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Cannon Falls' Saul Carter (right) clings onto the jersey of Minneapolis Edison's Martez Perry for a tackle during the first quarter of Tuesday's Section 4AAA quarterfinal game at John Burch Field in Cannon Falls.

Football: Bombers roll on

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It didn't take Cannon Falls long to punch its ticket to the Section 4AAA semifinals.

The Bombers scored seven first-half touchdowns to take a 50-0 lead into halftime on the way to a 57-8 victory over No. 6-seeded Minneapolis Edison Tuesday in Cannon Falls.


"We are very excited about the playoff win," said Cannon Falls head coach Josh Hofstedt. "The boys came out right away. We were lucky enough to get some second-string guys in the second half and they did a great job."

With the win, Cannon Falls will head to Concordia Academy-Roseville for the section semifinals on Saturday. The No. 2-seed Beacons advanced with a 49-18 win over No. 7-seed Minneapolis Roosevelt

After a short kickoff, the Bombers bulldozed their way down the field, with Jordan Lundell capping off the opening drive with a 4-yard touchdown run.

After an interception by Brock Peterson, Cannon Falls made their way through the Tommies' side of the field, with Ian Althoff jamming his way up the gut for a 3-yard touchdown. Just 24 seconds into the second quarter, Althoff found his way into the end zone again on a 9-yard score.

Althoff ran the ball 21 times for 173 yards, leading a Bombers rushing attack that accounted for 394 yards.

Lundell added two more scores in the first half, with a 9-yard touchdown grab on a pass from quarterback Hunter Johnson. With 2 minutes, 45 seconds left in the half, Lundell returned a punt 57 yards for another score. Lundell accounted for 71 yards of total offense and a pair of scores.

Sophomore running back Jacob Hanka scored with touchdown runs of 1 and 9 yards on the way to a 10-carry, 64-yard effort. Nick Lorentz added Cannon Falls' final score on a 5-yard touchdown run.

Joe Brown
Joe Brown is the sports editor for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he worked at the Marshall Independent and the St. Cloud Times. For updates on local sports, follow Joe on Twitter at @RE_JBrown.
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