Senior running back Austin Schlies rushed 15 times for 219 yards and four touchdowns as Northwestern rallied from a 14-12 halftime deficit to win at St. Croix Falls in Heart O’ North Conference football Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.

The victory sets up the Tigers (8-0 overall, 6-0 HON) and Cumberland (8-0, 6-0) in a battle of unbeatens for the conference title at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 in Maple.

Northwestern’s Greg Ohman added 23 carries for 156 yards as the Tigers amassed 420 yards on the ground.

Quarterback Luke Sedin was an efficient 5-for-7 passing for 76 yards and a 42-yard touchdown strike to C.J. Thompson.

Senior running back Dayo Oye rushed 20 times for 132 yards and a touchdown to lead St. Croix Falls (4-4, 4-2).

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Northwestern 6-6-14-20—46

St. Croix Falls 7-7-0-6—20

NW — Greg Ohman 5 run (kick failed)

SCF — Bradu Belisle 4 run (Travis Oestreich kick)

NW — Austin Schlies 4 run (kick failed)

SCF — Dayo Oye 7 run (Oestreich kick)

NW — Schlies 34 run (Ohman run)

NW — C.J. Thompson 42 pass from Luke Sedin (run failed)

NW — Schlies 30 run (run failed)

NW — Tanner Kaufman 37 run (Kriske kick)

NW — Schlies 29 run (Kriske kick)

SCF — Bryn Gouker 37 pass from Belisle (kick failed)

Chippewa Falls 20, Superior 6

Superior was held to a single touchdown, at the end of the first half, in a home loss Friday in Big Rivers Conference play at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex.

The Spartans (1-7, 1-5 Big Rivers) trailed 14-0 when Carson Gotelaere broke through from 3 yards out with just seconds remaining in the first half.

No comeback was forthcoming, however, as Brayden Warwick’s 1-yard plunge late in the third quarter was the only scoring of the second half.

Superior completes its season on Friday at Menomonie.

Chip. Falls 7 7 6 0 -- 20

Superior 0 6 0 0 -- 6

CF - Karson Bowe 22 run (Mason kick)

CF - Owen Krista 1 run (Mason kick)

S - Carson Gotelaere 3 run (kick failed)

CF - Brayden Warwick 1 run (run failed)