St. Francis has big finish to beat Duluth East in footballSt. Francis outscored Duluth East 30-7 in the fourth quarter to beat the Greyhounds 36-21 in a high school football game Thursday night at St. Francis.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
St. Francis outscored Duluth East 30-7 in the fourth quarter to beat the Greyhounds 36-21 in a high school football game Thursday night at St. Francis.
East junior quarterback Alex Toscano was 13-for-25 passing for 153 yards and a touchdown to Shaq Coleman. He also rushed 16 times for 87 yards and another score.
Brian Lansing ran 10 times for 47 yards and scored on a 6-yard run to give East (0-2) a 14-6 lead in the third quarter. Brolle Kane added five receptions for 56 yards.
Duluth East 0-7-7-7—21
St. Francis 0-6-0-30—36
SF — Jake Engnell 6 run (kick failed)
DE — Alex Toscano 4 run (Jordan Hoffmann kick)
DE — Brian Lansing 6 run (Hoffmann kick)
SF — Engnell 10 run (run failed)
SF — Engnell 60 run (Warren Bauman run)
SF — Dan Dresch 20 pass from Bauman (Engnell)
DE — Shaq Coleman 41 pass from Toscano (Hoffmann kick)
ST — Engnell 11 run (Engnell run)
Mora 20, Cloquet 0
Josh Cheney passed for 114 yards and threw touchdown passes to Jake Lindberg and Josh Mantel to lead the Mustangs to the nonconference season-opening win.
Mantel also had a 12-yard rushing touchdown as Mora rushed for 210 yards and totaled 324.
Cloquet quarterback Kellin Lamirande gained 96 yards on 13 carries.
M — Jake Lindberg 13 pass from Josh Cheney (kick failed)
M — Josh Mantel 12 run (Derek Graves pass from Cheney)
M — Mantel 38 pass from Cheney (kick failed)
Aitkin 20, Two Harbors 6
Peter Zasmeta scored on runs of 19 and 64 yards and Branden Barthel ran for another touchdown to give new Aitkin coach Gordy Forsberg a nonconference home win over Two Harbors.
Five Gobblers linebackers amassed double-digit tackles, led by Dan Bender with 16.
Two Harbors 0-0-6-0—6
A — Branden Barthel 4 run (Nathan Ehnstrom kick)
A — Peter Zasmeta 19 run (Ehnstrom kick)
TH — Lucas Kempffer 9 pass from Kyle Omtvedt (kick failed)
A — Zasmeta 64 run (kick failed)
Mesabi East 38, Eveleth-Gilbert 12
Senior running back Garrett Larson rushed for 240 yards on 23 carries, scored four rushing TDs and caught another to lead the Giants to a season-opening nonconference victory in Aurora.
Larson opened the scoring with a 63-yard scoring toss from Jeff Loftus and closed the scoring on a 57-yard run.
The game was delayed for 45 minutes between the third and fourth quarters when an osprey nest atop one of the light poles caught fire.
Mesabi East 7-12-7-12—38
ME — Garrett Larson 63 pass from Jeff Loftus (Mike Peterson kick)
ME — Larson 15 run (kick failed)
EG — Chris Weston 75 kick return (run failed)
ME — Peterson 2 run (pass failed)
ME — Larson 33 run (Peterson kick)
ME — Larson 25 run (kick failed)
EG — Will Olson 3 run (pass failed)
ME — Larson 57 run (kick failed)
North Woods 57, South Ridge 6
The Grizzlies jumped to a 41-0 halftime lead as Andrew Anderson threw 23- and 77-yard touchdown passes to Karl Reichel and ran for two more scores in the win at Cook.
North Woods is a new school combining the Cook and Orr schools.
South Ridge 0-0-6-0—6
North Woods 28-13-8-8—57
NW — Karl Reichel 23 pass from Andrew Anderson (Anderson run)
NW — Jaret Sandberg 38 run (run failed)
NW — Anderson 42 run (kick blocked)
NW — Reichel 77 pass from Anderson (Anderson run)
NW — Anderson 2 run (Jeff Chaulklin kick)
NW — Bryan Linn 8 run (kick blocked)
SR — Jeff Kuhlman 10 run (run failed)
NW — Nels Gabrielson 34 run (Travis Hooper run)
NW — Hooper 23 run (Gabrielson run)