Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Friday Night Lights VIII: Warriors rack up 50 points

The B-B-E Jaguars football team suffered a 50-6 loss in the final regular season game. The Jaguars were facing the No. 3-ranked BOLD Warriors at Olivia. At halftime, BOLD held a 35-0 lead, with two first-half lost fumbles hurting the cause. B-B-E totaled just shy of 100 total yards of offense with 60 rushing yards and 37 passing yards. They had four first downs in the game compared to 11 by BOLD.

The Warriors are 7-1 going into the Section 5A playoffs, where they are looking at earning a No. 2 seed. The top four teams in Section 5A had a combined 26-3 record going into tonight's games.

B-B-E takes a 5-3 record into the Section 4A playoffs. They earned a huge achievement with the 5-3 mark by taking fourth place in the 10-team MidState, Sub-District III standings. The odds are high that the Jaguars will have a No. 2 seed in the seven-team section. **Spread the word! The first playoff game will be on Tuesday, October 26 at the B-B-E high school. I don't have a kickoff time.

Breaking news: the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder have earned their first win of the season. LP-GE defeated visiting Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 12-8 to move to 1-7 overall heading into the Section 4A playoffs. It is possible that LP-GE will be a No. 6 seed.

In another mind-blowing score, the Benson Braves lost 42-6 at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City tonight to take a 3-5 record into the playoffs. They are likely the No. 4 seed in Section 4A and would then host K-M-S in the quarterfinals. The Falcons (3-5) snapped a three-game losing streak with the big win to gain some momentum going into the Section 5AA playoffs. *Note: Benson played without Thomas Dineen; they were out-rushed by a 344-to-49 yard margin.

At Upsala tonight, state-ranked Kimball Area won 52-0 to cap an 8-0 regular season as the MidState, Sub-District III champions. U/SA takes a 6-2 record into the Section 4A playoffs, where they will be the No. 1 seed.

Area Week 8 football scores on October 20:
Ortonville 60, Rothsay 20
West Central Area/Ashby 32, Underwood 6 (WCA/A takes a 7-1 record into the Section 6AA playoffs, where they'll be the No. 2 seed behind Osakis)
Verndale 26, Brandon-Evansville 20
Alexandria 35, St. Cloud Tech 6
Melrose Area 40, Holdingford 22
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 32, Sauk Centre 7
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 48, Sebeka 28
Ottertail Central 28, Parkers Prairie 0
Becker 17, Willmar 0
Royalton 16, Pierz 0 (a marquee win for the Royals)
Osakis 26, Pillager 0
Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 33, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 14
Dassel-Cokato 41, New London-Spicer 7
Albany 40, Zimmerman 8
Minneota 29, Dawson-Boyd 6
Eden Valley-Watkins 34, Minnewaska Area 6
Paynesville Area 28, Montevideo 12 (Bulldogs rack up 380 rushing yards and 131 passing yards; they take a 6-2 record into the Section 5AA playoffs; Thunderhawks tally 433 rushing yards in the loss)
Russel-Tyler-Ruthton 25, Lac qui Parle Valley 0
MACCRAY 18, Yellow Medicine East 6 (Wolverines get their first win of the season in a border battle of winless teams at Maynard, where the Wolverings out-gained the Sting by a 173-to-172 yard margin; MACCRAY had four interceptions; after trailing 6-0 after the first quarter, MACCRAY scored all of their 18 points in the second quarter; MACCRAY snapped a 15-game losing streak with the win)
Renville County West 27, Sleepy Eye St. Mary's 16 (RCW hands SESM their first loss of the year at the Danube football stadium and move to 5-3 overall; SESM had 199 passing yards but four interceptions plus one lost fumble; RCW won the game thanks in large part to a fumble recovery in the end zone for a touchdown plus a 75-yard interception return for a touchdown; RCW will be a No. 3 seed in the Section 2, nine-man standings, while SESM will be a No. 2 seed behind top-seeded and undefeated Hancock)
Polk County West 28, New York Mills 14