statistics

First downs: 18 ... Rushing: 44-298 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 7-18-124-1 ... Fumbles lost: 1 ... Penalties: 4-45

Individual statistics

Rushing: Brandon Olson 14-93, Brady Mensing 12-114, Cass Kreitlow 2-1, Derrek Hyland 4-12, Jordan Hendricks 4-37, Trevor Mix 3-11, Wyatt Paumen 2-6, Aaron Kessler 2-15 .... Passing: Hendricks 7-18-124-1 .... Receiving: Mensing 2-24, Hyland 2-56, Jordan Holte 2-22, Scott Faehnrich 1-19 .... Punting: Faehnrich 2-43 .... Interceptions: Holte 2, Hyland 1 .... Fumble recoveries: none .... Tackles (solo-assist): not available ... QB sacks: not available

NEXT -- Minnewaska: Friday at St. Cloud Cathedral ... NLS: Friday at Melrose

Melrose 27, Montevideo 6

Melrose's balanced attack -- 205 yards passing and 158 rushing -- averaged a touchdown in each quarter and posted a 27-0 lead.

The Thunder Hawks scored on Zach Bothun's 43-yard run. He finished with a game-high 135 yards on 24 carries for Montevideo (1-3, 1-4). Jordan Baldwin anchored the defense with 10 solo and one assisted tackle. Dan Godfrey and Brady Johnson had a quarterback sack each.

Melrose (3-1, 3-2) 7 0 14 6 -- 27

Montevideo (1-3, 1-4) 0 0 0 6 -- 6

Mel - Seth Gieske 8 run (Philip Herkenhoff kick)

Mel - Gieske 13 run (Herkenhoff kick)

Mel - Isaac Barten 5 run (Herkenhoff kick)

Mel - Barten 27 run (kick failed)

Monte - Zach Bothun 43 run (kick failed)

Melrose

Team statistics

First downs: 22 ... Rushing: 35-158 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 15-19-205-0 ... Fumbles lost: none ... Penalties: 8-75

Individual statistics

Rushing: Seth Gieske 17-87, Isaac Barten 8-74, Eric Orth 6-22 .... Passing: Danny Beste 15-19-205-0 .... Receiving: Philip Herkenhoff 5-91, Peter Herkenhoff 3-52, Seth Gieske 4-15, Justin Weisbrich 1-27, Skyler Uphoff 1-12 .... Punting: Brad Wiehoff 3-29 .... Interceptions: none .... Fumble recoveries: 1

Montevideo

Team statistics

First downs: 11 ... Rushing: 35-126 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 5-14-72-0 ... Fumbles lost: 1 ... Penalties: 4-25

Individual statistics

Rushing: Zach Bothun 24-135 .... Passing: Tyler Grey 5-14-72-0 .... Receiving: Brady Johnson 2-27, Zach Bothun 1-31, Tramel Barnes 1-11 .... Punting: Brady Johnson 7-30.1 .... Interceptions: none .... Fumble recoveries: none .... Tackles (solo-assist): Jordan Baldwin 10-1, Dan Godfrey 5-0, Tramel Barnes 5-0, Nolan Jaspersen 3-2 ... QB sacks: Dan Godfrey 1, Brady Johnson 1

NEXT -- Montevideo: Friday at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle

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