Southeast Minnesota Week 2 Football Highlights and Scores
It was another busy week in High School Football throughout Southeast Minnesota, with some really close games across the area.
Rushford-Peterson takes down Fillmore Central 26-15 on FUN 104.3
On FUN 104 last night, Rushford-Peterson took down Fillmore Central 26-15. A balanced offensive attack from the Trojans was the difference-maker, especially in the 2nd quarter.
The teams traded turnovers in their opening possessions, but the Trojans were able to get their offense moving late in the first quarter. A long drive, capped off by a Brady Gile touchdown run made it 6-0 Rushford-Peterson. The Trojans then had a big stop on defense in the red zone to keep the Falcons off the scoreboard. Rushford-Peterson scored on their next drive to go up 12-0 after a Haydn Kahoun touchdown.
The Falcons were not going anywhere. They put together a great drive to end the 1st half that was finished off by a great throw from Dillion O'Connor to Bryce Corson for a 28-yard score and a 12-7 halftime score.
Rushford-Peterson used their size upfront to kickoff the second half and took their opening possession of the half down into the endzone on Kahoun's second score of the game to make it 20-7. The Trojans added another score in the 4th quarter to make it 26-7 on a Malachi Bunke touchdown run.
The Falcons needed to strike fast, and they did. Scoring in just over 30 seconds, the O'Conner hit Alec Sikkink for a 20-yard score and the Falcons were back in it at 26-15.
Fillmore Central had a chance to recover the onside kick, but the Trojans won the battle at the bottom of the pile to get the ball back, and finish out the 26-15 win.
The win pushed Rushford-Peterson to 2-0 on the season, while Fillmore Central fell to 1-1.
Player of the Game Fillmore Central - Dillion O'Connor
Player of the Game Rushford-Peterson - Malachi Bunke
Kingsley Mercantile Game Ball - Justin Ruhberg (Rushford-Peterson)
Week 2 Southeast Minnesota High School Football Scores
LeRoy-Ostrander tops Mabel-Canton 38-8
The Cardinals jumped out to a lead right out of the gate and took down the Cougars 38-8. The Cardinals have a talented offense, led by Senior Quarterback Chase Johnson, that has put up a combined 95 points in the first two games of the season. LeRoy-Ostrander (2-0) has state-ranked Lanesboro next week while Mabel-Canton (1-1) will take on state-ranked Spring Grove
Kingsland beats Houston 42-14
The Knights are now 2-0 after a 42-14 win over Houston last night. It will be another tough battle next week as Kingsland takes on Southland, while Houston (0-2) is scheduled to take on Grand Meadow.
#4 Lanesboro Uses Strong Offense To Take Down Southland 40-19
The Burros' offense continues to work well with a win over a tough Southland team. The Burros (2-0) have a tough task next week taking on LeRoy-Ostrander. While Southland (0-2) will host Kingsland.
John Marshall Bounces Back With Big 32-12 Over Austin
It was a tough Week 1 matchup for the Rochester John Marshall Rockets, falling to Mankato West. The Rockets responded well in Week 2 utilizing some highlight-reel plays to take down the Packers.
John Marshall (1-1) will take on Northfield on the road next Friday night, while Austin (0-2) will host New Prague.
Kasson-Mantorville Powers To 42-16 Win Over Winona
Kasson-Mantorville came out with an impressive win over Winona. The KoMets have some talent on offense that has put up over 30 points in each of their first two games.
The #3 ranked KoMets (2-0) will host Mankato East next Saturday night, while Winona ( 1-1) will host Byron next Saturday afternoon.
Goodhue Takes Down Lewiston-Altura 28-14
The Wildcats and Cardinals were all knotted up at 14 at the half, but it was Goodhue who was able to take control in the second half over #10 ranked Lewiston-Altura. Both of these teams are strong, and could possibly be a rematch down the road in the section playoffs.
Goodhue (2-0) will take on St. Charles next week at home, while Lewiston-Altura (1-1) will travel to take on La Crescent.
Chatfield Battles Way To 21-20 Win Over Triton
The Chatfield Gophers were coming off a tough loss to Plainview-Elgin-Millville, while Triton had a great win over Rochester Lourdes in Week 1. Trailing 20-15, the Gophers were able to score with 6:37 to go in the 4th quarter to secure the big 21-20 win. Chatfield (1-1) will take on Caledonia on the road in Week 3, while Triton (1-1) will take on Dover-Eyota.
Faribault Tops Byron 32-14
The Faribault Falcons took down Byron 32-14 last night and the Falcons moved to 2-0 with the win. Faribault will make the trip to Stewartville for a Friday night showdown next week. Byron (0-2) will travel to Winona to take on the Winhawks.
Cannon Falls Scores Late Top Rochester Lourdes 17-14
It was a defensive battle throughout this one, and a field goal with just 3 seconds to go was just what the Bombers needed to take down Rochester Lourdes Friday night. The #3 ranked Cannon Falls Bombers (2-0) will take on Pine Island next week. While Rochester Lourdes (0-2) will take on #5 ranked Lake City.
Plainview-Elgin-Millville Takes Down Dover-Eyota 37-0
The Bulldogs moved to 2-0 with the win over the Eagles. #10 ranked PEM will take on Zumbrota-Mazeppa next week, while the Eagles (1-1) will host Triton.
Pine Island Beats Zumbrota-Mazeppa 34-6
A strong showing for the Panthers of Pine Island as they beat Zumbrota-Mazeppa 34-6. The Panthers (1-1) will take on Cannon Falls next week. The Cougars (0-2) will take on PEM.
Randolph Wins Big Over Wabasha-Kellogg 54-0
Randolphs is proving to be a tough team to beat again this season as the Rockets took down Wabasha-Kellogg. The Rockets (2-0) have outscored opponents 98-0 so far this season and will take on Faribault BA next week, while the Falcons (0-2) take on Winona Cotter.
Owatonna Evens Record With Win Over Rochester Century 16-14
The Huskies scored with just over 10 minutes to go to take down Rochester Century. The 1-1 Huskies will take on top-ranked Mankato West next week, while the Panthers (0-2) will take on cross-town rival Rochester Mayo.
Lake City Wins Big Over LaCrescent 34-12
The Lake City Tigers took down LaCrescent 34-12 to move to 2-0 on the season. The Tigers will have a big battle with Rochester Lourdes next Friday night. The Lancers will host Lewiston-Altura in Week 3.
High School Football Scheduled For Saturday
St. Charles @ Caledonia
Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda @ Grand Meadow
Stewartville @ Albert Lea
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