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Medford shuts down GFW

September 15, 2012
The Journal

Medford 21, GFW 6

MEDFORD - The Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop football team fell to host Medford by a score of 21-6 on Friday night.

Tony Weber had a solid night on the ground for GFW with 103 yards on 18 carries. Dan Timm also had a big night for the Thunderbirds with 13 tackles, including four tackles for loss. The lone GFW score of the night came from Kevin Taralseth.

GFW falls to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in Gopher Valley Conference. The Thunderbirds return to action next Friday as they travel to face Waterville-Elysian-Morristown.

BLHS 36, Sleepy Eye 14

SLEEPY EYE - Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart defeated Sleepy Eye Friday in a Southern Minnesota Conference game.

BLHS had 255 yards rushing and 58 yards passing for a total of 313 yards.

Sleepy Eye was led by Matt Schroepfer with six receptions for 117 yards. Jake Trebesch had a 15-yard run for a touchdown. Isaac Braun added another touchdown with a 28-yard reception. Sleepy Eye had 117 rushing yards and 206 passing yards for a total of 323 yards.

Sleepy Eye (1-2 overall, 0-2 in conference) will host New Ulm Cathedral for its Homecoming game Friday.

Nicollet 28, WWG 12

WALNUT GROVE - Nicollet improved to 3-0 on the year with a 28-12 victory over Westbrook-Walnut Grove.

Tanner Elliott rushed for a pair of touchdowns for Nicollet, while Dalton Elliott hooked up with Kenny Fischer for a touchdown in the win. Tanner Elliott added eight tackles and a sack as well.

Evan Guffey also had a big night for Nicollet that included an 80-yard kickoff return touchdown and a pair of interceptions.

With the win, Nicollet improved to 3-0 overall and will travel to Cleveland next Friday.

Madelia 44,

GHEC/Truman 22

MADELIA - Madelia quarterback Adam Cooling racked up 372 passing yards for five touchdowns to help his team overcome a furious comeback by Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman in Friday's Southern Confederacy Conference game.

The Blackhawks held a 28-8 lead at halftime, but the Jaguars' DaMarko Thomas (117 yards rushing, two touchdowns, 12 tackles) helped his team pull within 28-22.

A 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Ricki Fenske gave Madelia back the advantage, after which a 61-yard touchdown pass from Cooling to Devin Ulmen sealed the game.

Jack Bergeman (12 tackles) and Jake Denn (eight tackles, five assists, two sacks) led the Blackhawks on defense.

Madelia (2-1) will play at Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton on Friday.

RRC 21, Wabasso 20

WABASSO - Wabasso took a 20-13 lead with 1:10 remaining in Friday's Southern Minnesota Conference game against Red Rock Central, but the Falcons countered with a touchdown with four seconds remaining and followed with a two-point conversion to eke out a victory.

Tanner Bock (seven-yard run), Tanner Rohlik (three-yard run) and Blake Altermatt (14-yard run) scored the Rabbits' touchdowns. Altermatt ran in a two-point conversion after his touchdown to give Wabasso its late seven-point lead.

RRC's game-winning touchdown came on an 18-yard pass from Brady Bierl to Jeff Decock, after which Mitch Schroepfer converted on the Falcons' gutsy call to go for two.

Altermatt (31 carries for 125 yards) and Rohlik (14 carries for 68 yards) paced the Rabbits' attack. Schroepfer led the Falcons with 125 yards rushing on 27 carries.

Matt Zeug (12 tackles) and Bock (10 tackles, sack) led Wabasso on defense.

Wabasso (1-2) will host Springfield on Friday and RRC (1-2) will play at Cedar Mountain/Comfrey on Saturday, Sept. 22.



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