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PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Balanced attack guides Tigers to shutout over Jordan

JORDAN — A season ago, the Marshall Tigers football team dropped its regular season finale to Jordan in an offensive shootout.

This year, the Marshall offense scored six touchdowns and the defense forced six turnovers en route to a 42-0 shutout victory over a Jordan team that was playing without its senior quarterback.

“We came out and played well on both sides of football,” Marshall football coach Terry Bahlmann said after the game “We moved the ball well on offense, and on defense the whole secondary played well with five interceptions.”

The Tigers passing attack was effective early and often, with Bryce Lance featured as the favorite target of Konnor Aufenthie. The two of them connected eight times for 196 yards and two touchdowns. On the day, Aufenthie threw for 211 yards and added a rushing touchdown to his two passing scores to Lance.

The receiving yardage is a career high for Lance and the most receiving yards in a game in Marshall program history. It also gives Lance 746 receiving yards for the season, a new single-season program record.

Gabe Raini added 120 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns for the Tigers.

With Marshall’s 42-0 win over Jordan, it all but ensures Marshall will earn the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the Section 2AAAA Tournament. The tournament bracket will be released today, as Marshall will find out who they could play in the section semifinal.

“We’re excited that we get to play at home next Saturday,” Bahlmann said “Now we need to get guys rested up and ready to play.”

Marshall 14 21 7 0 — 42

Jordan 0 0 0 0 — 0

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTER

Marshall: Aufenthie to Lance 29-yard pass (PAT good).

Marshall: Aufenthie 10-yard run (PAT good).

SECOND QUARTER

Marshall: Raini 1-yard run (PAT good).

Marshall: Raini 3-yard run (PAT good).

Marshall: Aufenthie to Lance 35-yard pass (PAT good).

THIRD QUARTER

Marshall: Raini 1-yard run (PAT good).

FOURTH QUARTER

No points scored.

Individual Leaders

PASSING: Marshall (Aufenthie 9-15-211-2-0

RUSHING: Marshall (Raini 22-120-3, Mernaugh 7-45-0, Aufenthie 6-23-1).

RECEIVING: Marshall (8-196-2, Pochardt 1-15-0).

Canby 41,

MACCRAY 21

CANBY — Canby scored 34 unanswered points and used a strong defensive effort to defeat MACCRAY 41-21 on Wednesday.

The Lancers defense got a pair of interceptions from Jake Wagner and forced the Wolverines into two turnovers on downs.

Canby senior quarterback Parker Viessman threw for 137 yards and four touchdowns in the win — two to Tyler Sayre and two to Max Villella-Smith.

Ty Stoks led the Canby rushing attack with 101 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.

With the win, Canby (6-2) matched the program’s most wins in a season in over 15 years. The Lancers will find out their Section 5A Tournament placement and opponent today.

Canby 41, MACCRAY 21

MACCRAY 7 0 0 14 — 21

Canby 7 21 13 0 — 41

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTER

Canby: Anderson 28-yard run (PAT good).

MACCRAY: Strommer to Schwitters 56-yard pass (PAT good).

SECOND QUARTER

Canby: Viessman to Sayre 18-yard pass (PAT good).

Canby: Viessman to Sayre 13-yard pass (PAT good).

Canby: Viessman to Villella-Smith 2-yard pass (PAT good).

THIRD QUARTER

Canby: Viessman to Villella-Smith 9-yard pass (PAT good).

Canby: Stoks 16-yard run (PAT no good).

MACCRAY: Schwitters 3-yard run (PAT good).

FOURTH QUARTER

MACCRAY: Strommer to Schwitters 32-yard pass (PAT good).

Individual Leaders

PASSING: Canby (Viessman 13-24-137-4-1).

RUSHING: Canby (Stoks 13-101-1, Anderson 11-59-1).

RECEIVING: Canby (Sayre 5-65-2, Villella-Smith 3-23-2).

Minneota 42, YME 0

GRANITE FALLS — Minneota defeated Yellow Medicine East 42-0 on Wednesday.

Stepping in for injured running back Cole Sanow, sophomore running back Conner Sik ran the ball nine times for 185 yards and two touchdowns.

Kade Lozinski threw for 86 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

Carter Sneller led YME with 19 rushing yards and 35 receiving yards in the loss.

Both Minneota (7-1) and YME (1-7) will both find out their Section 5A Tournament placements and opponents today.

Minneota 14 14 7 7 — 42

YME 0 0 0 0 — 0

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTER

Minneota: Sik 24-yard run (PAT good).

Minneota: Josephson 22-yard run (PAT good).

SECOND QUARTER

Minneota: Sik 55-yard run (PAT good).

Minneota: Josephson 1-yard run (PAT good).

THIRD QUARTER

Minneota: Lozinski to Sussner 14-yard pass (PAT good).

FOURTH QUARTER

Minneota: Lozinski to Rybinski 35-yard pass (PAT good).

Individual Leaders

PASSING: Minneota (Lozinski 4-8-86-2-1); YME (Dahlager 3-15-40-0-1, Sneller 1-2-30-0-0).

RUSHING: Minneota (Sik 9-185-2, Reiss 6-78-0, Lozinski 4-23-0); YME (Sneller 10-19-0, Dahlager 8-16-0, Hildahl 3-13-0).

RECEIVING: Minneota (Rybinski 2-63-1); YME (Sneller 2-35-0, Anderson 1-30-0).

Wabasso 32, MCC 27

SLAYTON — The Murray County Central football team fell to Wabasso 32-27 on Wednesday night.

Blake Schmitz led the way for the Rebels with 236 passing yards and two touchdowns while adding 65 yards on the ground and a pair of scores. Dylan Johnson led in rushing with 68 yards while Kyler Deacon led in receiving with 87 yards and a touchdown.

Carter Benz led the way for the Rabbits with 198 passing yards and three touchdowns while Nick Marotzke rushed for 134 yards and a score. Will Carlson led in receiving with 87 yards on two catches and two scores while Colby Wall added 78 yards and a touchdown.

MCC ends its regular season with an overall record of 5-3 while Wabasso ends its regular season with an overall record of 6-2. Both teams will find out their section tournament opponent today.

Wabasso 32, MCC 27

Wabasso 8 8 16 0 – 32

MCC 8 0 6 13 – 27

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTER

MCC: Schmitz 14 yd run (A. Johnson run).

Wabasso: Marotzke 35 yd run (Marotzke run).

SECOND QUARTER

Wabasso: Carlson 33 yd pass from Benz (2-pt. conversion good).

THIRD QUARTER

Wabasso: Carlson 54 yd pass from Benz (Marotzke run).

Wabasso: Wall 53 yd pass from Benz (Marotzke run).

MCC: Coulter 14 yd pass from Schmitz (Kick no good).

FOURTH QUARTER

MCC: Deacon 4 yd pass from Schmitz (2-pt. conversion no good).

MCC: Schmitz 2 yd run (Kick good).

Individual Leaders

Passing (Cp-Att-Yds-TD-Int): MCC (Schmitz 15-29-236-2-3); Wabasso (Benz 7-12-198-3-0).

Rushing (Att-Yds-TD): MCC (D. Johnson 20-68-0; Schmitz 13-65-2); Wabasso (Marotzke 22-134-1).

Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD): MCC (Deacon 7-87-1; Coulter 6-76-1; D. Johnson 1-65-0); Wabasso (Carlson 2-87-2; Wall 2-78-1).

RTR 43, LQPV 21

TYLER — Russell-Tyler-Ruthton defeated Lac qui Parle Valley 43-21 on Wednesday.

Payton Hess threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns, also recording 87 yards and three touchdowns rushing in the win.

Tim Gilmore added a rushing touchdown for the Knights, while Jonah Christensen caught seven passes for 133 yards.

The win matched gave RTR (5-3) its most wins in a season playing 11-man football since 2005. The Knights will find out their Section 3A Tournament placement and opponent today.

LQPV 0 14 7 0 — 21

RTR 0 21 15 7 — 43

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTER

No points scored.

SECOND QUARTER

RTR: Hess to Baartman 83 yard pass (PAT good).

LQPV: Bonn 80 yard kick return (PAT good).

RTR: Gilmore 8 yard run (PAT good).

LQPV: Amland 4-yard run (PAT good).

RTR: Hess 8 yard run (PAT good).

THIRD QUARTER

LQPV: Mortenson to Clark 30 yard pass (PAT good).

RTR: Hess 4 yard run (2-point good).

RTR: Hess to Gilmore 14 yard pass (PAT good).

FOURTH QUARTER

RTR: Hess 1 yard run (PAT good).

Individual Leaders

PASSING: RTR (Hess 12-21-271-2-0).

RUSHING: RTR (Hess 16-87-3, Gilmore 6-31-1, Sitzmann 4-16).

RECEIVING: RTR (Christensen 7-133-0, Baartman 2-115-1, Gilmore 2-13-1).

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