Nate Skare shakes off Southland defenders as he runs in for a Gopher touchdown.
Nate Skare shakes off Southland defenders as he runs in for a Gopher touchdown.
Jake Neis scored three touchdowns, all in the second quarter, leading the Gophers to a 20-0 lead at halftime. Chatfield scored three more touchdowns in the second half and went on to a 41-0 shutout win over Southland. Neis' scores came on runs of one, nine and 11 yards.

The second half touchdowns were scored by Alex Haffner(1 yd), Nate Skare(eight yards) and Carter Duxbury(17 yds). The extra-points were kicked by Nate Skare(4/5) and Ethan Woltz(1/1).

185 of the team's 254 yards of offense, came on the ground. Jake Neis led the rushing with 60 yards on 13 carries(4.6/carry). Joining in on the rushing were Alex Bradt(4c/17, 4.3), Alex Haffner(6/35, 5.8), Nate Skare(4/19, .8), Ryan Meeker(7/29, 4.1), Carter Duxbury(2/19, 9.5) and Riley Ahern(1/6, 6.0). All six of Chatfield's scores 'came on the ground'.

Nate Skare attempted 12 passes in the game, completing four of them for 69 yards. Neis caught three of the passes for 28 yards and Jayme LaPlante was on the receiving end of the other completion, for 41 yards.

Players involved in the 'special teams'...Nate Skare(punting), Ryan Meeker(punt return, kickoff return), Sawyer Prinsen(kickoffs) and Ethan Woltz(kickoffs).

Defensively, the Gophers held Southland to 53 net yards rushing on 33 carries, 1.6 yards per carry. Picking up quarterback sacks were Jayme LaPlante, Sawyer Prinsen, Brandon Adler and Ian Morrison(2). Coming up with interceptions were Jake Neis and Drew Hurley. Chatfield stats indicated that they had two fumble recoveries, but no names were contributed to those 'take-aways'.

Friday night the Gophers, who are now 3-1 for the season, travel to Harmony to take on the Fillmore Central Falcons(2-1).

Team scoring...

Southland 0- 0- 0- 0 = 0

Chatfield 0-20-7-14 = 41

Team stats...

Chatfield Southland

First downs 10 14

Rushing 37 carries, 185 yds 33 carries, 53 yds

Passing 4/12, 69 yds 13/25, 129 yds

0 INT, 0 TD's 2 INT, 0 TD's

Total offense 49 plays, 254 yds 58 plays, 182 yds

Turnovers 0 4

Penalties 5, 55 yards 3, 15 yards

Punting 5/47.8 3/36.7

Kickoffs 7/41.1 1/37.0