Monday, September 30, 2013

Section 5A girls' tennis seedings

The Jaguars girls' tennis team begins the Section 5A playoffs on Wednesday with a quarterfinal round match at Providence Academy in Plymouth. It starts at 3:30pm. They are seeded 8th, while P.A. is #1.

At number two is Holy Family Catholic, at three is New London-Spicer, at four is Glencoe-Silver Lake, at five is MACCRAY/Renville County West, at six is Annandale and at seven is Litchfield.

Prior to their playoff match, the Jaguars (6-10) host Melrose Area in a border battle match at 4:30pm at the high school. Today at Annandale, the Jaguars lost 5-2.

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Jaguars take apart MACCRAY, Braegelman gets 1000th set assist

The Jaguars volleyball team swept a very good MACCRAY team on Parents Night tonight for their 17th win of the season. They won the first game rather easily by a 25-12 score.

MACCRAY fought hard in game two but lost 25-22, and they had little fight in them while the Jaguars were on fire while completing the shut out by a 25-14 score.

The Wolverines, who have three seniors on the roster with none being hitters, fall to 7-5 overall. They're 5-3 in the Camden North Conference, which is currently being dominated by powerhouse Minneota.

In game three, freshmen setter Hailey Braegelman earned her 1,000th set assist with the ace attack getting hammered down by Kinlee Swanson. The result was a 16-10 lead for the Jaguars.

And a rousing round of cheering for Hailey's achievement:

Flowers were handed out to all the parents tonight prior to the varsity match in honor of all that they do for the student-athletes and the volleyball program.

And action from game three tonight:

Up next: a trip to always-tough Sauk Centre tomorrow night for a border battle match between state-ranked teams. The Mainstreeters are 15-2 overall and ranked #11 in today's Class AA state rankings that are hot off the press.

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Jaguars win 1st two games

Game 3 against MACCRAY starts at 20:03.


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Outstanding weather, field conditions for Draft Horse field days

Hilary Brunner (bib overalls) stands with board members of the Draft Horse Field Association near the end of today's horse-drawn farm activities at his farm in rural Belgrade.
Norman Roering of Belgrade with his team of horses and plow.

...and here's the lion's share of the parade held at 3:30pm near the end of the show:

It was a terrific day!

I was just reviewing more football notes, and it was interesting to note that the final touchdown drive for the Jaguars at Rockford consumed 6 minutes and 26 seconds of the 4th quarter to cover 63 yards  on 15 plays. They scored with 1:51 left to hold a two-score lead.

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Youth tackle football is Tuesday

The 5th/6th grade has a home football game on the high school field at 6:30pm against Paynesville Area.


Vote for B-B-E! (school spirit contest)

It's 1,000 percent unscientific..but who on the link and vote for B-B-E!

And please share this link!

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Volleyball makes finals!

Champions for the fourth straight year at Willmar!

The Jaguars volleyball team is seeded #1 going into the finals in Willmar. They beat Renville County West 25-12, 25-9 in the last pool play match.

**Update: they took 1st! The Jaguars defeated Central Minnesota Christian-Prinsburg for the second time today in the championship match. Game scores were 25-19, 25-17. It was another huge win for the Jaguars over a Bluejays team that had gotten a lot of press in the last week. The Jaguars raised their overall record to 14-3-2 with seven matches played today.
Up next: the Jaguars host MACCRAY for Parents Night on Monday. Because the Wolverines mix their C- and JV-squad players together, the C-squad match will start at 4:30pm. The JV match will follow that at about its usual time (5:45) with the varsity match to finish the night.

Here's a video from the third quarter last night...when the Jaguars took a 15-7 lead:

All kinds of activities tomorrow: girls' tennis at Annandale, Junior High volleyball at home and JV football at home.

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Great start for the Jaguars volleyball team

In the opening match of the Willmar Cardinal Classic tournament this morning, the Jaguars volleyball team defeated a very good Central Minnesota Christian-Prinsburg team in straight sets. It's only the 3rd loss of the year for the Bluejays, a top team in the Camden Conference.

At about 10:00am the Jaguars squared off with Benson.

**Update: the Jaguars beat Benson in two sets (25-22, 25-18) for a 2-0 start today.

Here's the Sauk Centre Herald photo gallery from last night's win for our beloved Jaguars football team on Rockford's Homecoming night. It's got somewhere around 265 photos.

Here's some notes about Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity's football team. They lost in big upset fashion last night to an average United South Central Rebels team.

Heading into last night's game, United South Central was 1-3 with their only win coming over an 0-4 Mankato Loyolta team in Week 3. In Week 2, USC lost 40-0 to Blooming Prairie, a team that LP/HT beat in Week 3 by a 30-15 score.

LP/HT will likely win out heading into playoffs. In Week 6 they play a 1-4 St. Clair team, and their last two opponents are a combined 0-9. A 5-3 record for LP/HT will likely put them at a #4 or #5 seed. That really hinges on what Minneapolis North does the rest of the way.

That's all for the afternoon...time to head to the University of Minnesota-Morris for Homecoming!

Volleyball updates will trickle in later.

**Update: the Jaguars pounded on the Willmar Cardinals in a 25-12, 25-13 win...and they're a AAA school! Coming into the tournament, the Cardinals were 7-6 overall and 4-4 (4th) in the Central Lakes Conference.

**Update: the Jaguars split with Sauk Rapids-Rice 16-25, 25-18 but got the win on points.

Awaiting further news.

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Quite the no-call facemask infraction

Rockford's #89 has quite a grip on Austin Kollman's helmet facemask in this 3rd quarter photo.

That could have been quite a nasty injury! What kind of tackle is that?

In the end, calls or no calls, it didn't matter as the final score indicated another B-B-E football win! Woo hoo!

This marks only the sixth time in B-B-E school history that the football team has reached four-or-more wins in the regular season. The other years include 1988, 1993, 1997, 2008, 2012 and now 2013. Let me tell you, four wins is not even close to what this team's goal is for wins this season.

Here's the Sauk Centre Herald photo gallery!

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Draft Horse Field Days moved to Sunday

Hilary Brunner with his horse-drawn corn cutter.

Due to the steady morning rain, the 34th annual Northern Minnesota Draft Horse field days will be Sunday instead of today. It will be held at the Hilary Brunner farm, located about a mile north/northeast of Bayer Built as the crow flies.

Don't miss the feature article on the field days and the Hilary Brunner family in this week's Sauk Centre Herald. Brunner raised 10 children, all Belgrade high school graduates. His grandchildren include Travis, Brittany and Mackenzie Winter - all former and current stand out athletes at B-B-E.

*Youth Tackle football announcement:
Grades 5 and 6 tackle football scheduled at Paynesville is canceled today due to the wet weather and poor field conditions. No football. Please help spread the word.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Night Lights Part V: BBE rains on Rockford's Homecoming!!

Brian Goodwin making a great pass to Tommy Cebulla in the flats during the first half in Rockford. Goodwin completed 9 passes in 15 attempts.

Another win!!

The Jaguars football team shut out Class AAA Rockford Area in the 2nd half and went on to win 22-7 to wreck Rockford's ritzy, show-biz Homecoming game. They take a 4-1 record to Maple Lake next Friday.

And my Smartphone is dying...more to follow by 11:15pm from Belgrade.....okay got it charging off my laptop!

The game could not have started any better for the Jaguars, as they got an interception on the very first play of the game. Rockford had the ball for all of six seconds while running their first play from scrimmage, and James Kuefler leaped high and grabbed an interception to set up a 25-yard field for his team.

Here's the result of Rockford's first play from scrimmage tonight...James Kuefler (22) hauling in an interception.

With 11:53 left, the Jaguars ran two plays and scored from 10 yards out on a run by Tommy Cebulla. The two-point conversion pass to James Kuefler was good, and the Jaguars led 8-0 with 11:20 left in the first quarter.

"Can't touch this!" (Above) Tommy Cebulla evades a Rockford defender and carries in B-B-E's first touchdown.

The Rockets scored on a 53-yard touchdown grab with a wide open receiver up the middle on their second offensive series of the game. Beyond that they could not find the end zone against some outstanding pass and run defense by the Jaguars - especially when it mattered.

That is awfully impressive to shut out a Central Minnesota Conference team for the last 3 1/2 quarters of a game! The Jaguars recorded three quarteback sacks and were very active in the Rockets' back field all night long.

For the Jaguars, they sputtered and shot themselves in the foot enough times in the first half that they led by just an 8-7 margin at halftime. They responded like winners to start the third quarter, though, driving down field on the first series and scoring on a 2-yard run by Austin Kollman with 8:38 on the clock.

In spite of Rockford's best efforts at defending the run, Kollman finished with 154 yards on 27 carries. As a team, the Jaguars rushed for 219 yards and passed for 82 more.

Rockford Area is 2-3 overall and 2-2 in the CMC; the Jaguars are 4-1 overall and 3-1 in the CMC. Second place will be on the line next week when the Jaguars face Maple Lake. Those two are 3-1 in the CMC, one game out of first where Holdingford sits.

Here's the final touchdown of the game with 1:51 left on the clock in the 4th quarter:

More scores:

Central Minnesota Conference football scores on Sept. 27:
Maple Lake 43, Kimball Area 26
Pierz 26, Eden Valley-Watkins 6
Holdingford 41, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 12 (Huskers led just 13-12 at halftime)

Area football scores on September 27:
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 7, Morris Chokio Alberta 0

Minnewaska 34, Montevideo 6
United South Central 22, Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity 19 OT!
Minneapolis North 50, Minneapolis South 19
West Central Area 27, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 8 (Fighting Saints are 0-5)
Barnesville 57, Osakis 0 (at Osakis)
United North Central 33, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 6
Ottertail Central 21, Royalton 7
Browerville 8, New York Mills 7
Minneota 27, Dawson-Boyd 6
MACCRAY 22, Murray County Central 20
NL-S 50, Dassel-Cokato 14
Paynesville Area 52, Yellow Medicine East 19
Lac qui Parle Valley 28, Lakeview 7
Upsala/Swanville Area 41, Wadena-Deer Creek 14
Sauk Centre 27, Benson 7
BOLD 23, Melrose Area 17
Minnesota Valley Lutheran 22, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 13
Belle Plaine 35, Mayer Lutheran 31 (Mayer Lutheran is 3-2 overall)

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First half struggle

After scoring with a short field on their 1st possession, the Jaguars have failed to find the end zone a second time and hold a tiny 8-7 lead at halftime of Rockford's Homecoming game. The Jaguars have been in the red zone multiple times but were turned away.

At the half of Holdingford's Homecoming game,  the Huskers have a tiny 13-12 lead over HLWW. The Lakers passing game is causing Holdingford fits.

At the Rockford school website the game is being webcast!!!

Jaguars up 22 to 7!!!!!

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Game time!!

Let's go Jaguars!

Time to beat the Rockets!!

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Volleyball takes Rockford

The Jaguars during a game three timeout on Tuesday night at NL-S.

In their weekly Central Minnesota Conference match tonight, the Jaguars volleyball team defeated host Rockford Area 25-16. Game two went quickly in favor of the Jaguars with a 25-14 win.

Game three went back-and-forth, but the Jaguars prevailed 26-24 to head back up Highway 55 with a sweep. They led 15-14, trailed 20-18 and then pulled out the extra-points win to improve to 9-3 overall and 4-0 in the Central Minnesota Conference. All three squads (varsity, JV and C) won tonight. Rockford Area falls to 6-10 overall and 1-3 in the CMC.

Up next: the Willmar Cardinal Classic volleyball tournament, which the Jaguars have competed in every year since 1997. It's loaded with talented teams, including NL-S who wants badly to return the favor to the Jaguars...action runs from morning through the afternoon in the 7-team affair.

...and then: a very good MACCRAY team that plays in the brutally tough Camden Conference in a home match next Monday night. It is also Parents Night, a fun night to take in every season. The Wolverines are 7-4 overall and 5-3 in the Camden North Conference. Their conference losses have been to state-ranked Minneota, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton and now Renville County West as of tonight. RCW was 5-8-1 overall before tagging the Wolverines with a 3-1 loss.

Central Minnesota Conference volleyball scores on September 26:
Pierz 3, Eden Valley-Watkins 1
Maple Lake 3, Kimball Area 0
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 3, Holdingford 0

Area volleyball scores on September 26:
Minneota 3, Central MN Christian 0 (25-10, 25-21, 25-14
New London-Spicer 3, Holy Family Catholic 2 (Wildcats win game five 19-17 in Victoria!)
Albany 3, Milaca 0
Osakis 3, Eagle Valley 0
Minnewaska Area 3, Benson 2 (Lakers win game five 15-13)
Browerville 3, Royalton 1
LP-GE 3, Swanville 2
Sauk Centre 3, Paynesville Area 0
Renville County West 3, MACCRAY 2!
West Central Area 3, Upsala 2

New York Mills 3, Bertha-Hewitt 1

While volleyball has had the lime light in the past few days, I made a huge mistake by forgetting to post a score for the Jaguars girls' tennis team. They lost on Tuesday to a solid MACCRAY team 5-2. Next they travel to Annandale next Monday for a Section 5A match up with the Cardinals (4-13, 2-6 Wright County Conference).

Soon thoughts of Friday Night Lights will be on my mind, and it'll be next to impossible to focus on anything else!!!

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All kinds of success for the Class of 2018

Isaiah Gilbert bulldozes through two Osakis linebackers for a late-game carry in the 8th grade Jaguars' 22-0 win tonight on their home field.
The 8th grade volleyball Jaguars went 5-1 tonight against New London-Spicer. The 8th grade football Jaguars blanked Osakis 22-0 to improve to 4-0 on the season. They've pitched three straight shut outs since beating Eden Valley-Watkins 38-14 in the season opener.

The 7th grade Jaguars line up on offense.

Payton Van Beck shows how it's done with this incredible open-field tackle of an Osakis ball carrier tonight.

 Nice work, Jaguars!

The 7th grade volleyball Jaguars went 2-1 in their first three games against NL-S tonight. I didn't catch the rest of their scores. The 7th grade football Jaguars lost 21-0 to Osakis. They played outstanding defense through the 2nd and 3rd quarters after giving up two quick touchdowns to start the game.

**Here's the Sauk Centre Herald photo gallery link with 92 photos from football tonight:

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

(Video) More B-B-E vs. NL-S volleyball action

Action from game ONE:

I forgot to mention last night a conversation I had with the NL-S head coach, Gina Macik, who is in her 3rd season leading the Wildcats volleyball program. I mentioned that her team should do some damage in Section 6AA, but she relayed the fact that they have been moved to Section 3AA. That section includes perennial Class AA state title contender Marshall Area. Fortunately the Tigers are in the south sub-section, so at least the Wildcats have a shot at a sub-section title. If they got that far, you never know what could happen in the playoffs.

Marshall is currently 13-3 and ranked #1 on the QRF scale in Class AA. They are two-time defending state champions.

As fun as it is to beat NL-S in volleyball, I can't say such things without mentioning how I look at it as a friendly border rivalry. I know many classy fans and coaches at NL-S, including former Brooten Buccaneers stand out athlete Dan Essler. He's currently the head football coach at NL-S.

I also had a nice chat with Wildcats head girls' basketball coach Mike Dreier, who watched the last two games last night while visiting with Melrose girls' basketball coach Chris Anderson. (Anderson is the husband of B-B-E C-squad volleyball coach Kristina Anderson, also the B-B-E head girls' basketball coach.)

Coach Dreier took notice of how tall Olive is. I grinned at him and said, "She's got the makings of a good basketball player...maybe you'll be coaching against her some day?"

He's been head coach at NL-S since 1976, so that's not likely.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ruling the court! Jaguars scrub NL-S

Jamie Meyer and Becca Gruber got a monster block on this attack by NL-S senior middle hitter Olivia Setterberg in game one. It put the Jaguars up 20-14.

Full disclosure: beating the Wildcats in volleyball never gets old!!! It's tough to keep such a streak going (we've won best-of-five matches over NL-S every year since 2001)...and it is awesome every time it happens, no doubt.

After playing through four tense, action-packed games tonight at Fort Knox, New London-Spicer high school, the Jaguars volleyball team picked up a marquee win over the NL-S Wildcats. Game scores were 25-22, 17-25, 25-22, 25-23. It was a gusty, gutsy win with the Jaguars shaking off some rough play in games one, three and four.

The last time NL-S beat the Jaguars in volleyball in a best-of-five match was October 2001. The Wildcats knocked the Jaguars out in the Sub-Section 6AA-19 semifinals when they won game five 16-14 in a 3-2 marathon match.

The Jaguars got off to a great start in game one, up 5-1, before three unforced errors helped NL-S get within one, 6-5. The Wildcats went in front 8-7, and the script for the rest of the evening was written.

They got in front by a big margin in game four, 13-6, before letting the Wildcats get back into it. The match ended in splendid fashion when Kinlee Swanson swatted down an ace attack from the left side for a 25-23 win. The Jaguars are 8-3 overall, while the Wildcats fall to 10-5. These two teams will likely meet again on Saturday at the Willmar tournament.

"Let's beat those Wildcats!"
The block was flat out too late on this kill by Kinlee Swanson. The result was an 8-8 tie in game one after the Wildcats took their first lead of the night.
This was a moment to remember...the large contingent of Jaguar fans (a GREAT turnout) got all hot and bothered when the refs blew a hitting error call in game two.

Oh by the way! Hats off to members of the B-B-E football team for making the trip down Highway 71 to support their girls in what we all knew would be a tough match. They did a fantastic job cheering near the end of game four when the girls needed an extra push to seal the win.

**Video action from game three starting with the Jaguars holding a 13-8 lead.

Up next: a long road trip to Rockford Area on Thursday. The Rockets are 1-2 in the Central Minnesota Conference and 5-9 overall.

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The Jaguars are up 2 to 1 in games at NLS tonight.  Time to close the deal!!


Jr. High football splits with KMS

The 7th grade team lost a defensive struggle 12 to 6, while the 8th grade team blew away the Fighting Saints 30 to 0 tonight.

The 7th grade volleyball team won all 7 games vs. KMS in easy fashion.

Now it's varsity volleyball's turn!


Just a little bit excited for tonight

Tia Halvorson and Becca Gruber put up a block to deflect an NL-S attack during the Jaguars' 3-0 win at NL-S in 2011.

It's Border Battle time! I hope you've made plans to get to New London-Spicer high school tonight, where the Jaguars volleyball team looks to beat a very talented Wildcats team.

In their last trip to NL-S in 2011, the Jaguars were not really tested against a 1-2 Wildcats team on September 12. Just coming off a good weekend in Marshall, the Jaguars won 25-22, 25-14, 25-14 to improve to 7-2. NL-S was on their way to a 9-18-1 finish (4-6 West Central Conf. North).

Last year the Wildcats had a 7-8 record when the two teams met on September 25 on our floor. It turned into a wild, barn burner match when the Wildcats took a 2-1 lead in games to push the Jaguars to the limit. B-B-E coasted in the last two games 25-6, 15-4 to end the drama. NL-S finished 12-16 overall and 2-8 in the WCC.

This year's meeting will be an even tougher battle, as the Wildcats are 10-4 already with a 3-2 mark (3-way tie for 5th) in the very tough Wright County Conference.

They could meet again this Saturday at the Willmar Tournament. Uuf Da!

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Monday, September 23, 2013

(VIDEO) 2nd-to-last play of the first half

You'll have to fullscreen the video to get a better look...but here's James Kuefler's touchdown catch that was ruled an incomplete pass. He hauled in the ball while on the ground, but the Jaguars settled for zip.

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

B-B-E Homecoming week photos

Here's the Homecoming gallery photo, not loaded in chronological order. Coronation, Powder Puff football, Pep Fest, Pre-game activities on Friday night.

...and the volleyball match on Thursday night:

A total of 183 photos are in this album. Yet to upload: Friday night football pictures.

**And finally...the album from Friday Night Lights Part IV!  (144 photos)

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More scenes from Homecoming week at B-B-E

D-Mac interviewing linemen Alex Schumann (sitting) and Jared Steffensen on Friday night.

As stated on Saturday, Austin Kollman set a new single-game rushing record with 351 yards on 39 carries against Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted during Friday night's Homecoming game.

And the post-game interview, viewable for a limited time:

Added Sunday night...more photos!
Ms. Mortensen and Mr. Winders during a Pep Fest race.

Justin Schmitz and Ben Tensen.

Taiton Lindner during a run to the end zone at halftime, when the 5th/6th grade Youth Tackle Jaguars performed.
Homecoming royalty at halftime of the football game.

Five Jaguar fans had their school spirit in top gear as they donned cheerleading apparel and led the crowd throughout the entire second half: Kinlee Swanson, Sadie Tollefson, Mackenzie Winter, Becca Gruber, Maryy Dak.
Homecoming Queen Becca Gruber and King Austin Kollman at the end of coronation.

It sure doesn't hurt school spirit a single bit to win the Homecoming football game on Friday night!

Coming later tonight: a few random notes from the Prairie Conference girls' tennis tournament held yesterday. Plus web links to Sauk Centre Herald photo galleries from this past week after I took about half-a-gazillion photos since Tuesday morning.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Digesting numbers from last night

Senior lineman Jackson Gregory during pre-game introductions.

Trey Heinsius getting his kickoff unit ready prior to the opening kickoff.

The B-B-E Pep Band was fantastic!

As a team, the Jaguars rushed for 423 yards on 58 carries for an average of 7.29 yards per carry. Brian Goodwin went 2-of-4 through the air for 38 yards. Their 461 yards of offense is a season-high. Jordan Kollman and Brendon Loch each recovered lost HL-W-W fumbles.

Another fun fact: as of last night, the Jaguars have more than 1,000 rushing yards for the season.


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JV players Ashley Trustheim, Josie Kirckof, Haley Van Beck, Morgan Weller (with the neat fist pump), Bailey Buchholz and Danielle Jeffries during the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta win in pool play today.

The JV Jaguars volleyball team defeated Albany 25-16, 25-20 in the semifinals of the Final Four round. Way to go!

Quick notes: the the Jaguars lost a heartbreaker in a 3-set championship match to the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tigers. And at Long Prairie the Jaguars girls' tennis team finished 3rd out of 6 teams at the Prairie Conference tournament.

The JV Jaguars with their runner-up trophy.

And the C volleyball team won their last match to take 3rd place today.

Other football-related notes and stats from last night are coming later tonight.


1st in pool play

Both the JV and C-squad Jaguars took 1st in their pool play matches at the home volleyball tournament.  The JV team faces Albany for the championship, and the C team plays MA/CA.


My bad

The Jaguars had 2 turnovers while the Lakers had 4. I haven't had a chance yet to sit and digest all the numbers. I definitely was trying to block out what happened right before halftime last night.

The Jaguar turnovers were a backwards pass attempt and a lost fumble. The Lakers turnovers were an interception, 2 lost fumbles and also a backwards pass attempt.

And I found out that Kollman had 39 carries to accumulate 351 rushing yards.

And at the Volleyball tournament today, both the JV and C squad Jaguars are in the running for 1st place in pool play! They advance to the Final Four round.


More from the big Homecoming win last night

Greatest football fans in central Minnesota! So proud of them and the fantastic cheering they displayed.
The coaches and players gather at the end of the field with their 3rd straight Homecoming win.

And another great sight: Kollman battering the Lakers defense last night:
Austin Kollman runs for a big gain in the first quarter against HL-W-W.

Austin Kollman ran in both second-half touchdowns for the Jaguars football team. They earned a second-half shut out against a conference opponent for the 2nd time in a row. Now THAT was fun!

Kollman shattered Austin Kampsen's single-game rushing record that stood since October 12, 2007 when Kampsen battered the Holdingford Huskers defense to the tune of 288 rushing yards in a 29-26 win. (That night was fun too!) Kampsen had 33 carries, and he broke Jordan Weller's single-game record at the time. Weller ran for 279 yards on Homecoming night, September 30, 2005 when the Jaguars beat Kimball Area 39-26.

To read about Kampsen's record set in 2007, scroll down this Archived page to Oct. 12:

I just read that A-C-GC had a 20-0 lead in Paynesville last night before caving in the 2nd half. The Bulldogs erupted with a flurry of offense while outscoring the Falcons 24-7 in the fourth quarter. Whew! The Bulldogs led 32-20 before the Falcons got a late touchdown and PAT to get within five for the final score. Paynesville is 4-0 and will likely move up in the Class AA rankings. They won in spite of 3 lost fumbles and 1 interception while A-C-GC had no interceptions and only one lost fumble.

Which reminds me, back to the Jaguars...if memory serves me right, last night's Homecoming game had no turnovers (NOPE wrong!). It was a real smashmouth, rock 'em sock 'em type of game. HL-W-W looked nothing like they've been the last 2-3 years. They really held their blocks, and their quarterback (Joe Aalid) played a near flawless game. Luckily for Jaguar fans, our team was just plain better in the second half and didn't dig a big hole before halftime either.

Here's the National Anthem! Sung by a B-B-E choir and football team member, Kayle Benesh (Class of 2017)...

B-B-E is now 3-1 overall for only the 2nd time in school history (2-1 Central MN Conf.)...HL-W-W is 2-2 overall and 1-2 in the CMC. The last time the Jaguars won 3 of their first 4 games, it was 1988, and Dennis Weimerskirch/Julius Evenson were at the helm of the program. They finished 7-1 before playoffs, won the Prairie Lakes Conference and went 1-1 in the Section 4B playoffs. Their 8-2 final record stands to this day as the best football record ever at B-B-E.

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