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Football roundup: Jaguars put down the Patriots, 37-6

No. 8 Renville County West beats No. 5 Hills-Beaver Creek, which beat RCW last year in the state playoffs

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Renville County West High School senior Noah Gullickson, center, pumps up his teammates as they huddle before kickoff against Hills Beaver-Creek in Danube on Friday, September 30, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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DANUBE — Renville County West was able to exact some revenge on Friday night.

Hosting Hills-Beaver Creek in a top 10 showdown of nine-man football teams, the Jaguars remained undefeated with a 37-6 victory.

The two teams met up in the nine-man state quarterfinals last season, with the Patriots winning that contest, 30-7.

This time, it was eighth-ranked RCW handing fifth-ranked Hills-Beaver Creek its first loss.

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Renville County West High School junior Jasen Jansen gains yardage while making his way up the field against Hills Beaver-Creek in Danube on Friday, September 30, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

The scoring opened with a safety on a combined tackle by Noah Gullickson and Hunter Ridler. Jasen Jansen scored the first of his two touchdowns to put the Jaguars ahead 9-0 in the first quarter.

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Quarterback AJ Gasca tacked on two scores in the second quarter to build a 23-0 halftime lead. He broke off a 72-yard TD run, then followed up with a 30-yard pass to Isaac Haen for a score.

Gasca threw for 139 yards and ran for another 114 on six carries. Jansen had 141 rushing yards on 25 attempts.

RCW outrushed Hills-Beaver Creek 281-73.

The Jaguars head to Morgan at 7 p.m. next Friday to face Cedar Mountain.

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Senior Eduardo Morales, second from left, greets teammate sophomore Wayne Fuentes as the Jaguars take the field against the Hills Beaver-Creek Patriots in Danube on Friday, September 30, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Nine-Man South West

RCW 37, H-BC 6

H-BC (4-1)  0     0   6   0 — 6

RCW (5-0)  9   14   6   8 — 37

Scoring Plays
RCW – Safety
RCW – Jasen Jansen 5 run (Eddie Morales kick)
RCW – AJ Gasca 72 run (Morales kick)
RCW – Isaac Haen 30 pass from Gasca (Morales kick)
HBC – Justin Roelfs 14 pass from Saywer Bosch (pass failed)
RCW – Jansen 12 run (kick blocked)
RCW – Jack Wertish 3 run (Haen run)

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H-BC
First downs: 14 … Penalties: 2-5 … Rushing (Individual and team): Justin Roelfs 8-32, Sawyer Bosch 8-26, Jackson Gacke 1-11. 27-73 … Passing (Individual and team): Bosch 9-14-2 104, Jamin Metzger 4-6-0 24. Total 13-20-2 128 ... Receiving: Riley Tatge 3-47, Roelfs 4-43, Cooper Gehrke 2-14, James VandenBosch 2-9, Micah Bush 1-7, Bosch 1-8 … Interceptions: None … Fumble recoveries: None … Tackles (total): Luke Fuerstenberg 9, Bosch 5, Brayden Metzger 5, Cody Moser 4, Jack Moser 4, Breau Bakken 4 … QB sacks: Jacob Wallin 1

RCW
First downs: 19 … Penalties: 12-114 … Rushing (Individual and team): Jasen Jansen 25-141, AJ Gasca 6-114, Austin Rice 4-12, Luki Hale 1-8, Jack Wertish 3-7. Total: 40-281 … Passing (Individual and team): Gasca 6-13-0 139 ... Receiving: Isaac Haen 5-131, Jansen 1-8 … Interceptions: Gasca 1, Hale 1 … Fumble recoveries: None … Tackles (total): Jansen 9, Hunter Ridler 8, Hale 6, Carter Rice 5, Carson Allex 4, Noah Gullickson 3 … QB sacks: C. Rice 1, Gullickson 1

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Renville County West High School senior Carter Rice brings down a Hill Beaver-Creek athlete while hosting the Patriots on Friday, September 30, 2022, in Danube.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Mid State 1

Melrose 19, Montevideo 12

Melrose’s fourth-quarter touchdown run by Lucas Feldewerd lifted the Dutchmen to the victory at Montevideo.

Junior running back Francis O’Malley scored both of the Thunder Hawks’ touchdowns. He finished with 184 yards on 24 carries and one catch for 25 yards.

The Thunder Hawks travel to Rockford at 7 p.m. next Friday.

Melrose (1-3)         6   0   6   7 — 19
Montevideo (1-3)   6   0   0   6 — 12

Scoring Plays
MON – Francis O’Malley 76 run (kick failed)
MEL – Jayden Danzl 16 run (kick failed)
MEL – Devin Orbeck 8 run (pass failed)
MON – O’Malley 9 run (kick failed)
MEL – Lucas Feldewerd run (Eleanor Schwieters kick)

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Melrose

Stats not available

Montevideo
First downs: 12 … Penalties: 6-30 … Rushing (Individual and team): Francis O’Malley 24-184, Fox Huber 5-10. 34-184 … Passing (Individual and team): Cooper Dack 6-18-1. 6-18-94 ... Receiving: Huber 2-26, Francis O’Malley 1-25, Mason Jerve 1-23, Carson Boike 2-20 … Interceptions: none … Fumble recoveries: none … Tackles (solo-assist): O’Malley 8-3, Soren Nelson 6-5, Huber 5-2, Boike 5-0, Luke Kuno 3-3 … QB sacks: Nelson 2

Rockford 43, Minnewaska 0

Rockford had three pick-sixes, returning three interceptions for touchdowns, to beat Minnewaska at Glenwood.

Alex Altmann returned an interception 61 yards for the first pick six in the second quarter. Later in the quarter, Logan Stedman had a 59-yard interception return for a score. In the third quarter, Harrison Brun returned another interception 55 yards for a touchdown.

Minnewaska heads to Big Cat Stadium at 7 p.m. next Friday to face Morris/Chokio-Alberta.

Rockford (3-2)        7   22   14   0 — 43
Minnewaska (0-5)   0    0    0    0 — 0

Scoring Plays
R – Alex Altmann 23 pass from Timothy Houghton ((kick)
R – Altmann 61 interception return (Harrison Brun pass from Josiah Zilmer)
R – Patrick Andry 1 run (Altmann kick)
R – Logan Stedman 59 interception return (Altmann kick)
R – Andry 57 run (Altmann kick)
R – Harrison Brun 55 interception return (Altmann kick)

Rockford
First downs: 11 … Penalties: 2-10 … Rushing (Individual and team): Stedman 9-44, Houghton 1-15, Mason Mooney 1-4, Andry 7-92, Josiah Zilmer 1-(-1), Brun 2-32, Harrison Edwards 1-12, Riley Moran 4-16, Dalton Larson 1-3, Joshua Dejewski 2-2, Connor Nelson 1-1, Micah Linna 1-3, Ramaero Breitholtz 2-(-3) 33-220 … Passing (Individual and team): Houghton 3-5-0 65, Edwards 0-3-0 0. Total: 3-8-0 65 ... Receiving: Wes Overton 1-27, Altmann 1-23, William Graunke 1-15 … Interceptions: Altmann 1-61, Stedman 1-59, Brun 2-45 … Fumble recoveries: none … Tackles (solo-assist): n/a … QB sacks: Overton 1, Zilmer 1

Minnewaska
First downs: 9 … Penalties: 1-5 … Rushing (Individual and team): PJ Johnson 1-0, Carter Meyer 4-1, Jack Majerus 21-65, Cole Baker 1-0, Ethan Barron 3-23, Chase Boelke 4-(-3). Total: 34-86 … Passing (Individual and team): Johnson 9-24-4 105, Austin Ballhagen 1-1-0 8. Total: 10-25-4 113 ... Receiving: Ballhagen 4-75, Johnson 1-8, Austin Weber 4-9, Blake Andreas 1-7, Majerus 3-14 … Interceptions: none … Fumble recoveries: Boelke 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): n/a … QB sacks: n/a

Mid State 2

Royalton 22, Paynesville 16

Royalton improved to 4-1 with the victory over Paynesville at Royalton’s Jim Langer Field.

Paynesville falls to 2-3.

The Bulldogs are host to Holdingford at 7 p.m. next Friday.

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The Jaguars warm up on the field before hosting the Hills Beaver-Creek Patriots in Danube on Friday, September 30, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Mid State 3

KMS 28, Benson 0

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg connected for three touchdown passes in the first half to earn the victory at Benson.

Jaiden Henjum caught scoring passes of 13 and 89 yards from Isaac Rudningen, who also hit Carter Auspos with a 75-yard TD. Rudningen completed 6 of 12 passes for 187, the vast majority in the first half when the Fighting Saints built a 28-0 lead.

Jace Magaard had an interception, Jett Olson recovered a fumble and Malaki Lee had a quarterback sack for KMS, which held Benson to 56 yards rushing and 47 passing.

KMS faces Kimball at 7 p.m. next Friday in Murdock. Benson goes to Olivia at 7 p.m. next Friday to play BOLD.

KMS (4-1)      14   14   0   0 — 28
Benson (1-4)     0    0   0   0 — 0

Scoring Plays
KMS – Jaiden Henjum 13 pass from Isaac Rudningen (kick failed)
KMS – Henjum 89 pass from Rudningen (Hunter Kallstrom run)
KMS – Carter Auspos 75 pass from Rudningen (pass failed)
KMS – Kallstrom 15 run (Rudningen run)

KMS
First downs: 11 … Penalties: 4-40 … Rushing (Individual and team): Rudningen 8-71, Kallstrom 8-52, Jace Magaard 7-26, Henjum 1-4, Travian Nash 2-2. Total: 27-155 … Passing (Individual and team): Rudningen 6-12-0 187 ... Receiving: Henjum 4-103, Auspos 2-84 … Interceptions: Magaard 1 … Fumble recoveries: Jett Olson 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): Kallstrom 6-0, Jason Jones 7-0, Logan Rudningen 5-1, Olson 3-0, Malaki Lee 3-0, Henjum 3-0 … QB sacks: Lee 1

Benson
First downs: 9 … Penalties: 2-20 … Rushing (Individual and team): Thomas Dineen 16-42, Ryan Tollifson 10-17, Darin Hippe 4-6, Juan Espinoza 1-(-13), Alex Claussen 1-3, Jaden McCarter 2-0. Total: 34-56  … Passing (Individual and team): Tolifson 2-7-1 47. Espinoza 0-1-0 0, Claussen 1-1-0 3. Total: 3-9-1 50. ... Receiving: Espinoza 1-34, Hippe 1-13, McCarter 1-3 … Interceptions: none … Fumble recoveries: none … Tackles (solo-assist): Nick Bolduc 4-3, Tolifson 4-2, Jaiden Zimmerman 2-3, Dineen 4-2  … QB sacks: none

USA 30, ACGC 12

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City suffered its second loss this season in a 30-12 loss against Upsala/Swanville at Swanville.

Falcons junior running back Jevon Williams ran for 72 yards and one rushing touchdown on 18 carries.

Falcons sophomore running back ran the ball 11 times for 44 yards and caught all five of junior quarterback Kyler Pickle’s passes for 100 yards.

ACGC goes to Belgrade at 7 p.m. next Friday to take on Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa

ACGC (2-3)  6     0   6   0 — 12
USA (2-3)     0   14   8   8 — 30

Scoring Plays
ACGC – Kyler Pickle 6 run (run failed)
USA – Max Lange 2 run (Nick Kedrowski pass from Lange)
USA – Lange 5 run (pass failed)
USA– Jack Primus interception return (Lange run)
ACGC – Jevon Williams 2 run (pass failed)
USA – Lange 1 run (Kedrowski run)

ACGC
First downs: 12 … Penalties: 1-5 … Rushing (Individual and team): Jevon Williams 18-72, Jaxon Drange-Leyendecker 11-44, Terrell Renne 1-9, Kyler Pickle 5-(-2). Total: 35-123 … Passing (Individual and team): Pickle 5-16-2. 5-16-100 ... Receiving: Drange-Leyendecker 5-100 … Interceptions: Casey Struthers 1 … Fumble recoveries: none … Tackles (solo-assist): Isaiah Renne 9-4, Carson Borchert 4-4, Brent Johnson 5-1, Pickle 4-2, T. Renne 2-5, Ethan Whitcomb 3-2, Williams 2-2 … QB sacks: none

USA
First downs: 16 … Penalties: 11-75 … Rushing (Individual and team): Max Lange 26-141, Aden Warga 3-10, Nick Kedrowski 7-7. Total: 36-158 … Passing (Individual and team):. 11-19-84 ... Receiving: Jack Primus 6-72, Hunter Boeckermann 1-8, Warga 1-2, Lucas Miller 2-2, Brody Kircher 1-0 … Interceptions: J. Primus 2 … Fumble recoveries: none … Tackles (solo-assist): Noah Boeckermann 4-2, Riley Johannes 3-4, Lange 3-3, Sammy Primus 4-2. Warga 3-2, J. Primus 3-2, Kircher 3-0, Franky Meagher 3-0 … QB sacks: Nicholas Kulla 1

BBE 30, LPGE 14

Quarterback Luke Dingmann had a hand in all five of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa’s touchdowns in a Mid State 1 District win at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle.

Dingmann threw three touchdown passes to three receivers — Jamison Reed, Luke Illies and Talen Kampsen — as he finished 18 of 27 for 217 yards. He also ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns on six carries.

Reed hauled in seven catches for 123 yards. Toby Cebulla caught four balls for 48 yards, and Illies had five receptions for 42 yards.

BBE hosts Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at 7 p.m. next Friday.

BBE (4-1)    6   18   6   0 — 30
LPGE (0-5)  0    0   8   6 — 14

Scoring Plays

BBE – Luke Dingmann 27 run (2pt failed)
BBE – Jamison Reed 43 pass from Dingmann (2pt failed)
BBE – Luke Illies 8 pass from Dingmann (2pt failed)
BBE – Talen Kampsen 1 pass from Dingmann (2pt failed)
BBE – Dingmann 7 run (2pt failed)
LPGE – unavailable 7 run (2pt good)
LPGE – unavailable 11 run (2pt failed)

BBE
First downs: 16 … Penalties: 3-28 … Rushing (Individual and team): Luke Dingmann 6-101, Braeden Michels 8-44, Toby Cebulla 4-11, Owen Paulson 5-3, Luke Illies 2-(-2). Total: 25-157 … Passing (Individual and team): Dingmann 18-27-0 217, Illies 1-1-0 5. Total: 19-28-0 222 ... Receiving: Jamison Reed 7-123, Cebulla 4-48, Illies 5-42, Carson Savage 1-5, Talen Kampsen 2-4 … Interceptions: None … Fumble recoveries: Ethan Spanier 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): Wyatt Lewis 5-0, Cebulla 4-2, Paulson 4-1, Wyatt Engen 4-1 … QB sacks: NoneLPGEFirst downs: 17 … Penalties: 4-42 … Rushing (Individual and team): Caleb Bitz 18-81, Tate Twardowski 10-29, Aiken Lambrecht 1-6. Total: 48-230 … Passing (Individual and team): Tye Urman 1-5-0 8 ... Receiving: Bitz 1-8 … Interceptions:n/a … Fumble recoveries: n/a … Tackles (solo-assist): n/a … QB sacks: n/a

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Junior running back Jasen Jansen of Renville County West High School, center, runs the ball up the field against Hills Beaver-Creek in Danube on Friday, September 30, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

BOLD 28, Maple Lake 6

BOLD improved to 5-0 with the victory at Maple Lake, getting Warriors head coach Derek Flann his 100th career victory.

BOLD is the top-ranked team in Class A. BOLD is the top-ranked team in Class A. Maple Lake fell to 0-5.

BOLD is host to Benson at 7 p.m. next Friday.

BOLD (5-0)           8   6   0   14 — 28
Maple Lake (0-5)  0   0   0     6 — 6

Southwest West

Dawson-Boyd 16, Lakeview 8

Levi Olson rushed for two touchdowns and Dawson-Boyd’s defense held Lakeview to 179 yards in the Blackjacks’ upset of the seventh-ranked Lakers at Cottonwood.

Olson finished with 13 rushes for 87 yards and also caught one pass for two yards.

Holt Larson had four solo and four assisted tackles for Dawson-Boyd. Aiden Swanson added four solo and four assisted tackles against Lakeview, the No. 7 team in Class A.

Dawson-Boyd is host to Russell-Tyler-Ruthton at 7 p.m. next Friday at Dawson.

Dawson-Boyd (4-1)   8   0   8   0 — 16
Lakeview (4-1)          0   8   0   0 — 8

Scoring Plays
DB – Levi Olson 27 run (Aiden Swenson run)
L – 3 run (two-point conversion)
DB – Olson 10 run (Olson run)

Dawson-Boyd
First downs: 13 … Penalties: 3-20 … Rushing (Individual and team): Olson 13-87, Holt Larson 17-61, Brayson Boelke 1-7, Keegon Wicht 4-(-1). Total: 37-162 … Passing (Individual and team): Wicht 6-13-3- 97 ... Receiving: Swenson 2-48, Boelke 3-47, Olson 1-2 … Interceptions: Boike 1 … Fumble recoveries: n/a … Tackles (solo-assist): Larson 4-3, Boike 4-0, Swenson 4-4, Olson 2-4, N. Hansen 2-3, J. Buer 1-3, G. Kostad 1-3 … QB sacks: none

Lakeview
First downs: 11 … Penalties: 5-40 … Rushing (Individual and team): 28-85 … Passing (Individual and team): 9-18-1 94 ... Receiving: 9-94 … Interceptions: 1 … Fumble recoveries: n/a … Tackles (solo-assist): n/a … QB sacks: n/a

YME 48, LQPV 19

Yellow Medicine East dominated Lac qui Parle Valley en route to a victory at Madison.

The Sting’s three wins this season is the most for the team since going 6-4 in 2016.

YME (3-2) is back at Granite Falls at 7 p.m. next Friday against Lakeview. LQPV (0-5) is on the road at 7 p.m. next Friday against Canby.

Canby 14, MACCRAY 0MACCRAY fell to 1-4 following a shutout loss to Canby in Southwest West District play at Maynard.

The Wolverines go to ninth-ranked (Class A) Minneota at 7 p.m. next Friday.

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