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Delano Sports Schedule: Saturday, Sept. 22

Saturday, September 22, 2018
TIME EVENT DETAILS
7:00am Volleyball: C Invitational vs. Big Lake, Minnetonka, Sauk Rapids-Rice, St. Michael-Albertville, Wayzata

8:00am Volleyball: JV Invitational




vs. Coon Rapids, Minnetonka, Orono, Osseo, Sauk Rapids-Rice, St. Michael-Albertville, Wayzata

9:00am Tennis: Girls Var Invitational




vs. Annandale, Benson, Crookston, Litchfield, Owatonna, St. Peter, Staples Motley

10:00am Cross Country: Var/JV Meet




vs. Milaca

11:00am Soccer: Girls JV Game




vs. Buffalo

1:00pm Soccer: Girls Var Game




vs. Buffalo

2:30pm Swim and Dive: Girls Var/JV Invitational




vs. Minneapolis South

Maroon & Gold Invite Time: TBD

Delano Sports Schedule: Friday, Sept. 21

Friday, September 21, 2018
TIME EVENT DETAILS
3:30pm Tennis: Girls C Match vs. Orono

4:15pm Soccer: Girls C Game(Cancelled) vs. Waconia

7:00pm Football: Var Game




vs. Holy Family Catholic High School

Delano to deal with Holy Family’s experience

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

DELANO  — On Delano’s schedule for Week 3 of the season is a road game Friday night at Holy Family.

Both teams enter with a 2-1 record.

Holy Family came back to defeat New London-Spicer 32-23 in Week 1. The Fire then fell 14-7 to Litchfield, and recovered last week with a 48-0 win over Watertown-Mayer.

“In the first three weeks, I have seen a lot of guys stepping up and making plays when we need them. It’s not just one or two players we rely on all the time,” said first-year Fire coach Tim Triplett. “The belief our players have in each-other is also very solid.”

Delano has been much-improved in its last two games, topping Little Falls (40-0) and Glencoe-Silver Lake (41-10).

Delano’s passing game has been good through three games, and a number of different receivers have been involved. Here, fullback Chris Glunz picks up some yards after the catch last week against Glencoe-Silver Lake. Photo by Matt Kane

Delano’s passing game has been good through three games, and a number of different receivers have been involved. Here, fullback Chris Glunz picks up some yards after the catch last week against Glencoe-Silver Lake.
Photo by Matt Kane

The Tigers’ offense has been balanced over its first three games. Its rushed for nine touchdowns and thrown for nine touchdowns.

On the ground, Delano has rushed for 513 yards. Senior Sam Kern has seen the most carries. He’s toted the ball 45 times for 276 yards and two touchdowns.

Led by junior quarterback Max Otto, the Tigers’ passing attack has been lethal, so far. In three games, Otto has thrown for 624 yards and the nine touchdowns.

The passing game is benefitting from great protection up front and from having a plethora of receivers who can catch the ball and run.

Three receivers have 10-or-more receptions in three games.

Sophomore tight end Trey Longstreet has caught 11 passes for 148 yards and four touchdowns. Senior receiver Reno Bredahl has caught 10 passes for 235 yards and three touchdowns. And Brett Unrein has caught 10 passes for 158 yards.

Kern and Christopher Glunz are also targets out of the backfield.

Bredahl has been a big-play receiver so far this season. Two of his touchdown catches went for more than 50 yards. Bredahl caught a 53-yard touchdown in the win at Little Falls, and hauled in an Otto pass for a 58-yard touchdown in the win over Glencoe-Silver Lake.

Bredahl had 120 yards and two touchdowns receiving against Glencoe-Silver Lake.

The threat Delano presents by air and land has opposing coaches on alert.

“Delano looks tough and systematic. They are very good at executing what they do. They are well coached- and the size they have has to be amongst the top in our league,” said Triplett. “We need to execute our game plan and take care of the football.  We also need to reduce big-play opportunities for Delano.”

As for what Delano’s has to look forward to whenit comes to the Fire, a good team, according to Tiger coach Merrill Pavlovich.

“Experience at nearly every position,” he said. “One of the teams I picked to win the district.”

The Fire are athletic and have a veteran leading the team on the field.

“Excellent team speed and size, and they are led by a seasoned quarterback,” Pavlovich said. “Experience on both sides of the ball, with a very strong senior class.”

Jacob Zay is that quarterback under center for Holy Family for his third season.

Zay likes to run with the football. A season ago, he ran for a team best 803 yards and two touchdowns in nine games. He threw for 653 yards and three touchdowns.

Delano controlled Zay a season ago in a 26-7 win over the Fire. Zay ran for 74 yards and threw for 64 yards and one interception.

Behind Zay, Nick Hendler is in his second season as Holy Family’s top back. Hendler is a tremendous athlete. He ran for three second-half touchdown’s last week in Holy Family’s 32-23 comeback win over New London-Spicer on opening night.

Last season, Delano held Hendler to 31 yards rushing, and forced him to fumble.

Zay and Hendler will work behind the push of four-year offensive lineman Jackson Rushmeyer, who has D-1 talent, just like his older brother, Alex, who is a freshman walk-on at the University of Minnesota.

“Experienced group. Lack depth. Need to do a better job of moving the chains consistently,” said Chaska Herald Sports Editor Eric Kraushar.

Triplett is just the second coach in Fire history, but he has vast experience, having worked as an assistant at the University of St. Thomas and at the Division-I and Division-II levels.

“They have a new coach and seem to have adjusted to their new offensive scheme,” said Pavlovich. “They defeated a very good New London-Spicer team in their first game.”

While Triplett is in his first season at Holy Family, Pavlovich is in his 43rd season at Delano. Pavlovich recorded his 300th win last week in the victory over Glencoe-Silver Lake.

Football rankings: Sept. 19

The Associated Press state high school football polls for the week of September 19 (first-place votes in parentheses, record and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sportswriters):

CLASS 6A
School Total Points Prv
1. Lakeville North (6) (3-0) 60 2
2. Eden Prairie (2-1) 51 6
3. Blaine (3-0) 49 7
4. Wayzata (2-1) 37 10
5. Minnetonka (2-1) 31 1
6. Maple Grove (2-1) 22 NR
7. Prior Lake (2-1) 21 4
8. Cretin-Derham Hall (2-1) 20 3
9. East Ridge (2-1) 14 NR
10. Woodbury (2-1) 8 NR
Others receiving votes: Edina 6, Eastview 4, Champlin Park 4, Roseville 2, St. Michael-Albertville 1.

CLASS 5A
School Total Points Prv
1. Owatonna (6) (3-0) 69 1
2. Elk River (1) (3-0) 64 2
3. Mankato West (3-0) 48 5
4. Mahtomedi (3-0) 46 3
5. St. Thomas Academy (3-0) 40 6
6. Robbinsdale Cooper (3-0) 33 7
7. Sauk Rapids-Rice (3-0) 21 NR
8. Tartan (3-0) 20 10
9. Andover (3-0) 13 4
10. Waconia (3-0) 8 NR
Others receiving votes: Coon Rapids 8, St. Cloud Tech 5, Cambridge-Isanti 5, Chaska 3, Hastings 2.

CLASS 4A
School Total Points Prv
1. Holy Angels (6) (3-0) 77 1
2. Cloquet (1) (3-0) 65 2
3. Winona (3-0) 58 3
4. Hutchinson (1) (3-0) 57 6
5. Detroit Lakes (3-0) 45 4
6. SMB-Wolfpack (3-0) 42 9
7. Marshall (3-0) 38 10
8. Dassel-Cokato (3-0) 20 NR
9. Hermantown (3-0) 10 NR
10. Mound-Westonka (3-0) 8 NR
Others receiving votes: Benilde-St. Margaret’s 5, Becker 4, Waseca 3, Providence Academy 3, Fridley 2, Zimmerman 1, Orono 1, St. Cloud Apollo 1.

CLASS 3A
School Total Points Prv
1. Pierz (6) (3-0) 78 1
2. Rochester Lourdes (2) (3-0) 73 2
3. Jordan (3-0) 63 3
4. Breck (3-0) 45 6
5. Jackson County Central (3-0) 44 7
6. Mora (3-0) 34 9
7. Perham (2-1) 27 8
8. East Grand Forks (3-0) 20 NR
9. Stewartville (3-0) 12 NR
10. Greenway-Nashwauk-Keewatin (4-0) 11 NR
Others receiving votes: St. Peter 10, Fairmont 6, Annandale 5, Spectrum 5, Pequot Lakes 4, New London-Spicer 2, Park Rapids 1.

CLASS 2A
School Total Points Prv
1. Caledonia (6) (3-0) 60 1
2. Minneapolis North (3-0) 51 2
3. Pipestone (3-0) 50 3
4. Barnesville (3-0) 40 4
5. Maple River (3-0) 27 T5
6. Breckenridge (3-0) 22 T8
7. Chatfield (3-0) 20 7
8. Redwood Valley (3-0) 16 T8
9. St. Charles (3-0) 14 NR
10. Royalton (3-0) 8 10
Others receiving votes: Morris Area-Chokio-Alberta 6, Mesabi East 6, Hawley 4, Maple Lake 3, Paynesville 2, Medford 1.

CLASS 1A
School Total Points Prv
1. Minneota (5) (3-0) 50 1
2. BOLD (3-0) 37 3
3. Mahnomen-Waubun (4-0) 35 2
4. Goodhue (3-0) 31 4
5. Blooming Prairie (3-0) 27 T8
6. Rushford-Peterson (3-0) 26 T5
7. Ottertail Central (3-0) 25 T5
8. United South Central (3-0) 20 T8
9. Ada-Borup-NCW (3-1) 7 7
(tie) Murray County Central (3-0) 7 NR
Others receiving votes: Red Lake County 6, Ortonville 2, Randolph 2.

NINE-MAN
School Total Points Prv
1. Spring Grove (4) (3-0) 49 1
2. Stephen-Argyle (1) (3-0) 46 2
3. Verndale (3-0) 39 3
4. Cromwell (3-0) 30 5
5. Houston (3-0) 28 7
6. Cook County (3-0) 21 8
7. Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (3-0) 20 6
8. Goodridge Grygla-Gatzke (3-0) 13 9
9. Mountain Lake Area (3-0) 12 NR
10. Wheaton-Herman-Norcross (3-0) 5 NR
Others receiving votes: Nevis 4, South Ridge 2, NCEOUH 2, Grand Meadow 2, Hancock 2.

OneGoal hockey begins Saturday

OneGoal Program – Learn to Skate | ages 4 – 8 and new to hockey or 1 year of Intro to Hockey with DAYHA
Thought about registering your kids for hockey but worried about the equipment investment not knowing if they will like it or not? Worry no more! Delano Area Youth Hockey has an exciting program called OneGoal. This program provides an introduction to hockey but more importantly provides the basic protective equipment needed at no cost to you. The OneGoal program runs 5 consecutive Saturdays starting 9/22. After OneGoal program is complete your child has the ability to utilize the protective equipment for the entire 2018-2019 DAYHA hockey season. If your considering signing your child up for hockey this year take advantage of this exciting program. Additional details on the REGISTER link.
5 Saturdays, Sept 22 – Oct 20 | 9:30 – 10:30a | $35 |

Click HERE to register

Weather alters Thursday’s sports schedule

Thursday, September 20, 2018
TIME EVENT DETAILS
4:00pm Soccer: Girls MS Game(Cancelled) vs. Waconia

We are Working with Waconia to reschedule to a later date.
4:00pm Soccer: Boys MS Game(Cancelled) vs. Waconia

Working with Waconia to reschedule at a later date.
4:15pm Football: 7th Game(Cancelled) vs. Waconia

We are working with Waconia to reschedule at a later date.
4:15pm Football: 8th Game(Cancelled) vs. Waconia

Working with Waconia to reschedule to another date.
4:15pm Tennis: Girls MS Match(Cancelled) vs. Glencoe-Silver Lake

4:15pm Tennis: Girls JV Match




(Rescheduled to 09-25-18)

vs. Glencoe-Silver Lake

4:15pm Tennis: Girls Var Match




(Rescheduled to 09-25-18)

vs. Glencoe-Silver Lake

4:15pm Volleyball: 7th Game




vs. Hutchinson

4:15pm Volleyball: 8th Game




vs. Hutchinson

4:15pm Volleyball: C Match




vs. Waconia

4:30pm Football: JV Game




(Rescheduled to 10-04-18)

vs. Glencoe-Silver Lake

 @ Glencoe/Silver Lake High School
5:00pm Soccer: Boys Var Game(Postponed to 09-21-18) vs. Orono

5:30pm Volleyball: JV Match




vs. Waconia

5:45pm Soccer: Girls JV Game(Postponed to 09-21-18) vs. Orono

6:00pm Swim and Dive: Girls Var/JV Meet vs. MW-HFam

7:00pm Soccer: Girls Var Game(Postponed to 09-21-18) vs. Orono

7:00pm Volleyball: Var Match




vs. Waconia