PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Bulldogs blowout Chargers, Crusaders battle Rebels

LP/HT 34, MN VALLEY LUTHERAN 0

LESTER PRAIRIE – It was all working for the Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity football team as they picked up a much-needed bounce-back win over the MN Valley Lutheran Chargers Friday night. Not only did the Bulldogs get their offense rolling, they also pitched a shutout for the third time in the last two seasons.

You’d be hard pressed to find an LP/HT player who didn’t play well. Zach Jackson, Tyler Scheevel, Parker Bayerl, and Michael Ziermann each had at least one score, as the Bulldogs got contributions from all over the place.

LP/HT will look to make it back-to-back wins when they travel to United South Central Friday, Sept. 14. The Rebels are 2-0 to open the season, including knocking off defending district champs Mayer Lutheran.

UNITED SOUTH CENTRAL 28, MAYER LUTHERAN 21

MAYER – In a battle of two highly-touted teams in Class A, it was the United South Central Rebels who held off the Crusaders late for a 28-21 victory. With the loss, Mayer Lutheran falls to 1-1 on the season, and it was their first loss at home since 2015.

The Crusaders found themselves trailing 28-7 in the fourth quarter, and that’s when the rally started. Baden Noennig found Austin Crown for a 50-yard touchdown cut the lead to 14. Following that score, Noennig hooked up with Mitchell Thiesfeld for a 21-yard touchdown pass, bringing Mayer Lutheran within one score.

That’s as close as the Crusaders would get as they ran out of time to complete the comeback. Mayer Lutheran is back in action Friday, Sept. 14 at Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton.

ROCKFORD 39, HLWW 18

HOWARD LAKE – In their home-opener, the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted football team was unable to get out of their own way. The Lakers turned the ball over six times in the first half, leading to a 39-18 loss to the Rockford Rockets Friday night.

The Rockets wasted no time turning HLWW turnovers (three interceptions and three fumbles) into points as they raced out to 32-0 lead in the first half. Rockford’s Connor Shreckenghaust picked up right where he left last week, tallying more than 100 yards rushing in the first quarter alone.

The Lakers finally got their offense going in the second half, finishing with 18 points. HLWW is back in action Friday, Sept. 14 as they host the Melrose Dutchmen.

GLENCOE-SILVER LAKE 54, WATERTOWN-MAYER 7

GLENCOE – As the game went on, the Glencoe-Silver Lake Panthers were too much for the Watertown-Mayer Royals to handle. The ninth-ranked team in Class AAA rattled up 26 unanswered points to run away with a 54-7 victory Friday night.

Trailing 28-0 in the second quarter, the Royals got something going on offense. Ansen Dulas found Jamison Keavy for a 13-yard touchdown, putting the Royals on the board for the first time.

After the score by the Royals, it was all Panthers the rest of the way as the Royals fell to 0-2 on the season. The Royals will be back in action Friday, Sept. 14 when they host Holy Family for their home-opener. The Fire are 1-1 on the season after losing to Litchfield 14-7 in Week 2.

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