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Litchfield sinks D-C

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LITCHFIELD -- Aaron Solbrack and Nic Johnson ran for over 100 yards each and the Litchfield defense forced four turnovers as the Dragons opened the Section 3AAA football playoffs by blanking Wright County Conference rival Dassel-Cokato 23-0 on Tuesday night.

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The second-seeded Dragons (6-3) will now host Redwood Valley (5-4) on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the semifinals.

Litchfield surrendered only six first downs and held the Chargers (2-7) to 119 yards of total offense. Johnson recovered two fumbles, while Dassel-Cokato completed only 3-of-15 pass attempts in the game.

Solbrack ran for 136 yards on 22 carries and the game's first score from 18 yards out and Johnson added 114 more yards and scored on touchdown runs of 4 and 19 yards, helping the Dragons run for 313 yards on 70 carries.

Litchfield 23, Dassel-Cokato 0

Dassel-Cokato 0 0 0 0 -- 0

Litchfield 7 6 3 7 -- 23

Litch - Aaron Solbrack 18 run (Eric Hulterstrom kick)

Litch - Nic Johnson 4 run (kick failed)

Litch - Hulterstrom 22 field goal

Litch - Johnson 19 run (Hulterstrom kick)

Dassel-Cokato

Team statistics

First downs: 6 ... Rushing: 20-98 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 3-15-21-1 ... Fumbles lost: 3 ... Penalties: 0

Individual statistics

Rushing: Kurt Aho 13-99, Jeff Aho 4-8, Andy Haataja 3-(-9) ... Passing: Haataja 3-15-21-1 ... Receiving: Adam Smith 2-16, Seth Elmquist 1-5 ... Punting: Smith 3-29.7 ... Interceptions: Elmquist 1 ... Fumble recoveries: 0... Tackles (solo-assist): not available ... QB sacks: not available

Litchfield

Team statistics

First downs: 17 ... Rushing: 70-313 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 3-8-44-1 ... Fumbles lost: 0 ... Penalties: 5-40

Individual statistics

Rushing: Aaron Solbrack 22-136, Nic Johnson 27-114, Steve Hendrickson 12-50, Damien Heairet 4-9 ... Passing: Solbrack 3-7-44-1, Hendrickson 0-1 ... Receiving: Dominick Devine 2-20, Johnson 1-24 ... Punting: Aaron Valiant 1-45 ... Interceptions: Hulterstrom 1 ... Fumble recoveries: Johnson 2, Mark Shephard 1 ... Tackles (solo-assist): Steve Henrickson 4-1, Heairet 3-2, Johnson 2-3, Valiant 3-1, Nate Adams 2-2, Brian Malepsy 2-2 ... QB sacks: Adams 1

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