DANUBE — No matter the distance, Riley Ashburn was going to find the end zone on Friday.

With Renville County West hosting Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s in 9-Man South (West) action, Ashburn had touchdown receptions of 75, 16, 67 and 45 yards in the Jaguars’ 36-6 victory.

The 6-foot-4 senior wideout finished with 214 yards on five receptions. Quarterback Brandan Hoberg completed 10 of 14 passes for 301 yards while also leading the defense with 16 total tackles (nine solo).

Three of the Hoberg-to-Ashburn touchdown connections came in the first half as RCW built a 22-0 lead.

Jaden Kolker led RCW’s ground game with 76 yards on 10 attempts, including a 48-yard touchdown scamper in the fourth quarter. Defensive lineman Tyler Amsden had a sack and a fumble recovery in the win.

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RCW quarterback Brandan Hoberg scrambles out of the pocket during the second quarter of Friday's game against Sleepy Eye St. Mary's in Danube. 

Joe Brown / West Central Tribune
RCW quarterback Brandan Hoberg scrambles out of the pocket during the second quarter of Friday's game against Sleepy Eye St. Mary's in Danube. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

For the Knights, Trent Steffensmeier ran for 94 yards on 21 carries, including a 1-yard score in the fourth. Quarterback Carson Domeier was 18-for-28 passing for 144 yards.

Moving to 2-0, the Jaguars travel to Madelia next Friday.

RCW 36,

SESM 6

SESM (0-2) 0 0 0 6 — 6
RCW (2-0) 8 14 7 7 — 36
Scoring Plays
RCW – Riley Ashburn 75 pass from Brandan Hoberg (Ashburn pass from Hoberg)
RCW – Ashburn 16 pass from Hoberg (run failed)
RCW – Ashburn 67 pass from Hoberg (Ashburn pass from Hoberg)
RCW – Ashburn 45 pass from Hoberg (Ashburn kick)
RCW – Jaden Kolker 48 run (Ashburn kick)
SESM – Trent Steffensmeier 1 run (pass failed)

Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s

First downs: 16 … Penalties: 6-44 … Rushing (Individual and team): Trent Steffensmeier 21-94, Carson Domeier 8-21, Riley Strate 4-13, Joey Herzog 4-12. 37-140 … Passing (Individual and team): Domeier 18-28-144-0 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Caleb Schumacher 4-47, Herzog 3-42, Spencer Hoffman 4-22, Kaleb Wait 2-20, Steffensmeier 3-13, Braden Hansen 2-0 … Interceptions: None … Fumble recoveries: None … Tackles (solo-assist): Steffensmeier 3-4, Anthony Helget 2-5, Hoffman 1-4 … QB sacks: None

Renville County West

First downs: 8 … Penalties: 3-20 … Rushing (Individual and team): Jaden Kolker 10-76, Brandan Hoberg 4-31, Jack Wertish 1-14, Luki Hale 3-10. 18-131 … Passing (Individual and team): Hoberg 10-14-301-0 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Riley Ashburn 5-217, Isaac Haen 1-46, Kolker 2-16, Nate Schmidt 1-14, Ayden Gustafson 1-8 … Interceptions: None … Fumble recoveries: Tyler Amsden 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): Hoberg 9-7, Kolker 3-10, Schmidt 2-11, Carter Rice 3-6, Gustafson 2-4 … QB sacks: Amdsen 1, Richard Vaughn 1