Blooming Prairie – W, 20-14 over Goodhue
A top-five battle in Blooming Prairie lived up to the hype as a late Awesome Blossoms touchdown was the difference in the hosts’ 20-14 win over Goodhue.
With the game tied late in the fourth quarter, quarterback Seth Peterson led Blooming Prairie on a 70-yard drive that culminated in his five-yard scoring run. Peterson also threw for 157 yards and a touchdown in the win.
Gabe Hagen caught five passes for 68 yards and a score, including a key 38-yard reception on the game-winning drive. The win kept Chad Gimbel’s team unbeaten on the season and also ended Wildcats two-game winning streak over BP.
Caledonia – W, 20-0 over Chatfield
On a night when Caledonia’s offense was held in check, the Warriors defense carried the team against Chatfield, leading the program to its 46th-straight win.
The Warriors held Chatfield to just 187 total yards in the shutout victory. Carl Fruechte’s crew recorded four sacks and three interceptions of Gophers quarterback Reid Johnson, including two picks for a touchdown.
The first interception return was a 54-yarder by Noah King that gave Caledonia a 13-0 lead in the third quarter. Kyle Cavanaugh then halted the Gophers deep inside Warriors territory, stepping in front of a pass and racing 94 yards for the game’s final score.
Dassel-Cokato, W – 35-20 over Delano
The Chargers rolled to their first 5-0 start in nearly two decades, never trailing in a 35-20 win over Delano.
Senior Blake Johnson paced the Dassel-Cokato offense with 173 rushing yards and three touchdowns, including two in the second half. Quarterback Paul Raisanen continued his stellar senior season with 259 yards through the air, with a 48-yard scoring strike to Caleb Keith. Keith finished with 10 receptions for 107 yards and the touchdown.
Josh DeBoer and Erik Koller led the Chargers defense with two sacks each.
Providence Academy – W, 27-0 over Mound Westonka
The Lions made a big statement on the road on Friday in a matchup of unbeaten teams, rolling to a 27-0 win over Mound Westonka.
Quarterback Max Anderson had his best all-around game of the season. The senior threw for 215 yards and two touchdowns, adding another rushing touchdown that opened the scoring in the first quarter. Jeff Ekyior added 115 yards rushing and also caught a 43-yard touchdown pass from Anderson that provided the game’s final margin in the fourth quarter.
Senior Bryce Lovcik led the Providence Academy defense with nine tackles and an interception, one of the defense’s two against White Hawks quarterback Brandon Hokkanen.
Simley – W, 13-0 over Tartan
The Spartans defense was everywhere on Friday against Tartan, handing the Titans their first loss of the season in shutout fashion. It was the program’s first shutout since 2011.
The Titans entered the contest averaging over 40 points and 380 yards of offense on their 4-0 start, but Simley forced five fumbles, recovering two, while holding Tartan to less than 100 yards of total offense. Senior Evan Johnson also added an interception.
Two touchdown passes by quarterback Wyatt Rogers provided enough offense for Simley. The senior connection with Cole Tschida and Alec Frederick in the opening half, staking Rex King’s team to a 13-0 lead.