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Red Lake County beats Polk County West on late touchdown

RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. -- Red Lake Falls trailed by a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. The Rebels hadn't scored since the second quarter. But they came up with a big drive when they needed it most. Zak Kennett scored on a 4-yard touchdown run...

RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. -- Red Lake Falls trailed by a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

The Rebels hadn’t scored since the second quarter.

But they came up with a big drive when they needed it most.

Zak Kennett scored on a 4-yard touchdown run with just 1 minute, 8 seconds left in the game to lift Red Lake County to a 14-13 win over Polk County West on Friday night.

Kennett’s run capped a 50-yard drive in 2:33 to lift the Rebels to the win.

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Red Lake County had to convert a fourth-down-and-4 from the 17 yard line on the drive. Quarterback Derek Peterson hit Zach Benson on a 13-yard connection to pick up the first down and put the Rebels in scoring position.

Then, Kennett ran it in.

Kennett had two scores on the day. He also scored on a 4-yard run in the second quarter.

Polk County West quarterback Sam Modeen threw two touchdown passes. He hit John Fontaine on a 30-yard connection and Trea Byklum on an 8-yard strike in the second quarter to give the Thunder a lead.

That lead lasted until late in the fourth quarter.

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