Prep football roundup: YME falls hard in overtime

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Oct. 16—GRANITE FALLS — Yellow Medicine East String played what its coach deemed one of — if not the best — game of the season in a 37-36 overtime loss to Russell-Tyler-Ruthton on Friday.

The Sting hoped for a victory for homecoming, but fell short.

"The boys fought like crazy; we're super proud of them," YME coach Dave Schueler said. " It was a hard-fought game and we came out and we were physical."

Despite a slight chill in the 40-degree weather, both teams battled in a highly competitive first half.

The Sting scored on the opening drive with a connection between junior Cody Dahlager and sophomore Andrew Flaten. Following a penalty on RTR on a kick attempt, the Sting successfully completed a two-point conversion with a scramble by Flaten.

The Knights answered on their opening drive with a rushing touchdown by senior running back Darrick Baartman, but failed on the two-point conversion to trail 8-6.

RTR successfully recovered the kick return when a squib attempt bounced off the ground and popped into the air after hitting an YME player and landing into the hands of junior Cody Wichmann.

After pushing the ball near the end zone, Knights' senior quarterback Jonah Christensen attempted a quarterback sneak but eventually bulldozed his way through a pile of Sting defenders and into the end zone. Following a successful two-point conversion with a run by Baartman, the Knights took a 14-8 lead to close out the first quarter.

The Knights recovered the ball again on a fumble by Flaten on the Sting's own 8-yard line.

RTR converted on the short field possession on a scramble by Christianson for a touchdown to give the Knights a 21-8 lead following the kick attempt by Wichmann.

With the Knights seemingly beginning to run away with the victory, YME bounced back on the kick return by taking the ball to the Knights' 33-yard line.

The Sting ended the possession with a touchdown connection between Sting senior receiver Isaac Jimenez and Flaten, narrowing the deficit to six with a successful field-goal attempt.

The Knights' next drive saw the first punt of the night, bringing some energy back to the Sting sideline.

With the first half coming to a close, the Sting tied the game at 21 with a touchdown connection between senior tight end Patrick Hoernemann and Flaten.

YME attempted another two-point conversion after RTR was dealt two penalties on the PAT, but was unsuccessful, leading the score being tied at halftime.

"We were down 21-8 and still battled back before halftime," Schueler said. "It was like everything we have asked from this team all season long they did tonight and we were really proud."

RTR scored a touchdown in the third and YME bounced back in the fourth.

The Sting scored a touchdown in overtime, but RTR scored a touchdown and converted on a two-point conversion to take the win.

Schueler says Friday is a moral victory.

"There are a lot of positives we take from this," he said. "The kids played with pure heart tonight and gave everything they had and that's all we could ask for. We're definitely looking forward to the future and excited to see where this team goes from here."

YME wraps up the regular season Wednesday against MACCRAY at Maynard

Southwest (West)

R-T-R 37, YME 36

R-T-R (4-3) 14 7 8 0 8 — 37

YME (0-7) 8 13 0 8 7 — 36

Scoring Plays

YME — Cody Dahlager 19 pass from Andrew Flaten (Flaten ran)

RTR — 1 run (PAT failed)

RTR — 10 run (2pt good)

RTR — 5 run (PAT good)

YME — Isaac Jimenz 32 pass from Flaten (Hoernemann kick)

YME — Patrick Hoernemann pass from Flaten (run failed)

RTR — 3 run (2pt good)

YME — Dahlager 1 run (Flaten run)

YME — Hoernemann 9 pass from Flaten (Hoernemann kick)

RTR — 2 run (2pt good)

R-T-R

First downs: 12 ... Penalties: 5-22 ... Rushing (Individual and team): 35-137 ... Passing (Individual and team): 7-18-90 ... Fumble recoveries: 1 ... Individual stats unavailable.

YME

First downs: 13 ... Penalties: 8-41 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Andrew Flaten 12-35, Nolan Hildahl 10-35, Issac Jimenez 4-32, Cody Dahlager 15-33, Jake Odegard 1-3, 42-128 ... Passing (Individual and team): Flaten 8-14-1 97 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Dahlager 1-19, Issac Jimenez 1-32, Patrick Hoernemann 6-46 ... Interceptions: none ... Fumble recoveries: 1 ... Tackles (solo-assist): Javier Jackson 7-1, Hoernemann 5, Hildahl 5-2, Flaten 3-0, Jimenez 1-2, Nahum Tarin 2 ... QB sacks: Hoernemann 2

East Central (South)

G-SL 28, NLS 26

Michael Jaskowiak rushed for three touchdowns, including the game-winner late in the fourth quarter, to lead Glencoe-Silver Lake to the victory over New London-Spicer in New London.

NLS is on the road for the regular-season finale Wednesday at Dassel-Cokato.

G-SL (3-4) 8 8 0 12 — 28

NLS (3-4) 0 14 6 6 — 26

Scoring Plays

GSL — Michael Jaskowiak 5 run (Jaskowiak run)

GSL — Jaskowiak 3 run (Jaskowiak run)

NLS — Peyton Coahran 19 pass from Kyle Doty (Gabe Rohman kick)

NLS — Rohman 13 pass from Doty (Rohman kick)

NLS — Brycen Christensen 35 pass from Doty (2-point conversion failed)

GSL — Riley Butcher 18 pass from Jackson Stifter (kick failed)

NLS — Christensen 19 pass from Doty (pass failed)

GSL — Jaskowiak 3 run (run failed)

G-SL

First downs: 18 ... Penalties: n/a ... Rushing (Individual and team): 57-259 ... Passing (Individual and team): 2-3-0 35 ... Receiving (Individual and team): n/a ... Interceptions: n/a ... Fumble recoveries: n/a ... Tackles (solo-assist): n/a ... QB sacks: n/a

NLS

First downs: 18 ... Penalties: 2-18 ... Rushing (Individual and team): 25-84 ... Passing (Individual and team): 18-34-1 205 ... Receiving (Individual and team): n/a ... Interceptions: n/a ... Fumble recoveries: n/a ... Tackles (solo-assist): Gavin Degner 9-4, Sam Gabrielson 3-6, Coahran 3-5, Anakin Haglund 2-6, Brody Lien 2-5 ... QB sacks: Degner 1/2, Gabrielson 1/2

D-C 20, Litchfield 6

Eli Gillman rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries as Dassel-Cokato prevailed at Litchfield.

Dassel-Cokato is ranked fourth in Class AAA; Litchfield is tied for 10th in AAA.

The Chargers led 7-0 until the fourth quarter. Devan Nguyen caught a 13-yard TD pass from Gregory Clark to put D-C up 13-0.

After a kick return, Litchfield scored right away on a trick play. Ryan Schutz caught a 68-yard pass from Beau Weseloh on a double pass to close the gap to 13-6.

Gillman then scored on a 21-yard run with about 2:30 to go to seal the win.

Litchfield plays Wednesday at Annandale.

D-C (7-0) 7 0 0 13 — 20

Litchfield (5-2) 0 0 0 6 — 6

Scoring Plays

DC — Eli Gillman 2 run (Tobias Coline kick)

DC — Devan Nguyen 13 pass from Gregory Clark (Coline kick)

L — Ryan Schutz 68 pass from Beau Weseloh (kick failed)

DC — E. Gillman 21 run (kick failed)

D-C

First downs: 17 ... Penalties: 7-58 ... Rushing (Individual and team): E. Gillman 31-175, Monte Gillman 13-58. 52-241 ... Passing (Individual and team): Clark 3-4-0 79 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Nguyen 2-39, Keyton Johnson 1-40 ... Interceptions: none ... Fumble recoveries: none ... Tackles (solo-assist): n/a ... QB sacks: n/a

Litchfield

First downs: 7 ... Penalties: 4-32 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Lucas Kuehl 8-29, Kole Bartlett 4-23, Tanner Kohls 1-(-1), Schutz 1-3, Logan King 11-17, Weseloh 2-11. 27-82 ... Passing (Individual and team): Weseloh 1-1-0 68, King 5-8-0 49. 6-9-0 117... Receiving (Individual and team): Weseloh 2-6, Schutz 3-82, Blake Aller 1-29 ... Interceptions: none ... Fumble recoveries: none ... Tackles: Kuehl 11, Kohls 11, Bartlett 11, Wyatt Larson 10, King 10, Dominic Dietel 7, Jacob Dietel 8 ... QB sacks: Jack Kuechle 1.

Mid State

Kimball 41, BOLD 28

Undefeated Kimball handed BOLD its first defeat of the season at Kimball

BOLD (6-1), is ranked third in the state in Class A. Kimball (7-0) is tied for fifth in AA.

BOLD is host to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Wednesday in the regular-season finale.

KMS 28, ACGC 22

Jared Cortez passed for two touchdowns and ran for two others to help Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg beat Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Murdock.

Landon Blom rushed 27 times for 201 yards and two touchdowns for ACGC.

ACGC hosts Benson on Wednesday. KMS goes to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Wednesday

ACGC (2-5) 0 14 8 0 — 22

KMS (2-5) 0 14 7 7 — 28

Scoring Plays

KMS — Hunter Kallstrom 36 pass from Jared Cortez (Daniel Reisinger kick)

ACGC — Landon Blom 44 run (pass failed)

ACGC — Blom 16 run (Blom run)

KMS — Cortez 2 run (Reisinger kick)

KMS — Isaac Rudningen 27 pass from Cortez (Reisinger kick)

ACGC — Kyler Pickle 14 run (Blom run)

KMS — Cortez 5 run (Reisinger kick)

ACGC

First downs: 13 ... Penalties: 7-80 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Landon Blom 27-201, Jaxon Drange-Leyendecker 1-11, Mason Studemann 4-9, Terrell Renne 1-0, Kyler Pickle 7-(-2). 40-219 ... Passing (Individual and team): Pickle 4-15-1 30 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Masson Hiltner 1-17, Micah Werner 1-6, Drange-Leyendecker 1-5, Studemann 1-2 ... Interceptions: Drange-Leyendecker 1 ... Fumble recoveries: None ... Tackles (solo-assist): Studemann 4-1, Renne 4-1, Jevon Williams 3-1, Hiltner 3-1 ... QB sacks: Williams 1, Blom 1

KMS

First downs: 17 ... Penalties: 4-38 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Hunter Kallstrom 3-46, Jett Olson 8-29, Jared Cortez 10-17. 21-92 ... Passing (Individual and team): Cortez 15-26-1 232 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Kallstrom 6-100, Isaac Rudningen 4-60, Malaki Lee 3-28, Olson 2-14 ... Interceptions: Lee 1 ... Fumble recoveries: None ... Tackles (solo-assist): I. Rudningen 10-2, Lee 5-0, Kallstrom 5-1, Jason Jones 7-0 ... QB sacks: Kallstrom 2

BBE 38, B/EV 26

Luke Dingmann completed 17 of 28 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns and Gavin Kampsen rushed 20 times for 86 yards and two more scores to help Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa beat Browerville/Eagle Valley at Belgrade.

BBE goes to Olivia Wednesday to play BOLD to end the regular season.

B/EV (3-4) 13 0 6 7 — 26

BBE (5-2) 18 6 14 0 — 38

Scoring Plays

BBE — Gavin Kampsen 2 run (2pt failed)

B/EV — 14 run (2pt failed)

BBE — Jamison Reed 28 pass from Luke Dingmann (2pt failed)

B/EV — 80 kickoff return (kick good)

BBE — Kampsen 10 run (2pt failed)

BBE — Reed 10 pass from Dingmann (2pt failed)

BBE — Blaine Fischer 17 interception return (Fischer run)

B/EV — 2 run (2pt failed)

BBE — Fischer 20 interception return (2pt failed)

B/EV — 11 run (kick good)

B/EV

Stats not available

BBE

First downs: 16 ... Penalties: 3-25 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Gavin Kampsen 20-86, Luke Dingmann 6-18, Blaine Fischer 1-3, Braeden Michels 1-2. 28-109 ... Passing (Individual and team): Dingmann 17-28-1 255 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Jamison Reed 7-142, Fischer 5-78, Easton Hagen 2-18, Talen Kampsen 1-11, Ryan Jensen 1-2 ... Interceptions: Fischer 2, Hagen 1 ... Fumble recoveries: Hagen 1, Carson Gilbert 1 ... Tackles (solo-assist): Kampsen 6-3, Toby Cebulla 6-4, Jensen 4-5, Ethan Spanier 4-4 ... QB sacks: None

Benson 37,

Maple Lake 0

Benson's defense held Maple Lake to 113 yards and six first downs in a shutout victory against Maple Lake at Brock Field in Benson.

On offense, the Braves got 193 yards and a touchdown from running back Thomas Dineen. Quarterback Tyan Tolifson threw for a pair of TDs while also running in a 15-yard score. He completed 7 of 13 passes for 141 yards while running for another 32 yards.

Benson goes to Grove City to play Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City on Wednesday.

Maple Lake (1-5) 0 0 0 0 — 0

Benson (2-4) 14 0 13 10 — 37

Scoring Plays

B — Ryan Tolifson 15 run (Alberto Vargas kick)

B — Thomas Dineen 8 run (Vargas kick)

B — Sam Thompson 25 pass from Tolifson (Vargas kick)

B — Nathan Bolduc 1 run (kick failed)

B — Dylan Ascheman 20 pass from Tolifson (Vargas kick)

B — Vargas 30 field goal

Maple Lake

First downs: 6 ... Penalties: 5-45 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Luke Goelz 7-64, Nathan Paumen 12-25, Riley Hall 7-23. 29-96 ... Passing (Individual and team): Goelz 2-7-0 17 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Ernesto Brown 1-11, Zane Jude 1-6 ... Interceptions: None ... Fumble recoveries: None ... Tackles (solo-assist): N/A ... QB sacks: Logan Salmela 1

Benson

First downs: 14 ... Penalties: 7-60 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Thomas Dineen 30-193, Nathan Bolduc 3-10, Ryan Tolifson 6-32, Chaden Carroll 1-55. 42-283 ... Passing (Individual and team): Tolifson 7-13-0 141, Dineen 0-2-0 0. 7-15-0 141 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Sam Thompson 5-64, Carroll 1-42, Dylan Ascheman 1-35 ... Interceptions: None ... Fumble recoveries: Dineen 1 ... Tackles (solo-assist): Jed Sherod 3-4, Thompson 2-3, Max Young 1-6, Braden Rodahl 0-4, Teegan Hogrefe 1-3, Jaiden Zimmerman 3-1 ... QB sacks: Dineen 1, Young 1/2, Ayden Ehmcke 1/2

Paynesville 34,

Morris/CA 30

Grayson Fuchs threw for four touchdowns and ran in another in a high-scoring Mid State district matchup against Morris/Chokio-Alberta in Paynesville.

Fuchs threw for 172 yards on 10 of 16 passing while also running for 34 yards on eight carries. His top target was Tafadzwa Jums with three catches for 78 yards and two scores.

Paynesville heads to Montevideo Wednesday to end the regular season.

Morris/CA (4-2) 6 8 16 0 — 30

Paynesville (4-2) 6 22 0 6 — 34

Scoring Plays

M — Durgin Decker 2 run (PAT failed)

P — Tafadzwa Juma 75 pass from Grayson Fuchs (PAT failed)

M — Hunter Gibson 1 run (Brandon Jergenson run)

P — Fuchs 1 run (Blake Hiltner run)

P — Eli Nelson 40 pass from Fuchs (pass failed)

P — Juma 15 pass from Fuchs (Gus Johnson pass from Fuchs)

M — Decker 2 run (Decker run)

M — Cole Wente 49 pass from Jergenson (Jackson Loge pass from Jergenson)

P — Johnson 16 pass from Fuchs (pass failed)

Morris/CA

First downs: 19 ... Penalties: 4-25 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Durgin Decker 35-154, Brandon Jergenson 5-14, Hunter Gibson 4-7, Ethan Lebrija 3-7, Dylan Rose 1-(-3). 49-178 ... Passing (Individual and team): Jergenson 10-20-2 213 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Tyler Berlinger 1-70, Cole Wente 2-53, Lebrija 1-34, Jackson Loge 1-34, Decker 2-10, Brenden Hardy 1-7, Rose 2-5 ... Interceptions: N/A ... Fumble recoveries: N/A ... Tackles (solo-assist): N/A ... QB sacks: N/A

Paynesville

First downs: 13 ... Penalties: 2-5 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Grayson Fuchs 8-34, Max Athmann 1-33, Blake Hiltner 9-28, Dalton Lahr 12-24. 31-119 ... Passing (Individual and team): Fuchs 10-16-0 172 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Tafadzwa Juma 3-78, Eli Nelson 2-59, Dalton Lahr 2-25, Hiltner 1-6, Athmann 2-4 ... Interceptions: N/A ... Fumble recoveries: N/A ... Tackles (solo-assist): N/A ... QB sacks: N/A

Holdingford 50,

Montevideo 34

Holdingford mounted a come-from-behind victory with 29 fourth-quarter points to beat Montevideo at Holdingford.

Thunder Hawks quarterback Kaden Boike threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns on 12 of 17 passing.

Montevideo wraps up the regular season at home Wednesday against Paynesville.

Montevideo (1-6) 0 18 8 8 — 34

Holdingford (3-4) 7 7 7 29 — 50

Scoring Plays

H — Sam Harren 29 run (No. 29 kick)

M — Andrew Van Binsbergen 26 pass from Kaden Boike (pass failed)

M — Callim Schmitz interception return (run failed)

H — Harren 34 run (Sean Diakite kick)

M — Francis O'Malley 1 run (pass failed)

H — Harren run (No. 29 kick)

M — Van Binsbergen 77 pass from Boike (Boike run)

H — Harren 9 run (Drew Lange pass from Harren)

M — O'Malley 24 pass from Boike (O'Malley run)

H — Harren 21 run (Ryder Petersen run)

H — Harren 61 run (No. 29 kick)

Montevideo

First downs: 15 ... Penalties: 6-65 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Francis O'Malley 14-59, Carson Boike 2-10, Andrew Van Binsbergen 2-9, Soren Nelson 1-6, Kaden Boike 11-4, Bradyn Schultz 2-0, Cole Augeson 2-(-4), Cooper Dack 1-(-21). 35-63 ... Passing (Individual and team): K. Boike 12-17-0 260, O'Malley 1-2-0 37, Dack 2-2-0 (-1). 15-21-0 296 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Van Binsbergen 6-164, Hunter Strand 3-49, O'Malley 2-37, Justin Collins 1-37, Augeson 1-10, Jace Goslee 2-(-1) ... Interceptions: Collins 1, Callim Schmitz 1 ... Fumble recoveries: N/A ... Tackles (solo-assist): O'Malley 9-4, Gavin Johnson 7-2, Collins 5-0, Schmitz 4-2 ... QB sacks: None

Holdingford

First downs: 24 ... Penalties: 1-5 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Sam Harren 21-261, Ryder Petersen 15-98, Luke Bieniek 4-19, Drew Lange 4-15, Cyril Feia 3-10, Connor Patrick 3-9. 50-412 ... Passing (Individual and team): Lange 2-5-2 19 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Justin Anderson 1-12, Harren 1-7 ... Interceptions: None ... Fumble recoveries: N/A ... Tackles: Harren 12-0, Patrick 6, Blake Scegura 6 ... QB sacks: Harren 2, Scegura 2, Evan Lichy 1, Feia 1

Minnewaska 26,

HL-W-W 6

In a battle of two winless squads, Minnewaska got its first 'W' of the season, beating Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted in Howard Lake.

The Lakers are home for their regular-season finale Wednesday against Eden Valley-Watkins.

9-Man South (West)

Nicollet 14, RCW 12

With 14 fourth-quarter points, Nicollet was able to get the come-from-behind victory over Renville County West at Nicollet.

With 3 minutes, 27 seconds left in the game, the Jaguars got the ball down to the 15-yard line. With a minute to go, a fourth-quarter pass in the end zone was incomplete, forcing a turnover on downs.

Jasen Jansen scored both of RCW's touchdowns with runs of 3 and 34 yards. He finished with 89 yards on 18 carries.

On defense, senior defensive end Tyler Amsden recorded five sacks.

RCW plays Sleepy Eye St. Mary's Wednesday in Danube.

RCW (4-3) 12 0 0 0 — 12

Nicollet (2-5) 0 0 0 14 — 14

Scoring Plays

RCW — Jasen Jansen 3 run (kick failed)

RCW — Jansen 34 run (run failed)

N — Connor Martens 6 pass from Colton Thomsen (pass failed)

N — Thomsen 3 run (Martens pass from Thomsen)

RCW

First downs: 10 ... Penalties: 12-88 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Jansen 18-89, Jack Wertish 6-39, isaac Haen 9-36, Tyler Amsden 5-20, Luki Hale 2-4. 40-188 ... Passing (Individual and team): Haen 6-9-0 96, Amsden 1-4-1 36. 7-13-1 132 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Jansen 4-64, Adam Schrupp 1-36, Wertish 2-32 ... Interceptions: Haen 1 ... Fumble recoveries: Jaise Miller 1 ... Tackles (solo-assist): Wertish 10, Hunter Ridler 6, Amsden 5, Noah Gullickson 3, Jansen 4 ... QB sacks: Amsden 5

Nicollet

First downs: 18 ... Penalties: 6-40 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Thomsen 24-98, Dominic Rosin 2-8, Owen Warmington 1-5. 29-105 ... Passing (Individual and team): Thomsen 14-32-1 147 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Martens 7-84, Nick Slater 6-56, Rosin 1-7 ... Interceptions: Thomsen 1 ... Fumble recoveries: n/a ... Tackles (solo-assist): Wamington 18, Slater 11, Brady Havemeier 6, Thomsen 5 ... QB sacks: none

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