Area Football Wrap: Top-ranked Goodhue cruises at homecoming
Goodhue rushed for 225 yards on Friday, while keeping Kingsland to 88 total yards, in a 44-6 blowout victory over the Knights.
Bjorn Otterness got homecoming off to an electric start, returning the opening kickoff 73 yards for a touchdown. Mason Huemann (4 yards), Chase Hinsch (4) and Kaleb O'Reilly (24) added touchdown runs, and the Wildcats added a safety for a 30-0 lead after the first quarter.
O'Reilly added a 20-yard touchdown run early in the second. Kingsland's lone score came at 7:15 in the second on a 2-yard run as Goodhue led 37-6 at halftime.
The third quarter saw Ryan Schoenfelder catch a 38-yard score from Jack Gadient, one of two completions for the Wildcats, and the only one that gained yards.
O'Reilly led 13 different Goodhue rushers with 47 yards on just three carries. Mariano Bigalk had a 42-yard run, and Logan Ferguson totaled 42 yards on six carries for the undefeated, and top-ranked (Class 1A) Wildcats.
Goodhue (7-0) will head to Adams to close out the regular season on Wednesday against Southland (2-5). The Rebels lost 59-18 to Winona Cotter on Friday.
Randolph 52, M-C 44 (OT)
Randolph scored on its overtime possession, and then held Mabel-Canton on defense for a 52-44 victory on Friday.
Andrew Wenstrom finished 19 of 28 for 337 yards and three touchdowns, and added 149 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries for the Rockets. Justin Wille had eight carries for 77 yards and a touchdown for Randolph, with Isaac Stoesz leading the receivers with 188 yards and two touchdowns on seven receptions. Carsyn Gunderson finished with 91 yards and a score on seven catches.
The Rockets (4-3) ended a three-game losing streak, and will finish the regular season on Wednesday at Grand Meadow (5-2).
K-M 35, Pine Island 21
Pine Island trailed by just a point at halftime, but Kasson-Mantorville scored 14 fourth-quarter points to run away with a 35-21 win over the Panthers.
Pine Island's Tanner Simon had a 2-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter, answering Dalton Head's 19-yard score that put the KoMets on the board at the 7-minute, 15-second mark of the first quarter.
Matt Winkle hit Wesley Asprey for a 15-yard pass that put K-M up 14-7, but Logan Andrist hauled in a 23-yard touchdown from Keegan Majerus to make it 14-13 at halftime.
Winkle then scored three-straight rushing touchdowns for the KoMets, running in from 39, 2 and 90 yards to put K-M up 35-13 with 2:21 left in the game.
Majerus and Josh Navratil hooked up for a 41-yard touchdown with 33 second to play.
Pine Island out-gained K-M 395-354, with Majerus finishing 21 of 35 for 249 yards and two touchdowns.Navratil had 112 yards on 18 carries, and added 99 yards on six receptions. Andrist also had six catches, which went for 74 yards, while Owen Allen added 40 yards on five receptions.
Winkle had 86 yards on 6 of 8 passing, and added a game-high 174 yards on 14 carries.
The Panthers (4-3) will host Rochester Lourdes (5-2) on Wednesday in a game that will have major implications in the top-three seeds in Section 1AAA. The Eagles are coming off a 56-3 drubbing at the hands of Stewartville (5-2), which owns the head-to-head tiebreaker against Pine Island.
La Crescent 18, Lake City 0
La Crescent got three touchdown passes from Zach Todd for an 18-0 win over Lake City on Friday.
Dylan Worrell caught a 10-yarder in the second quarter, and Thomas Kiesau (25 yards) and Worrell (3) caught third-quarter touchdowns for the Lancers.
After a 30-minute injury delay, the fourth quarter was played in a complete fog.
No individual stats were available.
Lake City (0-7) will try to get its first win of the season on Wednesday, at home, against Kasson-Mantorville.
Caledonia 40, Cannon Falls 8
Cannon Falls broke the shutout midway through the fourth quarter, but Caledonia remained perfect with a 40-8 victory over the Bombers on Friday.
The Warriors led 13-0 after the first quarter, and 33-0 at halftime.
Chase Reber caught a 34-yard pass from Brodie Hansen for the Bombers lone score of the game.
Hansen finished 2 of 4 for 34 yards, with Jovan Ripley leading the team in rushing with 35 yards on eight carries.
Cannon Falls (2-5) hosts Lewiston-Altura on Wednesday to close out the regular season. The Cardinals (3-4) fell 42-14 to Triton on Friday.
St. Clair 24, K-W 14
With 3 minutes, 44 seconds remaining in Friday's Mid Southeast West District matchup, St. Clair's Noah Schruin crossed the goal line for the second time to cement a 24-14 Cyclones victory over Kenyon-Wanamingo.
Schruin, who also ran in a 4-yard touchdown late in the third quarter, had 43 carries for 242 yards as St. Clair outgained the Knights on the ground 331-93.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Cyclones struck first when Derik Miller ran in a 1-yard touchdown at 10:58 of the second.
K-W evened up the score with 1:33 remaining before halftime on a 1-yard run, followed by a successful two-point conversion on a pass from Tate Erlandson to Cole Johnson. After the break, Bauer gave the Knights a 14-8 advantage with another 1-yard touchdown run with 4:23 left in the frame.
Erlandson finished with 56 rushing yards on 11 carries and was 8 of 18 passing for 103 yards and an interception. Johnson finished with six catches for 100 yards, and Bauer came up with 40 rushing yards on 10 attempts.
The Knights (3-4) will look to end a three-game losing streak on Wednesday with a Week 8 matchup at home versus Minnesota Valley Lutheran.