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Prep football roundup: Greyhounds drop heartbreaker on last-second TD pass
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Big Lake quarterback Tyler Halverson hit wide receiver Connor Johnson on a 9-yard touchdown pass with no time left on the clock to defeat host Duluth East 41-36 in a Mississippi 8 Conference game Friday night at Ordean Stadium.


The Hornets (1-4 overall, 1-3 conference) faced a fourth-and-9 from East's 9-yard-line with two seconds left before Halverson connected on his third TD pass of the night.

Senior quarterback Alex Toscano was 8-for-12 passing for 221 yards, and added 158 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 23 carries for the Greyhounds

(2-3, 1-2).

East junior running back Brian Lansing also had a big night, running 25 times for 174 yards and three scores, as well as hauling in five receptions for 101 yards.

Big Lake 8-7-12-14--41

Duluth East 8-14-8-6--36

BL -- Austin Poe 14 pass from Tyler Halverson (Kyle Wakefield pass from Halverson)

DE -- Brian Lansing 53 run (Chase Dedominces pass from Alex Toscano)

DE -- Toscano 1 run (kick failed)

DE -- Lansing 5 run (Lansing run)

BL -- Halverson 5 run (Ben Mitchell kick)

BL -- Wakefield 55 run (pass failed)

DE -- Lansing 4 run (Toscano run)

BL -- Alex Nesser 12 run (kick failed)

DE -- Toscano 1 run (pass failed)

BL -- Poe 4 pass from Halverson (Poe run)

BL -- Connor Johnson 9 pass from Halverson


Parker Anderson rushed for two long touchdowns as the Hawks took control with 33 unanswered points en route to the Sea-Range Conference victory in International Falls.

Adam Olson added tough inside rushing for Hermantown (4-1, 4-0).

Nick Janttie's 15-yard TD reception gave International Falls (0-5, 0-4) a 20-14 lead before the Hawks got a late TD just before the half and then outscored the Broncos 26-0 in the final two quarters.

Hermantown 8-14-13-13--48

International Falls 6-14-0-0--20

H -- Parker Anderson 72 run (Anderson pass from Folman)

IF -- Luke Spilde 32 pass from Gunnar Anderson (run failed)

H -- Adam Olson 1 run (kick blocked)

IF -- Ben Humbert 75 pass from Anderson (run failed)

IF -- Nick Janttie 15 pass from Anderson (Humbert pass from Anderson)

H -- Olson 2 run (Anderson kick)

H -- Hermantown run (Anderson kick)

H -- Justin Brendon 16 pass from Folman (kick failed)

H -- Kevin Folman 6 run (Anderson kick)

H -- Anderson 34 run (kick failed)

Proctor 33, Deer River 6

Calen Porter returned a fumble for a touchdown in the opening quarter and the host Rails added three rushing touchdowns to take command of the nonconference game.

Alex Greene rushed 17 times for 145 yards to lead a 314-yard rushing attack for Proctor (4-1).

The Warriors fell to 2-3.

Deer River 0-0-0-6--6

Proctor 7-7-13-6--33

P -- Calen Porter 8 fumble return (Jack Nikko kick)

P -- Nikko 4 run (Nikko kick)

P -- Alex Greene 21 run (Nikko kick)

P -- Frank Napoli 56 run (kick failed)

P -- Nate Layne 10 pass from Brody Nordquist (kick failed)

DR -- Jesse Miller 7 run (run failed)


Senior running back Zach Kinstel rushed for 188 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Cardinals in a back-and-forth Great Northern Nine-Man game in Cromwell.

Jared Hutar added 141 passing yards for the Cardinals (3-2, 3-2).

Joe Moore had a rushing and receiving touchdown to lead the Mercuries (2-3, 2-3).

McGregor 8-6-14-8--36

Cromwell 14-6-14-12--46

M -- Andrew DeMenge 23 run (Trevor Honstrom run)

C -- Zach Kinstel 2 run (pass failed)

C -- Joe Couture 42 pass from Jared Hutar (Kinstel run)

M -- Joe Moore 19 run (run failed)

C -- Josh Oliver 24 pass from Hutar (run failed)

M -- DeMenge 71 run (run failed)

C -- Austin Pfisthner 30 pass from Hutar (kick failed)

M -- Moore 54 pass from Honstrom (Tim Tierney run)

C -- Kinstel 83 run (Hutar run)

C -- Kinstel 6 run (run failed)

M -- Honstrom 22 run (DeMenge run)

C -- Mitch Talley 15 run (pass failed)

Moose Lake-Willow River 59, Two Harbors 7

Running back Jake Disterhaupt rushed for three touchdowns and caught another as the Rebels (5-0, 4-0) cruised past the Agates (0-5, 0-4) in a Great Polar Blue game in Willow River.

Two Harbors quarterback Kyler Kinn tossed a 71-yard touchdown pass to Nick Johnson in the third quarter for the Agates' only score.

Two Harbors 0-0-7-0--7

MLWR 26-19-7-7--59

MLWR -- Jake Disterhaupt 24 run (Ben Moonen kick)

MLWR -- Disterhaupt 12 run (kick failed)

MLWR -- Disterhaupt 21 pass from Tony Adamczak (Moonen kick)

MLWR -- Michael Pender 37 run (kick failed)

MLWR -- Isaac Coil 27 pass from Adamczak (kick failed)

MLWR -- Disterhaupt 41 run (kick failed)

MLWR -- Moonen 16 run (Moonen kick)

MLWR -- Mike Gassert 3 run (Moonen kick)

TH -- Nick Johnson 71 pass from Kyler Kinn (Eli Hebl kick)

MLWR -- Alex Kenemore 7 run (B.J. Young kick)

Barnum 52, Braham 13

Running back Daniel Warpula had eight carries for 176 yards and three touchdowns as Barnum rolled to a Great Polar Red home victory.

Cody Shelgren had 101 yards rushing and 74 yards receiving and scored a touchdown for Barnum (3-2), which led 52-0 in the third quarter.

Braham is 3-2.

Braham 0-0-7-6--13

Barnum 24-16-12-0--52

Bar -- Daniel Warpula 16 run (Warpula run)

Bar -- Zach Peterson 25 run (Brandon Newman run)

Bar -- Warpula 49 run (Cody Shelgren run)

Bar -- Peterson 1 run (Peterson run)

Bar -- Shelgren 74 pass from Newman (Colton Selix run)

Bar -- Warpula 27 run (Kick Blocked)

Bar -- Shelgren 5 run (Kick Failed)

Braham -- Casey Grell 27 pass from Sam Stigen (Zach Dahlman Kick)

Braham -- Randy Braund 46 run (Pass Failed)

Ely 41, Silver Bay 15

Louis Gerzin rushed for 191 yards and two touchdowns as the Timberwolves won a Big North Conference game in Silver Bay.

Ely (3-2, 3-2) trailed 15-8 in the first quarter.

Ely 6-8-12-15--41

Silver Bay 15-0-0-0--15

SB -- Jonah Koehler 6 run (Koehler kick)

Ely -- Louis Gerzin 1 run (Pass failed)

SB -- Chad Smuck 23 pass from Luke Small (Bradley Rowlee pass from Small)

Ely -- Carter Manning 10 pass from Sean Jordan (Gerzin run)

Ely -- Jordan 1 run (pass failed)

Ely -- Gerzin 3 run (pass failed)

Ely -- Jordan 35 run (run failed)

Ely -- Safety, punter out of end zone

Ely -- Mark Heiman 64 pass from Jordan (Wyatt Conaway kick)

Eveleth-Gilbert 20, Crosby-Ironton 12

The Golden Bears scored the first three touchdowns and stopped previously unbeaten Crosby-Ironton in a Great Polar Blue game in Crosby, Minn.

Senior wide receiver Zach Wood caught the deciding score on a 31-yard pass from sophomore Sam Roberts for Eveleth-Gilbert (3-3, 2-3). Crosby-Ironton is 4-1 and 3-1.

Eveleth-Gilbert 7-7-0-6--20

Crosby-Ironton 0-0-0-12--12

EG -- Sam Roberts 17 run (Steve Day kick)

EG -- Chris Weston 9 run (Day kick)

EG -- Zach Wood 31 pass from Roberts (kick failed)

CI -- Daniel Hudrlik 21 pass from Jacob Leonhardt (kick failed)

CI -- Brady Tesdahl 9 pass from Leonhardt (pass failed)