Lanesboro running back Niko Anderson goes in for one of his three touchdowns against Lyle.  DAN ANDERSON/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPER GROUP
Lanesboro running back Niko Anderson goes in for one of his three touchdowns against Lyle. DAN ANDERSON/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPER GROUP
In a "track meet with shoulder pads" the Burros (4-1, 3-1 SEC) scored on every opportunity Friday en route to a 83-16 trouncing of Lyle/Pacelli.

That record-setting total included 13 touchdowns, with four scores occurring without running a play from scrimmage. L/P (1-4, 1-3 SEC) kicked off only three times but two were returned for touchdowns. Cole Schwichtenberg brought one back 82 yards and Tylar Miller returned another for 79. The Athletics also punted four times with Niko Anderson returning two for touchdowns covering 63 and 65 yards.

After giving up those two punt-return touchdowns, the Athletics attempted to convert fourth-down plays. They succeeded twice but lost the ball on downs five times. L/P also had three turnovers.

Anderson also scored on half of his six hand-offs with 15, 33 and 45-yard TD runs.

Other rushing scores came on a 10-yard carry by Miller, a 9-yard run by Cade Pederson, a 9-yard rush by Gabe Decker and an 11-yard scamper by QB Garrett Boggs.

Boggs passed 6 times including 32- and 35-yard TD tosses to Kole Ruud. Rudd also caught an extra-points pass from Luke Rogers on a busted play.

With L/P unable to generate any offense and gain any field position with punts, the Burros led 46-0 before snapping the ball on their side of the 50-yard line. They then covered 76 yards in only four plays despite a 10-yard penalty to make it 52-0.

LHS scored 27 first-quarter points and ran only 19 plays before taking a 52-0 spread into halftime.

Burro reserves were in action early. The Athletics had only five reserves, so many L/P players never left the field. Although snapping the ball only 35 times to 65 for L/P, the Burros out-gained the Athletics 403 yards to 183. LHS averaged 11.5 yards per play and limited L/P to 2.8. L/P had only four plays from scrimmage that covered more than 9 yards.

The Athletics were scoreless with only four first downs until reaching the end zone on their final two possessions with 60- and 20-yard drives. The second short scoring march came after the final Burro TD and a 46-yard kickoff return by senior tight end Matt Kasel. L/P Sophomore Daniel Bollingberg and junior Jordan Cotter each carried 22 times for 97 yards and one touchdown on short runs. Junior quarterback Jordan Hart was 2-for-10 in the air for 12 yards including an extra-points pass to sophomore Braden Kocer. He was also intercepted by Mason Huerkamp who returned the ball 15 yards.

Huerkamp also recovered an L/P fumble as did Liam Dorn. Jerael Eddy was credited with forcing a fumble. Hart was sacked three times, more often than he enjoyed completions - twice by Ruud and once by Miller. Decker and Miller each had 8 tackles with Hanson in on 7 stops.

Burro individuals

RUSHING: Niko Anderson 6-120, 3TD; Will Semmen 2-62; Gabe Decker 4-46 TD; Tylar Miller 4-42, TD; Cade Pederson 3-26, TD; Garrett Boggs 3-22, TD; Liam Dorn 3-10; Collin Scott 1-3, team 2-(-2). PASSING: Garrett Boggs 3-6-0, 71 yds. 2TD; Luke Rogers 1-1-00, 3 yds. PAT

RECEIVING: Kole Ruud 3-70, 2TD; Tylar Miller 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS: Mason Huerkamp 1-15. TACKLES: Gabe Decker 8, Tylar Miller 8, Jeremy Hanson 7, Kole Ruud 6, Will Semmen 6, Greyson Stocker 6, Steven Rein 5, Treyten Chiglo 5, Liam Dorn 5, Cade Pederson 5, Jerael Eddy 4, Mason Huerkamp 4, Zaccary Wead 3, Collin Scott 3, Jared Troendle 3, Matt Luck 2, Niko Anderson 2, Chris Freese 2, Markus Mulvihill 2, Hared Kelly 2, Zach Voeltz 1.