Prep football: LP/HT knocks off BBE
SAUK CENTRE — Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa’s season began and ended with Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity.
The Jaguars, who beat the Bulldogs in the season opener Aug. 30, lost the rematch 29-12 on Friday at O’Gara Field in the Section 4A title game. BBE finished its season at 9-2.
It was the second straight year the Jaguars came up just short — last season they fell to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in the 4A championship.
BBE had won seven straight coming into the game.
The Bulldogs took a 14-6 halftime lead on a 2-yard run by Jared Stibal in the first half, and a 20-yard fourth-down quarterback sneak by Alex Heigl after an eight-play, 80-yard drive.
BBE’s Tanner Heinsius ran in a 6-yard score in the second quarter to bring the Jaguars within 8.
Penalties caused the Jaguars to miss some opportunities in the second half, and their offense never recovered.
A Trey Heinsius TD reception was pulled back on a holding penalty, and the drive ended when the Jaguars turned over on downs.
BBE also lost a chance at a first down on a personal foul after recovering the ball on a LP/HT fumble.
Bulldog running back Nate Tesch sealed the victory with two fourth-quarter touchdowns.
Tesch ran for 119 of LP/HT’s 249 rushing yards.
Quarterback Heigl ran for 70, while passing for only 14.
BBE’s Austin Kollman managed a 9-yard TD-run after the game was out of reach.
Kollman finished with 120 yards rushing.
Goodwin passed for 81 yards on 12 completions, with Trey Heinsius catching 35.
LP/HT will play Section 2A champion Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s in the state quarterfinals Saturday at Marshall.
LP/HT 29, BBE 12
LP/HT (8-3) 7 7 0 15 — 29
BBE (9-2) 0 6 0 6 — 12
L – Jared Stibal 2 run (Nick Machemehl kick good)
L – Alex Heigl 20 run (Machemehl kick good)
B – Tanner Heinsius 6 run (kick failed)
L – Nate Tesch 12 run (Heigl run)
L – Tesch 14 run (Machemehl kick)
B – Austin Kollman 9 run (pass failed)
Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity
First downs: 13 … Rushing: 39-249 … Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 6-8-17-1 … Fumbles lost: 1 … Penalties: n/a
Rushing: Nate Tesch 14-119, Alex Heigl 14-70, Jared Stibal 9-30, Andrew Gebhardt 1-11 … Passing: Alex Heigl 5-7-14-1, Nick Machemehl 1-1-3-0 ... Receiving: Nick Machemehl 3-14, Nate Tesch 1-2 … Punting: Nick Machemehl 2-29 … Interceptions: Nick Machemehl 1 … Fumble recoveries: none … Tackles (solo-assist): n/a … QB sacks: n/a
First downs: 14 … Rushing: 124 … Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 12-22-81-1 … Fumbles lost: none … Penalties: n/a
Rushing: Austin Kollman 29-120, Tanner Heinsius *-8, Tommy Cebulla 3-12, Brian Goodwin 4-(-16) … Passing: Brian Goodwin 12-22-81-1 ... Receiving: Trey Heinsius 3-35, Tanner Heinsius 3-18, David Rodgers 2-4, Billy Borgerding 2-9, Tommy Cebulla 1-1, Austin Kollman 1-14 … Punting: Trey Heinsius 5-28 … Interceptions: Billy Borgerding 1 … Fumble recoveries: Goodwin 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): n/a … QB sacks: n/a