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Football: NLS rumbles into 6AAA championship

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West Central Tribune
Football: NLS rumbles into 6AAA championship
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

NEW LONDON -- Jayme Moten threw three touchdown passes and ran for another as unbeaten New London-Spicer routed Annandale 38-6 in the Section 6AAA semifinals Saturday.

NLS, the top seed, will face West Central North Conference rival Albany in the championship Friday at 7 p.m. at St. Cloud State. The Wildcats are the defending section champions and reached the state semifinals last season.

Moten connected with Aaron Jenny twice for scoring strikes of 13 yards in the first quarter and 10 yards in the third quarter, and also teamed up with Erik Tengwall for a 36-yard TD in the third quarter. Moten also scampered 72 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter.

Moten completed 8 of 14 passes for 107 yards and was also picked off twice. Jenny had five catches for 51 yards.

Jake Essler scored on runs of 23 and 4 yards for the Wildcats. He finished with 142 yards in 15 carries and also had an interception.

John Nething was in on 10 tackles and Luke Peterson made eight stops for NLS (10-0).

NLS 38, Annandale 6

Annandale 0 0 0 6 -- 6

NL-Spicer 12 14 12 0 -- 38

NLS - Jake Essler 23 run (run failed)

NLS - Aaron Jenny 13 pass from Jayme Moten (pass failed)

NLS - Moten 72 run (Brandon Zylstra pass from Moten)

NLS - Essler 4 run (pass failed)

NLS - Erik Tengwall 36 pass from Moten (pass failed)

NLS - Jenny 10 pass from Moten (kick failed)

Ann - Pat Neumann 4 run (run failed)

Annandale

Team statistics

First downs: 9 ... Rushing: 27-75 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 10-31-128-2 ... Fumbles lost: 0 ... Penalties: 5-35

Individual statistics

Rushing: Pat Neumann 21-36m Eric Thurber 1-0, Bradt Stomme 1-(-2), Alec Erhard 2-(-2) ... Passing: Stomme 10-31-129-2 ... Receiving: Dylan Nelson 4-57, Phil Nowak 3-47, Erhard 1-18, James Fort 1-6, Neumann 1-0 ... Punting: Thurber 2-42.0 ... Interceptions: Erhard 1, Cole Gauldin 1 ... Fumble recoveries: Jesse Grube 1 ... Tackles (solo-assist): not available ... QB sacks: n/a

New London-Spicer

Team statistics

First downs: 13 ... Rushing: 40-258 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 8-14-107-2 ... Fumbles lost: 1 ... Penalties: 7-55

Individual statistics

Rushing: Jake Essler 15-142, Sam Schmid 7-25, John Nething 7-25, Derek Henle 4-12, Jayme Moten 4-66, Luke Peterson 5-8 ... Passing: Moten 8-14-107-2 ... Receiving: Brandon Zylstra 1-15, Erik Tengwall 2-41, Aaron Jenny 5-51 ... Punting: Kevin Soiner 2-26.0 ... Interceptions: Essler 1,Tengwall 1 ... Fumble recoveries: none ... Tackles (solo-assist): Shawn Hatlestad 4-1, Luke Peterson 8-0, Essler 4-0, Nething 7-3, Justin Zylstra 3-3, Tom Duscher 4-1, B.Zylstra 4-1 ... QB sacks: none

Section 5AA EVW 39, Morris 6

Ryan McCann and Ryan Tri each ran for two touchdowns and Eden Valley-Watkins finished with 275 yards on the ground in semifinal clash.

"They were very physical and we didn't respond," said Morris coach Jerry Witt. "They are a very good team, but I thought we would give them a better game than we did."

Morris passed for 119 yards, but had only 12 yards rushing.

Defensively, Eric Riley had 14 tackles and Cody Hickman and Wade Backman had 13 each.

McCann finished with 124 yards in 19 carries.

Morris 0 0 6 0 -- 6

EV-Watkins 7 13 13 6 -- 39

EVW - Kevin Kramer 3 run (kick good)

EVW - Ryan McCann 10 run (kick good)

EVW - McCann 62 run (kick failed)

EVW - Ryan Tri 2 run (kick good)

Mor - Eric Riley 72 pass from Ryan Beyer (Jordan Fletcher kick)

EVW - Tri 25 run (kick failed)

EVW - Eric Kummet 6 pass from Tyler Geislinger (kick failed)

Morris

Team statistics

First downs: 6 ... Rushing: 26-12 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 9-26-119-0 ... Fumbles lost: 0 ... Penalties: 8-85

Individual statistics

Rushing: Tyler Hansen 10-33, Eric Riley 4-12, Ryan Beyer 9-(-20), Ethan Bruer 2-(-11), Wade Bachman 1-(-2)... Passing: Riley 8-25-106-0, Hansen 1-1-13-0 ... Receiving: Bruer 1-7, Jackson Henrich 1-7, Mitch Kill 1-5, Riley 1-72, Tanner Berning 2-18, Hansen 2-(-3), Beyer 1-13 ... Punting: Hansen 7-37.0 ... Interceptions: none ... Fumble recoveries: Riley 1, Hickman 1 ... Tackles (solo-assist): Riley 5-9, Cody Hickman 2-11, Bachman 7-6 ... QB sacks: none

Eden Valley-Watkins

Team statistics

First downs: 15 ... Rushing: 43-275 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 11-15-112-0 ... Fumbles lost: 2 ... Penalties: 6-50

Individual statistics

Rushing: Ryan McCann 19-124, Ryan Tri 8-47, Tyler Geislinger 2-19, Kevin Kramer 10-68, Shaun Mattsen 3-15, Trevor Bauman 1-1 ... Passing: Geislinger 11-15-112-0 ... Receiving: Eric Kummet 3-16, Tri 4-49, Kramer 1-4, McCann 2-14, Aaron Hesse 1-29 ... Punting: Peter Stanger 3-32.3 ... Interceptions: none ... Fumble recoveries: none ... QB sacks: not available

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