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Speedy Trojans Down Falcons


Mon, Sep 19th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

R-P’s Noah Carlson breaks a tackle and readies to break off a game-securing 85-yard TD run that propelled the Trojans to an 18-8 win over Fillmore Central. Photo by Paul Trende

By Paul Trende

sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com

In was one of the marquee week two football match-ups, hopeful section contenders #10 in Class A (tie) FC (1-0) and #8 in Class A R-P (1-0) battled a great battle down to the wire. One team’s fast playmakers were the difference. The Trojans came out fired up on their (sloppy wet) home field. They remembered last year’s 33-0 loss. For almost a half, the Trojans controlled the action. Senior running back Noah Carlson did something he doesn’t often do and used his arm to affect the game. His perfect 23-yard half-back pass to Lukas Rasmussen put R-P up 6-0 early. A series late (in the second), Carlson ran one in from 1-yard TD (on fourth a goal) to make it 12-0. Meanwhile, FC’s offense tallied just one first down. Finally, on their last drive of the half, Riley Means hooked up with Sam Rustad on a couple passing plays. FC went from five to 11 (84 yards). On fourth and seven from the eleven, Rasmussen intercepted a Means to Rustad pass in the end zone. R-P took its 12-0 lead to half. The drive, though, gained the Falcons some fire. They took their opening second half possessions 67 yards in twelve plays. A 5-yard Means to Charlie Jones TD pass, plus 2-point pass to Josh Peters, made it game on at 12-8. FC’s defense then held down Carlson. After a 17-carry, 117-yard first half, he went 34 yards on his first 14 second half totes. Included was his first for-loss run of the season (rushing attempt 43). FC had a what-could-a-been moment in the third. A 26-yard Means to Rustad pass to the R-P 15 was wiped away (illegal formation). Field position was on FC’s side all second half. Five of six possessions started in or made R-P territory. With 2:53 left, the Falcons began first and ten at the Trojan 48. But the key series’ first play was a failed half-back pass. Rasmussen, not as speedy as Carlson but swift in his own right, burned on the play, regrouped to run down his third interception of the game. Three plays later, on third and five from the R-P 15 (2:00), an up-field rush too far, a resultant hole, and a missed tackle allowed Carlson (on his 15th carry of the half) to go 85 yards to ice the game. The Trojans grabbed a big early season win 18-8. Carlson (32-235, 2 TDs rushing, 1-1, 24-yards, TD passing) and Rasmussen (24-yard TD reception, three interceptions) led the way. A season ago, Noah had 20 rushing yards versus FC. Picks by Dawson Dahl and Landon Goree ran R-P’ .....
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Powell voted Coach of the Year

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Sports

The Minnesota High School Coaches Association has begun to announce their awards for 2016 spring sports. Lane Powell of Harmony, former girls varsity golf coach for Fillmore Central, has been named the Class A Girls Golf Coach of the Year for the s ..... 
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The Cougar Redundancy Principle

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com The last time a Mabel-Canton volleyball team started the season with a loss in their first ten games was 2010. Thus, it wasn’t any surprise (redundant) the #3 Cougars won a two hands-full without ..... 
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2016 Football Preview

Mon, Sep 5th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com The 2015 high school football season saw five of seven Journal covered teams post winning records. Many of the same teams return keys pieces. The 2016 should again be competitive for FCJ squads. ..... 
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Volleyball Preview

Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com The 2015 volleyball season was a highly competitive one. Five of seven Journal covered teams finished with winning records. Two won conference titles. Four made Rochester. One played for a trip t ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools set 2016 eligibility meeting

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Sports

The eligibility meeting for 2016-2017 Minnesota State High School League activities will be held at Fillmore Central High School varsity gym in Harmony on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. All students entering grades 7-12 and planning to partic ..... 
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H.S. Sports Year in Review

Mon, Jul 4th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com The 2015-2016 high school sports season was a year of good competition for the seven FCJ covered schools. It was a year of good relative parity. Five of seven volleyball teams finished above five ..... 
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Business Finished: Fillmore Central Girls Capture State Title

Mon, Jun 27th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com It was the only logical step. It was a short step in terms of Fillmore Central girl’s golf, a move up just one place. It was a step much greater, some 22 years in the making, for the high school ..... 
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Titles and Medals Galore at State Track

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com Six individuals and three relay teams represented area track and field teams at the 2016 state meet. One athlete dominated. Another went out two-two-one. A three-man team accomplished a pretty ..... 
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