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Area Prep Football Roundup: LQPV defense dominates Canby

Eagles shut down Lancers' running game for 19-6 homecoming win

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LQPV senior Tyler Schickedanz makes a jumping catch for a first down in the first quarter of a Southwest West district game against Canby Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 at Madison. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

MADISON — With key performances by senior Landon Schirm and the entire run defense, the Lac qui Parle Valley football team earned a 19-6 homecoming win over Canby in Southwest West district action Friday.

A week after Lancers running back Ty Stoks went for 315 rushing yards and two touchdowns in a win over MACCRAY, the Eagles limited him to just one score, a 16-yard TD run in the third quarter.

“We did some things very well defensively tonight,” said LQPV head coach Tony Smith. “We rallied to the ball. He’s a tough runner, but we got two or three guys to him to limit the yardage he got.”

Then on offense, Schirm found success with his hands and his legs.

Scoreless after the first quarter, Schirm got the game’s first score when he hauled in a 22-yard TD pass from sophomore Kaden Molden to make it 6-0. That lead would hold at halftime.


Then in the fourth quarter, Schirm crossed the goal line twice. With 9 minutes, 7 seconds to play, he grabbed his second receiving touchdown of the game after hauling in a 12-yard pass from Molden.

With 3:03 remaining, Schirm cemented the victory with a 37-yard scamper to make it a two-score game.

Schirm had five catches for 43 yards and also ran three times for 81 yards.

“He had a nice performance,” Smith said of Schirm’s night. “The O-line did a nice job protecting our guys and he was able to get some big runs there. Our other running back Dain (Mortenson) was hobbled by a little bit of a leg injury, but they had kind of a nice inside-outside game going.”

Mortenson ran the ball 21 times for a LQPV-best 88 yards. Molden was 9 of 18 passing for 62 yards while also running for 23 yards.

Bringing their record to an even 3-3, the Eagles are back at home Thursday to face Lakeview. The Lakers are 5-1 after beating Yellow Medicine East on Friday, 54-12.

Lac qui Parle Valley vs. Canby football Oct. 8, 2021


Southwest (West)

LQPV 19, Canby 6

Canby (3-3) 0 0 6 0 — 6
LQPV (3-3) 0 6 0 13 — 19
Scoring Plays
LQPV – Landon Schirm 22 pass from Kaden Molden (kick blocked)
C – Ty Stoks 16 run (run failed)
LQPV – Schirm 12 pass from Molden (pass failed) 9:07 4th
LQPV – Schirm 37 run (Avery Wittnebel kick) 3:03 4th


Stats not available

Lac qui Parle Valley

First downs: N/A … Penalties: N/A … Rushing (Individual and team): Dain Mortenson 21-88, Kaden Molden 5-23, Landon Schirm 3-81, Ethan Schommer 1-(-2). 30-190 … Passing (Individual and team): Molden 9-18-2 62 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Schirm 5-43, Tyler Schickedanz 2-15, Mortenson 1-(-3), Schommer 1-7 … Interceptions: N/A … Fumble recoveries: N/A … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: N/A

Dawson-Boyd 27, R-T-R 18

Dawson-Boyd rebounded from its first loss of the year to spoil Russell-Tyler-Ruthton’s homecoming with a Southwest West district victory at Tyler.

The Blackjacks (5-1) will face MACCRAY Thursday at R.B. Clay Field in Dawson.

Minneota 50, MACCRAY 0

Second-ranked (Class A) Minneota remains unbeaten after shutting out MACCRAY for the Southwest West district win at Maynard.

Still looking for their first win, the Wolverines (0-6) head to Dawson-Boyd on Thursday.

Minneota (6-0) 22 14 7 7 — 50
MACCRAY (0-6) 0 0 0 0 — 0
Scoring Plays
Min – Jonah Gruenes 18 pass from Isaac Pohlen (Peyton Gillund kick)
Min – Connor Sik 7 run (Gillund kick)
Min – Anthony Rybinski 10 run (Andrew Lipinski run)
Min – Gruenes 31 run (Gillund kick)
Min – Gruenes 16 pass from Pohlen (Gillund kick)
Min – Rybinski 41 run (Gillund kick)
Min – Ryan Meagher 45 run (Gillund kick)


First downs: N/A … Penalties: N/A … Rushing (Individual and team): Gruenes 5-71, Pohlen 3-30, Rybinski 7-102, Sik 3-38, Zack Fier 3-20, Meagher 2-52. 25-307 … Passing (Individual and team): Pohlen 18-30-1 233, Brody Larson 1-1-0 35 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Maxwell Rost 2-10, Gruenes 6-67, Gillund 2-16, Cale Sorensen 4-57, Rybinski 1-12, Fier 3-52, Tyler Schmidt 1-35 … Interceptions: N/A … Fumble recoveries: N/A … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: N/A


First downs: N/A … Penalties: N/A … Rushing (Individual and team): Isaac Strommer 5-(-24), Gavin Husman 1-1, Sebastian Cisneros 11-(-7) 17-(-30) … Passing (Individual and team): Strommer 16-30-3 98 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Isaac Post 6-39, Husman 9-61, Cisneros 1-(-2) … Interceptions: N/A … Fumble recoveries: N/A … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: N/A

Lakeview 54, YME 12

Lakeview clinched the homecoming victory, beating Yellow Medicine East in Southwest West district action at Cottonwood.

Still winless on the season, the Sting (0-6) play host to Russell-Tyler-Ruthton next Friday in Granite Falls.

East Central (South)

Milaca 24, NLS 21

Milaca scored all its points in the second quarter to earn a victory over the New London-Spicer Wildcats at New London.

Milaca got a 23-yard touchdown pass from Dylan Greninger to Corbin Sams, a 90-yard interception return for a TD from Jack Nord and a 74-yard scoring run from Calter Walter.


NLS took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Mason Delzer scored a 28-yard run and Kyle Doty followed with a point-after touchdown kick.

The Wildcats rallied for two fourth-quarter scores, getting a 4-yard TD run from Hunter Downey and a Doty touchdown pass. Doty found Brycen Christensen for a 20-yard score.

NLS will host Glencoe-Silver Lake next Friday

Milaca (4-2) 0 24 0 0 — 24
NLS (3-3) 7 0 0 14 — 21
Scoring Plays
NLS – Mason Delzer 28 run (Kyle Doty kick)
Mil – Corbin Sams 23 pass from Dylan Greninger (Jack Schoenborn run)
Mil – Jack Nord 90 interception return (Schoenborn run)
Mil – Carter Walter 74 run (Greninger run)
NLS – Hunter Downey 4 run (Gabe Rohman kick)
NLS – Brycen Christensen 20 pass from Doty (Rohman kick)


First downs: 11 … Penalties: 5-65 … Rushing (Individual and team): Jack Schoenborn 14-70, Dylan Greninger 7-18, Carter Walter 10-133, Corbin Sams 1-23. 32-244 … Passing (Individual and team): Greninger 7-14-0 71 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Sams 6-63, Owen VanderPlaats 1-8 … Interceptions: 2 … Fumble recoveries: 0 … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A ... QB sacks: N/A

New London-Spicer

First downs: 17 … Penalties: 4-55 … Rushing (Individual and team): Connor Rothwell 8-20, Kyle Doty 2-7, Mason Delzer 15-149, Brycen Christensen 5-43, Hunter Downey 1-4, Gavin Degner 2-6. 33-229 … Passing (Individual and team): Doty 12-25-2 173 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Christensen 5-81, Gabe Rohman 1-15, Peyton Coahran 6-77 … Interceptions: None … Fumble recoveries: Brandyn Anderson 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): Degner 6-2, Rothwell 7, Laytin Dechon 5-1, Sam Gabrielson 5, Christensen 4, Rohman 4 … QB sacks: None

Watertown-Mayer 26,
Litchfield 7

Ashton Hecksel, a 5-foot-10, 150-pound junior, kicked four field goals to help Watertown-Mayer beat Litchfield at Watertown.

Litchfield, ranked third in Class AAA, is now 5-1.

Hecksel had field goals of 20, 20, 22 and 25 yards for the Royals.

Logan King had a 74-yard touchdown run for Litchfield.

The Dragons are host to Dassel-Cokato next Friday. D-C is ranked fifth in the state Class AAA.

Litchfield (5-1) 0 7 0 0 — 7
W-M (4-2) 10 13 3 0 — 26
Scoring Plays
WM – Keagan Brassington 73 kick return (Ashton Hecksel kick)
WM – Hecksel 20 field goal
WM – Hecksel 20 field goal
L – Logan King 74 run (Garrison Jackman kick)
WM – Hecksel 22 field goal
WM – Connor Donovan 26 pass from Tanner Burmeister (Hecksel kick)
WM – Hecksel 25 field goal
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