Fairmont hands New Ulm a tough loss

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello New Ulm’s Connor Foley (35) tries to get away from several Fairmont defenders after making a catch in the second quarter Wednesday at New Ulm High School. For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com

NEW ULM — When Hunter Ranweiler hooked up with Braden Zimmerman for a 46-yard touchdown at the 4:08 mark of the first quarter, it brought the New Ulm Eagles even with Fairmont at 7-7.

That was the last time the score was even.

Fairmont rattled of 35 straight points as the Cardinals cruised to a 42-7 win over the Eagles Wednesday night in a South Central District — Red Subdistrict game.

Nathan Kallenbach passed for three touchdowns of 5, 8 and 34 yards. He also added a running touchdown of 7 yards.

“Fairmont is one of the better AAA teams in the state,” New Ulm head coach Corey Kneeshaw said. “They did what they needed to do tonight — they did the things right and we didn’t.”

Zimmerman’s score off-set a Kallenbach 7-yard run.

But in the second quarter, Fairmont took control, scoring 21 points for a 28-7 halftime lead.

Wyatt Quiring latched onto a 5-yard touchdown pass from Kallenbach. Fairmont followed that touchdown up with two touchdowns coming off two interceptions

The combo of Kallenbach to Quiring teamed up for a 5-yard score two plays after the turnover. Brady Allen picked off a tipped pass for another turnover that led to a Kallenbach to Sam Schweiger 34-yard score at the 7:20 mark.

Jordan Wolter and Garrett Meyer scored third-quarter touchdowns.

One highlight for New Ulm came in the second quarter when Connor Foley caught a 30-yard pass from Ranweiler to surpass 1,000 yards receiving for the season.


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