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Area Football Wrap: Cobras strike down Bombers

Moved to Saturday due to inclement weather threats on Friday, Cannon Falls' homecoming started off strong when Hayden Strain broke off a 54-yard touchdown run in the first three minutes.

But from there, Triton took over with 41 straight points, and the sixth-ranked (2A) Cobras cruised to a 41-14 victory at John Burch Park.

Hunter Jennings and Drew Kelly accounted for all six of Triton's touchdowns. Jennings put the Cobras ahead 7-6 midway through the first quarter with a 26-yard fumble recovery for a score. Then, Jennings had a 14-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, along with a 1-yard run early in the fourth. Kelly's first score came on a 60-yard pass from Brady essig at the 10-minute, 56-second mark of the second quarter. Kelly scored one on the ground from 6 yards out right before halftime before crossing the goal line with 5:41 to play on a 10-yard pass from Essig.

The Bombers' final score came with 1:26 on the clock as Chase Reber reached the end zone on a 1-yard run.

Strain led Cannon Falls on both sides of the ball, rushing 13 times for 75 yards while also tallying a team-high 11 tackles. Brodie Hansen was 2 of 4 passing for 61 yards, with Nick Bultena accounting for 44 of those yards on one catch.

"We got off to a great start today, stopping their first drive and scoring," said Bombers' head coach Dan Meyers. "But Triton had too much offensive firepower. They are ranked (sixth) in the state because of their ability to score and in the end we just didn't make enough big plays to keep pace."

Cannon Falls (2-4) heads to Caledonia for Week 7.

Late Friday

LeRoy-Ostrander 14, Randolph 6

Tied at 6-6 after three quarters, LeRoy-Ostrander's Tanner Kasel got a safety on a sack in the end zone, and Sean Lohuis punched the ball over the goal line on a 4-yard run to put the Cardinals over Randolph for a 14-6, 9-Man South East District win Friday night in LeRoy.

In the first quarter, L-O struck first as Trey Hungerholt ran in for an 8-yard score.

The second quarter saw the Rockets tie the game up when Joey Erickson hauled in a pass from Andrew Wenstrom and went 32 yards for the touchdown, putting the game at 6-6.

Erickson was Wenstrom's favorite target on Friday, grabbing four balls for 111 yards. Wenstrom was 7 of 13 passing for 125 yards and two interceptions while also rushing 22 times for 62 yards and compiling a team-high 11 tackles. Justin Wille carried the ball nine times for 30 yards while also tallying seven tackles (three for loss) and a sack.

L-O ran the ball for 211 yards, led by Hungerholt's 96 yards on 21 carries. Jackson Hockens had 78 yards on 15 carries in the Cardinals' victory.

Randolph (3-3) will host Mabel-Canton Friday in the Rockets' homecoming game.

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