Chatfield’s Hank Friederichs puts some pressure on the Hayfield quarterback in the portion of the game played Friday.
Chatfield’s Hank Friederichs puts some pressure on the Hayfield quarterback in the portion of the game played Friday.
It was a slow start for the Chatfield Gophers last Friday/Saturday night, falling behind 7-0 early in the second quarter, and trailing 7-6 at the intermission.

The Gophers lone score in the first half was a 60 yard touchdown pass from Nate Skare to Drew Hurley. Chatfield's score came just a few seconds after Hayfield put themselves on the board.

The second half found Chatfield a bit more 'fired up', putting a pair of touchdowns on the scoreboard in the third quarter and another in the fourth stanza.

Nate Skare scored on a five yard run(10:23) and Jake Neis had a 13 yard run with 1:07 left in the third period. Skare kicked one extra point. Neis got his second score of the game in the fourth quarter with a four yard run. The extra-point kick was no good.

Senior Jake Neis had another good rushing night, carrying the ball 26 times for a net 166 yards. The Gopher offensive line has been doing an excellent job all season, providing Neis with several 100+ yard games. Eight different players for Chatfield carried the ball against the Vikings.

No defensive statistics were provided for this article, but Chatfield did come up with one fumble recovery and two interceptions, winning the take away/give away with a +1.

Friday night the Gophers(6-1) play host to Kingsland(0-6) in their annual homecoming game, finishing up the regular season for Chatfield. Chatfield has a bye 'MEA' Wednesday.



Individual stats...Rushing; Jake Neis, 26 carries/166 yds, 2 TD's; Alex Bradt 4/16, Alex Haffner 3/8, Nate Skare 3/2, 1 TD; Ryan Meeker 5/10, Riley Ahern 1/6, Aaron Paulson 1/4, Cole Wellman 1/4. Passing; Skare, 4/7, 115 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT. Receiving; Drew Hurley, 2 catches, 83 yds, 1 TD; Jayme LaPlante 1/6, Bradt 1/26. Special teams; Skare(punting, 4/36.0, 1 blocked), Bradt(punt return, 1/15; ko return, 1/26), Meeker(ko return, 1/10), Sawyer Prinsen(ko, 5/52.0).



Team stats... Chatfield Hayfield

First downs 10 13

Rushing 44 carries, 216 yds 38c/90y

3 TD's, 1 fumble lost 0 TD's, 1 fumble lost

Passing 4/7, 115 yds 8/25, 102 yds

1 TD, 1 INT 1 TD, 2 INT

Total offense 51 plays, 331 yds 63 plays, 192 yds

2 turnovers 3 turnovers

Penalties 9, 90 yds 10, 90 yds