Prep Football Buffalo Lake-Hector 47, Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin 14 Montevideo 34, Paynesville 7 Staples-Motley 16, New London-Spicer 8 Pipestone 32, Redwood Valley 9 Ashby 46, Hancock 0 Sleepy Eye 26, Renville County West 0 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 19, Royalton 6 BOLD 15, Benson 8 Rocori 14, Willmar 7 Holdingford 30, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 20 Morris 22, Lac qui Parle Valley 12 Minnewaska 53, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 14 Yellow Medicine East 15, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 6 Watertown-Mayer at Litchfield, ppd.
WILLMAR -- For the second week in a row, Willmar found itself starting on its own 15-yard line late in the game and needing a touchdown to avoid defeat. Last week the Cardinals got it driving 85-yards for the game-winning TD at St. Cloud Tech. This week, the last-ditch drive ran out of time and downs at the Rocori 20-yard line. Thus, the Spartans escaped Hodapp Field with a 14-7 Central Lakes Conference victory in a game of hard-hits before about 1,200 fans on a breezy 39-degree evening. A couple of key elements varied from a week earlier.
STAPLES -- Despite not gaining any yards through the air, Staples-Motley snapped New London-Spicer's six-game winning streak Friday by posting a 16-8 victory that also moved the Cardinals into a first-place tie with NLS in the West Central North Conference. Junior fullback Kodeiy Lind almost literally carried the Cardinals' offense by piling up 202 yards on 47 carries. Staples-Motley attempted only three passes as its running game produced 300 yards on 64 carries. The Cardinals (5-1, 5-2) struck first on Caleb Nurnberger's two-yard TD run.
GRANITE FALLS -- Yellow Medicine East stayed in a tie for the lead in the West Central South Conference football title Friday with a 15-6 win over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City. The Sting are tied with Morris at 5-1 in conference action. YME (5-2) can clinch at least a tie for the title Wednesday with a win over Lac qui Parle Valley. Morris (5-1, 5-2) plays at ACGC (4-2, 5-2) on Wednesday (4-2, 5-2). YME at ACGC both struggled offensively from the start. On the first play from scrimmage, ACGC quarterback saw his pass bounce out of his receiver's hands and into a Sting defender's.
The annual Subway Volleyball Classic at Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall today will include six area high school teams: BOLD, Central Minnesota Christian, Lac qui Parle Valley, MACCRAY, New London-Spicer and Yellow Medicine East.
MADISON -- Pass-happy Morris put together a balanced attack and upended Lac qui Parl Valley 22-12 on Friday to stay in a tie for the West Central South Conference lead with Yellow Medicine East. Morris (5-1, 5-2) had 28 rushing plays and 23 pass plays for a total of 289 yards.
ROYALTON -- Mark Skoglund ran for 136 yards and a touchdowns and Joel Bauman had 112 yards rushing and a touchdown as Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg trimmed Royalton 19-6 in a Prairie South Conference football game Friday night. Skoglund's one-yard run opened the scoring in the second quarter for the Fighting Saints (5-2, 5-2), who remained one game behind Browerville in the conference race. KMS then took a 12-0 halftime lead after Sam Kavanagh caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Kevin Steinhaus. Royalton closed within 12-6 on a six-yard scoring pass from Shawn Lanners to Adam Snyder in the thi
LITCHFIELD -- The Wright County Conference football game between Litchfield and Watertown-Mayer was postponed due to a power outage. Power went out about 10 minutes before the scheduled 7 p.m. kickoff. The game will be played at noon today in Litchfield.
Nominations are being accepted at the YMCA office in Willmar until Oct. 20 for the eighth annual Community Fitness Recognition Awards. Categories include Youth, Outdoor Adventure, Biking, Older Adult, Running, Skiing, Walking and Courage. The awards program, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the junior high cafeteria, is held in conjunction with the Nordic Ski Club's Spaghetti Dinner from 5-7 p.m. and the Glacial Lakes Grand Prix running series awards.
New London-Spicer can clinch its first West Central North Confernce football title ever with a win against Staples-Motley tonight in Staples. The Wildcats, who weren't regarded as one of the conference favorites when the season began, are 5-0 in the loop and 5-1 overall. A win would give the Wildcats a two-game lead over Staples-Motley (4-1, 4-2) with one game remaining.