Football: Northfield knocks off Red WingWingers drop to 1-4 in the Missota after 41-21 loss
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Red Wing lost its fifth straight game Friday night despite what Coach Matt Schultz called a pretty good game.
The Wingers lost 41-21 to Northfield in the Missota Conference contest on the road.
“We moved the ball on the ground pretty well,” Schultz said. “I’d say we found an offensive identity tonight.”
Northfield scored first in the opening quarter, and then again to start the second quarter. Red Wing (1-5,
0-5 Missota) answered back with a 2-yard scoring run by Michael Friedrich, followed by the extra point by Gunnar Tubbs.
The Raiders closed out the half with two touchdowns in the final three minutes, taking a 28-7 lead at the intermission.
Red Wing scored first in the third quarter on a 1-yard rushing touchdown by Andre Page. Tubbs kicked the extra point. Northfield (1-5, 1-4 Missota) added one more touchdown in the same frame.
In the fourth quarter, the Wingers scored when quarterback Isaac Toivonen connected with Andrew Kalb on a 4-yard pass. Tubbs kicked the extra point. But Northfield sealed the victory with a final touchdown in the fourth quarter.
“We had some more scoring chances, but we had some pretty big penalties,” Schultz said. “Quite honestly, the only thing that really stopped us was the penalties.”
Toivonen finished 11 of 15 for 138 passing yards, and also carried the ball 18 times for 31 yards. Page rushed 30 times for a team-high 177 yards, and also caught three passes for 69 yards. Kalb finished with six catches for 35 yards.
Devon Walker paced Northfield with 14 carries for 140 yards, while Preston Robinson had 12 carries for 99 yards.
“Defensively we struggled a little bit,” Schultz said. “But we had enough positive things going for us tonight to get us rolling. If we can put a good offensive game and a good defensive game together, we’re going to be tough.”
The Wingers return to action with their Homecoming next Friday against New Prague.