Prep Football: NLS, D-B win blowouts; Paynesville, BOLD rematch set in 5AA
New London-Spicer and Dawson-Boyd won big and BOLD will get another crack at Paynesville after prep football playoff games on Saturday. They are the four remaining Tribune-area teams in the running for state tournament berths following section se...
New London-Spicer and Dawson-Boyd won big and BOLD will get another crack at Paynesville after prep football playoff games on Saturday.
They are the four remaining Tribune-area teams in the running for state tournament berths following section semifinals games.
Blackjacks ramble on
Dawson-Boyd blasted Lac qui Parle Valley 48-0 Saturday afternoon in the Section 5A semifinals in Dawson.
Blackjacks quarterback Jess Hansen hit 9 of 12 throws for 297 yards and four touchdowns, and D-B piled up 486 total yards while limiting LQPV to just 51 total yards. Dalton Palmer ran for 88 yards and a score and Carson Lindblad ran for a touchdown and caught a pass for a 71-yard TD.
Dawson-Boyd plays Canby, a 46-6 winner over Wabasso, for the Section 5A championship at 5 p.m. Friday at Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall.
Wildcats find fun, down Morris/CA
In New London, Wildcats' head coach Dan Essler urged his team to mellow out and do what it does best against former West Central Conference rival MCA.
"Quit shooting yourself in the foot and play with some emotion and have fun out there." Essler told his team as it faced a one-point deficit at halftime.
That would be the theme as New London Spicer thumped the Tigers 48-30, scoring touchdowns on their three of their next four second-half processions.
Wildcat running back Trey Austvold scored three touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, the Wildcats recovered a fumble and had an
New London-Spicer plays Melrose, which defeated Annandale 32-6, for the 6AAA championship at St. Cloud State University on Saturday.
Bulldogs vs. Warriors, Part II
In the season opener, undefeated Paynesville defeated BOLD in Olivia. BOLD hasn't lost since -- Paynesville hasn't, either -- and the Warriors' and Bulldogs' inevitable rematch in the Section 5AA finals came to fruition on Saturday.
The Bulldogs outgunned Eden Valley-Watkins 46-33 on Saturday in Paynesville. BOLD mauled Minnewaska 41-12 in Olivia.
So the teams that met in the season's first game will play in one team's last at 7 p.m. Friday at Big Cat Stadium in Morris.
ACGC falls to LPHT
ACGC head coach David Blom's first season came to an end on Saturday when the Falcons fell to Lester Prairie-Holy Trinity 20-14 on Saturday.