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Football roundup: Zosel, Tigers tear through Litchfield

Litchfield's Logan Nelson finds open space during the Section 6AAA semifinals at Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta on Saturday night. Nelson had 15 carries for 105 yards for the Dragons. (Brooke Kern / Forum News Service)1 / 2
MCA's Ryan Dietz blocks Litchfield's Nolan Dietel and opens a gap for senior running back Jacob Zosel. Zosel had 33 carries for 158 yards and two TDs in the 33-6 win for the Tigers. (Brooke Kern / Forum News Service)2 / 2

MORRIS — Jacob Zosel ran for 179 yards and the Morris/Chokio-Alberta defense made life miserable for Litchfield quarterback Josh Prahl in a 33-6 win in the Section 6AAA football semifinal Saturday.

The Tigers will play Albany for the section title at St. Cloud State on Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Zosel kick-started a 20-point second quarter for the Tigers, scoring on a pair of two-yard runs.

That output was more than enough for the Morris defense, which held Prahl to just three completions on 22 attempts.

One of those completions, a 12-yarder to Brandon Nelson in the second quarter, was the Dragons' lone score of the evening.

Morris/CA 33, Litchfield 6

Litchfield (6-4)................. 0 6 0 0— 6

Morris/CA(8-1)................. 0 20 7 6— 33

M— Jacob Zosel 2 run (Kick failed)

M— Zosel 2 run (Dylan Gillespie pass from Jared Rohloff)

L— Brandon Nelson 12 pass from Josh Prahl (Kick failed)

M— Chase Metzger 20 gass from Toby Sayles (Kick failed)

M— Sayles 2 run (Gillespie kick)

M— Camden Arndt 18 pass from Sayles (Kick failed)

Litchfield

First downs: 14... Rushing: 32-183 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 3-22-35-1... Fumbles lost: None ... Penalties: 1-5

Rushing: Logan Nelson 19-107, Josh Prahl 11-69, Isaac Rick 2-7... Passing: Prahl 3-22-35-1... Receiving: Brandon Nelson 2-13, Brandt Pederson 1-22... Punting: Prahl 3-24.7 ... Interceptions: None... Fumble recoveries: None... Tackles (solo-assist): Carter Wattenhofer 5-9, Sam Tibbits 3-9, Josh Madsen 1-10, Kal Jackman 5-5, Jon Madsen 5-4, Kaleb Bartlett 3-4... QB sacks: Jackman 1

Morris/CA

First downs: 14... Rushing: 58-214 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 3-5-59-0... Fumbles lost: 0 ... Penalties: 5-35

Rushing: Jacob Zosel 40-178, Toby Sayles 8-17, Ryan Dietz 6-15... Passing: Sayles 3-5-59-0... Receiving: Eli Grove 1-21, Chase Metzger 1-20, Camden Arndt 1-18... Punting: Sayles 4-34.5... Interceptions: Zosel... Fumble recoveries: None... Tackles (solo-assist): N/A... QB sacks: N/A

Albany 32, NLS 7

Albany rushed for over 200 yards and forced New London-Spicer into six turnovers, bouncing the Wildcats from Section 6AAA.

The Huskies picked off three Brandon Adelman passes and also recovered three fumbles. The offense was led by Carter Huberty, who gained 90 yards from scrimmage and scored three touchdowns.

Josh Soine had NLS' lone touchdown on a five-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. He also had 13 tackles, which was second on the team to Nate Hanson's 18.

The Wildcats close the season 6-5

NLS (6-4)................. 0 7 0 0— 7

Albany (7-3)................. 6 12 14 0— 32

A— Alex Wolf 10 run (Kick failed)

A— Carter Huberty 17 pass from Ethan Hylla (Run failed)

N— Josh Soine 5 run (Jani TerWisscha kick)

A— Hylla 2 run (Pass failed)

A— Huberty 12 run (Run failed

A— Huberty 9 run (Wolf run)

New London-Spicer

First downs: 15... Rushing: 42-130 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 8-20-118-3 ... Fumbles lost: 3 ... Penalties: 14-98

Rushing: Jackson Ness 20-87, Josh Soine 13-53, Blake Shuck 4-12 Trey Johnson 1-2, Brandon Adelman 4-(-24)... Passing: Adelman 8-19-118-3, Shuck 0-1-0-0... Receiving: Shuck 1-25, Evan Haugen 1-25, Mitch Halvorson 1-18, Kelly Bennetts 1-17, Ness 2-17, John Perkins 1-14, Soine 1-2... Punting: Shuck 1-23 ... Interceptions: None... Fumble recoveries: None... Tackles (solo-assist): Nate Hanson 14-4, Soine 12-1, Johnson 11-0... QB sacks: Ben Dobmeier 1, Bubba Harlow 1

Albany

First downs: 13... Rushing: 66-205 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 3-5-50-0 ... Fumbles lost: 2-0 ... Penalties: 6-70

Rushing: Carter Huberty 12-68, Alex Wolf 15-57, Devin Wenning 7-33, Ethan Hylla 13-32... Passing: Hylla 2-3-22, Huberty 1-1-28, Emmet Vanderhagen 0-1-0-0... Receiving: Huberty 2-22, Johnny Goehring 1-28... Punting: Wolf 3-38.6, Emmett Vanderhagen 1-22 ... Interceptions: N/A... Fumble recoveries: N/A... Tackles (solo-assist): N/A... QB sacks: N/A

Section 2 9-man

MACCRAY 46, West Lutheran Academy 12

Ben Burner gained 266 yards from scrimmage and ran for four touchdowns, as the Wolverines routed their way to the 9-Man Section 2 title game.

Burner rushed for 201 yards and also had a team-high 65 yards receiving on four catches.

Quarterback Brady Madsen threw for 230 yards and two first-quarter touchdown passes. Madsen connected with Jackson Grussing from three yards out, then hit Nic Pieper for a 14-yard score.

The 6-4 Wolverines will take on 10-0 Cleveland, the second-ranked 9-Man team, at Jordan High School Saturday at 1 p.m Saturday.

West Lutheran (1-9).................0 6 0 6 — 12

MACCRAY (6-4)................. 14 8 16 8— 46

M— Jackson Grussing 3 pass from Brady Madsen (Jakob Zuidema pass from Madsen)

M— Nic Pieper 14 pass from Madsen (Conversion failed)

WL— Griffin Ewing 78 pass from Ben Beise

M— Ben Burner 5 run (Grussing pass from Madsen)

M— Burner 6 run (Zuidema run)

M— Burner 6 run (Colton Ammermann pass from Madsen)

M— Burner 1 run (Pieper pass from Madsen)

WL— Ewing 53 run (Conversion failed)

West Lutheran Academy

First downs: NA... Rushing: 19-91 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 11-36-235-0 ... Fumbles lost: 0 ... Penalties:N/A

Rushing: Griffin Ewing 3-53, Ben Beise 10-21, Quin Ewing 5-17... Passing: Beise 11-36-235-0... Receiving: G. Ewing 6-168, Owen Barnes 1-26, Brett Vollrath 2-22, Troy Kokkinen 1-14, Jordan Lauria 1-5... Punting: Beise 6-36.8... Interceptions: None... Fumble recoveries: None... Tackles (solo-assist): N/A... QB sacks: N/A

MACCRAY

First downs: N/A... Rushing: 51-200... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 16-23-230-0 ... Fumbles lost: None ... Penalties: N/A

Rushing: Ben Burner 35-201, Jakob Zuidema 5-0, Nic Pieper 1-2, Brady Madsen 9-(-2)... Passing: Madsen 16-23-230-0... Receiving: Burner 3-65, Jackson Grussing 8-64, Nic Pieper 2-51, Colton Ammermann 2-39, Braden Hoekstra 1-11... Punting: Madsen 6-30.2 ... Interceptions: None... Fumble recoveries: None... Tackles (solo-assist): Kelby Jaenisch 7-6, Zuidema 4-2, Renick Homan 4-1, Grussing 5-0... QB sacks: Homan 1

Cleveland 40, RCW 14

Carter Kopet threw six touchdown passes and Aaron Plonsky caught four of them in Cleveland's win over Renville County West in the Section 2 9-man semifinals on Saturday in Cleveland.

Jaiden Zishka caught Kopet's two other TD passes as Cleveland piled up 347 total yards.

RCW's Trent Kjersten threw for two touchdowns—a six-yarder to Tino Salinas and a 40-yard strike to Connor Aalderks.

Cleveland, now 10-0, plays MACCRAY for the section title at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jordan High School.

RCW (4-6).................0 0 6 8 — 14

Cleveland (10-0).................13 0 13 14 — 40

C — Austin Plonsky 2 pass from Carter Kopet (Aaron Salmon kick)

C — Plonsky 18 pass from Kopet (kick failed)

C — Jaiden Zishka 13 pass from Kopet (kick failed)

R — Tino Salinas 6 pass from Trent Kjersten (pass failed)

C — Plonsky 41 pass from Kopet (Salmon kick)

C — Zishka 10 pass from Kopet (Salmon kick)

C — Plonsky 13 pass from Kopet (Salmon kick)

R — Connor Aalderks 40 pass from Kjersten (Andy Villarreal pass from Kjersten)

Renville County West

First downs: 8 ... Rushing: 25-33 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 12-29-168-2 ... Fumbles lost: 1 ... Penalties: 4-42

Rushing: Trent Kjersten 14-15, Eric Piceno 3-8, Jorge Ramirez 6-6, Tino Salinas 1-2, Connor Aalderks 1-2 ... Passing: Kjersten 12-29-168-2 ... Receiving: Aalderks 1-40, Andy Villarreal 3-35, Reese Marks 2-33, Tanner Read 1-27, Salinas 3-21, Spencer Mortenson 1-15 ... Punting: Kjersten 7-184 ... Interceptions: None ... Fumble recoveries: Villarreal 1 ... Tackles (total): Stephen Countryman 19, Salinas 13, Kjersten 10, Mortenson 11, Read 10, Ramirez 6, Brody Elfering 5, Jamie Castillo 5, Villarreal 5, Marks 1, Spencer Wohlman 1 ... QB sacks: Countryman 2, Mortenson 1, Read 1

Cleveland

First downs: 15 ... Rushing: 42-120 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 19-33-227-0 ... Fumbles lost: 1 ... Penalties: 10-88

Rushing: Carter Brink 16-66, Gavin Wenker 13-49 ... Passing: Carter Kopet 19-33-227-0 ... Receiving: Austin Plonsky 8-105, Jaiden Zishka 5-68, Brink 4-25, Evan Koppelman 2-30 ... Punting: Aaron Salmon 3-130 ... Interceptions: Wenker 1, Brandon Seitz 1 ... Fumble recoveries: Wenker 1 ... Tackles (solo-assist): Nick Douglas 10, Wenker 7, Josh Baker 6 ... QB sacks: Wenker 1

Section 4A

Minneapolis North 40, KMS 14

Keyan Porter ran for three touchdowns and big plays also helped doom the KMS football team's run in the Section 4A playoffs on Saturday.

In addition to Porter's TD runs, North's Phaizon Scott returned an interception 69 yards for a score, and Jamin Scott returned the opening kickoff of the second half 80 yards for another TD and a 28-6 lead.

KMS' Brandin Dahl ran for the game's first score and later caught an eight-year TD pass from Caleb Collins.

KMS.................8 0 0 6 — 14

Mpls. North.................6 14 14 6 — 40

K — Brandin Dahl 1 run (Caleb Collins run)

M — Keyan Porter 33 run (run failed)

M — Porter 19 run (Porter run)

M — Phaizon Scott 69 interception return (run failed)

M — Jamin Smith 80 kickoff return (conversion failed)

M — Porter 18 run (Nasir El-Amin run)

K — Dahl 8 pass from Collins (conversion failed)

N — Zeek Rogers 5 run (conversion failed)

KMS

First downs: NA ... Rushing: 39-121 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 4-14-25-2 ... Fumbles lost: NA ... Penalties: 2-15

Rushing: Brandin Dahl 23-49, Caleb Collins 7-38, Dylan Rudningen 9-34 ... Passing: Collins 4-14-25-2 ... Receiving: Dahl 2-14, Ryan Torkelson 2-11 ... Punting: Collins 4-119 (30.0) ... Interceptions: NA ... Fumble recoveries: NA ... Tackles (solo-assist): Wyatt Jones 8-4, Josh Peterson 6-4, Torkelson 4-0, Regan Carlson 4-1, Brandon Rasmusson 4-0, Dahl 5-5, Rudningen 3-1, Collins 2-0, Paul Johnson 1-0, Christian Diederich 1-1 ... QB sacks: Carlson 1

Minneapolis North

Stats not provided

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