Area Football Wrap: Pine Island pulls a stunner
Pine Island pulled off a shocker on Friday night, stunning No. 4 (Class 4A) Stewartville, 14-9, after the Tigers had a touchdown called back with 7 seconds on the clock. Keagan Majerus then intercepted a pass in the end zone to finalize the victory.
Majerus got the scoring going with a 4-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, which Stewartville answered with a 32-yard field goal. Neither team added to its totals in the second quarter.
Josh Navratil then scored on a 7-yard run for the Panthers with 8:17 on the clock in the third quarter. The Tigers cut the lead to 14-9 when Isaac Bussan hit Hunter Voigt for a 16-yard touchdown at 6:03, but the two-point conversion run by Nate Johnson was stuffed by Pine Island.
The Panthers then held the rest of the third and all of the fourth to win their second game of the season.
Majerus finished 15-for-24 for 205 yards through the air, and added 48 yards on six carries. Navratil was held to 55 yards on 16 carries. Logan Andrist led Pine Island (2-2) with 67 yards on four receptions, with Will Warneke totaling 48 yards on two catches.
The Panthers will look for a three-game winning streak in Week 5 when La Crescent pays a visit.
Z-M 40, Chatfield 7
A 26-point second quarter propelled Zumbrota-Mazeppa to a 40-7 victory over Chatfield on Friday.
Jacob Bennett opened the second quarter with a 2-yard touchdown run, his second of the game after a 4-yard run in the first quarter. Caden Steffen then scored from 7 yards out, and Robvon Jackson ripped off 35 yards for another six points.
Jackson would score again before halftime, connecting with Isaiah Nolte for a 40-yard touchdown that put the Cougars up 33-0.
Jacob Niebuhr also had a receiving touchdown, catching Nolte's third-quarter passing score for 24 yards and Z-M's final points of the night. Manny Perez caught a 52-yard touchdown from Ben Brogan in the fourth for the Gophers only points.
Nolte finished 6 of 15 for 112 yards and two interceptions along with his two touchdowns. Bennett led the way on the ground for the Cougars, with 78 yards on 18 carries. Jackson had two rushes for 37 yards.
Jackson's three receptions went for a game-high 74 yards, with Niebuhr adding 44 yards on four catches. Bennett and Nolte also had defensive interceptions in the game.
Z-M (1-3) held Chatfield to 186 total offensive yards, and just 52 through the air. The Cougars host Cannon Falls in Week 5.
K-W 8, Bethlehem Academy 0
Both teams had offenses on the field, but the defenses were the stars of the game as Kenyon-Wanamingo scored an early fourth-quarter touchdown to get by Bethlehem Academy, 8-0, on Friday.
Tyler Ryan had the game's only touchdown, scoring 34 seconds into the final frame. Ryan finished with 114 yards rushing. The Knights had just 105 yards of offense, and all of it came on the ground. The Cardinals totaled 174 yards, 147 of which came from rushing the ball.
K-W (3-1) will take a road trip in Week 5 to face Mayer Lutheran (4-0) which beat Medford, 42-8, on Friday.
Goodhue 55, Hayfield 20
Up by 36 points at halftime, Goodhue all but had the game won. After both teams scored twice in the second half, it became official, and the Wildcats left Hayfield with a 55-20 victory on Friday.
Five different Goodhue players had a rushing touchdown, including Mason Huemann, Casey Ryan, Joel Breuer, Logan Ferguson and Kyle Schoenfelder. Ryan Schoenfelder had a receiving touchdown, coming on Jack Gadient's lone pass of the game, a 45-yard strike midway through the first quarter.
Ryan scored the game's first touchdown, and Huemann followed Gadient's pass to make it 21-0. Breuer ran in from 16 yards out, followed by Kyle Schoenfelder's 7-yard scamper.
Morgan Moreno got the Vikings on the board next, but Bjorn Otterness answered with a 75-yard kick return to make it 42-6 at halftime.
Hayfield scored next on a 38-yard pass from Brady Nelson to Riley Schultz. Ferguson's touchdown was a 2-yard run with 10:45 on the clock, and was nearly the final score. But the Vikings' Jake Risius ran in from 4-yards out with 8 seconds to play.
That meant Hayfield had to kickoff, and Baxter O'Reilly took it back 78 yards as time expired.
Huemann's 56 yards on the ground was a team-high for the Wildcats, with Ferguson not far behind with 44.
The Wildcats (4-0, 3-0 Mid-Southeast East) have one of their biggest tests of the year in Week 5 when undefeated Blooming Prairie comes to town. The Awesome Blossoms come in at 4-0 after beating Winona Cotter 40-6 on Friday.
Rochester Lourdes 46, Lake City 36
Lake City was close to playing spoiler on Friday night, leading 21-14 in the second quarter over undefeated and second-ranked (Class 3A) Rochester Lourdes. But after taking a 25-21 halftime lead, the Eagles were able to thwart the Tigers' upset bid as Lourdes pulled away with a 46-36 Southeast Red District victory.
A minute into the game, Lake City got on the scoreboard on a 3-yard touchdown pass from Riley Borgschatz to Alan Hanson to make it a 7-0 Tigers lead. Lourdes scored twice in the opening quarter, both by Pat Leary on runs of 78 and 15 yards before Lake City tied the game again at 11:31 of the second quarter on a 2-yard run from Parker Schurhammer. The Eagles responded when Jake Groteboer ran the ball in from 1 yard out. A 41-yard field goal from Ben Limburg with four seconds to go before halftime lifted Lourdes to a 25-21 lead at the break.
In the third, the Eagles put the game away for good with a 4-yard run by Leary, followed by a 24-yard touchdown run from Mark Ustby and a 4-yard score from Groteboer, making it 46-21. In the fourth, the Tigers added a pair of scores with a 26-yard Schurhammer run and a 2-yard Devon Federly run.
Schurhammer led the Tigers' ground attack with 171 yards on 25 attempts while Borgschatz finished 3 of 6 passing for 11 yards. Leary had 142 yards on the ground while also completing 7 of 10 passes for 147 yards for Lourdes.
Lake City (0-4, 0-3 Red) will try to notch its first win next Friday at Plainview-Elgin-Millville.