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Football: MACCRAY, Morris, YME advance to 6AA semifinals

MACCRAY continued to pile up the points on the ground, Morris outslugged Benson and Yellow Medicine East topped Otter Tail Central in the Section 6AA football quarterfinals Tuesday night.

MACCRAY continued to pile up the points on the ground, Morris outslugged Benson and Yellow Medicine East topped Otter Tail Central in the Section 6AA football quarterfinals Tuesday night.

Top-seeded West Central Area ousted Lac qui Parle Valley, 15-8, and will host MACCRAY at 7 p.m. Saturday in Barrett in the semifinals.

Yellow Medicine East topped Otter Tail Central 27-7 and will travel to Morris, a 35-26 winner over Benson, in the semifinals.

MACCRAY 46, Breckenridge 6

The Wolverines (8-1) scored over 40 points for the sixth time in the last seven games, averaged 9.7 yards per rush and amassing 409 total yards.

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Justin Koenen recorded 126 yards on only eight carries, including a 75-yard touchdown run. Mitch Grussing followed with 100 yards on 10 carries and one touchdown.

Koenen also threw for 100 yards and two scores, both to Zach Thissen that covered 57 and 10 yards. Brock Madsen added a three-yard scoring run and Tyler Steen booted a 26-yard field goal.

Breckenridge (5-4) 6 0 0 0 -- 6

MACCRAY (8-1) 8 14 14 10 -- 46

MAC - Zach Thissen 57 pass from Justin Koenen (Mitch Grussing run)

Bre - Poppel 1 run (pass failed)

MAC - Brock Madsen 3 run (Tyler Steen kick)

MAC - Koenen 25 run (Steen kick)

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MAC - Thissen 10 pass from Koenen (Stein kick)

MAC - Koenen 75 run (Steen kick)

MAC - Steen 26 field goal

MAC - Grussing 3 run (Steen kick)

Breckenridge

Team statistics

First downs: 19 ... Rushing: 44-191 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 12-22-126-2 ... Fumbles lost: 2 ... Penalties: 6-25

Individual statistics

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Individual statistics not available

MACCRAY

Team statistics

First downs: 14 ... Rushing: 32-309 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 6-16-100-0 ... Fumbles lost: 1 ... Penalties: 6-56

Individual statistics

Rushing: Mitch Grussing 10-100, Justin Koenen 8-126, Caleb Zimmer 7-77 ... Passing: Justin Koenen 6-16-100-0 ... Receiving: Mitch Grussing 1-4, Zach Thissen 2-68, Brock Madsen 2-14, Matt Lies 1-14 ... Punting: Justin Koenen 3-31.7 ... Interceptions: Justin Koenen 1, Zach Thissen 1 ... Fumble recoveries: Justin Koenen 1, Shane Stavne 1 ... Tackles (solo-assist): not available ... QB sacks: not available

Morris 35, Benson 26

Morris won its seventh straight game, holding off a late Benson comeback attempt, as Taylor Witt threw four touchdown passes and ran for another.

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The Tigers (7-2) scored two touchdowns in each of the first two quarters and led at halftime 28-7.

Benson put 19 points in the board in the fourth quarter, but never got closer than the final margin.

Witt completed 21-of-31 passes for 397 yards. He had touchdown passes of 8 and 18 yards to Nathan Lund, 30 yards to Tony Schultz and two yards to Jared Hastad. He scored on a 34-yard run.

Brandon Berens ran for 208 yards in 47 carries and scored on runs of 1, 4 and 4 yards for Benson.

Benson (2-7) 0 7 0 19 -- 26

Morris (7-2) 14 14 0 7 -- 35

Mor - Tony Schultz 30 pass from Taylor Witt (Nathan Lund kick)

Mor - Lund 8 pass from Witt (Lund kick)

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Ben - Brandon Berens 1 run (Daniel Fragodt kick)

Mor - Witt 34 run (Lund kick)

Mor - Lund 18 pass from Witt (Lund kick)

Mor - Jared Hastad 2 pass from Witt (Lund kick)

Ben - Berens 4 run (Fragodt kick)

Ben - Jesse Holm 6 pass from Michael Ahrndt (kick failed)

Ben - Berens 4 run (rush failed)

Benson

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Team statistics

First downs: 19 ... Rushing: 50-200 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 8-23-130-2 ... Fumbles lost: 1 ... Penalties: 2-20

Individual statistics

Rushing: Berens 47-208 ... Passing: Michael Ahrndt 8-23-130-2 ... Receiving: Fragodt 5-78, Aaron Lindahl 2-46, Jesse Holm 1-6 ... Punting: Fragodt 2-36.5 ... Interceptions: Mitch Enderson 1 ... Fumble recoveries: Plumhoff 1 ... Tackles (solo-assist): Fragodt 2-7, Luke Staton 2-4, Lindahl 2-5, Jason Roberts 1-6, Berens 2-2, Eric Lee 1-2, Scott Svingen 1-3, Jese Holm 1-1 ... QB sacks: Lee 1, Roberts Β½, Mason Ascheman Β½

Morris

Team statistics

First downs: 20 ... Rushing: 18-85 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 21-31-397-1 ... Fumbles lost: 1 ... Penalties: 5-59

Individual statistics

Rushing: Witt 7-49, Travis Moser 9-35, Matt Wulf 2-3 ... Passing: Witt 21-31-397-1 ... Receiving: Craig Knochenmus 6-118, Brett Anderson 5-107, Tony Schultz 3-100, Nathan Lund 3-37, Jared Harstad 2-18, Justin Lund 1-15, Travis Moser 1-2 ... Punting: Justin Johnston 1-37 ... Interceptions: Knochenmus 2 ... Fumble recoveries: none ... Tackles (solo-assist): N. Lund 5-10, Mitch Leonard 5-4, J. Lund 3-4, Schultz 2-7, Moser 2-7, Danton Hein 3-2, Anderson 2-4, Travis Thooft 2-2, Wulf 2-0, Harstad 2-0, Knochenmus 1-3, Andrew Lohr 1-1, Witt 1-1, Craigon Wulf 1-1, Taylor Nohl 1-0 ... QB sacks: Leonard 1

Yellow Medicine East 27, Otter Tail Central 7

After Otter Tail Central tied the game at 7-7, Yellow Medicine East put up 20 unanswered points to advance.

Dan Johnson booted two field goals covering 26 and 27 yards and an extra point, ran in a two-point conversion and made an interception on defense to spark the Sting.

Brad Hildahl recovered his fifth fumble of the year, which set up a two-yard scoring run from Kyle Gaffaney in the fourth quarter, and Jarett Berg ran in from two yards out in the first quarter to put YME ahead 7-0.

OTC (6-3) 0 7 0 0 -- 7

YME (7-2) 7 3 6 11 -- 27

YME - Jarett Berg 2 run (Dan Johnson kick)

OTC - Jon Dahl 4 run (Luke Buchholz kick)

YME - Johnson 26 field goal

YME - Shawn Neu 11 run (kick failed)

YME - Kyle Gaffaney 2 run (Johnson run)

YME - Johnson 27 field goal

Otter Tail Central

Team statistics

First downs: 7 ... Rushing: 29-41 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 10-15-96-4 ... Fumbles lost: 2 ... Penalties: 4-25

Individual statistics

Rushing: Erik Smith 16-30, Luke Lachowitzer 3-14 ... Passing: Jon Dahl 10-15-96-4 ... Receiving: Luke Buchholz 5-37, Erik Smith 3-9 ... Punting: Jon Dahl 6-34.2 ... Interceptions: Luke Buchholz 1 ... Fumble recoveries: not available ... Tackles (solo-assist): not available ... QB sacks: none

Yellow Medicine East

Team statistics

First downs: 15 ... Rushing: 49-216 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 2-12-51-1 ... Fumbles lost: 1 ... Penalties: 3-7

Individual statistics

Rushing: Jarett Berg 11-65, Kyle Gaffaney 14-65, Joey Heglund 11-31, Shawn Neu 8-46 ... Passing: Shawn Neu 2-12-51-1 ... Receiving: Dylan Hempel 2-51 ... Punting: Andrew Walters 6-33.5 ... Interceptions: Andrew Walters 1, Dan Johnson 1, Evan Stock 1, Dylan Hempel 1 ... Fumble recoveries: Shawn Neu 1, Brad Hildahl 1 ... Tackles (solo-assist): Evan Stock 6-4, Martin Hagen 4-5, Ian Olson 5-2, Kyle Gaffaney 5-1 ... QB sacks: Casey Luepke 1, Martin Hagen 1

Section 5AA ACGC 42, Mayer Lutheran 13

Kurtis Huisman, playing in his first game since Sept. 29 because of a broken thumb, ran for 136 yards and was part of the first three scoring plays for ACGC. The sophomore running back ran in from 5 and 11 yards out before throwing a 29-yard touchdown pass to Tom Huisman. Huisman, the area rushing leader, now has 969 yards rushing this season.

Nic Leither also scored twice on the ground and Jordan Tanner threw a 21-yard TD pass to Vance Martin as the Falcons led 42-0 before Mayer Lutheran got on the scoreboard.

Mayer Lutheran (3-6) 0 0 7 6 -- 13

ACGC (6-3) 21 14 7 0 -- 42

ACGC - Kurtis Huisman 5 run (Kyle Johnson kick)

ACGC - K. Huisman 11 run (Johnson kick)

ACGC - Tom Huisman 29 pass from K. Huisman (Johnson kick)

ACGC - Nic Leither 6 run (Pedro Martinez kick)

ACGC - Leither 1 run (Martinez kick)

ACGC - Vance Martin 21 pass from Jordan Tanner (Johnson kick)

ML - Jonathan Schmidt 67 run (Andrew Tewes kick)

ML - Schmidt 16 run (kick failed)

Mayer Lutheran

Team statistics

First downs: 7 ... Rushing: 26-107 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 6-20-64-3 ... Fumbles lost: 3 ... Penalties: 6-50

Individual statistics

Rushing: Jonathan Schmidt 10-95, Brady Luebke 5-15 ... Passing: David Mielke 6-19-64-3, Brady Luebke 0-1-0-0 ... Receiving: Brady Luebke 1-30, Taylor Peters 2-19, Benjamin Swanson 2-11, Jonathan Schmidt 1-14 ... Punting: Andrew Tews 3-34 ... Interceptions: none ... Fumble recoveries: none ... Tackles (solo-assist): not available ... QB sacks: not available

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City

Team statistics

First downs: 15 ... Rushing: 56-232 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 4-5-63-0 ... Fumbles lost: 0 ... Penalties: 5-45

Individual statistics

Rushing: Kurtis Huisman 21-136, Nic Leither 9-47, Aaron Frederiksen 4-30, Travis Frederiksen 6-21, Aaron Haag 3-10, Jeff Peterson 1-1 ... Passing: Jordan Tanner 3-4-34-0, Kurtis Huisman 1-1-29-0 ... Receiving: Nic Leither 1-12, Tom Huisman 1-29, Vance Martin 1-21, Ethan Reed 1-1 ... Punting: Damien Zaeska 3-28 ... Interceptions: Tom Huisman 1, Jeromy Zaeska 1, Joel Slinden 1 ... Fumble recoveries: Joel Slinden 1, Erick Larson 1, Josh Pearson 1 ... Tackles (solo-assist): not available ... QB sacks: not available

HLWW 43, Paynesville 14

HLWW recorded 358 yards rushing on 47 carries against the Bulldogs.

Brett Savelkoul scored Paynesville's first touchdown on a 57-yard run, and Ted Hoffman had the other on a two-yard dive.

Paynesville (3-6) 6 0 0 8 -- 14

HLWW (7-2) 7 16 20 0 -- 43

HLWW - John Long 1 run (Pigola kick)

Pay - Brett Savelkoul 57 run (kick blocked)

HLWW - Long 2 run (Pigola kick)

HLWW - safety, quarterback sacked in end zone

HLWW - Young 60 kick off return (Pigola kick)

HLWW - Pettit 31 interception return (kick failed)

HLWW - Pettit 20 from Remer (Pigola kick)

HLWW - Anderson 1 run (Pigola kick)

Pay - Ted Hoffmann 2 run (Kranz 2 run)

Paynesville

Team statistics

First downs: 6 ... Rushing: xx-xx ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 3-9-31-1 ... Fumbles lost: 2 ... Penalties: 2-13

Individual statistics

Rushing: Brett Savelkoul 9-49, Nathan Kranz 11-56 ... Passing: Ted Hoffman 3-9-31-1 ... Receiving: Alex Naujokas 2-22, Matt Hansen 1-9 ... Punting: Keith Klein 4-25.25 ... Interceptions: Jordan Spaeth 1 ... Fumble recoveries: none ... Tackles (solo-assist): not available ... QB sacks: not available

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted

Team statistics

First downs: 16 ... Rushing: 47-358 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 4-9-50-1 ... Fumbles lost: 0 ... Penalties: 9-65

Individual statistics

Rushing: Khan 12-153, Hanson 7-54, Long 8-43, Reimer 4-25, Decker 7-22, Anderson 4-19, Leaf 2-22, Horstmann 3-20 ... Passing: Reimer 4-9-50-1 ... Receiving: Streich 2-25, Pettit 1-20, Evenski 1-5 ... Punting: Pettit 2-32 ... Interceptions: Pettit 1-30 ... Fumble recoveries: Merges 1, Khan 1 ... Tackles (solo-assist): not available ... QB sacks: not available

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