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Chargers volleyball receives #14 seed in Section 5AA, will travel to Maranatha Christian

The DC Chargers volleyball team received the #14 seed in Section 5AA, and will travel to Maranatha Christian Academy Wednesday, Oct. 26 for the first round of the playoffs.

Maranatha Christian, the #11 seed in the section, finished with a record of 7-18. The school is located in Brooklyn Park, and game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.

If DC wins, they will travel to Providence Academy Friday, Oct. 28. The Lions are the #6 seed in the section, and finished with a 9-8 record. That game would be at the Providence Academy gymnasium in Plymouth.

TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: Football and Volleyball playoff brackets released

The brackets and matchups for the 2022 fall sports season have been released. The postseason for football will get underway Tuesday, Oct. 25 with volleyball getting underway next week as well.

The following is a look at the seeding for sections for area teams in football and volleyball.

SECTION 2A FOOTBALL SEEDS

1. Lester Prairie

2. Mayer Lutheran

3. GFW

4. Alden-Conger

5. United South Central

6. JWP

7. NU Cathedral

8. Cleveland

FIRST ROUND MATCHUPS – Tuesday, Oct. 25

(8) Cleveland at (1) Lester Prairie

(5) USC at (4) Alden-Conger

(6) J-W-P at (3) G-F-W

(7) New Ulm Cathedral at (2) Mayer Lutheran

 

SECTION 4AA FOOTBALL SEEDS

1. Minneapolis North

2. St. Agnes

3. Concordia Academy

4. HLWW

5. Rush City

6. NYA

7. Maple Lake

FIRST ROUND MATCHUPS – Tuesday, Oct. 25

(7) Maple Lake at (2) St. Agnes

(6) NYA at (3) Concordia Academy

(5) Rush City at (4) HLWW

(1) Minneapolis North – BYE

 

SECTION 2AAA FOOTBALL SEEDS

1. Dassel-Cokato

2. Watertown-Mayer

3. Providence Academy

4. Rockford

5. Litchfield

6. Glencoe-Silver Lake

7. Holy Family

FIRST ROUND MATCHUPS  – Tuesday Oct. 25

(7) Holy Family at (2) W-M

(6) G-SL at (3) Providence Academy

(5) Litchfield at (4) Rockford

(1) Dassel-Cokato – BYE

 

SECTION 6AAAA FOOTBALL SEEDS

1. Mound Westonka

2. Princeton

3. Orono

4. Zimmerman

5. Delano

6. Big Lake

FIRST ROUND MATCHUPS  – Tuesday, Oct. 25

(6) Big Lake at (3) Orono

(5) Delano at (4) Zimmerman

(2) Princeton – BYE

(1) Mound Westonka – BYE

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SECTION 2A NORTH VOLLEYBALL SEEDS

1. Mayer Lutheran

2. BOLD

3. New Ulm Cathedral

4. Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s

5. Sleepy Eye

6. BLHS

7. GFW

8. Lester Prairie

9. Nicolet

 

SECTION 5AA VOLLEYBALL SEEDS

1. Annandale

2. Watertown-Mayer

3. HLWW

4. Kimball

5. Rockford

6. Providence Academy

7. Maple Lake

8. Blake

9. Breck

10. Spectrum

11. Maranatha

12. Columbia Heights

13. Patrick Henry

14. Dassel-Cokato

15. Brooklyn Center

16. Cristo Rey

 

SECTION 6AAA VOLLEYBALL SEEDS

1. New Prague

2. Benilde-St. Margaret’s

3. Holy Angels

4. Delano

5. Jordan

6. Mound Westonka

7. Orono

8. Bloomington Kennedy

FIRST ROUND MATCHUPS – Wednesday, Oct. 26

(8) Bloomington Kennedy at (1) New Prague

(7) Orono at (2) Benilde-St. Margaret’s

(6) Mound Westonka at (3) Holy Angels

(5) Jordan at (4) Delano

Follow Sports Editor Kip Kovar on Twitter to stay updated throughout the postseason for coverage of your favorite teams. – @Kovar_HJSports 

 

Chargers defeat Wildcats 33-29 in thriller

NEW LONDON — Tate Link scored his fifth touchdown of the game with 12.5 seconds left to complete a last-minute comeback in DC’s 33-29 victory at New London-Spicer Wednesday.

The Chargers  held a 26-14 lead midway through the third quarter, but the Wildcats scored two straight touchdowns to take a 29-26 lead with 5:37 left.

Things looked bleak for DC as they fumbled in their ensuing possession. However, the defense secured a huge stop with just over two minutes left on 4th-and-1 near midfield, and the Chargers were able to drive for the game-winning touchdown, getting a huge 4th-and-8 first down on a pass from Caleb Thinesen to Jackson Schrupp.

Link finished with 38 carries for 247 yards, and all five DC touchdowns. Thinesen had 50 yards rushing, and was 3-for-3 through the air.

NLS’ Mason Delzer had 152 yards on 29 carries and two touchdowns, while Bryce Christensen added two rushing TDs as well.

Check out next week’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

Chargers hold off second-half Dragons rally, improve to 6-1

COKATO — Trailing 14-7 at half, the visiting Litchfield Dragons put a scare into the Chargers faithful with a 10 minute, 32-second touchdown drive to start the second half, tying the game at 14-14.

However, both the DC offense and defense rallied from that point, and DC escaped with a 28-14 victory.

Tate Link continued his torrid pace in 2022, rushing 34 times for 204 yards and two touchdowns.

DC quarterback Caleb Thinesen ran for a score, and hit a wide-open Markus Ailie for another.

The Chargers outgained Litchfield 316-229 for the game.

Litchfield’s Lukas Kuehl had 30 carries for 127 yards and a touchdown. Garrison Jackman went 13-18 for 79 yards, and a touchdown to Tait Christensen.

The Chargers improved to 6-1, while Litchfield fell to 3-4.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

DC Cross Country competes at Litchfield; Trocke sets new school record

The DC cross country teams competed at the Litchfield Invitational, held at the Litchfield Golf Course Thursday.

The boys placed 4th out of 20 teams, while the girls placed 8th.

The big highlight of the meet was Emily Trocke, who obliterated the DC 5K school record with a time of 19:27. She finished 28 seconds faster than the previous record-holder Lydia Niemela.

Kate Jenkins finished in the top-20, taking 15th. The girls were without top-3 runner Amanda Ashwill.

The boys, meanwhile, were without top runner Soren Bortnem. Charlie Bortnem finished in 9th place, while Dylan Seaberg finished just outside the top-20.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

Chargers breeze past Panthers on homecoming

COKATO — The DC Chargers football team had little trouble with the visiting Glencoe-Silver Lake Panthers on homecoming Friday, scoring touchdowns on 7 of their 8 possessions in a 48-6 victory.

Tate Link scored five touchdowns, all in the first half, as DC held a 34-0 lead at the break.

Link had 26 carries for 195 yards (7.5 yards per carry). He did not play in the second half.

The Chargers second and third-stringers did not miss a beat, as they scored touchdowns on their only two drives of the second half. Jason Haataja had a five-yard touchdown run, and Justice Borg had a two-yard TD.

GSL scored a consolation touchdown with four seconds left in the game.

DC outgained GSL 413-136.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.