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Foss catch in OT lifts Cougars, sets record

Brendon Foss 14-yard TD in the second overtime gave UM-Morris a 45-38 win at Fulton, Mo., over Westminster. Both teams are 2-4 overall.

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 The Hancock graduate’s three touchdown catches gave him 29 for his career as a Cougar, a school record. For the game, the 6-4, 210-pound senior wide receiver made 13 catches for 196 yards.

St. Cloud Apollo rallies for first title since 1995

Trailing 6-0 when play resumed following a 90 minute lightning delay, the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles scored three fourth-period touchdowns to defeat cross-town rival Tech 21-6 on Friday.

The Eagles (4-0 CLC South, 6-1), coached by 2000 Willmar graduate Justin Skaalerud (fourth year), clinched their first football title since 1995. The Tigers, who dropped to 3-1, 5-2, play at Willmar (3-1, 5-2) on Wednesday for second place in the South, the CLC’s first year of two-division play.

Wide receiver Cooper Lynch took over at quarterback for junior Ben Alvord, who broke a bone in his hand at Willmar the previous Friday.

Lynch threw a touchdown pass to Noel Tiegen for a 13-6 league and Tiegen’s 58-yard pick six made it 21-6.

Bethel clubs Cobbers

for first place in MIAC

No.22-ranked Concordia turned the ball over seven times, gave up the first 28 points of the game and lost 45-22 to No.5-ranked Bethel at the Cobber homecoming.

 The game matched the only two unbeaten teams left in the MIAC.

Concordia fumbled on its first two possessions of the game and watched as the Royals raced to a 21-0 lead before the game was even 12 minutes old.

Bethel wide receiver Jay Hilbrands (MACCRAY) had four catches for 64 yards.

For Concordia, Brandon Zylstra (New London-Spicer) caught nine passes for 82 yards, one for a TD, and logged 127 return yards.

Linebacker Pedro Peterson (NLS) had 8 tackles and 2.5 lost yards. Defensive end Nate Adams (Litchfield) also made 8 tackles, 2 for lost yards.

Ness sinks hole-in-one

Paul Ness hit his second career hole-in-one Sunday at Benson Golf Club.

Ness aced 134-yard No. 17 hole with a pitching wedge.

— Associated Press/Staff reports

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