Knights lose to No. 1 Warriors; draw Bethlehem Academy in playoffs
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 5:32 AM
The Kingsland football team ended the regular season with a 1-7 record, losing the season finale to Caledonia, 40-13.
Marshall Oeltjen breaks a run for the Knights vs. Caledonia.
"I see why Caledonia is ranked No. 1 in the state. They are a great team! We played hard and all our kids gave their maximum effort," said coach John Fenske.
The Knights put up two scores in the effort against Caledonia. De'Angalo Funches had a 71-yard pass reception in the second quarter and Marshall Oeltjen had a two-yard run late in the fourth quarter. DJ Smith kicked the extra point following the Funches touchdown in the first half.
Kingsland had 232 yards of total offense - 143 rushing and 89 passing. Sophomore quarterback Jacob Rindels was 5/16 in passing, 89 yards, throwing the one touchdown pass and throwing one interception. Receiving the Rindels' passes were De'Angalo Funches (1/71 yds, 1 TD), JJ Fenske (1/2 yds) and Eaen O'Byrne (3/16 yds).
In the rushing department, Rindels had 75 yards on 19 carries, Marshall Oeltjen carried 10 times for 55 yards and one touchdown, JJ Fenske picked up nine yards on a single carry and Chase Ganser had four yards on two carries. Kingsland lost one fumble while carrying the ball 32 times.
Kingsland only punted the ball three times in the contest. DJ Smith averaged 32.7 yards on the three kicks. De'Angalo Funches had two kickoff returns, averaging 14.0 yards per return. Five kickoff returns are not accounted for!
The Kingsland defense gave up 380 yards of offense - 302 rushing and 78 passing. Marshall Oeltjen had two sacks, or tackles for losses, and Brock Fiegel had one sack/loss.
No. 7 seed Kingsland (1-7), traveled to Faribault Tuesday night and took on the No. 2 seeded Bethlehem Academy Cardinals (7-1). If they beat BA, they would travel to either Fillmore Central (No. 6), or Rushford-Peterson (No. 3) on Saturday. If they lost, their season would be over. Go Knights!