It was another exciting week of High School Football action across Southeast Minnesota Friday night!

Chatfield Defense Dominate in 30-0 Win Over Caledonia

We had the broadcast of the Chatfield Gophers vs. the Caledonia Warriors in Caledonia last night on FUN 104.3 and the Gophers defense was the story in this one.

Sam Backer intercepted a Caledonia pass and returned it to the house to give the Gophers a 6-0 lead. Backer then ran for a 68-yard touchdown to make it 12-0 at the break in favor of the Gophers.

Caledonia's defense was strong throughout the first half, they got excellent pressure and flowed to the football, but Backer was able to make nice cuts, and spin out of tackles to help the Gophers take control in the 2nd half.

Backer connected with Cole Johnson who made a fantastic catch in the endzone to push the lead to 18-0. Parker Delaney then connected on a 63-yard touchdown pass to Grady Schott to extend the lead once more to 24-0. Jackson Schild was the final touchdown-scorer for Chatfield who scored a nice 19-yard run to make it 30-0.

The Gophers intercepted the Warriors three times en route to the win. Chatfield also did a great job of team-tackling to keep the Warriors from breaking off any long plays.

Chris Pieper and Logan Banse had solid games from the Warriors. Defensively they were all over the field making plays. On offense, they were key targets to help the Caledonia offense.

The Gophers move to 2-1 with the win and take on St. Charles next week, while the Warriors are now 1-2 and take on Lewiston-Altura.

Player of the Game (Chatfield) - Sam Backer

Player of the Game (Caledonia) - Chris Pieper and Logan Banse

Kingsley Mercantile Game Ball (Chatfield) - Cole Johnson

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Rochester Mayo Shuts Out Rochester Century 42-0

Rochester Mayo moved to 3-0 with a win over cross-town rival Century Friday night. The Spartan offense has been on fire to open the season averaging 49.7 points per game while just allowing 17.7. The Spartans are ranked #9 in Class AAAAA and will take on Rochester John Marshall next week. Century falls to 0-3 and will battle #1 ranked Mankato West.

Stewartville Holds On To Top Faribault 35-26 In Top 10 Showdown

The #9 ranked Stewartville Tigers took down #10 Faribault in a Class AAAA showdown Friday night that was broadcasted on our sister station Power 96. Stewartville was able to hold on late to upend the Falcons with the win. Stewartville's offense continues to impress putting up 35 points, and now averaging 46 points per game. The Tigers are now 3-0 and will take on Byron next week. The Falcons fell to 2-1 and will host Red Wing next week.

St. Charles Win Thriller Over Goodhue 34-33

The St. Charles Saints scored a touchdown and punched in the 2-point conversion with just over 1 minute to go to secure a 34-33 win over #9 Goodhue Friday night. The Saints are now 1-2 on the season and will take on Chatfield next week. The Wildcats fell to 2-1 and will battle Dover-Eyota next Friday night.

Lanesboro Holds Strong For 38-27 Win Over LeRoy-Ostrander 

Lanesboro's Offense had a strong showing once again this time against a very talented LeRoy-Ostrander Cardinal team. The Burros are ranked #5 in 9-Man and have a battle with Houston next week. The Cardinals fell to 2-1 with the loss and take on #1 Mountain Lake Area next Friday night in LeRoy.

Triton Down Dover-Eyota 48-19

The Cobras were able to bounce back after a tough loss to Chatfield last week. The Cobras are now 2-1 and take on Pine Island next week. The Eagles fell to 0-3 with the loss and take on Goodhue next week.

Spring Grove Comes Back To Top Mabel-Canton 28-26

The #4 ranked Spring Grove Lions came back and take down Mabel-Canton 28-26. The Cougars ran the ball extremely well, but the Lions' passing attack was able to help secure the win. The Lions are now 2-0 on the season and take on Grand Meadow next week. The Cougars fell to 1-2 and will battle Kingsland next week. The game will be broadcasted on FUN 104.3

#4 Lake City Takes Down Rochester Lourdes 46-32

The Lake City Tigers continue to be a team to watch. The #4 ranked Tigers used another offensive explosion to move to 3-0 with the win over Rochester Lourdes. Lourdes is now 0-3 on the season. The Tigers will take on #10 Plainview-Elgin-Millville next week, while the Eagles will take on La Crescent-Hokah.

Grand Meadow Shuts Out Houston 38-0

The Grand Meadow Superlarks are now winners of two straight after taking down Houston 38-0 Friday night. The Superlarks are 2-1 and will take on 2-0 Spring Grove next week. The Hurricanes will battle Lanesboro next Friday night.

Lewiston-Altura's Defense Is Strong In 35-0 Win Over LaCrescent

Lewiston-Altura's defense was stellar in the win over the Lancers pitching their second shutout of the season. The Cardinals are now 2-1 and have a tough matchup with Caledonia next week. LaCrescent will take on Rochester Lourdes next Friday night.

Northfield Tops Rochester John Marshall 31-7

The Rockets fell to a tough Northfield team Friday night. The Rockets are now 1-2 on the season and have a matchup with cross-town rival #9 Rochester Mayo on Friday night. Northfield moves to 2-1 and takes on New Prague next week.

#3 Cannon Falls Stays Undefeated With 57-21 Win Over Pine Island

The Cannon Falls Bombers moved to 3-0 with a decisive win over Pine Island Friday night. It was the highest-scoring game for the Bombers this season as their offense really found a groove. They will take on Zumbrota-Mazeppa next week. Pine Island falls to 1-2 and will take on Triton next Friday night.

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Southland Gets Win Over Kingsland 36-14

The Southland Rebels moved to 1-2 on the young season with a strong showing against Kingsland. The Rebels take on Lyle-Pacelli next week on the road, while the Kingsland Knight will host Mabel-Canton next Friday night. The game will be broadcasted on FUN 104.3. The Knights are 1-2 on the season.

Plainview-Elgin-Millville Shuts Out Zumbrota-Mazeppa 33-0

The Plainview-Elgin-Millville Bulldogs once again played a great game. They shut out the Cougars and moved to 3-0 on the season. The #10 ranked Bulldogs will have a tough test next week against #4 ranked Lake City at home. the Cougars fall to 0-3 and take on #3 ranked Cannon Falls next Friday night.

Saturday Night Football Games:

Fillmore Central @ Hayfield - 3 p.m.
Mankato East @ Kasson-Mantorville - 6 p.m.
Winona @ Byron - 1 p.m.

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