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Prep Football: MACCRAY falls in battle of Wolverines

A pair of Mountain Lake Area defenders bring down MACCRAY's Jakob Zuidema on Friday in Maynard. Curt Hogg / Tribune1 / 5
MACCRAY defensive back Braden Hoekstra tackles Mountain Lake Area's AJ Vongsy on Friday night in Maynard. Curt Hogg / Tribune2 / 5
MACCRAY and Mountain Lake Area's lines clash during a game on Friday in Maynard. Curt Hogg / Tribune3 / 5
MACCRAY quarterback Thomas Kirking throws a pass downfield against Mountain Lake Area on Friday night in Maynard. Curt Hogg / Tribune4 / 5
MACCRAY quarterback Thomas Kirking breaks free against Mountain Lake Area on Friday night in Maynard. Curt Hogg / Tribune5 / 5

MAYNARD — Mountain Lake Area's strategy as it opened the season against MACCRAY on Thursday night was both simple and incredibly evident just minutes into the game.

Ground and pound.

The Mountain Lake Wolverines churned out 397 yards and four touchdowns rushing as they handed MACCRAY's Wolverines a 28-0 loss.

A lack of depth was on display on the defensive front of MACCRAY as Mountain Lake took control of the line of scrimmage from its opening drive that running back Kris Menken capped with a 31-yard touchdown scamper.

Two of the best drives put together on the evening by MACCRAY, which gained 112 total yards, came in the opening action. The finishing touches simply weren't there; twice the Wolverines marched inside the red zone and twice they came up empty.

Mountain Lake claimed a 16-0 lead going into the half thanks to Abraham Stoesz's one-yard touchdown on a quarterback sneak in the second quarter.

A pair of rushing touchdowns in the second half, including a 71-yard run by AJ Vongsy in the fourth quarter, capped the scoring.

The results weren't any more favorable for MACCRAY offensively, either, as it option offense repeatedly ran into a large assembly of red hats. Jacob Zuidema picked up 42 yards on 14 carries, but the fruit of the Wolverines' 35-carry labor as a team was just 50 yards.

Thomas Kirking added 62 yards through the air as he heavily targeted wide receiver Braden Hoekstra, who finished with four catches for 56 yards.

MACCRAY will look to pick up its first win next Friday when it travels to play Westbrook-Walnut Grove.

Mountain Lake Area 28, MACCRAY 0

Mountain Lake (1-0) 8 8 6 6 — 28

MACCRAY (0-1) 0 0 0 0 — 0

Scoring Plays

ML — Kris Menken 31 yard run (Reynaldo Capetillo run)

ML — Abraham Stoesz 1 yard run (Menken run)

ML — Jeff Wright 5 yard run (PAT failed)

ML — AJ Vongsy 71 yard run (PAT failed)

Mountain Lake Area

First downs: 17 ... Penalties: 8-70 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Kris Menken 26-199, Abraham Stoetz 8-39, Reynaldo Capetillo 7-37, AJ Vongsy 4-70, Jeff Wright 8-32. 61-397 ... Passing (Individual and team): Stoetz 3-12-45-0 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Mace Herrig 1-3, Drake Harder 2-40 ... Interceptions: Weston Osland 1 ... Fumble recoveries: Zero ... Tackles (solo-assist): N/A ... QB sacks: N/A

MACCRAY

First downs: 8 ... Penalties: 4-29 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Thomas Kirking 13-4, Jacob Zuidema 14-42, Kelby Jaenisch 7-8. 35-50... Passing (Individual and team): Kirking 5-18-62-1. 5-18-62-1... Receiving (Individual and team): Braden Hoekstra 4-56, Jaenisch 1-5. 5-62... Interceptions: Zero ... Fumble recoveries: Rhys Schwitters 1 ... Tackles (solo-assist): Schwitters 8-3, Hoekstra 3-3, Jaenisch 14-7, Sam Hilbrands 11-3, Zuidema 9-0, Kirking 0-6... QB sacks: None

Dawson-Boyd 46, Adrian 14

Dawson-Boyd trailed after the first quarter but that didn't last long, as the Blackjacks put up 20 points in the second and fourth quarters for a runaway victory.

Bentley Boike led the way with 157 yards on 23 carries for two touchdowns. Keaton Schuelke showed big-play ability with three touchdowns including a 50-yard punt return in the fourth quarter. He also added a 23-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter and a 14-yard TD catch in the second.

Dawson-Boyd (1-0) 6 20 0 20 — 46

Adrian (0-1) 7 7 0 0 — 14

Scoring Plays

D — Keaton Schuelke 23 pass from Alex Swenson (PAT failed)

A — Ryan Wieneke 1 run (Kick good)

D — Colton Husby 33 pass from Swenson (PAT failed)

D — Bentley Boike 6 run (Boike run)

A — Ian Stamer 57 pass from Wieneke (Kick good)

D — Schuelke 14 pass from Swenson (PAT failed)

D — Schuelke 50 punt return (Colton Husby run)

D — Boike 41 run (PAT failed)

D — Jordan Hastad 1 run (PAT failed)

Dawson-Boyd

First downs: 20 ... Penalties: 7-41 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Bentley Boike 23-157, Colton Husby 7-47, Jordan Hastad 7-35, Jeraco Parsa 1-8, Josh Anyasike 1-2, Alex Swenson 1-(-5). 44-252 ... Passing (Individual and team): Swenson 7-10-134-0. 7-10-134-0 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Keaton Schuelke 4-80, Husby 1-33, Parsa 2-21. 7-134 ... Interceptions: none ... Fumble recoveries: Kolten Lindblad 1, name not available 1 ... Tackles (solo-assist): Lindblad 5-3, Tyler Franzky 5-2, Austin Schmitt 4-3, Slade Irvine 2-2, Boike 1-1, Husby 1-1, Armando Toledo 1-1 ... QB sacks: Franzky 1

Adrian

First downs: 6 ... Penalties: 4-36 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Ryan Wieneke 6-56, Brandon Schnoor 14-21, Dakota John 3-13, Landon Rogers 4-6, Nick Harder 2-5, Beau Bullerman 2-4, Dominiq Canales 1-1, Trace Kremin 2-(-1), Corbin Burcham 2-(-2). 39-103 ... Passing (Individual and team): Wieneke 2-5-52-0, Marshall Wagner 0-1-0-0. 2-6-52-0 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Ian Stamer 1-57, Brendyn White 1-(-5). 2-52 ... Interceptions: none ... Fumble recoveries: names not available 2 ... Tackles (solo-assist): Landon Rogers 5-0, Lance Luettel 3-1, Harder 2-0, Brady Vortherms 2-0, Logan Taylor 2-0, Axel Martinez 2-0 ... QB sacks: none

RTR 46, RCW 20

Renville County West exchanged early blows with Russell-Tyler-Ruthton in the early going on Thursday night before the Knights pulled away for a 46-20 season-opening victory.

RTR turned a 16-12 lead in the second quarter into a 26-point win thanks to four unanswered scores.

Jamie Castillo racked up 152 total yards running and receiving the ball, and scored two touchdowns.

RTR rushed for 285 yards, compared with 116 for the Jaguars.

RCW will look for its first win next Friday at home against Edgerton-Ellsworth

RCW (0-1) 6 6 0 8 — 20

RTR (1-0) 8 22 16 0 — 46

Scoring Plays

RTR — Jake Fischer 3 yard run (Fischer run good)

RCW — Jamie Castillo 55 yard run (Kick blocked)

RTR — Cooper Hansen 1 yard run (Fischer run good)

RCW — Jamie Castillo 4 yard pass from Trent Kjersten (Pass fail)

RTR — Jonah Johnson 49 yard pass from Hansen (Pass fail)

RTR — Fischer 12 yard pass from Hansen (Weston Kirk run good)

RTR — Fischer 100 yard interception return (Fischer run good)

RTR — Fischer 6 yard run (Fischer run good)

RCW—Jack Howard 15 yard run (Connor Aalderks pass from Howard)

RTR

First downs: 18 ... Penalties: 6-35 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Fischer 21-86, Corbyn Sitzman 11-95, Jonah Johnson 6-36, Cooper Hansen 8-29. 58-285 ... Passing (Individual and team): Hansen 7-10-155-1. 7-10-155-1 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Johnson 3-116, Fischer 2-22. 7-155 ... Interceptions: Fischer 1, N/A 1 ... Fumble recoveries: Zero ... Tackles (solo-assist): Weston Kirk 5-6, Jonah Johnson 5-2, Jake Fischer 3-2 ... QB sacks: Zero

RCW

First downs: 9 ... Penalties: 5-39 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Jamie Castillo 2-81, Trent Kjersten 8-20, George Ramirez 6-7, Jack Howard 3-8. 19-116 ... Passing (Individual and team): Howard 9-19-162-2, Kjersten 6-12-39-0. 15-31-201-2 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Castillo 7-71, Axel Zaragoza 1-58, Connor Aalderks 2-30, Jake Grund 1-21, Andy Villarreal 2-12, Kjersten 1-9, Ramirez 1-7 ... Interceptions: Tino Salinas 1 ... Fumble recoveries: Zaragoza 1 ... Tackles (solo-assist): Jaden Kolker 2-13, Andy Villarreal 0-10, Zach Rice 0-10, Kjersten 1-9, Castillo 1-8, Grund 1-7 ... QB sacks: Zero

Other Area scores

Minnewaska 23, Maple Lake 6

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 8, Yellow Medicine East 0

Wabasso 25, Lac qui Parle Valley 24

Holy Family 38, NLS 35

Details from these games were not available at press time.

Curt Hogg

Curt Hogg is a sports reporter at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016. 

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