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Litchfield trounces 'Streeters

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Willmar, 56201

Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

LITCHFIELD -- Daren Sangren scored three times and Josh Rose scored on both sides of the ball to help ignite Litchfield's 59-6 drubbing of Sauk Centre in the first round of the Section 6AAA playoffs Tuesday.

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The unbeaten and fourth-ranked Dragons (9-0) scored on 9 of their 10 possessions while limiting the Mainstreeters to 165 yards of offense.

The Mainstreeters moved the ball into Dragons' territory on their first drive of the game, but fumbled on a quarterback sack by Jared Flemming and Rose scooped up the loose ball and dashed 61 yards for the touchdown.

Sangren then scored on runs covering 10, two and three yards for Litchfield. He finished with 59 yards rushing on 11 carries. Dustin Calendar led the team with 84 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns. Litchfield posted 302 yards rushing with five players gaining more than 35 yards each.

Blayne Johnson led the defense with five solo and seven assisted tackles.

The Dragons did not escape the game without injuries. Senior Beau Penk injured his ankle in the first quarter and did not return. His status for rest of playoffs uncertain.

Litchfield 59, Sauk Centre 6

Sauk Centre (1-8) 0 0 6 0 -- 6

Litchfield (9-0) 21 17 7 14 -- 59

Litch - Josh Rose 61 fumble recovery (Rose run)

Litch - Daren Sangren 10 run (run failed)

Litch - Sangren 2 run (Osvaldo Sanchez kick)

Litch - Sangren 3 run (Sanchez kick)

Litch - Sanchez 24 FG

Litch - Rose 15 pass from Kent Johnson (Sanchez kick)

Litch - Jess Housman 2 run (Sanchez kick)

SC - Tyson Molitor 75 run (run failed)

Litch - Dustin Celandar 5 run (Celandar kick)

Litch - Celandar 16 run (Celandar kick)

Sauk Centre

Team statistics

First downs: 9 ... Rushing: 30-137 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 4-13-28-1 ... Fumbles lost: 1 ... Penalties: 1-5

Individual statistics

Rushing: Tyson Molitor 11-81 .... Passing: Craig Messer 4-13-28-1 .... Receiving: Brent Egan 2-13 .... Punting: Egan 4-27.5 .... Interceptions: none .... Fumble recoveries: none

Litchfield

Team statistics

First downs: 17 ... Rushing: 48-302 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 5-9-51-0 ... Fumbles lost: 0 ... Penalties: 8-55

Individual statistics

Rushing: Dustin Celandar 10-84, Daren Sangren 11-59, Josh Rose 12-57, Jess Housman 3-47, Tim Wold 3-38 .... Passing: Kent Johnson 5-9-51-0 .... Receiving: Sangren 2-27, Alex Euerle 1-19, Rose 1-15 .... Punting: Rose 1-32 .... Interceptions: Sangren 1 .... Fumble recoveries: Rose 1 .... Tackles (solo-assist): Blayne Johnson 5-7, Miguel Montano 2-4, Housman 3-1, Alex Hirman 3-1, Jordan Lecher 2-2, Jared Flemming 1-3 ... QB sacks: Flemming 1

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