Prep football roundup: Greyhounds drop heartbreaker on last-second TD passBig 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.
By: News Tribune, Duluth News Tribune
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
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
HERMANTOWN 48, INTERNATIONAL FALLS 20
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.
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
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)
CROMWELL 46, MCGREGOR 36
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).
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 — 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.
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.
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.
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)