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High School Football: Micah Olson, Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks edge Lac qui Parle Valley Eagles, in wild game

Read how the D-B quarterback rushed for 3 TDs in 28-25 win over LQPV

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Dawson-Boyd senior quarterback Micah Olson powers into the interior of Lac qui Parle Valley's defense during Friday's Southwest District West Division game from R.B. Clay Field in Dawson. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune

DAWSON β€” Behind a monster effort from Micah Olson, Dawson-Boyd is still unbeaten.

Accounting for all four of his team’s touchdowns, the senior quarterback helped the Blackjacks erase a 13-0 deficit en route to a 28-25 victory over Lac qui Parle Valley on Friday. It was a Southwest District West Division game from R.B. Clay Field.

Olson pounded his way to 243 yards on 29 rushes and three scores. He was also 5-for-9 passing for 86 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

While Olson dominated late, Lac qui Parle Valley was in control through much of the first half. After senior linebacker Carter Amland stuffed Olson on a fourth-and-goal from the Eagles’ 2-yard line, the visitors struck three plays later when junior Landon Schirm broke free for a 89-yard rushing touchdown.

Photo Gallery: Lac qui Parle Valley Eagles at Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks

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On the next LQPV drive, Schirm again was instrumental. He hauled in a short pass for a first down before out-jumping Olson for a 45-yard reception down the right sideline. Senior quarterback Colton Mortenson completed the drive when he found junior wide receiver Tyler Schickedanz on a 6-yard slant pattern to make it 13-0 in the second quarter.

Responding on its ensuing drive, Dawson-Boyd needed just two plays to cut into the deficit. Carrying the ball on a designed quarterback run, Olson bounced to the outside and sprinted down the right sideline for a 63-yard score. At the start of the second half, he gave the Blackjacks their first lead after crossing the goal line on a 1-yard plunge. Later, he added a 12-yard run in the third quarter.

Up 22-19 entering the fourth, Olson found senior running back Jordan Hastad on a 32-yard touchdown reception. Hastad was the team’s leading tackler with six-and-a-half tackles.

Dawson-Boyd next plays at 7 p.m. Thursday at Minneota. LQPV plays at the same time. The Eagles travel to Canby.

Southwest (West)

Dawson-Boyd 28,
LQPV 25

LQPV (2-3) 7 6 6 6 β€” 25
D-B (5-0) 0 8 14 6 β€” 28
Scoring Plays
LQPV – Landon Schirm 89 run (Avery Wittnebel kick)
LQPV – Tyler Schickedanz 6 pass from Colton Mortenson (kick failed)
D-B – Micah Olson 63 run (Jordan Hastad run)
D-B – Olson 1 run (Levi Olson run)
LQPV – 13 pass (kick failed)
D-B – Olson 12 run (run failed)
D-B – Hastad 32 pass from Olson (run failed)
LQPV – 1 run (run failed)

LQPV

First downs: 21 … Penalties: 4-42 … Rushing (Individual and team): Carter Amland 7-17. 32-162… Passing (Individual and team): Colton Mortenson 12-20-131-1 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Amland 3-40 … Interceptions: Evan Hegland … Fumble recoveries: N/A … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: N/A

Dawson-Boyd

First downs: 14 … Penalties: 3-15 … Rushing (Individual and team): Olson 29-243, Hastad 5-35, Trevon Johnson 1-(-1). 62-477 … Passing (Individual and team): Olson 5-9-86-1 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Hastad 1-32, Aiden Swenson 1-21, Levi Olson 1-16 … Interceptions: 1 … Fumble recoveries: N/A … Tackles (solo-assist): Gauge Liebl 4-3, Hastad 3-7, Holt Larson 2-4… QB sacks: none

Non-District

NLS 28, ACGC 6

Three touchdowns in the second quarter helped New London-Spicer build a 22-0 lead on its way to the victory over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at New London.

ACGC was originally supposed to play Maple Lake while NLS was scheduled to play St. Cloud Cathedral.

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This is the first meeting between ACGC and NLS since Week 1 of the 2007 season.

NLS rushed for 241 yards and rushed for 210. Jack Novak caught four passes for 112 yards for the Wildcats.

For ACGC, Landon Blom rushed 29 times for 147 yards.

ACGC (2-3) 0 0 0 6 β€” 6
NLS (2-3) 0 22 0 6 β€” 28
Scoring Plays
NLS – Jack Novak 3 run (run failed)
NLS – Jaden Zylstra 47 pass from Kyle Doty (Brycen Christensen pass from Doty)
NLS – Tim Thein 5 run (Mason Toutges pass from Doty)
ACGC – Luke Trebil 1 run (run failed)
NLS – Thein 4 run (pass failed)

ACGC

First downs: 16 … Penalties: 8-60 … Rushing (Individual and team): Landon Blom 29-147, Malcolm Ludwig 7-23, Trebil 10-(-3). 46-167 … Passing (Individual and team): Trebil 2-12-35-1 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Braeden Pickle 2-35 … Interceptions: Mason Hiltner 1, Trebil 1 … Fumble recoveries: N/A … Tackles (solo-assist): Hiltner 6-3, Terrell Renne 5-4, Pickle 5-2, Mason Studeman 4-3, Wilson Gratz 1-6 … QB sacks: Renne 0.5, Alex Kokenge 0.5

NLS

First downs: 19 … Penalties: 6-55 … Rushing (Individual and team): Jack Novak 17-69, Christensen 5-66, Thein 9-58, Doty 8-35, Kyle Denz 1-13. 40-241 … Passing (Individual and team): Doty 7-14-210-2 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Novak 4-112, Zylstra 2-83, Christensen 1-15 … Interceptions: Novak 1 … Fumble recoveries: NA … Tackles (solo-assist): Thein 4-5, Nathan Vosika-Scherberg 3-7, Denz 4-5, Nick McKenzie 4-4, Toutges 2-6, Logan Woelfel 3-1, Novak 1-5, Tyler Danielson 1-3, Jon Garcia 1-3 … QB sacks: Thein 1, McKenzie 1, Toutges 1, Woelfel 2

East Central

Albany 58,
Litchfield 35

Albany scored 28 points in the first quarter and churned for 274 yards on the ground on 63 carries to beat Litchfield at Albany’s Michael Field.

Litchfield quarterback Ben Alsleben completed 33 of 50 passes for 394 yards and three touchdowns. He rushed for two TDS, but also threw two interceptions.

Litchfield plays at 7 p.m. Thursday at New London-Spicer.

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Litchfield (4-1) 7 14 7 7 β€” 35
Albany (5-0) 28 6 8 16 β€” 58
Scoring Plays
L – Logan King 21 from Ben Alsleben (Garrison Jackman kick)
A – Ethan Navratil 18 pass from Isaiah Gerads (Navratil pass from Gerads)
A – Navratil 27 interception return (run failed)
A – Nolan Rueter 8 run (run failed)
A – Gerads 1 run (Will Mergen run)
A – Mergen 5 run (pass failed)
L – Alsleben 3 run (Jackman kick)
L – Tyson Michels 19 pass from Alsleben (Jackman kick)
A – Rueter 2 run (Mergen run)
L – Alsleben 12 run (Jackman kick)
A – Mergen 3 run (Mergen run)
L – Bennett Lecher 8 pass from Alsleben (Jackman kick)
A – Navratil 43 pass from Gerads (Carter Birr run)

Litchfield

First downs: 18 … Penalties: 2-13 … Rushing (Individual and team): N/A … Passing (Individual and team): Ben Alsleben 33-50-394-2 ... Receiving (Individual and team): N/A … Interceptions: Logan King 1 … Fumble recoveries: None … Tackles (solo-assist): Tanner Kohls 13, Mason St. Pierre 11, King 11, Eddie Simes 10… QB sacks: None

Albany

First downs: 19 … Penalties: 0-0 … Rushing (team): 63-274 … Passing (Individual): Isaiah Gerads 4-6-77-0, LaQue Jefferson 0-2-0-1 ... Receiving (Individual): Ethan Navratil 2-61, Nolan Rueter 2-16 … Interceptions: Navratil 1, Rueter 1 … Fumble recoveries: Declan Crumley 1, Rueter 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: Four


Mid-state

EV-W 18,
BOLD 0

BOLD’s regular-season win streak ended at 39 games after taking a shutout loss to Eden Valley-Watkins in Olivia.

The Warriors’ last regular-season loss came on Sept. 18, 2015 against Montevideo, 12-6.

BOLD will try to rebound at 5 p.m. Wednesday when it plays host to Kimball.

KMS 32,
BBE 0

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg moved to 3-2 after shutting out winless Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa in Belgrade.

The Fighting Saints close out the regular season against Benson at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Murdock. The Jaguars play host to Browerville/Eagle Valley in their finale.

Benson 20,
USA 18 (OT)

There were a couple of big fourth-down scores in overtime. And the difference was a little razzle-dazzle on the two-point conversion by Benson, helping the host Braves beat Upsala/Swanville Area in overtime.

Heading into overtime tied 12-12, Benson scored first. On fourth down, Abe Peterson caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Cole Hedman. The Braves then had receiver Ben Peterson throw a pass to Thomas Dineen for the two-point conversion.

USA then got the ball. The Patriots’ Max Lange scored on fourth down on a three-yard run. On the attempted two-point conversion, USA quarterback Carter Johnson was stopped on the 1-yard line by Kellen Schmidt. It was a broken play that Johnson improved on. Schmidt three solo and three assisted tackles. He also had a quarterback sack.

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USA (2-3) 0 6 0 6 6 β€” 18
Benson (4-1) 12 0 0 0 8 β€” 20
Scoring Plays
B – Tom Dineen 46 run (run failed)
B – Ben Peterson 30 pass from Cole Hedman (pass failed)
USA – Carter Johnson 1 run (pass failed)
USA – Levi Lampert 22 pass from Johnson (run failed)
B – Abe Peterson 10 pass from Hedman (Dineen pass from Ben Peterson)
USA – Max Lange 3 run (run failed)

Upsala/Swanville

First downs: 10 … Penalties: 7-54 … Rushing (Individual and team): Lange 26-116, Luke Harren 2-21, Tyson Leners 7-26. 43-139 … Passing (Individual and team): Johnson 5-15-85-0 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Harren 1-46, Lange 1-3, Lampert 1-22, Gavin Koetter 1-3, Hayden Chuba 1-11 … Interceptions: Chuba 1 … Fumble recoveries: none … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: Cooper Thieschafer 1.

Benson

First downs: 11 … Penalties: 6-31 … Rushing (Individual and team): Dineen 31-149, B. Peterson 5-40, Hedman 2-9, Adam Zosel 2-6. 41-187 … Passing (Individual and team): Hedman 6-17-76-1, B. Peterson 0-1-0-0, Dineen 0-1-0-0 ... Receiving (Individual and team): B. Peterson 3-44, A. Peterson 3-17, Dineen 0-15 … Interceptions: none … Fumble recoveries: none … Tackles (solo-assist): Dineen 8-2, Zosel 4-5, Alden Syltie 1-8, Nathan Bolduc 3-5, Schmidt 3-3, Sam Grussing 2-6, Jordan Anderson 0-6 … QB sacks: Dineen 2, Kellen Schmidt 1.

Minnewaska 33,
Sauk Centre 15

Minnewaska scored 22 second-quarter points to take control of the game with Sauk Centre at Glenwood.

Sauk Centre (1-4) 7 0 0 8 β€” 15
Minnewaska (2-3) 2 22 0 9 β€” 33
Scoring Plays
SC – Eli Fletcher 4 run (Fletcher kick)
M – Ball rolls out of end zone on bad snap, safety
M – Tyson Meyer 1 run (Aaron Ver Steeg run)
M – Jackson Stadsvold 64 pass from Mitchell Gruber (Isaac Koenig kick)
M – Meyer 2 run (Koenig kick)
SC – Jay neuberg 9 pass from Nolan Ziemer (Ziemer run)
M – Stadsvold 29 run (pass failed)
M – Koenig 27 field goal

Sauk Centre

First downs: 16 … Penalties: 9-69 … Rushing (Individual and team): Fletcher 19-116, Anthony Marsh 18-79, Ben Millard 3-22, Jay Neubert 3-19, Gabe Polipnick 6-7, Reese Blondin 1-2. 51-245 … Passing (Individual and team): Ziemer 1-3-9-1, Nate Schirmers 1-5-6-0. 2-8-15-1-1 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Neubert 1-9, Zach Deters 1-6 … Interceptions: N/A … Fumble recoveries: Jackson Fischer 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: N/A

Minnewaska

First downs: 19 … Penalties: 15-105 … Rushing (Individual and team): Meyer 18-129, Ver Steeg 7-45, Gruber 8-49, Stadsvold 1-29, Gage Rogers 1-2, Max Reichmann 3-2. 39-256 … Passing (Individual and team): Gruber 10-20-269-1 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Ver Steeg 4-111, Stadsvold 2-64, Peyton Johnsrud 2-61, Rogers 1-19, Reichmann 1-14 … Interceptions: Ver Steeg 1 … Fumble recoveries: Johnsrud 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: N/A

Montevideo 28,
Melrose 27 (OT)

Francis O’Malley’s three-yard touchdown run, followed by Humberto Castillo’s extra point, lifted host Montevideo to the overtime victory over Melrose.

Melrose (1-4) 0 7 6 8 6 β€” 27
Montevideo (1-1) 0 0 7 14 7 β€” 28
Scoring Plays
Mel – Tyler Rademacher 43 run (Maxwell Lurken-Tvrbik kick)
Mon – Landen Knoshal 36 pass from Kaden Boike (Humberto Castillo kick)
Mel – Rademacher 28 run (Kick failed)
Mon – Knoshal 20 run (Kick failed)
Mel – Rademacher 2 run (Devin Orceck pass Rademacher)
Mon – Knoshal 26 pass from Boike (Bradyn Schultz pass from Boike)
Mel – Aaron Arnhalt 16 pass from Rademacher (Pass failed)
Mon – Francis O’Malley 3 run (Castillo kick)

Melrose

First downs: 18 … Penalties: 5-35 … Rushing (Individual and team): Tyler Radamacher, 27-128. Lucas Feldewerd 13-68. 40-196 … Passing (Individual and team): Radamacher 10-22-169-1 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Arnhalt 4-124 … Interceptions: None … Fumble recoveries: None … Tackles (solo): Radamacher 11, William Sjogren 6, Feldewerd 4 … QB sacks: N/A

Montevideo

First downs: 19 … Penalties: 0-0 … Rushing (Individual and team): Francis O’Malley 21-142, Landon Knoshal 6-73, Kaden Boike 5-29, Bradyn Schultz 4-8. 36-252 … Passing (Individual and team): Boike 10-19-142-0 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Knoshal 5-63, Schultz 2-49, Kadin Huntley 3-30 … Interceptions: Huntley 1 … Fumble recoveries: 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): O’Malley 8-4, Knoshal 8-2, Schultz 7-2, Grayson Eisenlohr 3-2 … QB sacks: N/A

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Morris/CA 28,
Osakis 14

Morris/Chokio-Alberta took a 14-0 first-half lead and held on for the victory over the Silverstreaks at Morris.

Osakis (2-1) 0 0 0 14 β€” 14
Morris/CA (5-0) 6 0 8 14 β€” 28
Scoring Plays
M – Durgin Decker 51 run (kick failed)
M – Kenny Soderberg 51 pass from Zach Bruns (Bruns run)
O – Isaac Hetland 5 run (run failed)
M – Ethan Lebrija 80 kick return (Bruns kick)
M – Bruns 4 run (Bruns kick)
O – Hetland 22 run (Hetland run)

Osakis

First downs: 23 … Penalties: 2-10 … Rushing (Individual and team): Hetland 29-200, Duncan Vandergon 18-102, Bauer Klimek 8-38. 56-340 … Passing (Individual and team): Klimek 4-10-48-0 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Carter Watnaas 3-46, Tyson Hagedon 1-2 … Interceptions: N/A … Fumble recoveries: N/A … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: N/A

Morris/CA

First downs: 10 … Penalties: 4-26 … Rushing (Individual and team): Decker 7-83, Bruns 13-51, Tristan Raths 3-6. 23-140 … Passing (Individual and team): Bruns 4-8-132-1 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Soderberg 2-77, Brandon Jergenson 1-32, Jackson Loge 1-23 … Interceptions: N/A … Fumble recoveries: N/A … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: N/A

9 South (West)

RCW 60,
BLHS 0

Renville County West rushed for 338 yards and picked off five Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart passes in the victory at Hector.

Brandan Hoberg, Isaac Haen, Riley Ashburn, Hunter Ridler and Jonah Nuaman all had interceptions for the Jaguars. Hoberg returned his 77 yards for a touchdown. Heying had a 96-yard interception return.

RCW also had fumble recoveries from Hoberg and Tyler Amsden.

RCW (5-0) 20 28 6 6 β€” 60
BLHS (1-3) 0 0 0 0 β€” 0
Scoring Plays
RCW – Jaden Kolker 1 run (kick failed)
RCW – Brandan Hoberg 42 run (Riley Ashburn pass from Hoberg)
RCW – Kolker 1 run (kick failed)
RCW – Ashburn 58 pass from Hoberg (Nate Schmidt pass from Hoberg)
RCW – Kolker 63 run (Ashburn kick)
RCW – Hoberg 77 interception return (kick failed)
RCW – Hoberg 44 run (Daniel Werninghaus kick)
RCW – Isaac Haen 96 interception return (pass failed)
RCW – A.J. Gasca 1 run (kick failed)

RCW

First downs: 14 … Penalties: 2-25 … Rushing (Individual and team): Kolker 10-156, Hoberg 6-143, Luki Hale 6-34, Haen 1-7, Ayden Gustafson 3-6. 29-338 … Passing (Individual and team): Hoberg 5-11-91-0, Gasca 0-1-0-0 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Ashburn 2-64, Kolker 2-25, Schmidt 1-2 Interceptions: Hoberg 1, Haen 1, Ashburn 1, Hunter Ridler 1, Jonah Nuaman 1… Fumble recoveries: Hoberg 1, Tyler Amsden 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): Kolker 2-7, Schmidt 0-7, Jason Jansen 4-0, Amsden 2-3, Hoberg 2-4, Ashburn 2-3, Jake Haney 0-5 … QB sacks: Cale Bryan 1.

BLHS

First downs: 15 … Penalties: 1-12 … Rushing (Individual and team): Cale Luthens 9-33, Ashten Bergstrom 7-21, Jaxon Watkins 2-14. 20-71 … Passing (Individual and team): Luthens 13-37-173-3, Eli Kirtz 5-12-31-2, Watkins 1-2-30-0. 19-51-234-5 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Nick Taylor 5-91, Kirtz 3-39, Gavin Bergsma 3-27, Caden Hickle 2-26, Watkins 2-24, Bergstrom 2-22, Tyler Rudolph 1-5 … Interceptions: none … Fumble recoveries: none … Tackles (solo-assist): Bergstrom 2-9, Bergsma 1-6, Saxton Melberg 1-5, Cale Petersen 0-6, Watkins 1-3, Hayden Vandervoort 2-1… QB sacks: none

Tom Elliott has been the sports editor at the West Central Tribune since September 2019.
Contact him at telliott@wctrib.com or leave a message at 320-235-1150.
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