On defense for the Burros, Niko Anderson, left, and Jeremy Hanson bring down LeRoy-Ostrander quarterback Nate Bunne after getting past Lucas Roe, who watches from the ground.
On defense for the Burros, Niko Anderson, left, and Jeremy Hanson bring down LeRoy-Ostrander quarterback Nate Bunne after getting past Lucas Roe, who watches from the ground.
The Burros exploded for an astonishing 54 points in the first half, besting the LeRoy-Ostrander Cardinals 68-44 in football on Oct. 12.

Beginning with the first play from scrimmage, when Niko Anderson scampered 60 yards for a touchdown, Lanesboro almost immediately raced to a 30-0 lead in a wild offensive demonstration. The Burros and L-O combined for 15 touchdowns, 48 first downs and 991 yards of total offense. The 112 point total is one more than the 111 LHS and Mabel-Canton put up back in week 3.

The Cardinals (2-5, 1-5 SEC) scored six touchdowns, but the score was 38-6 after one quarter and 54-14 at halftime. LHS (4-3, 3-3 SEC) scored quickly when they touched the ball, with their longest possession taking only eight plays. L-O actually had the football most of the night, running 86 plays to only 52 for the Burros.

L-O had a sizable 547 to 444 lead in total yardage, most of it coming against LHS reserves. LHS won the turnover battle 4 to 0 and had 130 yards worth of returns on those take-aways.

After Anderson took the initial handoff into the end zone, he added scoring runs of 2, 32 and 10 yards. The junior running back finished with 219 yards on only 15 carries. He also threw for a two-point conversion and caught one.

Quarterback Garrett Boggs carried eight times for 72 yards, including TD runs of 53 and 7 yards. Gabe Decker (6 carries, 43 yards) and Brandon Kalstabakken each had a two-point conversion run.

LHS only went to the air 11 times and completed all of them. Boggs was 10-for-10 for 85 yards, 2 touchdowns and 4 extra-point passes. Isaac Freese had 5 receptions for 45 yards including a touchdown catch for 11 yards and a pair of two-point conversion catches. Kole Ruud scored with both of his receptions... a 12-yard TD pass and a two-point toss.

The Burros scored on their first nine possessions, taking a 62-14 lead. After the only punt, LHS scored for the final time to make it 68-28. LHS made the Cards pay for all four of their turnovers, scoring after each. Freese took an interception back 30 yards for the Burros' third TD. A 25-yard interception runback by Matt Luck set up the Burros' eighth TD. Luck's 40-yard fumble return set up the final LHS score. Earlier, Liam Dorn had returned a fumble for 35 yards to set up touchdown #2.

L-O had little success on the ground and played catch-up in the air with 47 passes. Besides the interceptions, Burro defenders recorded 8 sacks. Jeremy Hanson had two by himself and shared in two others. Freese had one solo sack and was in on another four. Dorn and Clay Olson were each in on a sack as well.

L-O sophomore quarterback Jace Bunne completed 26 of 44 passes for a whopping 426 yards, 4 touchdowns and 3 extra-point plays. Nate Bunne caught a dozen passes for 259 yards including all 4 TD tosses covering 67, 10, 46 and 53 yards. He also completed his only pass for 25 yards to Quinn Pittelko-Leff. Zach Royston had 8 receptions for 78 yards including a pair of 2-point conversions. Tony Steinkamp had one- and 2-yard TD runs plus an extra-points carry.

Lanesboro was to wrap up regular season play on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Houston. The eight SEC teams make up the Section 1 nine-man tourney. The four quarterfinals will be played on Tuesday, Oct. 23, with the semi-finals on Saturday, Oct. 27. The championship finals are on Friday, Nov. 2. All kickoffs are at 7 p.m.

Southeast Conference 2012

FOOTBALL conf. season


Spring Grove* 6 - 0 7 - 0

Grand Meadow 5 - 1 6 - 1

Houston 4 - 2 4 - 3

Lanesboro 3 - 3 4 - 3

Mabel-Canton 3 - 3 3 - 4

LeRoy-Ostrander 1 - 5 2 - 5

Glenville-Emmons 1 - 5 1 - 6

Lyle/Pacelli 1 - 5 1 - 6

* defending champion