Sunday, September 30, 2012

Action from the 1st quarter vs. Rockford Area

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National Anthem before the Homecoming game

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Jaguar volleyball takes first two matches at Willmar

In their opening-round match of the Willmar Cardinal Classic tournament, the B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team defeated Sauk Rapids-Rice 2-0. SR-R is 2-7 in the tough Central Lakes Conference and now 8-11 overall after that loss.

In round two of pool play, the Jaguars beat Annandale to improve to 13-3 on the season. The Cardinals entered today's tournament with an 0-7 mark in the Wright County Conference and a 6-12 overall record.

They faced Central Minnesota Christian of Prinsburg in their final pool play match. CMCS (4-3 Camden Conference, 10-6) was state-ranked earlier in the season but is no longer in the Class A Top 10.

**Update: the Jaguars (15-4) lost to CMC-Prinsburg, but after all pool play matches were completed the Jaguars ended up advancing to the championship match to face Willmar. They swept the Cardinals to finish 4-1 on the day.

More will be posted on Sunday.

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Scenes from Homecoming on Friday

Blindfolded musical chairs during the Pep Fest.

The senior boys (left) faced the varsity Jaguar volleyball team during the Pep Fest in a volleyball game. The varsity girls won 16-14 in a nailbiter.
Yes, small schools are the best! You don't see football players suited up and still managing to get in time with the Pep Band at larger schools.
Late in the fourth quarter, Coach Moscho discusses strategy with quarterback Brian Goodwin. The Jaguars executed to perfection in the fourth quarter, burning down the clock and not giving the Rockets much time for their final drive of the game after B-B-E made it 28-20 on a 32-yard TD run by Austin Kollman with 1:48 left.

More coverage of the B-B-E Homecoming is at: and further coverage will be posted on Sunday. At that Sauk Centre Herald web article is a link to a partially-filled photo gallery with scenes from last night's game.

Today is family day.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday Night Lights Part V: Jaguars win Homecoming! Believe it!

The end of the game! The Jaguars took a knee to wind out the final seconds of the clock after their defense repelled a threat from the Rockets in the final couple minutes of the fourth quarter...

...and leading up to that final play of the game...

This win was HUGE! In a nutshell...

The B-B-E Jaguars football team shook off a 14-7 halftime deficit and held Rockford Area to six second-half points in a wild 28-20 Homecoming win! It marks only the second time in B-B-E school history that the Jaguars have won two Homecoming football games in a row. The last time they did that was in the 1993 and 1994 seasons. (1993 was a 41-6 win over HL-W, while in 1994 the Jaguars beat Benson 15-12 during a 1-7, playoff-less year).

Yes, I'm more than just a little excited about winning two Homecomings in a row. It is vital to do such things to build up a football program. Not to mention all the intangible benefits like community and school pride!

This was absolutely a team win...a team win in every sense of the phrase. Whatever adjustments the B-B-E coaching staff made in the second half worked out great. Rockford Area was still able to put a few nice drives together after halftime, but luckily only one of them resulted in points in the second half.

Up next: state-ranked Maple Lake (5-0, 4-0 CMC) at home next Friday. The Irish beat the heck out of Kimball Area 41-19 tonight. The Cubs were playing without one of their better players, which may be part of the reason for the lopsided score.

One thing is for sure...Jaguars, please keep winning! I do not want to see the Jaguars fall into a #5 seed situation and end up traveling to Minneapolis for the Section 4A playoff opener. Don't let that happen! Rest up, do your homework, keep the grades up, take care of yourselves and practice hard! I am not ready to say we are poised for a playoff run. We have a long ways to go before that.

Central Minnesota Conference scores on Sept. 28:
Pierz 47, Eden Valley-Watkins 27 (Pioneers led only 28-27 with 9:30 left in the 4th quarter)
Holdingford 27, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 6

Area football scores on Sept. 28:
Ottertail Central 32, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 27 (this shakes up Section 4A)
MACCRAY 30, R-T-R 12 (MACCRAY's 1st win)
Springfield 28, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 8
Benson 36, Sauk Centre 14
Minnewaska Area 38, Montevideo 21 (Props to the Lakers; I doubted they would win a game this year)
Plainview-Elgin-Millville 40, Melrose Area 14 (Dutchmen Homecoming)
Osakis 42, Wadena-Deer Creek 18
BOLD 31, Lac qui Parle Valley 14
Becker 28, Albany 22
Paynesville Area 72, Yellow Medicine East 0
Browerville 22, Royalton 0
Lester Prairie-Holy Trinity 53, Spectrum 14
Minneapolis North 35, (Minneapolis Roosevelt 20 North, now 2-3, beat a very bad Roosevelt team that didn't field a squad last year and went 1-8 in 2010)

Here's a video clip from the Homecoming Pep Fest activities earlier today at the high school...

The Pep Fest had a lot of excitement for the 6th-12th grade students who were on hand. Great job to the B-B-E staff and student council members for putting it on.

Here's the link to the photo gallery at the Sauk Centre Herald website for the B-B-E vs. Rockford Area volleyball match:

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Jaguar volleyball sweeps Rockford

Back row ready to dig!

High fives for Becca Gruber following one of her kills.
 ...that's not big news, it was expected! The most points given up in a game by B-B-E was in the last one, where the Rockets lost 25-13. The Jaguars improve to 4-0 in the Central Minnesota Conference with the win. Rockford Area falls to 5-10 overall and 0-4 in the CMC.

At Melrose, Sauk Centre and the Dutchmen are in a battle with the match tied one game apiece.

Now in game three, Sauk Centre has a 21-12 lead. Catch the action on 105.5 BOB FM! Game four is starting at 8:30. **Update: Melrose led 13-11 in game five but the Streeters took the last four points to win the match 3-2 in games! Whew!

Also! Pierz was down 2-0 in games against visiting EV-W but then rallied to take the last three games and stay on top of the CMC standings with the Jaguars at 4-0 each.

Here's the photo gallery link from the volleyball match:

Central Minnesota Conference volleyball results on Sept. 27:
Maple Lake 3, Kimball Area 0

From the end of the Jaguars-Rockets match...

Area volleyball scores on Sept. 27:
Paynesville Area 3, Yellow Medicine East 1
Benson 3, Lac qui Parle Valley 0
Minneota 3, MACCRAY 0
Upsala 3, Royalton 0
Osakis 3, Swanville 0
New London-Spicer 3, Holy Family Catholic 1
Albany 3, Becker 0 (Albany remains unbeaten and at number one in the Granite Ridge Conference)

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More entertainment from the Homecoming coronation!

Members of the B-B-E High School staff are featured in this movie clip!

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Whew! 6.5 yards per carry

Six and a half yards per run was the mark earned by Rockford Area star senior running back, Nick Suardi, against #4-ranked Maple Lake last Friday night during the 35-28 win by the Irish on their home turf.

Suardi has been touted as one of the most explosive players in the Central Minnesota Conference this season. He will give the Jaguars' defense their toughest test yet in the 2012 campaign.

Stay tuned for more preview information to Friday Night Lights Part V!


Homecoming coronation scenes

Queen candidates during the Royalty Quiz.

Sadie Tollefson and James Kuefler, junior royalty.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

More entertainment from the Homecoming coronation

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Tennis clip from last night's win over MACCRAY/RCW

Foreign-exchange student Eva Lamprecht during her one singles match...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

What a wild evening in Jaguar Country

"Men at work" - the Jaguar football team had a unique idea for Homecoming in the first of two home volleyball matches this week. Every little bit helps! Especially in a battle of bordering rivals in a 5-game thriller.

On the home tennis courts, the Jaguars defeated MACCRAY/RCW by a 5-2 score. At two doubles, the Jaguars lost the third set tiebreaker by a 11-9 score for one of the two point losses. They improve to 8-10 with their second win in a row. It's also huge for the Section 5A rankings, as playoffs begin in less than two weeks.

In a barn burner volleyball match, the Jaguars were pushed to the limit by sub-.500 New London-Spicer. The Wildcats battled to a 2-2 tie in games. Game five began at 8:37 tonight.

Update at 9:02: thanks to a 15-4 win in game five, the Jaguars beat NL-S in the volleyball border battle! Oh boy, that was close.

**Here's the photo gallery link at the Sauk Centre Herald website for the Homecoming coronation program this morning:

Area volleyball scores on September 25:
Minnewaska Area 3, Yellow Medicine East 0 (the Lakers are 11-3-2 to carve out their best season since 1998, the last year the went more than two matches deep in the playoffs) 
Paynesville Area 3, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 2 
Rockford 3, Providence Academy 0 (Rockets are 5-9; they travel to B-B-E on Thursday) 
Melrose Area 3, Holdingford 1 
Annandale 3, Kimball Area 0 
Pierz 3, Pequot Lakes 0 
Albany 3, Mora 1 
Russel-Tyler-Ruthton 3, MACCRAY 2 
Osakis 3, Browerville 0 
Swanville 3, West Central Area 1 

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24th B-B-E Homecoming Coronation is held!

The beginning of the coronation program today...

Click on the link to read about who the new Homecoming Queen and King are at the Sauk Centre Herald website:

Here's the link to the photo gallery from Monday's big girls' tennis win over Sauk Centre:

This B-B-E Homecoming week update is brought to you by the proud support of:

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Seniors win Powder Puff game

Seniors ruled the night tonight!
The seniors won 20-0 over the junior class in the annual Homecoming Powder Puff football game.

Next on the docket is Homecoming coronation at the high school auditorium, which will be held during second hour (9:30).


Jaguars and Mainstreeters are in a dog fight on the tennis courts

Senior Chala Hoppe battled to a three-set win at three singles against Sauk Centre tonight. She won the first set 6-2, lost the second 6-4 and then won the third and deciding set 6-3 after it was tied 3-3!

Action from the two doubles match with Mackenzie Winter and Morgan Pastian...

With five matches in the book, the B-B-E Jaguars are clinging to a 3-2 lead in the non-conference girls' tennis match.

A quick update at 6pm...the Jaguars have defeated the second-best team in Section 6A! The two doubles team of Mackenzie Winter and Morgan Pastian came back after a first set loss to win their match and clinch the fourth team point.

Update: the final score was B-B-E 5, Sauk Centre 2. The Jaguars improve to 7-10 overall; the Mainstreeters are 14-4 overall and 5-1 in the West Central Conference.

Up next: a tough Section 5A match up on the home courts against MACCRAY/Renville County West tomorrow beginning at 4:15pm. No rest for the restless! The Jaguars can move up the section standings with a win over the Wolverines.

*Also, don't miss out on the home volleyball match tomorrow! The Jaguars host New London-Spicer in a border battle. The Wildcats are 1-4 (8th out of 11) in the Wright County Conference and 6-8 overall.

More will follow later.

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B-B-E Homecoming is this week!

The annual PowderPuff football game between the 11th and 12th graders is tonight at 8:00 at the high school field.

At Sauk Centre, the Jaguars girls' tennis team faced the Mainstreeters in a 3:30pm match.

Travel and tread safely this week!


Photo gallery link from the HL-W-W football win

Click to view:

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

And more scenes from the football team's win at Howard Lake

By the middle of this clip, the HL-W-W first-string defense is shown competing against the B-B-E JV offense. Fortunately for the Lakers, none of their starting varsity players got hurt. Less than 3 minutes remained in the game.
Members of the Jaguars JV football team take the field in the fourth quarter against HL-W-W on Friday.
The JV defense late in the fourth quarter, facing HL-W-W's first-string varsity offense.
Coach Gossen and Coach Moscho gave the post-game talk to the squad and gave heavy praise throughout for the strong performance showed at Howard Lake.
Up next: Homecoming! They will be in for a battle in an attempt to get their second win of the season. Rockford Area comes to town next Friday night.

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

More from the big football win last night

From the last moments of the third quarter last night...

What an incredible defensive clinic! The Jaguars held one of the Central Minnesota Conference's most explosive players, Brody Egeberg, to a total of 6 rushes for only five net yards. He did grab 6 catches for 240 yards, but mostly against the B-B-E JV defense during an odd 4th quarter where HL-W-W refused to sub down. (Classy)

In Week 3 against Pierz and Norwood Young-America, Egeberg had rushes of 40 and 41 yards. Egeberg is 1 of 2 players in the CMC to have 100+ yards in rushing, receiving and returns. (Alex Geislinger of Eden Valley-Watkins is the other.)

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Night Lights Part IV: Jaguars are throttling the Lakers!

At halftime in rural Howard Lake, the Jaguars football team holds a 28-0 lead over the Lakers in a Central Minnesota Conference games. Both teams are searching for their first conference win of the season.

Whew! What a performance for the Jaguars!

Update: B-B-E took a 35-0 lead into the 4th quarter. For some inexplicable reason, HL-W-W kept 10 of 11 starters in on offense, with one lineman subbed out, and scored two touchdowns against B-B-E's JV defense. Final: B-B-E 35, HL-W-W 14.

The Lakers are 1-3 overall and 0-3 in the CMC.

Up next: Homecoming! The Jaguars face Rockford Area on the home gridiron in Week 5. Look below the video clip for the Week 4 CMC scoreboard.

Central MN Conference football scores in Week 4 on Sept. 21:
Holdingford 41, Eden Valley-Watkins 7 (EV-W falls to 0-4)
Pierz 22, Kimball Area 6 (Pioneers led 9-6 at the end of 3)
Maple Lake 35, Rockford Area 28

Other area football scores tonight: 
Halftime BOLD 34, Sauk Centre 7 (Final: BOLD 48, Sauk Centre 7)
Final: LQPV 35, Minnewaska Area 21
Sleepy Eye St. Marty's 50, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 28 (BL-H is 1-3; they're in Section 4A)
Browerville 20, West Central Area 6
Melrose Area 39, Martin County West 14
Albany 40, Milaca 14
Wabasso 20, Springfield 14
Clinton/Graceville/Beardsley 30, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 12
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 18, Paynesville Area 14
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 24, Benson 7
Glencoe-Silver Lake 26, New London-Spicer 6
Canby 42, MACCRAY 32 (MACCRAY is 0-4)
Rocori 22, Willmar 21

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 31, New York Mills 5
Ottertail Central 36, Royalton 20
Osakis 35, United North Central 8
Underwood 35, Prairie Valley 6
Litchfield 35, St. Cloud Cathedral 34
Minneota/Lincoln HI 18, Dawson-Boyd 14!!
Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity 34, St. Clair 6

More to follow on Saturday morning. Have a good (safe) night!

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A great shot from last night...breaking a tackle

At Willmar last night during the Youth Tackle football game.
No more updates until after tonight's football game.


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Jaguar volleyball easily takes first two games at Howard Lake

Daisha Meyer in action at one doubles. PHOTO BY HERMAN LENSING, Melrose Beacon

At Howard Lake, the Jaguars volleyball team is up two games to none in a Central Minnesota Conference match against the HL-W-W Lakers. Game three started at 8:00.

Update: the Jaguars breezed past the Lakers in game three to complete the sweep and improve to 9-3 overall and 3-0 in the CMC. Game scores were 25-13, 25-15, 25-13. HL-W-W fell to 3-8 overall and 0-3 in the CMC.

Up next: a home match against an improving New London-Spicer next Tuesday.

At Melrose tonight, the Jaguars girls' tennis team lost 6-1 to the 9th-ranked team in the state. B-B-E is 6-10 overall heading into the Prairie Conference tournament on Saturday in Long Prairie. Melrose Area is 17-2.

Central Minnesota Conference volleyball scores on Sept. 20:
Pierz 3, Kimball Area 1
Eden Valley-Watkins 3, Holdingford 1
Maple Lake 3, Rockford Area 0

Area volleyball scores on Sept. 20:
Sauk Centre 3, Lac qui Parle Valley 0
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 3, BOLD 0
Minnewaska Area 3, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 0
Benson 3, Yellow Medicine East 0 
Albany 3, Milaca 0
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 3, Melrose Area 1

While I've got your attention...I have to share a link to a wonderful story about one of B-B-E's art teachers, Mrs. to read about her (and her husband's) time associated with the Renaissance Festival:

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Volleyball has 3rd conference match tonight

The Jaguars volleyball team has hit the road by now for a Central Minnesota Conference match at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted tonight. Back at home, the 9th grade football team hosts Melrose Area. The 5-6 grade Youth Tackle team is at Willmar.

Check back later for results!

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From the Youth Tackle scrimmage at Paynesville


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Desk clearing and some catching up

The new scoreboard, shown after the Jaguars won game three against Holdingford last week.

Whew, so much to keep up on.

Check out that scoreboard! North American State Bank and Bonanza Valley State Bank, two of my top three advertisers on this website, both plugged in large donations to fund new scoreboards at the high school and elementary gymnasiums.

I finally added my photos from the football game last week against Holdingford. The link is:

Today or tomorrow I'll try getting a preview up on the B-B-E vs. HL-W-W football game for the Week 4 battle. It goes without saying that the Jaguars do not want to fall to 0-4!

...and here's my link to photos from the Youth Tackle football scrimmage at Paynesville last night:


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Girls' tennis picks up 3rd conference win

Katie Boie competed at three doubles with Amanda Evens against WCA tonight.

On the home courts tonight, the Jaguars girls' tennis team defeated West Central Area 5-2 while improving to 3-2 in the Prairie Conference standings. It is their sixth win overall this season.

They travel to Melrose Area on Thursday for a dual against the state-rated Dutchmen.

Area volleyball scores on September 18:
Sauk Centre 3, BOLD 0 
Melrose Area 3, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 1 
Paynesville Area 3, Lac qui Parle Valley 2 
Minnewaska Area 3, Montevideo 2 
Benson 3, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 0 
New London-Spicer 3, Annandale 2 (kudos to NL-S, it's their first Wright County Conference win) Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 3, Browerville 1 
Royalton 3, Swanville 2 
Upsala 3, Osakis 1  
**Late Monday score: Wadena-Deer Creek 3, Nevis 0...I would love to hear how W-DC swept Nevis! I'll post more on that as I find out...stay tuned!
Russel-Tyler-Ruthton 3, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 2



Volleyball team roughed up by Minneota

At Ridgewater College last night, the Jaguars volleyball team ran into a buzzsaw that is the #3-ranked team in Class A, the Minneota Vikings.

Game scores were: 11-25, 22-25, 11-25.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

More from the Holdingford volleyball match

The back row is ready to spring into action.
Celebrating the win in game three.

The Jaguars are battling with #3-ranked Minneota (13-2) tonight in Willmar the Ridgewater College gymnasium. Check back later tonight to see how they fared against the Vikings, who just won a loaded tournament at Jackson County Central on Saturday.

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Girls' tennis picks up another win

The Jaguars girls' tennis team earned a 5-2 win on Saturday at the Litchfield Quadrangular. The victory was earned over the host Dragons, who are a fellow member of Section 5A.

Up next: a home match on Tuesday at 4:45pm against West Central Area.


Video from the Oscar Mayer wiener halftime show!

Upper elementary level students are included in this clip...

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B-B-E 6th grade class travels on field trip to Soil and Conservation Festival in Glenwood

Here's a clip taken right before they left on Friday afternoon from the Pope County Fairgrounds...

...and as it turned out, Sunday was way too nice of a day to sit on the computer just like Saturday, so I didn't get to any more video or photos from last week. It's possible that Sunday, Sept. 16 was the last day of real "heat" this year. The observed high in Glenwood was 79 degrees. The forecast shows every day being colder than that for the next 10 days, with it getting as high as 75 on September 23 which is a ways away.

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

More coverage from Thursday/Friday...

Here's the link to the photo gallery from Thursday night's Youth Tackle football game at Willmar:

Here's a link to a video clip from the second quarter last night against Kimball:

I won't be adding much more here today. Instead I'll be outside all day. Way too nice to sit on a computer!

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday Night Lights Part III: Huskers romp it up

Quarterback Brian Goodwin rolls out from the pocket in the first quarter tonight. Blocking is Ross Rath (#17) and Nick Benton (#63).

After leading 13-0 at halftime, the Huskers scored on a 71-yard touchdown run by their talented quarterback, junior Mitch Messman, only two plays into the third quarter. After falling behind 27-0, the Jaguars busted up the shut out when Brian Goodwin scored from a half-yard out on a quarterback sneak. It ended a nice scoring drive where the Jaguars displayed offensive prowess that was lacking throughout most of the game.

Final score: Holdingford 34, B-B-E 8. While the players could care less how other teams in the area performed, I will say could be a lot worse! Check out some of the scores further below...

Here's a glimpse of how the game went...the Jaguars were playing great defensively and had the Huskers down to 4th-and-4 on the B-B-E 20-yard line...'s the lone score the Jaguars put up tonight...

CMC football scores on Sept. 14:
Pierz 47, HL-W-W 20
Maple Lake 55, EV-W 31

...and with 7 minutes left, Kimball led Rockford 20-14...WHEW look at this: in two overtimes, Kimball beats Rockford 33-26!

Area football scores on Sept. 14:
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 41, Sauk Centre 8
Benson 46, Montevideo 6 (Matt Ahrndt had 404 yards either passing or rushing himself to go with four rushing touchdowns for the Braves)
BOLD 43, Paynesville Area 9 (Ouch!)
Melrose Area 39, Ogilvie 0
Upsala/Swanville Area 41, United North Central 6
Royalton 20, New York Mills 12
Browerville 32, Ottertail Central 12
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 29, Minnewaska Area 0 (A-C-GC is 2-1; they held the Lakers to only 47 yards of offense...oh, my)
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 35, West Central Area 14 (K-M-S is 2-1)
Dawson-Boyd 41, MACCRAY 6 (MACCRAY is 0-3
Bethlehem Academy 18, Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity 10 (hard to imagine that outcome!
New London-Spicer 20, Litchfield 14
Osakis 41, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 28
Albany 28, St. Cloud Cathedral 13 (a very quality win for the Huskies)

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Second half action at Kimball last Friday


Good grief!

B-B-E's Paris Mitchell (#14) broke free.
Click on the photo of Mitchell for an uninterrupted view of the photo. Thankfully, he didn't get hurt. A lesson to any young football player: keep your hands and shoulders low! No reason exists to have your hands near a ball carrier's helmet during a football game!

Here's the next frame taken during this big gain by Mitchell...left to right behind him are the following Jaguars: Trevor Schlangen (#85), unidentified #23, Abraham Peters (#10) and Kole Kampsen (#65)...

Dylan Kampsen (#52) suffered an injury that has kept him out of recent games.  He's supported the team in another way, by being a great motivator on the sidelines for his teammates.

I just realized I have a lot of coverage lately of the Youth Tackle football team and not as much as I should have of varsity teams. I'll work on changing that!

While on the subject of football, tonight is Friday Night Lights Part III, as the Jaguars entertain Holdingford at the high school sports complex. The Huskers are 1-1 after picking up their first win of the season in an upset 12-7 victory over state-ranked Pierz in Week 2.

This game is HUGE! The Jaguars have a great shot at climbing up the seven-team Section 4A standings, as they are one of three teams currently sitting in last place at 0-2. If the Jaguars could go at least 4-4, they will have a very good chance of earning a home playoff game in October.

 ...don't miss out on the Belgrade Hardware Hank's Grand Opening celebration that started yesterday and runs through tomorrow.

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