The final difference in the game was eight points. Grand Meadow (2-1, 3-1) had 12 points off turnovers. Those miscues by #10 in 9-Man LeRoy-Ostrander (2-1, 3-1) proved pivotal in a match-up of South-East sub-district rival reams. The first half was explosive, though L-O fell into a hole early. GM’s first drive was capped by a 50-yard Taylor Glynn to Dustin Copley screen pass. The Cardinals then fumbled. A Glynn 3-yard TD run made the score 12-0 GM just 5:14 into the game. Trevor Carrier’s group dug out. A Chase Johnson 77-yard scamper set up a Johnson 3-yard TD run. L-O then took advantage of a bad GM punt snap deep in its own territory. Johnson’s second TD run of the game in the second quarter (plus Gavin Sweeney’s second PAT) made it 14-12 L-O. It would be the Cardinals only lead. GM promptly had a trio of chunk pass plays on their next possession, the finisher a 14-yard Glynn to Jace Kraft TD play. They went back ahead 18-14. L-O then fumbled a second time in the first half. Three plays later, Glynn scrambled 60-yards to paydirt (on 3rd and 10). A two-point pass (Glynn to Kraft) made it 26-14 Superlarks. L-O wasn’t able to dig out a second time. They scored to make it 26-21, but GM scored right back. At halftime, Gary Sloan’s purple pride led 32-21. The teams exchanged third quarter scores too. GM went to the fourth up 38-28. The Larks played ball control with a 17-play drive, which didn’t add points, but ate up time and left L-O deep in its own end. A turnover on downs led to a short field and Copley’s third TD run of the game (on 4th and goal). GM led 44-28 with 2:57 left. L-O scored (Johnson to Lewison 8-yard pass) and got a conversion to make it a one-possession game, 44-36. With 0:08, GM’s Wesley Soltau recovered the Cardinals’ onside, icing the game. GM posted a big 44-36 win. Copley (27-170, 3 TDs rushing, 4-106, TD receiving) performed the rare feat of rushing and receiving for over 100 yards. Glynn (14-73, 2 TDs rushing; 7-8, 147 yards, 2 TDs passing) was 7-for-7 for all of his passing damage in the first half. L-O’s offensive fortune lied heavily on Johnson (7-19, 154 yards, TD passing, 22-187, 4 TDs rushing), who accounted for all five TDs. Lewison (4-80, TD receiving) was again his best offensive accomplice, though the duo didn’t connect until GM led 36-21 in the third quarter. GM (3-1, 4-1) trails Lanesboro (5-0, 5-0) in the South-East. They’ll probably move into the 9-Man top 10. L-O fell to 2-2, 3-2.