Prep report: Marshall boys roll in 7A quarterfinalThomas Welinski’s two goals powered host Duluth Marshall past Eveleth-Gilbert Area 4-1 Saturday afternoon in a Section 7A quarterfinal.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Thomas Welinski’s two goals powered host Duluth Marshall past Eveleth-Gilbert Area 4-1 Saturday afternoon in a Section 7A quarterfinal.
The top-seeded Hilltoppers (8-5-4) play Chisago Lakes Area at home in Tuesday’s semifinals.
DULUTH DENFELD 2, NORTH BRANCH 1
The Hunters’ Sergei Hanka and J.D. Foldesi scored goals and goalkeeper Max Tollefson kept the Vikings off the scoreboard until the final minute in the Section 7A semifinal at Public Schools Stadium.
Denfeld (10-5-2) will be at home again Tuesday to face Grand Rapids, which dethroned defending champion Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 2-1.
COON RAPIDS 3, DULUTH EAST 1
The Cardinals ousted the Greyhounds from the Section 7AA playoffs Saturday afternoon in Coon Rapids with two late goals that broke a second-half deadlock.
Willy Atol scored for Duluth East, while Daniel Spooner made four saves in goal for the Greyhounds (13-3-2). Coon Rapids improved to 11-4-3.
HERMANTOWN 2, CHISAGO LAKES AREA 1
Lyla Abukhodair scored her second goal of the game 4 minutes and 23 seconds into the second overtime to lift the second-seeded Hawks over the Wildcats in a Section 7A quarterfinal at Hermantown.
Abukhodair, who scored in the 36th minute, notched the game-winner at 94:23 to send Hermantown (13-3-2) into Tuesday’s semifinal round against defending champion Esko-Carlton (12-6).
The Eskomos eliminated North Branch 2-1 in Esko when Tori Zime and Kailee Kiminski each knocked home rebounds off corner kicks in the second half.
CLOQUET 2, DULUTH DENFELD 1
Mikayla Baker scored two goals, including the sudden-death game-winner 3:53 into the first overtime as the Lumberjacks won the 7A quarterfinal at home.
Cloquet (10-5-3) advances to play top-seeded Princeton (13-2-2), a 3-0 winner over Duluth Marshall, in Tuesday’s semifinals.
ANDOVER 3, DULUTH EAST 2
A late Greyhounds rally came up short against the No. 1-ranked Huskies in a Section 7AA semifinal Saturday afternoon in Andover.
Duluth East trailed 3-0 with less than 30 minutes remaining but chipped into that deficit with goals from Michelle Stingle and Jenna Purdy. The Greyhounds (6-10-2) played the final six minutes with five forwards in an attempt to score the equalizer that ultimately fell short.
HAWKS WIN ESKO INVITE
Hermantown defeated Greenway 2-1 in the championship match of the Esko Invitational on Saturday, giving the Hawks eight straight victories and a 23-2 overall match record.
Hermantown swept Superior, Moose Lake-Willow River and Warroad in pool play.
SUPERIOR, NORTHWESTERN PREP FOR PLAYOFFS
Superior and Northwestern both completed their regular seasons Friday night and qualified for the upcoming Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association playoffs.
The Spartans (4-4 overall) received the No. 8 seed in their Division 1 group and will travel to face No. 1 Appleton North (8-0) at 4 p.m. Saturday.
In Division 4, No. 5 Northwestern (6-2) will travel to No. 4 Bloomer (5-3) for the second straight week. The Tigers lost to the Blackhawks 23-0 in their Heart O’North Conference finale Friday night, but will have a chance for revenge this Friday at 7 p.m.
The Tigers were held to 122 yards rushing, 75 on 22 carries by Nathan Sikorski.
PROCTOR 36, GNK 14
Led by a Frank Napoli interception return and Brody Nordquist’s touchdown pass and TD run, the Rails rolled to the Sea-Range Conference victory Friday night at Coleraine.
Alex Greene rushed for 82 yards and scored once for Proctor (6-1, 4-1), which won its fifth consecutive game.
Mitch Bonderson led Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin (3-4, 2-3) with 125 yards rushing on 24 carries.
P — Jack Nikko 6 run (Nikko kick)
GNK — Jayden Gangl 1 run (Aaron Trunt run)
P — Alex Greene 4 run (Nikko kick)
P — Frank Napoli 62 interception return (Brody Nordquist run)
P — Shane Gould 50 pass from Nordquist (Nikko kick)
GNK — Josh Engle 6 pass from Gangl (kick failed)
P — Nordquist 8 run (Nikko kick)
BUFFALO 48, DULUTH DENFELD 8
Jason Senger completed 10 of 16 passes for 132 yards and four touchdowns as the Bison cruised past the winless Hunters in the Mississippi 8 Conference game Friday night.
Duluth Denfeld: 0-0-0-8—8
B — Youngs 16 pass from Senger (Clifton kick)
B — Freer 10 run (Clifton kick)
B — Freer 12 pass from Senger (kick failed)
B — Youngs 10 pass from Senger (Clifton kick)
B — Valli 60 punt return (Clifton kick)
B — Freer 5 pass from Senger (kick failed)
DD — Ben Halverson 1 run (Connor Behm pass from Matt Klang)
B — Thompson 11 run (Kreb run)
ESKO 16, AITKIN 14
Riley Mudek and Garrett Iverson each ran for touchdowns and the Eskomos won the Great Polar Alliance Blue game Friday night at Aitkin, their fourth straight victory.
Mudek rushed for 107 yards as Esko (6-1, 6-1) totaled 292 yards on the ground.
Quarterback Marc Peterson was 10-for-21 passing for 125 yards.
No scoring summary available
WEST LUTHERAN 28, CARLTON 14
Nate Kieffer rushed for three touchdowns and a pair of two-point conversions as West Lutheran won Friday night at Carlton.
The Bulldogs (1-2) were led by Mike Moralez, who rushed for 89 yards and a touchdown, and Dominic Bennett, who added 83 yards on the ground.
West Lutheran: 0-12-16-0—28
WL — Matt Egeberg 9 run (Tyler Krueger kick)
WL — Nate Kieffer (run failed)
WL — Kieffer 15 run (Kieffer run)
WL — Kieffer 34 run (Kieffer run)
C — Mike Moralez 1 run (Josh Dahlman kick)
C — Erik Adams 43 fumble return (Moralez run)
NORTHEAST RANGE 30, LITTLEFORK-BIG FALLS 8
Jack Vraa scored on a 55-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage and the Nighthawks rolled to the Big North Conference victory Friday afternoon in Babbitt.
Vraa, who also caught a touchdown pass from Jordan Villebrun, finished with 145 rushing yards on 17 carries.
Jon Clemmer added 123 yards rushing on 13 carries.
Littlefork-Big Falls: 8-0-0-0—8
Northeast Range: 6-8-8-8—30
NR — Jack Vraa 55 run (run failed)
LBF — Rylan Henrickson 10 pass from Bryce Burmeister (Burmeister run)
NR — Vraa 8 pass from Jordan Villebrun (Vraa pass from Villebrun)
NR — Villebrun 15 run (Jon Clemmer run)
NR — Clemmer 29 run (Tyler Kontos run)