On Friday, Sept. 13, Lanesboro averaged more than eight yards per hand-off while steamrolling Mabel-Canton, 40-14. The Burros (2-1, 1-1 SEC) scored on six of nine possessions before the clock ran out on possession number 10.

The game was close early on. Lanesboro's Will Semmen ran the opening kickoff back 58 yards to the M-C 30 yard-line. Three plays later, it was 7-0.

On their next possession, the Burros drove 49 yards before running out of downs at the Cougar 18.

Five plays later, M-C answered with a 76-yard run by Hunter Johnson. The missed extra-point kick left Lanesboro clinging to a 7-6 lead.

But the Burros scored on their next three possessions to take a 27-6 lead at the half. It would be 40-6 by the time Mabel-Canton scored again.

Niko Anderson rushed for 334 yards and scored five of the Burros' six touchdowns. He was not tackled on long scoring runs of 25, 44, 31 and 72 yards plus a 2-yard TD plunge.

Liam Dorn (3 carries, 13 yards) ran one yard for the final Burro touchdown. Luke Rogers kicked 4 extra points.

Nine different Burros shared in 59 carries as LHS out rushed M-C 493 yards to 242.

Johnson scored all of the Cougars' points, finishing with 186 yards on 22 of the Cougars' 34 carries.

In addition to rushing for 79 yards, LHS quarterback Garrett Boggs completed 3 of 5 passes, all to Kole Ruud for 23 yards. That gave the Burros 516 yards of total offense to 354 for the Cougars.

For M-C, Collin O'Bieglo completed eight of 12 passes for 112 yards. Donnie Lind was on the receiving end five times for 79 yards.

In the second half, M-C came up scoreless on three promising possessions - twice running out of downs at the Burro 4 and 21 yard lines before losing a first-down fumble at the LHS 12.

Clay Olson covered that fumble forced by Greyson Stocker. In the first half, Anderson had picked off a Cougar pass. Meanwhile, the Burros played with no turnovers.

Semmen had a team-high 10 tackles while Jerael Eddy was in on 8 stops including a sack. Ruud was credited with 8 tackles and Gabe Decker 7.

The Cougar B team defeated the Burros 40-20.

Lanesboro individuals

RUSHING: Niko Anderson 24-334, 5TD; Garrett Boggs 10-79; Gabe Decker 9-28; Liam Dorn 4-13, TD; Cole Schwichtenberg 2-13; Mason Huerkamp 3-14; Zach Voeltz 1-9; Jeremy Hanson 2-4. PASSING: Garrett Boggs 3-5-0, 23 yds. RECEIVING: Kole Ruud 3-23. TACKLES: Will Semmen 10, Jerael Eddy 8 (sack), Kole Ruud 8, Gabe Decker 7, Tylar Miller 6, Niko Anderson 6, Clay Olson 5, Eric Holst 1, Tristen Chiglo 1, Mason Huerkamp 3, Greyson Stocker 3. Liam Dorn 3, Markus Mulvihill 2, Jeremy Hanson 2.

SEC football

Grand Meadow 2-0 SEC (3-0 season)

Spring Grove 2-0 (3-0)

Lanesboro 1-1 (2-1)

LeRoy-Ostrander 1-1 (2-1)

Mabel-Canton 1-1 (1-2)

Lyle/Pacelli 1-1 (1-2)

Houston 0-2 (0-3)

Glenville-Emmons 0-2 (0-3)


Lanesboro 40, Mabel-Canton 14

Spring Grove 28, Houston 24

Grand Meadow 55, Glenville-Emmons 12

LeRoy-Ostrander 55, Lyle/Pacelli 40

THIS WEEK (Sept. 20)

Grand Meadow at Mabel-Canton

Lanesboro at Glenville-Emmons

Spring Grove at Lyle/Pacelli

LeRoy-Ostrander at Houston


1. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley

2. Grand Meadow

3. Goodridge/Grygla

4. Kittson County Central

5. Mountain Lake Area

6T. Wheaton/Herman-Norcross

6T. Edgerton/Ellsworth

8. Spring Grove

9. Ada-Borup

10. South Ridge