Area Football Briefs: Randolph jumps all over BLHS
Randolph had little trouble on Friday night, beating Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, 46-6, in a non-District game.
Rockets' quarterback Andrew Wenstrom had two rushing touchdowns and four passing touchdowns, three of which went to Joey Erickson, who had seven grabs for 114 yards. Wenstrom finished 12-for-19 for 239 yards through the air, and added 129 yards on the ground on 15 carries.
Isaac Stoesz also had a receiving touchdown for Randolph, which led 26-0 at halftime. Mike McNamara had a late rushing touchdown to close the scoring.
The Rockets (1-0) host Lanesboro next Friday.
Goodhue 21, W-K 0
Mason Huemann is going to get the ball a lot this season, and the Goodhue coaching staff wasted little time in featuring him in a 21-0 Mid-Southeast District victory over Wabasha-Kellogg on Friday.
Huemann finished with 177 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Wildcats' quarterback Jack Gadient connected on 7 of 12 passes for 134 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown to Carter Danielson.
Ryan Schoenfelder led the defense with nine tackles and a sack, with Garrett Huneke coming up with eight tackles and a sack.
Goodhue (1-0) will welcome Winona Cotter next Friday.
Kenyon-Wanamingo 28, JWP 14
Kenyon-Wanamingo and Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton were tied at halftime, but the Knights were able to keep scoring to win the Mid-Southeast West District contest, 28-14.
After JWP took a 7-0 lead with 7 minutes, 4 seconds left in the first quarter, K-W responded with a Jack Buelke touchdown pass to Tate Erlandson with 5:02 left in the first half. JWP would respond quickly, and so did the Knights, as Buelke hit Cole Johnson just 24 seconds before halftime to tie the game at 14-14.
Tyler Ryan, who finished with 13 carries for 102 yards on the ground, got in on the scoring with a 44-yard run as time expired in the third quarter. Buelke (6-for-11 for 69 yards) got his third passing score with 4:02 left in the game, hitting Johnson once again.
K-W (1-0) heads to Medford next Friday.
Caledonia 39, Lake City 7
Caledonia scored three first-quarter touchdowns, and led by 26 before Lake City could get on the board. By the time the clock ran out, the Warriors had won the Southeast District crossover game, 39-7, for their 29th consecutive victory overall.
Parker Schurhammer's 82-yard kick return were the Tigers' only points of the game. Schurhammer also kicked the point after.
Mason Staggemeyer and Noah King each had two rushing touchdowns for Caledonia, and Owen King had two touchdown passes, one to Jordan Burg and the other to Andrew Goergen.
Lake City (0-1 Southeast, 0-1 overall) heads to Stewartville next Friday.
K-M 40, Cannon Falls 24
Cannon Falls hung right with Kasson-Mantorville on Friday, staying within eight total yards of the KoMets. But K-M was simply able to find the end zone more often, as the KoMets took the Southeast District crossover game, 40-24.
Logan Hofstedt, who finished with 144 yards on 17 carries, got the Bombers' first touchdown of 2017 with a 64-yard run in the second quarter, which answered a K-M score and left Cannon Falls trailing 7-6.
Matt Winkle scored his second touchdown of the game for the KoMets after that to give K-M a 14-6 lead at halftime. Then the KoMets scored three of the next four touchdowns, including one from Winkle and two from Dalton Head.
The Bombers did get a score from Gage Hildebrandt before the end of the third.
The teams traded touchdowns in the fourth, with Cannon Falls' Chase Reber and Mason Duden both finding a way into the end zone.
Reber finished 2-for-5 for 90 yards, with Isaac Banks' 1 reception for 69 yards making up most of that. Hildebrandt added 69 yards on the ground on 12 carries. Hayden Strain led the defense with 12 tackles.
Cannon Falls (0-1) hosts Chatfield next Friday.
L-A 40, Pine Island 21
A blocked punt near the end of the first half helped Lewiston-Altura take out Pine Island, 40-21, in Friday's Southeast District crossover game.
The Panthers were right in the game, trailing 14-7, when Calen McNally picked up the loose ball to give the Cardinals a 21-7 advantage with 40 seconds left on the second-quarter clock.
L-A scored out of the gates in the third, then slammed the door with 5:18 left to play in the fourth.
Pine Island was first on the board thanks to Alec Jarosinki's 3-yard run in the first quarter. Keegan Majerus stopped the bleeding for the Panthers in the third with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Josh Navratil. The two hooked up again midway through the fourth for another score.
Majerus ended 13-for-22 for 148 yards and two scores. Navratil had 79 yards on 20 carries, and 96 yards on nine receptions. Blake Burkhalter led the defense with two interceptions to go with four tackles.
The Panthers (0-1) play host to Byron next Friday.