MOORHEAD -- The Moorhead Spuds converted three Willmar turnovers into touchdowns on the way to dumping the Cardinals 32-12 in a non-conference meeting to end the regular season. Willmar (4-4) still gets to host Hutchinson (4-4), which beat Shakopee 34-0 last night, in the first round of the Section 2AAAA playoffs at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Willmar has the edge on Hutchinson with a win over a Class AAAAA team (St.
GROVE CITY -- Morris clinched a share of the West Central South Conference football title with a 34-31 win over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Wednesday. Morris quarterback Taylor Witt scored a one-yard touchdown with less than two minutes to go to put the Tigers (6-1, 6-2) ahead. The first half was an offensive slugfest, with each team scoring four touchdowns.
GLENWOOD -- New London-Spicer earned a tie for the West Central North Conference title with a 28-13 win over Minnewaska Area Wednesday. The Wildcats finish the regular season with a 6-1 league record, 6-2 overall. They tied for the crown with Staples-Motley. Mike Bonynge rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Wildcats, including a 39-yard score in the fourth quarter. Jacob Reiter led the de-fense with 14 tackles. Jordan Hendricks paced Minnewaska with 203 yards passing, including a 35-yard scoring pass to Mike Stansbury in the second quarter.
The Willmar Cardinals were seeded 13th in the Section 2AAA tournament and will play at No. 4 Waconia at 7 p.m. on Oct. 26. Litchfield is the No. 3 seed and hosts No. 14 Worthington Thursday night. Marshall, the defending 2AAA champion, again is the top seed. Hutchinson is the No. 2 seed.
After much confusion as to how the Camden Conference was set up for volleyball this season, the dust has settled and a North and South champion have been declared. Lakeview, MACCRAY and Renville County West all finished with 7-3 records in the North Division. Lakeview was declared the representative for the inter-conference championship based on its overall record, a seemingly unfair factor when considering RCW had a much tougher non-conference schedule than Lakeview or MACCRAY. Minneota was the South champion and will play Lakeview Monday night in Dawson for the overall championship.
GRANITE FALLS -- By limiting Lac qui Parle Valley to just 15 yards of total offense, Yellow Medicine East ground out a 19-2 win to earn a share of the West Central South Conference title for the second straight season. YME (6-1, 6-2) will have split the title with Morris this year after sharing the conference crown with Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City and BOLD in 2005. The Sting gave up just 38 passing yards while LQPV (1-6, 2-6) finished with -23 rushing yards on 37 carries.
COKATO -- After turning the ball over five times in its previous game, Litchfield didn't commit a turnover Wednesday en route to upending Dassel-Cokato 22-19 to claim a piece of the Wright County Conference title. Litchfield, Glencoe-Silver Lake and Waconia all finished 6-1 in the conference. Litchfield won the title outright last year. Dustin Celander scored on a pair of one-yard runs in the first half to help give Litchfield a 16-0 lead at halftime.
Prep Football Moorhead 32, Willmar 12 Montevideo 21, BOLD 7 Morris 34, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 31 Paynesville 18, Benson 13 Yellow Medicine East 19, Lac qui Parle Valley 2 New London-Spicer 28, Minnewaska 13 Adrian 14, Dawson-Boyd 0 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 54, Pillager 16 Springfield 20, Buffalo Lake-Hector 6 Sleepy Eye St.
Prep Volleyball NON-CONFERENCE Sartell Invite (Morris, Paynesville), 9 a.m. Underwood Invite (Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg), 9:30 a.m.
OSAKIS -- Heidi Lensing led three Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa players with double-digit kills in a 25-10, 29-30, 25-16, 25-10 non-conference volleyball victory Wednesday. Lensing recorded 15 kills in 23-of-25 attacks. Ashley Lensing added 12 kills and April Hansen had 11.