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Prep football: LP/HT knocks off BBE

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa quarterback Brian Goodwin fires a first-quarter pass while being pressured by Collin Hummel of Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity Friday at Sauk Centre. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton.

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

Team statistics

First downs: 13 … Rushing: 39-249 … Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 6-8-17-1 … Fumbles lost: 1 … Penalties: n/a

Individual statistics

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


Team statistics

First downs: 14 … Rushing: 124 … Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 12-22-81-1 … Fumbles lost: none … Penalties: n/a

Individual statistics

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

Ben Brewster

Ben Brewster covers the Willmar Stingers and other area sports, as well as laying out the daily sports section cover for the West Central Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @benbrewster.

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