Section 1 9-Man 5-seed Lyle/Pacelli (4-4) 22, 5-seed Grand Meadow (5-3) 36 (GM: C. Ludemann 22-126, 2 TDs rushing, 6 of 8, 62 yards passing, 79-yard kickoff-return TD; Jace Kraft 13-91, 2 TDs rushing, 3-28 receiving. The first half had four scores, only two offensively. L/P had a fumble return TD and GM Ludemann’s kick-off return TD. Larks led 22-8 at halftime. L/P scored in the third to pull to down 22-16. After a fumble, GM scored early in the fourth to go up two scores, 28-16. L/P then scored to pull to down 28-22. But GM immediately replied, as a Kraft 38-yard TD run made it 36-22. Each team had almost 300 yards total offense. GM won turnover battle 3 to 1. Ludemann and Connor Munson had interceptions)
6-seed LeRoy-Ostrander (2-6) 32, 3-seed Mabel-Canton (6-2) 52 (M-C: C. Tollefsrud 18-100, TD rushing, 4-92, 2 TDs receiving, 97-yard interception return TD; T. Larson 12-162, 2 TDs rushing, 30-yard TD reception; Isaac Underbakke 5 of 5, 122 yards, 3 TDs passing. LO: C. Hungerholt 31-265, 3 TDs rushing, 5 of 16, 88 yards, 2 INTs passing; Peyton Roe 23-92, 2 TDs rushing; Carter Sweeney 4-74 receiving. M-C put up 32 second quarter points (four TDs, four conversions). Included was Tollefsrud intercepting a pass and returning it 97 yards on the last play of the stanza. The score was 36-18 at the time, L-O threatening. It sent M-C to half up 44-18. The Cardinals (449) actually had more total yardage than M-C (382). L-O had game’s two turnovers. The contest had eight scoring play over 30-yards. Cardinals finish at injury-laden year at 2-7)
Section 1A 6-seed Hayfield (3-5) 6, 3-seed Rushford-Peterson (6-2) 41 (R-P: G. Hengel 8 of 13, 130 yards, 2 TDs passing, 11-71, TD rushing; S. Wilkemeyer 4-123, 2 TDs receiving; Dawson Bunke 3-47, TD receiving; Dalton Hoel 75-yard INT return TD, 3-35 receiving; Jonah Bunke 10-64, TD rushing; Riley Tesch 2 of 4, 65 yards, TD passing. The Trojans scored on first five drives to lead 27-0 at halftime. Hayfield was held to under 100 yards offense with three turnovers. R-P won a closer first meeting 35-13)
7-seed Kingsland (4-4) 14, 2-seed Faribault B.A. (6-2) 42 (K: Beau Wiersma 19-87, TD rushing, 3-80 receiving; Acelee Kohn interception return TD; Kale Mensink 6 of 28, 133 yards, 3 INTs passing. Cardinals scored late in the first half to lead 14-0 at intermission. A punt block and an interception led to short fields and both scores. B.A. opened second half scoring by returning an interception for a TD (21-0). They then blew the game open with 28-point third quarter, producing scoring plays of 49, 40, and 42 for a 42-0 lead. First downs and yardage were near identical. Knights finish at 4-5)
3-seed Rushford-Peterson (7-2) 20, 2-seed Faribault B.A. (7-2) 42 (R-P: G. Hengel 5 of 13, 64 yards, TD, INT passing, 15-62 rushing; S. Wilkemeyer 2-59, TD receiving; D. Hoel 3-41, TD receiving, 82-yard kickoff return TD; Riley Tesch 3 of 9, 54 yards, TD, 3 INTs passing. Game started with R-P getting a couple first downs, then punting. B.A. then scored in three plays.
R-P then threw an interception, with B.A. going 18 yards for a 14-0 early lead. The Trojans scored late in the second quarter to trail 14-6 at halftime. B.A then took the second half kickoff and scored to lead 22-6. After an R-P three-and-out, B.A scored in three plays to lead 28-6. B.A.’s lead grew to 36-6 in the fourth before R-P scored twice late. Trojans lost turnover battle 5 to 1 (four interceptions). B.A. ran for 216 yards and five TDs while R-P ran for 82 yards. Trojans finish at 7-3)