GLENWOOD — On a beautiful night for high school football, Montevideo beat Minnewaska, 34-28.

Both teams found success in the run game. Minnewaska out-gained Minnewaska, 315-282.

Thunder Hawks’ sophomore Francis O’Malley finished as the leading rusher with 255 yards and four touchdowns on 30 attempts. Lakers’ senior Dalton Friedrichs with 206 yards and two touchdowns on 12 attempts.

The Thunder Hawks forced four turnovers and passed for 167. Minnewaska passed for 138. In the 55-degree fall weather, the game began with both teams punting in the opening drive.

Montevideo senior Andrew Van Binsbergen attempts a run in the first quarter against Minnewaska on Friday in Glenwood. Matthew Curry / West Central Tribune
Montevideo senior Andrew Van Binsbergen attempts a run in the first quarter against Minnewaska on Friday in Glenwood. Matthew Curry / West Central Tribune

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Following an 18-yard connection between Lakers’ wide receiver Jacob Blair and quarterback Easton McCrory, Thunder Hawks’ Andrew Van Binsbergen snagged his first interception of the game in the first quarter near the Montevideo red zone.

Montevideo went on to score the first touchdown of the night on a 1-yard run by O’Malley, but failed on the two-point conversion to take a 6-0 lead.

Minnewaska went on to answer near the end of the first quarter with Friedrichs taking a 59-yard reception from Lakers’ quarterback Easton McCrory, pushing Minnewaska into the red zone to close out the first quarter.

The Lakers went on to score in the first play of the second quarter on a scramble from McCrory for 16 yards. The Lakers followed it with a successful two-point conversion connection between senior Noah Danielson and McCrory, taking a 8-6 lead, igniting the student section.

The lead would not last with Montevideo scoring on its next drive on a 3-yard run by O’Malley. Minnewaska trailed 12-8, the eventual halftime score.

Minnewaska senior Dalton Friedrichs rushed for 206 yards and two touchdowns on 12 attempts on Friday, Sept. 24, against Montevideo in Glenwood. Matthew Curry/West Central Tribune
Minnewaska senior Dalton Friedrichs rushed for 206 yards and two touchdowns on 12 attempts on Friday, Sept. 24, against Montevideo in Glenwood. Matthew Curry/West Central Tribune

The second half belonged to Friedrichs, who scored a 76-yard touchdown in the Lakers’ second play of the second half, the two-point conversion being no good. He followed it up with a 72-yard touchdown run in the Lakers’ next drive, the two-point attempt again being no good, to give Minnewaska a 20-12 lead.

O’Malley answered for Montevideo with a 74-yard touchdown. The Thunder Hawks successfully completed the 2-point conversion to tie the game at 20.

Montevideo closed out the third quarter with a 40-yard connection touchdown between quarterback Kaden Boike and Andrew Van Binsbergen, but failed on the two-point conversion, to take another six-point lead.

In the opening drive of the fourth, O’Malley reached the end zone on a 19-yard run and the Thunder Hawks successfully completed the 2-point conversion to boost their lead to 14.

Minnewaska found its final bit of success in the closing minutes with a 65-yard connection between Blair and McCrory followed by the senior quarterback completing the two-point conversion with a run.

Minnewaska was unable to re-take possession of the football.

Next Friday, Montevideo (1-3) travels to Melrose. Minnewaska (0-4) heads to Rockford.



Montevideo senior Kaden Boike (12) lines up under center in the red zone against the Minnewaska Lakers on Friday in Glenwood. Matthew Curry / West Central Tribune
Montevideo senior Kaden Boike (12) lines up under center in the red zone against the Minnewaska Lakers on Friday in Glenwood. Matthew Curry / West Central Tribune
Minnewaska senior Noah Danielson celebrates after completing the 2-point conversion to give Minnewaska an 8-6 lead over the Thunder Hawks in the second quarter on Friday in Glenwood. Matthew Curry / West Central Tribune
Minnewaska senior Noah Danielson celebrates after completing the 2-point conversion to give Minnewaska an 8-6 lead over the Thunder Hawks in the second quarter on Friday in Glenwood. Matthew Curry / West Central Tribune
Minnewaska junior defensive back Connor Stein watches the Montevideo offense following the snap of the football on Friday, Sept. 24, in Glenwood. Matthew Curry/West Central Tribune
Minnewaska junior defensive back Connor Stein watches the Montevideo offense following the snap of the football on Friday, Sept. 24, in Glenwood. Matthew Curry/West Central Tribune

Mid State

Montevideo 34,

Minnewaska 28

Montevideo (1-3) 6 6 14 8 — 34
Minnewaska (0-4) 0 8 12 8 — 28
Scoring Plays
Mon – Francis O’Malley 1 run (pass failed)
Min – Easton McCrory 16 run (Noah Danielson pass from Easton McCrory)
Mon – O’Malley 3 run (pass failed)
Min– Dalton Friedrichs 76 run (run failed)
Min – Friedrichs 72 run (run failed)
Mon – O’Malley 74 run (Kaden Boike run)
Mon – Andrew Van Binsbergen 40 pass from Boike (run failed)
Mon – O’Malley 19 run (Boike run)
Min – Jacob Blair 65 pass from McCrory (McCrory run)

Montevideo

First downs: 18 … Penalties: 4-27 … Rushing (Individual and team): Francis O’Malley 30-255, Kaden Boike 2-13, Bradyn Schultz 3-10, Andrew Van Binsbergen 4-4, 282 … Passing (Individual and team): Boike 10-21-167-1 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Bradyn Schultz 6-78, Van Binsbergen 55, Justin Collins 1-34 167 … Interceptions: 3 … Fumble recoveries: 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): Gavin Johnson 6-5, O’Malley 5-4, Van Binsbergen 4-3, Hunter Strand 5, Callim Schmitz 2-3, Mason Jerve 2-2 … QB sacks: Mason Jerve 1

Minnewaska

First downs: 13 … Penalties: 2-10 … Rushing (Individual and team): Dalton Friedrichs 12-206, Jacob Blair 5-56, Easton McCrory 15-45, Paul A Jr. Johnson 2-8, 315 … Passing (Individual and team): McCrory 4-11-138-3 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Friedrichs 2-73, Blair 1-65, 138 … Interceptions: 1 … Fumble recoveries: none … Tackles (solo-assist): Nathan Rankin 10, Cole Barrus 8, Jack Larson 8, Blair 6, Chase Boelke 6, McCrory 3, Danielson 3, … QB sacks: none

Browerville/EV 57,

Benson 19

Eighth-ranked (Class A) Browerville/Eagle Valley rebounded from last week’s loss to BOLD with an impressive victory against Mid State district foe Benson in Browerville.

The Tigers are now 3-1 while the Braves drop to 2-2.

Next Friday, Benson heads to Murdock to face Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg.

ACGC 62,

Maple Lake 14

Landon Blom ran for 221 yards and five touchdowns as Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City rolled to a Mid State district win at Maple Lake.

The Falcons outran the Irish 369-37.

Mason Studemann had a rushing TD and also returned an interception for a score for ACGC, which will host Upsala/Swanville Area next Friday at Grove City.

ACGC (2-2) 16 24 14 8 — 62
Maple Lake (0-4) 0 7 0 7 — 14
Scoring Plays
ACGC – Mason Studemann 1 run (Landon Blom run)
ACGC – Blom 2 run (Studemann run)
ACGC – Blom 3 run (kick failed)
ACGC – Blom 10 run (run failed)
ACGC – Blom 5 run (kick failed)
ACGC – Studemann interception return (pass failed)
ML – Edward Neu 74 kick return (Matteo Mangili kick)
ACGC – Blom 17 run (Anders Grimsgard run)
ACGC – Jacob Gratz 13 run (run failed)
ML – Riley Hall 5 run (Mangili kick)
ACGC – Jaxon Drange-Leyendecker 30 run (Jaxon Listerud pass from Kyler Pickle)

ACGC

First downs: 26 … Penalties: 4-35 … Rushing (Individual and team): Landon Blom 30-221, Anders Grimsgard 6-43, Mason Studemann 15-41, Jaxon Drange-Leyendecker 4-38, Jacob Gratz 3-21, Terrell Renne 3-5, Kyler Pickle 1-0. 62-369 … Passing (Individual and team): Grimsgard 1-4-0 14 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Studemann 1-14 … Interceptions: Drange-Leyendecker 1, Studemann 1, Keegan Kessler-Gross 1 … Fumble recoveries: 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): Isaiah Renne 4-2, T. Renne 3-3, Colby Renne 3-2, Alex Kokenge 1-4 … QB sacks: I. Renne 1

Maple Lake

First downs: 9 … Penalties: 5-25 … Rushing (Individual and team): Riley Hall 7-37, Shay McClory 3-11, Zane Jude 1-(-1), Nathan Paumen 10-(-2), Ernesto Brown 1-(-4), Andreas Christensen 1-(-4). 23-37 … Passing (Individual and team): Christensen 6-19-3 83 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Paumen 2-31, Edward Neu 2-30, Logan Salmela 1-20, Jude 1-2 … Interceptions: None … Fumble recoveries: 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): Paumen 7-4, Braden Peterson 5-8, Salmela 5-5, Neu 4-5, Hall 4-3, Jacob Weese 2-4, Brady Kasper 2-4 … QB sacks: none

BOLD 34, KMS 14

Freshman running back Hudson Vosika had touchdown runs of 5, 10 and 21 yards to help BOLD beat Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at Murdock

BOLD is ranked fourth in Class A by The Associated Press. KMS held a 14-13 lead in the second quarter, but the Warriors’ Hunter Borer caught a 33-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Rylan Gass to take a 21-14 lead into halftime.

BOLD will host Maple Lake next Friday. KMS will stay at home to face Benson.

KMS (0-4) 0 14 0 0 — 14
BOLD (4-0) 13 8 7 6 — 34
Scoring Plays
B – Hudson Vosika 5 run (Jack Gross kick)
B – Vosika 10 run (run failed)
K – Alex Call 15 run (pass failed)
K – Call 1 run (Isaac Rudningen pass from Call)
B – Hunter Borer 33 pass from Rylan Gass (Vosika run)
B – David Garcia 32 run (Gross kick)
B – Vosika 21 run (kick failed)

KMS

First downs: 23 … Penalties: 5-19 … Rushing (Individual and team): Jett Olson 13-23, Call 5-19, Malaki Lee 5-12, David Alcala 1-5, Travian Nash 1-4, Logan Rudningen 1-3. 27-62 … Passing (Individual and team): Call 19-42-0 300. ... Receiving (Individual and team): I. Rudningen 6-114, Jared Cortez 9-71, Jacolby Nash 1-65, Olson 3-50 … Interceptions: Cortez 1 … Fumble recoveries: none … Tackles (solo-assist): Call 4-1, Hunter Kallstrom 4-1, I. Rudningen 3-1, Masyn Olson 3-1 … QB sacks: Lee 1.

BOLD

First downs: 10 … Penalties: 3-25 … Rushing (Individual and team): not available … Passing (Individual and team): N/A ... Receiving (Individual and team): N/A … Interceptions: N/A … Fumble recoveries: N/A … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: N/A

USA 50, BBE 40

Upsala/Swanville Area won the shoot-out over Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Belgrade.

Jaguars quarterback Luke Dingmann was 13 of 25 passing for 163 yards and three touchdowns. His top target was Jamison Reed, who had seven grabs for 103 yards and a 38-yard score.

The Patriots improve to 3-1. The Jaguars fall to 2-2.

BBE will be back at home next Friday to face Long Prairie-Grey Eagle

USA (2-1) 16 8 12 14 — 50
BBE (2-1) 12 6 22 0 — 40
Scoring Plays
BBE – Ryan Jensen 80 kickoff return (2pt failed)
USA – Name unavailable 4 run (2pt good)
USA – Levi Lampert 83 pass (2pt good)
BBE – Will Van Beck 8 pass from Luke Dingmann (kick failed)
BBE – Jamison Reed 38 pass from Dingmann (2pt failed)
USA – Lampert 19 pass (2pt good)
USA – Name unavailable 19 run (2pt failed)
BBE – Van Beck 22 pass from Dingmann (Talen Kapsen run)
BBE – Santos Sorenson 45 fumble return (Reed run)
BBE – name unavailable 6 run (2pt failed)
USA – Name unavailable 4 run (2pt failed)
USA – Name unavailable 38 interception return (2pt good)
USA – Name unavailable 9 run (2pt failed)

Upsala/Swanville Area

Stats not available

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa

First downs: 17 … Penalties: 6-50 … Rushing (Individual and team): Luke Dingmann 5-41, Blaine Fischer 3-12 … Passing (Individual and team): Dingmann 13-25-1 163 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Jamison Reed 7-103, Will Van Beck 3-61, Ryan Jensen 1-13, Fischer 2-11, Easton Hagen 1-6 … Interceptions: None … Fumble recoveries: Gavin Kampsen 1, Santos Sorenson 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): Fischer 5-7, Kampsen 5-9, Tyler Jensen 4-4, Talen Kampsen 3-2 … QB sacks: None

Eden Valley-Watkins 42,

Paynesville 36

Going to triple overtime, Eden Valley-Watkins was finally able to put away Paynesville for a Mid State district win at Paynesville

The Eagles improve to 4-0 while the Bulldogs drop to 2-2.

Paynesville plays host to Royalton next Friday.

EVW (4-0) 8 8 0 6 20 — 42
Paynesville (2-2) 14 8 0 0 14 — 36

East Central

NLS 21, Annandale 17

New London-Spicer knocked off the No. 10-ranked team in Class AAA at Annandale.

The Wildcats (3-1) are now on a two-game winning streak, having defeated Holy Family Catholic last Friday 35-14. Annandale falls to 2-2.

"Unreal back and forth game," Wildcats' coach Chad Gustafson said. "The kids never gave up and made big plays."

Next Friday, New London-Spicer heads to Litchfield.

Southwest

Dawson-Boyd 50,

LQPV 8

Dawson-Boyd, the fifth-ranked team in Class A, remained undefeated after trouncing Southwest West district rival Lac qui Parle Valley at Madison.

Blackjacks quarterback Brayden Hahn threw for 236 yards and three touchdowns to three different receivers in Braxton Hahn, Aiden Swenson and Caleb Torke. Holt Larson also accounted for three scores for D-B, with scoring runs of 6, 23 and 6 yards. He finished the night with 138 yards on 17 rushing attempts.

Now 4-0 on the year, the Blackjacks host Lakeview next Friday. The Eagles (1-3) will go to Granite Falls to take on Yellow Medicine East.

Dawson-Boyd (4-0) 14 20 8 8 — 50
LQPV (1-3) 0 6 0 2 — 8
Scoring Plays
DB – Braxton Hahn 40 pass from Brayden Hahn (Pau Clemens Suau kick)
DB – Holt Larson 6 run (Clemens Suau kick)
LQPV – Unavailable 9 run (kick failed)
DB – Larson 23 run (kick failed)
DB – Aiden Swenson 8 pass from Brayden Hahn (Two-point conversion)
DB – Caleb Torke 4 pass from Brayden Hahn (kick failed)
DB – Larson 6 run (Two-point conversion)
LQPV – safety
DB – Parker Bothun 73 run (Two-point conversion)

Dawson-Boyd

First downs: 16 … Penalties: 6-32 … Rushing (Individual and team): Holt Larson 17-138, Bothun 1-73, Brayden Hahn 4-26, Levi Olson 3-6 … Passing (Individual and team): Brayden Hahn 11-16-0 236 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Olson 1-63, Swenson 3-52, Braxton Hahn 1-40, Collin Swedzinski 2-34, Caleb Torke 3-32, Larson 1-29 … Interceptions: N/A … Fumble recoveries: N/A … Tackles (solo-assist): C. Johnson 4-1, Larson 3-2, N. Kittelson 3-0, Braxton Hahn 2-1, G. Kostad 1-3 … QB sacks: N/A

Lac qui Parle Valley

First downs: 8 … Penalties: 2-29 … Rushing (Individual and team): 29-77 … Passing (Individual and team): Unavailable 4-10-1 47 ... Receiving (Individual and team): N/A … Interceptions: N/A … Fumble recoveries: N/A … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: N/A

R-T-R 36, MACCRAY 8

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton rushed for 323 yards and passed for 162 while holdingford MACCRAY to minus-38 yards rushing in the victory at Tyler

Jonah Christensen rushed 26 times for 148 yards to lead RTR.

For the Wolverines, Isaac Strommer completed 11 of 28 passes for 149 yards and one touchdown, an 89-yarder to Isaac Post in the fourth quarter.

MACCRAY travels to Canby next Friday.

MACCRAY (0-3) 0 0 0 8 — 8
R-T-R (2-1) 7 0 7 22 — 36
Scoring Plays
RTR – Darrick Baartman 2 run (Cody Wichmann kick)
RTR – Name unavailable fumble return (Wichmann kick)
RTR – Baartman 14 pass from Jonah Christensen (kick failed)
RTR – Safety
RTR – Baartman 49 interception return (Wichmann kick)
M – Isaac Post 89 pass from Isaac Strommer (Brooks Asche pass from Strommer)
RTR – Wichmann 3 run (Wichmann kick)

MACCRAY

First downs: 6 … Penalties: 2-29 … Rushing (Individual and team): Isaac Strommer 5-11, Brooks Asche 1-0, Sebastian Cisneros 9-11. 17-(-38) … Passing (Individual and team): Strommer 11-28-2 149 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Isaac Post 4-105, Willie Miller 1-4, Asche 5-38, Cisneros 1-2 … Interceptions: Post 1, Asche 1 … Fumble recoveries: Sawyer Jansen 1, Charlie Delbosque 1, Tyler Loe 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): Post 4-2, Dylan Hardebeck 5-1, Evan Laumb 4-5, Benjamin Miller 4-2, Sawyer Janssen 2-4, Brady Helling 1-12, Landin Ahrenholz 3-6, Loe 1-4, Austin Sweep 3-9 … QB sacks: Hardebeck 1, Laumb 1

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton

First downs: 26 … Penalties: 7-93 … Rushing (Individual and team): Darrick Baartman 13-86, Tucker Haroldson 1-10, Aiden Wichmann 2-3, Jonah Christensen 26-148, Cody Wichmann 9-77. 52-323 … Passing (Individual and team): Christensen 15-27-2 162 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Baartman 1-14, Haroldson 6-59, A. Wichmann 5-62, Christensen 1-15, C. Wichmann 1-2, Camden Hansen 1-10 … Interceptions: 2 … Fumble recoveries: 2 … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: 3