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Pick six!


Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

Nice match-up: Cole Kingsley (#22) versus Dan Gatzke (#9). Each was his team’s Player of the Game. Each scored twice, Kingsley notched 3 INT’s. R-P downed FC 33-21

In football terminology, a ‘pick six’ is a quick abbreviation for interception-returned-for-a-TD. For the Rushford-Peterson Trojans, it ended being up the rally cry after their contest with Fillmore Central. It was a ‘pick-six’ that clinched the game.

For most of the contest, though, it looked as if R-P wouldn’t need such a play. They scored the game’s first 13 points. Talented sophomore Alex Vix got it going, finding paydirt from 64 yards away on R-P’s second play from scrimmage. Senior Zach Boehmke followed it up with a 2nd quarter 1-yard TD run making it 13-0. FC got a response from Devin Block, a 62-yard kickoff return. They utilized the good field position. Tom Henry’s 2-yard plunge made it a 13-7 game.

One FC series later, Cale Stensgard’s second fumble recovery got the Trojans the ball back at the Falcon 35. On 4th and 11 from the 36, sophs Jonnie Koenen and Cole Kingsley made their acquaintances. The football was the messenger on a 36-yard TD strike that propelled R-P to a 19-7 halftime edge. Out of intermission, Kingsley was at it again, a 58-yard kickoff return to the FC 27. R-P then got some more late down heroics, a 17-yard Boehmke to Tyler McClellan half-back TD pass on 4th and goal. It gave the Trojans a 26-7 lead early in the 3rd quarter.

That play was cue for 6’2” 195-pound Dan Gatzke to turn from a hard-running TB, into a high-jumping WR. The game’s next two scores were Brandon Breitsprecher to a leaping Gatzke passes (11 and 5 yards). The last trimmed the R-P lead to 26-21 with 3:31 to go. FC then got a three-and-out. They got the ball back at their own 18 with 2:02 remaining. Looking for some late game heroics, the Falcons only found Kingsley. R-P #22 picked Breitsprecher, and then sixed him from 36-yards away, icing the game. Cole added a third interception moments later. The Trojans walked away with a 33-21 victory.

A year after winning two games, R-P has just two losses (3-1, 5-2). Vix was R-P’s top rusher (7 carries, 75 yards, TD). Boehmke did a little of everything (1-1 passing, 17 yards, TD; 9 carries, 49 yards, TD; 2 receptions, 24 yards). Super-soph’s Vix and Kingsley combined for five plays of 35-yards or longer, three of which were scores. R-P’s ‘D’ held Gatzke (fresh off a 175-yard 4 TD effort) to 17 carries for 41 yards. Dan wasn’t denied though, snaring 5 passes for 61 yards and 2 TD’s. The team’s respective QB’s, Koenen (5 .....
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Gopher FB takes shot at #1

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende When two undefeated, state ranked teams meet amidst a high school football season, it’s a hyped event. The match-up of #9 in Class AA Chatfield (5-0) versus the #1 defending state champion Caledonia (5-0) certainly was the game of ..... 
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R-P Volleyball extracts revenge

Fri, Oct 5th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

On September 9, R-P and FC met for a 3-Rivers volleyball contest. The Falcons beat the Trojans 25-18, 25-21, and 25-16. R-P is better than that loss. FC is darn good. All that made the LeRoy-Ostrander Tournament, where both schools were participant ..... 
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Falcons soaring

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

It might be a year before Fillmore Central volleyball truly reaches its peak. They might not finish first in the conference this year (see #1 in Class A Wabasha-Kellogg), or second (See #7 in AA Caledonia). But if one is to contend W-K and Caledonia ..... 
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Amy’s Milestone

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende The volleyball term “kill,” broken down, is a consonant followed by a vowel, and then the same consonant twice. It’s only a coincidence the last name Todd is the same way. In R-P volleyball circles this season (especially), th ..... 
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Toppled!

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

It’s been awhile. It’s been a long while, since a Chatfield Gopher football team has played Plainview-Elgin-Millville and walked away having slapped the Bulldogs with a big ole “L.” It was 2000 to be exact, when Gopher coaching great Ken Jac ..... 
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A heated affair

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

It was hot outside during the day. It was sultry in the gym at night. It was only fitting the Chatfield/Rushford-Peterson volleyball match was a heated affair. In the 3-Rivers conference opener, everyone got lathered up (spectators included). Amy To ..... 
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2012 Football Preview

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in All Sports

Graduation can be hard on high school football teams, just ask Fillmore Central, Kingsland, and Mabel-Canton. But so goes the prep football process. Five of the six county teams will have new starting quarterbacks in 2012. Four will have new startin ..... 
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