AREA FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Roseau knocks off rival Warroad
Roseau scored 21 unanswered points on the way to beating rival Warroad 21-6 to win the Wooden Nickel traveling trophy in Roseau, Minn.
With 7:13 remaining in the second quarter, Warroad got on the board first when Logan Wallace connected with Jason Cole for a 62-yard touchdown pass.
The Rams answered twice before half time, the first on a 26-yard Alec Valenzuela run with 4:05 to go before the half. Three minutes later, Valenzuela scored again on a 55 yard run.
Casey Warner sealed the win for Roseau on a 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth.
Valenzuela finished with 159 yards on 18 carries.
The Warriors were led by Cole, who finished with two receptions for 67 yards.
“We concentrated on (blocking) this week,” said Roseau coach George Ziegler. “The offensive line coaches worked with the kids on keeping their feet moving and it paid off tonight.”
When asked about how his young team performed in their season opener, coach Ziegler was pleased with the effort.
“It was what we were hoping for,” he said. “We didn’t know what to expect with the inexperience of our offensive line. We were hoping they would do the job up front and they did.”
With the success on the ground, Roseau kept Warroad’s offense off the field and capitalized on turnovers for a Week 1 victory.
Up next for Roseau, the Rams play host to Detroit Lakes next Friday, while Warroad heads home to take on Frazee.
Red Lake County 28, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 12: Alex Erickson scored three rushing touchdowns to lead RLC to a win over W-H-A on Friday.
Erickson, who scored from 45, seven, and four yards out, finished the night with 187 yards on 20 carries. W-H-A was led by Beau Bergmann, who finished with 141 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns.
Rugby 42, Larimore 28: Brad Heidlebaugh threw for 171 yards and touchdown in addition to rushing for 115 more with a pair of touchdowns in Rugby’s 42-28 win over Larimore on Friday.
Zach Miller led all receivers with 99 yards and a touchdown for Rugby. Seth Smith led Larimore with 70 yards on 14 carries.
Red Lake County 28, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 12: Red Lake County’s Alex Erickson rushed for 187 yards on 20 attempts as Red Lake County beat Walker-Hackensack-Akeley.
Erickson scored on runs from 45, 7 and 4 yards.
Walker-H-A’s Beau Bergmann finished with 141 yards on 15 carries.
Langdon-Munich 14, Turtle Mountain 6: Langdon-Munich’s two touchdowns in the second quarter sealed a win over visiting Turtle Mountain.
Chase Rode started the scoring with a 14-yard interception return, then Justin Kruck scored on a 44-yard pass from Jacob Delvo.
Williston 28, Devils Lake 21: Williston’s Boston Horob scored a fourth-quarter touchdown to lift Williston over visiting Devils Lake.
Jordan Swanson caught a 49-yard pass from Jacob Mertens to open the scoring for Devils Lake, while Sean Olson scored on a 60-yard kickoff return and Brady Davidson scored on a 5-yard run.
Hillsboro-Central Valley 40, May-Port-CG 19: Hillsboro-Central Valley scored 32 points in the first half en route to a win over Mayville-Portland-Clifford-Galesburg.