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Late football roundup: NLS runs wild to blast Annandale

Wildcats pile up 285 yards rushing to beat Cardinals, 48-13

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ANNANDALE — The New London-Spicer Wildcats have now won back-to-back games after dominating the Annandale Cardinals in a 48-13 football victory in East Central South District play on Friday evening.

Junior running back Mason Delzer led the Wildcats, scoring four touchdowns in the first half. His longest touchdown run went for 20 yards.

NLS went into halftime with a 28-13 lead.

Annandale’s pair of touchdowns came through the air. Junior Nick Walter connected with senior wide receiver Tyson Shoberg for a 39-yard touchdown to prevent the shutout before cutting into NLS’ lead with a 6-yard strike to junior wide receiver Thomas Westman.

In the third quarter, NLS senior wide receiver Brycen Christensen returned a punt for a 57-yard touchdown. Sophomore quarterback Blake Schultz threw his sole passing touchdown of the night, a 15-yard strike to senior wide receiver Gabe Rohman.

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Wildcats senior running back Hunter Downey further cemented the Wildcats’ victory with an 11-yard run in the fourth quarter.

The Wildcats ran 57 times for 285 yards. Delzer had 130 yards on 20 carries. Senior running back Gavin Degner served as a one-two punch with Dezler, running for 65 yards on 16 attempts. Running backs Brody Duke and Hunter Downey also added 39 and 33 yards to the backfield.

NLS recovered four fumbles and Christensen had two interceptions.

NLS (3-1) has outscored its opponents 166-71 through four games.

The Wildcats host Litchfield at 7 p.m. Friday for their inaugural Minnesota Fallen Heroes football game at New London-Spicer High School in New London.

Late Friday

NLS 48, Annandale 13

NLS (3-1)            14  14  14  6 — 48
Annandale (1-3)    0   13   0   0 — 13
Scoring Plays
NLS – Mason Delzer 15 run (Gabe Rohman kick)
NLS – Delzer 3 run (Rohman kick)
NLS – Delzer 7 run (Rohman kick)
ANN – Tyson Shoberg 39 pass from Nick Walter (Z Roe kick)
NLS – Delzer 20 run (Rohman kick)
ANN – Thomas Westman 6 pass from Walter (kick failed)
NLS – Brycen Christensen 57 punt return (kick failed)
NLS – Rohman 15 pass from Blake Schultz (Gavin Degner catch)
NLS – Hunter Downey 11 run (kick failed)
NLS
First downs: 26 … Penalties: 2-25 … Rushing (Individual and team): Mason Delzer 20-130, Brody Duke 3-39, Gavin Degner 16-65, Hunter Downey 4-33, Brycen Christensen 2-13, Blake Schultz 5-(-4), Ethan Holme 2-3, Elijah Jacobson 2-3, Jack Steffensen 1-2, Lucas Swenson 1-1, Nolan Johnson 1-0. 57-285 … Passing (Individual and team): Schultz 9-16-1 140 ... Receiving: Christensen 1-40, Gabe Rohman 3-34, Grant Paffrath 2-32, Degner 2-26, Luke Knudsen 1-8 … Interceptions: Christensen 2 … Fumble recoveries: Isaiah Halvorson 1, Carter Taatjes 1, Grant Paffrath 1, Reid Holmquist 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): Swenson 6-1, Rohman 6-0, Downey 3-1, Holme 3-1, Bennett Schultz 3-0, Degner 3-0, Halvorson 3-0, Christensen 3-0 … QB sacks: Degner 1
Annandale
First downs: 14 … Penalties: 3-30 … Rushing (Individual and team): Connor Lampi 6-27, Carson Wiles 4-23, Sam Jacobson 3-14, Tyson Sanderson 1-6, Evan Norgren 1-2, NIck Olson 1-1, Zach Roe 1-0, Brock Elston 2-(-1), Nick Walter 6-(-11). 25-61 … Passing (Individual and team): Walter 11-23-2 126, Elston 1-1-0 6. 12-24-2 132 ... Receiving: Tyson Shoberg 7-89, Brandon Valdez 2-27, Thomas Westman 1-6, Jimmy Segner 1-6, Jack Nelson 1-4 … Interceptions: Team 1 … Fumble recoveries: Team 2 … Tackles (solo-assist): n/a … QB sacks: n/a

EV-W 44, Paynesville 6

Eden Valley-Watkins put together 359 yards on the ground en route to a Mid State 2 District win over Paynesville at Eden Valley.

The Eagles’ Sam Nistler and Nolan Geislinger both broke 100 rushing yards. Nistler had 134 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries for EV-W, ranked seventh in Class AA. All four of Geislinger’s runs went for touchdowns as he finished with 125 yards. Caden Neiman added 89 yards on 16 carries.

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The Bulldogs’ lone score came on a 2-yard rushing TD from quarterback Grayson Fuchs in the second quarter.

Paynesville goes to Royalton on Friday.

Paynesville (2-2)    0     6   0   0 — 6
EV-W (4-0)           20   12   6   6 — 44
Scoring Plays
E – Nolan Geislinger 71 run (pass failed)
E – Sam Nistler 35 run (run failed)
E – Parker Schultz 20 pass from Geislinger (Caden Neiman pass from Nistler)
E – Nistler 5 run (run failed)
P – Grayson Fuchs 2 run (run failed)
E – Geislinger 5 run (pass failed)
E – Geislinger 34 run (pass failed)
E – Neiman 14 run (run failed)
Paynesville
First downs: 12 … Penalties: 2-20 … Rushing (Individual and team): Austin Pauls 12-66, Grayson Fuchs 14-28, Max Athmann 4-14, Tyson Brunlett 3-10, Mason McNab 2-9, Eli Nelson 1-4, Preston Kascht 1-4, Jake Schlangen 2-3. Total: 39-138 … Passing (Individual and team): Fuchs 5-13-2 21, McNab 4-6-0 29. Total: 9-19-2 50 ... Receiving: Brandon Carlson 2-15, Owen Brick 2-14, Nelson 2-13, Carter Lieser 1-5, Athmann 2-3 … Interceptions: None … Fumble recoveries: 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): Pauls 2-6, Chase Viessman 2-5 … QB sacks: None
EV-W
First downs: 21 … Penalties: 4-35 … Rushing (Individual and team): Sam Nistler 11-134, Nolan Geislinger 4-125, Caden Neiman 16-89, Parker Schultz 1-11. Total: 32-359 … Passing (Individual and team): Geislinger 4-4-0 68 ... Receiving: Schultz 2-28, Nistler 1-26, Neiman 1-14 … Interceptions: Geislinger 1, Broden Thielen 1 … Fumble recoveries: None … Tackles (solo-assist): N/A … QB sacks: N/A

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Michael Lyne joined the West Central Tribune as a sports reporter in June 2022, following his graduation from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism and a minor degree in Spanish studies.

You may reach Michael at mlyne@wctrib.com, or by calling (320) 214-4345.
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