Football Bears edged-out by Winhawks on Homecoming
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. That was Byron Coach Ben Halder’s thought on Friday, September 16, in his team’s Homecoming battle on the gridiron with Winona.
After scoring in overtime, the Bears went for the win, but the ensuing two-point conversion attempt was thwarted, as the Winhawks handed Byron its first loss of the season.
Byron (2-1) tied the game with six minutes left, on a Kale Robinson 35-yard rushing TD. The Winhawks (2-1) took a 21-14 lead in overtime, on a Mason Langowski touchdown pass to Bryan Cassellius. (Winona: 7, 0, 0, 7, 7 – 21; Byron: 0, 7, 0, 7, 6 – 20); (Winona 21, Byron 20 (OT)).
KoMets football boys clobber Cougars
Kasson-Mantorville was hitting on all cylinders, Friday, September 16, as they pummeled the Mankato East Cougars, 59-15.
Broc Barwald and Kyle Nelson each went over the century mark, with Barwald leading the way at 159 yards and three touchdowns on just 16 carries. All three TDs went were over 20-yards for Barwald, while Nelson had a 33-yard rushing TD of his own and finished with 116 yards on eight carries. The K-M defense collected three interceptions and a safety. (KM: 14-20-16-9—59; Mankato East: 0-15-0-0—15).
Rushing: K-M: Broc Barwald, 16 carries for 159 yards, 3 TDs; Kyle Nelson, 8 carries for 116 yards, TD; Aidan Smith, 1 carry for 46 yards; Caisen Thome, 4 carries for 29 yards; Howard Head, 1 carry for 14 yards; Peter Gillis, 1 carry for 2 yards; Emmett Ricke, 3 carries for 1 yard, TD;.Receiving: Aidan Smith, 1 catch for 37 yards, TD; Emmett Ricke, 1 catch for 21 yards, TD.
Football Falcons overwhelm Vikings
The Hayfield football team ran into a buzz saw on Friday night, September 16. Fillmore Central dished-out a 50-7 shellacking to the Vikings, with a 36-point first half performance.
The Falcons started with an 83-yard kick return for a touchdown, and the rout was on. Hayfield ended with 110 total yards of offense, 106 rushing yards and 4 passing yards. Fillmore Central had 345 yards of offense, 162 rushing yards, 183 passing yards.
(Hayfield: 7, 0, 0, 0—7; Fillmore Central: 21, 15, 7, 7—50).
Team Totals: Hayfield passing yards, 4; rushing yards, 106; Fillmore passing yards, 162, rushing yards, 183; Individual Stats: Passing: Ethan Pack, 2 for 7, 4 yards; Rushing: A. Beckman, 8 carries for 36 yards; T. Bronson, 7 carries for 30 yards; C. Selk, 9 carries for 16 yards, TD; D. Waldner, 4 carries for 12 yards; N. Kolander, 4 carries for 6 yards; C. Krueger, 1 carry for 1 yard; Receiving: T. Bronson, 1 catch for 2 yards; I. Matti, 1 catch for 2 yards.
Triton gridiron guys tripped-up on the road
Triton High School lost to Plainview-Elgin-Millville, 34-6, on Friday evening, September 16. It was 6-0 at half-time, but in the second half, a blocked punt and a number of other plays went PEM’s way, and the Bulldogs never looked back.
“Defensively, we did a great job in the first half, of stalling out their drives and competing, but we couldn’t finish off our offensive drives and had too many mistakes on special teams. We’ll coach them up and prepare for Caledonia next Saturday at 7 p.m.,” said Coach Brandon Neseth.
Team Totals: Triton passing, 80 yards; rushing, 121 yards; PEM passing, 235 yards; rushing, 86 yards. Individual stats: Triton Rushing: Boe Munnikhuysen, 4 carries for 22 yards; Carter Strieff, 8 carries for 50 yards; Hunter Garness, 3 carries for 6 yards; Owen Garness, 19 carries for 57 yards. Triton Receiving: Boe Munnikhuysen, 2 catches for 10 yards; Jayce Leonardo, 1 catch for 28 yards; Matthew Rossopoulos, 1 catch for 33 yards; Owen Garness, 1 catch for 9 yards; Triton: 0-0-0-6 — 6; P-E-M: 0-6-21-7 — 34).