Three third-quarter touchdowns lifted Tracy-Milroy-Balaton to a Little Sioux Conference win over MACCRAY in the season-opener for both teams Thursday in Tracy.
Panthers running back Elijah Koenig broke into the end-zone on a pair of 2-yard dives for TMB, but it was senior captain Zach Seaton who started the scoring on a 36-yard dash with 11 minutes, 11 seconds remaining before halftime.
An errant snap on a punt attempt exited through the back of the end zone early in the third quarter put the Panthers up 23-0.
Quarterback Brett Swenhaugen put the Panthers up 30-0 with his first varsity touchdown, connecting with Josh Kirk on a 12-yard strike. Swenhaugen finished the night 11 of 18 for 124 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.
Koenig led the Panthers with 70 yards rushing in the game, while the normally pass-happy TMB racked up 201 of their 325 total yards on the ground.
The Panthers' defense held MACCRAY to 151 total yards and just 36 on the ground.
Next up for TMB (1-0 overall, 1-0 LSC) is a home game against Adrian on Sept. 6.
TRACY-MILROY-BALATON 30, MACCRAY 12
MACCRAY0 0 0 12-12
TMB0 21 2 7-30
TMB-Zach Seaton 36 run, (kick good), 11:11
TMB-Elijah Koenig 2 run, (kick failed), 7:52
TMB-Koenig 2 run, (2-point good), 2:54
TMB-fumble out of the end zone SAFETY
TMB-Josh Kirk 12 pass from Brett Swenhaugen, 10:29 (kick good)
M-Aaron Jaenisch 6 pass from Dylan Abraham, 4:36 (pass failed)
M-Dean Schroeder 11 pass from Abraham, 3:00 (pass failed)
Rushing: M-Andrew Schultz 7-16; TMB-Koenig 16-70
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): M-Abraham 10-20-115-0; TMB-Swenhaugen 11-18-124-2
Receiving: M-Jaenisch 4-82; TMB-Kirk 5-65
Dawson-Boyd 41, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 0
An explosive first half lifted the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks to a Little Sioux Conference victory over Russell-Tyler-Ruthton on Thursday in Tyler.
The Blackjacks scored all of their points before halftime, while shutting out the Knights in a 41-0 win.
Dawson-Boyd's Joey Lee was 8 of 14 passing for 121 yards and two scores. His 7-yard toss to Michael Lee opened the scoring with 5:45 to play in the first quarter. The two later connected on a 39-yard strike in the second quarter, while also cashing in on a pair of 2-point conversion attempts.
Running back Michael Anyasike also had a big game, rushing for 111 yards on 10 carries, including a 54-yard TD run with 2:54 to play in the opening quarter.
Kevin Andersen led the Knights' ground game with 28 yards on two rushes while quarterback Dain LaRock was 5 of 15 for 50 yards. Colten Lawson caught two of those passes for 24 yards and led the Knights with 10 tackles. Brett Vercruysse added nine stops, while Jarryd Good and Josh Christensen recorded one sack each for RTR.
Dawson-Boyd (1-0 overall, 1-0 LSC) is back in action on Sept. 6, hosting MACCRAY. RTR (0-1, 0-1) will look to pick up its first win under new head coach Jared Buysse when the Knights host Lakeview on Sept. 6, as well.
DAWSON-BOYD 41, RUSSELL-TYLER-RUTHTON 0
DB14 27 0 0-41
RTR0 0 0 0-0
D-Michael Lee 7 pass from Joey Lee (kick failed), 5:45
D-Michael Anyasike 54 run (M. Lee pass from J. Lee pass good), 2:54
D-Anyasike 5 run (kick failed), 7:23
D-M. Lee 39 pass from J Lee (M. Lee pass from J. Lee good), 4:48
D-Dalton Palmer 10 run(kick good), 2:30
Rushing: D-Anyasike 10-111, Palmer 3-62; R-Brett Vercruysse 8-6, Dain LaRock 2-25, Colten Lawson 2-1, Kevin Andersen 2-28
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): D-J. Lee 8-14-121-0; R-LaRock 5-15-50-0
Receiving: D-M. Lee 5-72; R-Vercruysse 1-8, Creston Dalle 1-3, Will Petersen 1-15, Lawson 2-24
Tackles: R-Lawson 10, Vercruysse 9, Josue Gonzales 4
Sacks: R-Jarryd Good 1, Josh Christensen 1
Westbrook-Walnut Grove 20, Grenada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman 6
Matt Otto churned out 135 yards on 18 carries and scored twice as Westbrook-Walnut Grove opened up its 2013 season with a 20-6 win over Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman in Southern Confederacy
9-man football action Thursday in Westbrook.
Otto scored on a 5-yard burst with 2:33 left to play in the first quarter and later capped off the scoring with a 56-yard sprint to the end zone with 2:08 left in the game.
Otto also scored a 2-point conversion after WWG quarterback Tristan Joel found the end zone from 3 yards out. Joel also picked up 121 yards passing, completing 6 of his 13 tries, and turned GHEC/ Truman over three times in the game with two interception and a fumble recovery.
The Chargers' defense stifled GHEC/Truman on the night, allowing just one 10-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
Logan Weis led the team with 12 tackles and a sack, while Tyler Schoborg tallied 11 stops and brought down the quarterback on three occasions.
The Chargers improved to 1-0 on the season with the win (1-0 Southern Confederacy) and travel to Fulda on Sept. 6 for their next game.
WWG 20, GHEC/T 6
GHEC/T0 6 0 0-6
WWG14 0 0 6-20
W-Tristan Joel 3 run (Matt Otto run good), 9:49
W-Otto 5 run (pass failed), 2:33
G-10 run (kick failed)
W-Otto 56 run (pass failed) 2:08
WWG INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing: Matt Otto 18-135, Mitchell Jarmer 7-40
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): Tristan Joel 6-13-121-0
Receiving: Sean McCroskey 4-100, Levi Bunting 1-18
Tackles: Tyler Schoborg 11, Logan Weis 12, Eli Gundermann 10
Sacks: Bunting 3, Schoborg, Weis
INT: Jarmer 1, Joel 2
FR: Gundermann, Joel
Adrian 39, Canby 14
Jordan Dingmann and the Adrian Dragons ran wild on the Canby Lancers Thursday, toppling their Little Sioux Conference foe 39-14 in Canby.
Dingmann racked up 171 of Adrian's 314 rushing yards, scoring on runs of 75 and 58 yards in the second quarter. He also plunged into the endzone from 1 yard out to complete a three-touchdown second quarter, allowing the Dragons to build a 25-0 lead before halftime. Dawson White also had two scores for the Dragons, running one in from 20 yards out and catching a 26-yard pass from Logan Rogers.
Canby scored both of their touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Josh Gallegos broke into the end zone from 1 yard out before tossing a touchdown to Michael Slaba from 25 yards away. Gallegos finished 15 of 29 for 179 yards and a score, while Slaba hauled in eight passes for 114 yards.
The Lancers fall to 0-1 this season (0-1 LSC) and travel to Slayton for a conference game against Murray County Central on Sept. 6.
ADRIAN 39, CANBY 14
Adrian7 18 7 7-39
Canby0 0 0 14-14
A-Dawson White 20 run (kick good)
A-Jordan Dingmann 75 run (PAT failed)
A-Dingmann 58 run (PAT failed)
A-Dingmann 1 run (PAT failed)
A-White 26 pass from Logan Rogers (kick good)
C-Josh Gallegos 1 run (kick good)
C-Michael Slaba 25 pass from Josh Gallegos (kick good)
Rushing: A-Dingmann 9-171, Alex Loosbrock 5-32; C-Brett Hansen 16-84, Matthew Slaba 5-23
Passing (good-att-yards-int): A-N/A; C-Josh Gallegos 15-29-179-0
Receiving: A-Dingmann 2-47; C-Michael Slaba 8-114
Tackles: A-N/A; C-Nathan Cooper 8, Sawyer Kraus 8, Bryce Gorder 6