high school football
#1 ROCORI 65, #4 Small Waterfalls 12: It was all ROCORI at sun-soaked Blattner Stadium for the Gate City Bank Game of the Week. The Spartans had accumulated 65 points with over 8:00 remaining in the third quarter. Quarterback Jack Spanier was nearly clean. He had just one incomplete all game, going 14-15 for 252 yards and five touchdowns. Spaniard aimed at Adam Langer for 35 yards on a wide receiver screen. The other four end zone strikes went to Hunter Nistler. Nistler finished for 136 yards on five catches. Spaniard also rushed for 98 yards and two touchdowns. ROCORI competes against Becker in the section championship.
#4 Sartel-St. Stephen 15, #1 Sauk Rapids-Rice 14: The top-seeded Storm missed a 31-yard field goal in the final minute of the game to seal the Sabers’ victory. Sauk Rapids broke the seal in the second quarter thanks to a two-yard run from Keegan Patterson. Patterson converted on another short quarterback run and it was 14-0. Sartell QB Chad Hentges led the Sabers back. The captain tossed in Andrew Tavale for a 22-yard touchdown just before halftime. He completed a 52-yard TD pass 1:46 into the game for Parker Knutson. Hentges also converted a two-point conversion to secure the eventual winning lead. Sartell will be playing for the section championship at Moorhead.
#2 Albany 31, #3 Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 20: The Huskies emerged to an overwhelming lead. At 3:25 in the third quarter, Albany was up 25-0. Ethan Meyer and Cole Panek both had rushing touchdowns that came with a scoring reception. Albany rushed for 273 yards as a team. Quarterback Izaac Hutchinson had six completions for 127 yards through the air. Albany meets New London-Spicer for the Section Championship at Husky Stadium in St Cloud.
#1 Milaca 36, #4 Annandale 34: Wolves win in overtime, converting a two-point conversion. Milaca got the ball in the extra frame first and found the end zone thanks to a three-yard run from Jack Schoenborn. He also got the call about the conversion attempt. Annandale quarterback Nick Walter’s equalizer was unsuccessful.
#7 Foley 21, #3 Mora 20: The Falcons’ Cinderella run continues. You will meet Milaca at Tech High School in St. Cloud on Friday night.
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