FARGO -- Simon Romfo picked up the big yardage. Grant Romfo was the finisher.
Together, the twin brothers sparked the offense as Langdon-Edmore-Munich claimed a second consecutive undefeated season and a win in the North Dakota Class A state high school football championship game.
Grant Romfo scored four touchdowns as Langdon-Edmore-Munich downed Minot Bishop Ryan 42-14 in the Dakota Bowl’s A championship game Friday.
The four touchdowns matched a season-high for Grant Romfo.
“This one feels a lot better,’’ said Grant Romfo, who rushed for 60 yards and had four catches for 83 yards. “It’s a huge game. I love playing in big games.
“We got in some short-yardage situations and I was able to punch it in. Our line opened some holes.’’
Grant Romfo scored on a pair of 2-yard runs on the Cardinals’ first two possessions. “Grant did a great job of lowering his shoulders and finishing at the goal line,’’ L-E-M coach Josh Krivarchka said. “And the linemen did a great job.’’
The Cardinals expanded their lead to 28-7 at halftime as Simon Romfo had touchdown passes of 51 yards to Jackson Delvo and three yards to Sean Gette.
Simon Romfo accumulated 397 yards in total offense. The junior quarterback completed 14-of-19 passes for 244 yards and rushed 23 times for 153 yards.
“That’s a usual day for Simon,’’ Krivarchka said. “We feel he’s the best football player in our class in the state. He showed it again today.’’
For the twins, there was no bragging rights that went with either the bigger yardage or the four touchdowns. “The main goal is to win. That’s what we want,’’ Simon Romfo said.
But the Cardinals’ biggest play of the day may have been by Grant Romfo on defense.
Bishop Ryan had the opening kickoff of the second half and put together a long drive. It stalled when, on fourth-and-goal, Grant Romfo made a stop that turned the ball over on downs to the Cardinals.
“Scoring just before the half was big,’’ Simon Romfo said. “We knew they’d get the ball to start the second half. We wanted to come out and stop them right away.’’
Langdon-E-M took over possession and marched 97 yards downfield, scoring on a Grant Romfo 3-yard run with 2:56 left in the third. He finished the Cardinals’ scoring with a 37-yard pass reception from his brother in the fourth.
“That (3-yard touchdown) iced the game,’’ Krivarchka said. “The stop was the big play. That’s a big momentum swing.’’
Jaxon Feller rushed for 102 yards, including a 65-yard touchdown, and Nick Sanders was 10-of-20 passing for 126 yards and a touchdown to lead Ryan.
The Lions closed with an 11-2 record. Langdon-Edmore-Munich finished 13-0, extending its two-season winning streak to 25 games.