GRANITE FALLS — If the opponent can’t stop it, why stop running it?

With success on jet sweeps throughout the game, Dawson-Boyd gave Yellow Medicine East fits on the ground.

Collecting 372 rushing yards, the Blackjacks trounced the Sting 41-8 on Friday in a Southwest District West Division game from Yellow Medicine East High School.

Dawson-Boyd sophomore defensive end Carter Bowen looks to get by a block from Yellow Medicine East sophomore tight end Bryce Sneller during Friday's Southwest District West Division from Yellow Medicine East High School. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune
Dawson-Boyd sophomore defensive end Carter Bowen looks to get by a block from Yellow Medicine East sophomore tight end Bryce Sneller during Friday's Southwest District West Division from Yellow Medicine East High School. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune

Jordan Hastad was the biggest beneficiary in D-B’s ground attack. The senior running back carried the ball 12 times for 135 rushing yards and four touchdowns. The team scored all six of its touchdowns on the ground.

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With Hastad and senior quarterback Micah Olson taking the brunt of the touches, the Blackjacks had no issue running either direction. By sealing the edge with Garret Kostad and Austin Moen on the left side of the line or Gauge Liebl and Keaton Hass on the right, D-B collected three chunk plays of 20 yards or more in the first half, and another that was called back for a penalty.

Up 14-0 early in the second quarter, Hastad took the handoff and curled around the left tackle before rumbling for an 11-yard score. He also had a scoring rush from 15 yards and two others from 24 yards out.

Olson had a 13-yard touchdown on a quarterback-keeper in the first quarter. Rushing for 115 yards on eight carries, Holt Larson had a 1-yard scoring plunge in the fourth.

Down 21-0, YME put together its best first-half drive in the second quarter. The Sting picked up two first downs before punting. The team got the ball back when D-B sophomore wide receiver Aiden Swenson muffed the ball.

Dawson-Boyd senior running back Jordan Hastad dives for a touchdown during Friday's Southwest District West Division game against Yellow Medicine East from Yellow Medicine East High School. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune
Dawson-Boyd senior running back Jordan Hastad dives for a touchdown during Friday's Southwest District West Division game against Yellow Medicine East from Yellow Medicine East High School. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune

However, facing a 4th-and-1 on the Blackjacks 15-yard line, YME was called for an illegal formation. Going for it on fourth down, Sting sophomore quarterback Cody Dahlager was intercepted by Caleb Torke.

The Sting struggled to the tune of 131 yards of total offense. Dahlager was 6-for-19 for 78 yards. In the fourth, YME avoided a shutout when the sophomore connected with Isaac Jimenez for a 35-yard touchdown reception.

Dawson-Boyd next plays Lakeview at 7 p.m. Friday from Dawson. The Sting play at the same time at Minneota.

Dawson-Boyd sophomore wide receiver Aiden Swenson looks to recover a muffed punt during Friday's Southwest (West) game against Yellow Medicine East from Yellow Medicine East High School. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune
Dawson-Boyd sophomore wide receiver Aiden Swenson looks to recover a muffed punt during Friday's Southwest (West) game against Yellow Medicine East from Yellow Medicine East High School. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune

D-B 41,

YME 8

D-B (2-0) 14 7 14 6 — 41
YME (0-2) 0 0 0 8 — 8
Scoring Plays
D-B – Jordan Hastad 24 run (Kick failed)
D-B – Micah Olson 13 run (Olson run)
D-B – Hastad 11 run (PAT good)
D-B – Hastad 24 run (PAT good)
D-B – Hastad 15 run (PAT good)
D-B – Holt Larson 1 run (PAT good)
YME – Isaac Jimenez 35 pass from Cody Dahlager (Two-point conversion)

Dawson-Boyd

First downs: 20 … Penalties: 3-25 … Rushing (Individual and team): Jordan Hastad 12-135, Holt Larson 8-115, Brayden Hahn 1-0. 37-372 … Passing (Individual and team): Micah Olson 4-7-24-0. 4-7-24-0 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Codie Johnson 1-10, Levi Olson 1-7 4-24 … Interceptions: Caleb Torke 1 … Fumble recoveries: None … Tackles (solo-assist): Hastad 5-3, Hahn 2-2, Larson 1-2, L. Olson 1-3, Colin Jorgens 1-2 … QB sacks: Jorgens 1

Yellow Medicine East

First downs: 9 … Penalties: 2-18 … Rushing (Individual and team): 26-53 … Passing (Individual and team): Cody Dahlager 6-19-78-1 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Isaac Jimenez 1-35, Patrick Hoememann 1-11, Landon Anderson 1-7. 6-78 … Interceptions: None … Fumble recoveries: None … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: None

Yellow Medicine East junior linebacker/running back Javier Jackson runs onto the field during starting introductions prior to Friday's Southwest District West Division game against Dawson-Boyd from Yellow Medicine East High School. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune
Yellow Medicine East junior linebacker/running back Javier Jackson runs onto the field during starting introductions prior to Friday's Southwest District West Division game against Dawson-Boyd from Yellow Medicine East High School. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune

Lakeview 35,

LQPV 22

After picking up a double-overtime win over Yellow Medicine East last week, Lac qui Parle Valley was looking to find similar success further south on Highway 23.

Lakeview had other plans as the host Lakers moved to 2-0 with a victory in Cottonwood.

The Eagles will try to get back in the win column at 7 p.m. next Friday at home against Russell-Tyler-Ruthton.

Stats were not available at press time.

LQPV (1-1) 7 7 0 8 — 22
Lakeview (2-0) 14 0 14 7 — 35

Mid-State

Benson 48,

BBE 12

Benson jumped out to a 20-0 first-quarter lead against Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, leading to the Braves’ first win of the year.

Benson will try to pick up a home win at 7 p.m. next Friday against Parkers Prairie. BBE heads to Upsala/Swanville for a 2 p.m. game next Friday.

Benson (1-1) 20 22 6 0 — 48
BBE (0-2) 0 12 0 0 — 12

Benson

Stats not available

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa

First downs: 10 … Penalties: 5-33 … Rushing (Individual and team): Nevada Feucht 13-37, Blaine Fischer 4-20, Tanner Shelton 4-3, Easton Hagen 2-2, Santos Sorenson 1-2. 24-64 … Passing (Individual and team): Shelton 9-17-98-1 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Hagen 2-27, Ryan Jensen 2-27, Jamison Reed 3-24, Wyatt Steffensen 1-13, Gavin Kampsen 1-7 … Interceptions: None … Fumble recoveries: None … Tackles (solo-assist): Kampsen 7-1, Feucht 6-3, Fischer 5-1, Hagen 4-1 … QB sacks: None

Rockford 20,

Minnewaska 6

Rockford got a couple of second-quarter touchdowns, then traded scores in the second half with Minnewaska to earn the Mid State District win at Rockford.

Wes Overton had three receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown for the Rockets. Connor Schreckenghaust rushed 13 times for 49 yards and two TDs to lead Rockford.

Darion Alexander completed 12 of 27 passes for 138 yards with one touchdown and one interception to lead Minnewaska. Tyson Meyer rushed 17 times for 65 yards to lead the Lakers.

Rockford (2-0) 0 14 0 6 — 20
Minnewaska (0-2) 0 6 0 0 — 6
Scoring Plays
R – Wes Overton 48 pass from Sam Zilmer (kick failed)
R – Connor Schreckenghaust 7 run (Schreckenghaust run)
M – Peyton Johnsrud 24 pass from Darion Alexander (pass failed)
R – Schreckenghaust 4 run (kick failed)

Rockford

First downs: 9 … Penalties: 5-35 … Rushing (Individual and team): Schreckenghaust 13-49, Zilmer 6-27, Ashton Fox 2-14, Patrick Andry 1-2, Caleb Richards 1-2, Conner McCracken 1-(-3), Overton 2-(-4). 25-87 … Passing (Individual and team): Zilmer 7-20-105-2... Receiving (Individual and team): Oveton 3-80, Nolan Perry 2-25, Kaye Richards III 1-5, Richards 1-(-2) … Interceptions: Overton 1, Fox 1 … Fumble recoveries: 3 … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: N/A

Minnewaska

First downs: 13 … Penalties: 7-62 … Rushing (Individual and team): Darion Alexander 11-(-5), Aaron Ver Steeg 7-29, Tyson Meyer 17-65, Max Reichmann 6-15. 41-104 … Passing (Individual and team): Alexander 12-27-138-2 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Peyton Johnsrud 2-53, Ver Steeg 5-55, Damon Uhde 1-4, Meyer 3-12, Reichmann 2-14 … Interceptions: Ver Steeg 2 … Fumble recoveries: Gruber 1, Reichmann 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: Jakob Swalla



Morris/CA 41,

Holdingford 14

Morris/Chokio-Alberta quarterback Zach Bruns passed for three touchdowns and ran for another two during the Tigers’ home win over Holdingford.

Bruns rushed for 62 yards on seven carries and was 9-for-11 passing for 144 yards. All three of his passing strikes were to Jackson Loge. Loge had seven receptions for 82 yards.

Holdingford (1-1) 6 0 0 8 — 14
Morris/CA (2-0) 7 21 6 7 — 41
Scoring Plays
M – Jackson Loge 22 pass from Zach Bruns (Bruns kick)
H – Tate Lange 1 run (Run failed)
M – Bruns 35 run (Durgin Decker pass from Bruns)
M – Loge 3 pass from Bruns (Kick failed)
M – Loge 5 pass from Bruns (Bruns kick)
M – Bruns 6 run (Kick blocked)
M – Decker 13 run (Bruns kick)
H – Ryder Peterson 9 run (Peterson run)

Holdingford

First downs: 16 … Penalties: 3-20 … Rushing (Individual and team): Connor Patrick 12-62, Sam Harren 16-51, Ryder Peterson 4-14, Tate Lange 15-4, Cyril Feia 4-3, Andrew Raden 2-2. 54-128 … Passing (Individual and team): Lange 6-13-52-0 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Patrick 1-22, Will Ethen 2-16, Peterson 2-12, Sean Diakite 1-2 … Interceptions: None … Fumble recoveries: Three … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: N/A

Morris/Chokio-Alberta

First downs: 18 … Penalties: 6-55 … Rushing (Individual and team): Zach Bruns 7-62, Durgin Decker 8-44, Tristan Raths 5-38, Kenny Soderberg 1-25, Lewis Nohl, Ethan Lebrija 2-5, Hunter Gibson 1-3, Caden Rose 1-0. 27-183 … Passing (Individual and team): Bruns 9-11-144-0. Drew Storck-1-1-0-0. 10-12-144-0 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Jackson Loge 7-82. Soderberg 2-62, Tyce Anderson 1-0. 10-144 … Interceptions: None … Fumble recoveries: Three … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: Brady Backman 2, Raths 1, Monte Fehr 1



Non-District

KMS 20,

R-T-R 6

Playing on short notice, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg prevailed over Russell-Tyler-Ruthton at Tyler.

Both teams had their schedules altered due to COVID-19 concerns. KMS was previously scheduled to play Parkers Prairie while R-T-R had MACCRAY on the docket.

Alex Call and Isaac Rudningen connected for a pair of fourth-quarter scores from 72 and 23 yards. Call was 11 of 18 passing for 191 yards while Rudningen had three receptions for 103 yards. Wiley Lottman punched in a 1-yard touchdown run to give the Fighting Saints a 6-0 halftime lead.

KMS heads to Browerville/Eagle Valley for a 7 p.m. game next Friday.

KMS (1-1) 0 6 0 14 — 20
R-T-R (0-2) 0 0 0 6 — 6
Scoring Plays
KMS – Wiley Lottman 1 run (pass failed)
KMS – Isaac Rudningen 72 pass from Alex Call (Isaac Call pass from A. Call)
KMS – Rudningen 23 pass from A. Call (run failed)
RTR – Jonah Christensen 7 pass from Aiden Wichmann (kick failed)

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg

First downs: 24 … Penalties: 12-147 … Rushing (Individual and team): Nathan Olson 11-42, Chase Magaard 8-42, Lottman 8-37, A. Call 8-18. 38-102 … Passing (Individual and team): A. Call 11-18-191-2 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Rudningen 3-103, I. Call 3-49, Jared Cortez 2-24, Lottman 1-17, Olson 1-3 … Interceptions: I. Call 1 … Fumble recoveries: Cortez 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): Rudningen 4-3, Rick Jones 6-0, Olson 3-2 … QB sacks: Malaki Lee 1 1/2, Ben Clark 1/2

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton

First downs: 16 … Penalties: 6-52 … Rushing (Individual and team): Aiden Wichmann 5-29, Jonah Christensen 5-15, Corbyn Sitzmann 2-(-1), Darrick Baartman 2-(-8). 15-33 … Passing (Individual and team): Wichmann 11-23-116-1, Christensen 0-1-0-0. 11-24-116-1 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Hayden Gravley 5-76, Sitzmann 3-65, Christensen 2-16, Baartman 1-12 … Interceptions: N/A … Fumble recoveries: N/A … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: N/A