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Springfield wins wild game with Cathedral

Staff photo by Jeremy Behnke New Ulm Cathedral’s Eric Furth carries the ball against Springfield in Friday night’s game at Johnson Park.

NEW ULM — Brendan Buerkle threw for four touchdowns and ran for another as Springfield downed New Ulm Cathedral 50-33 Saturday night in a Southwest District game.

Sam Knowles threw for three touchdowns and added a running score for the Greyhounds.

The Tigers jumped to a 16-7 lead after one quarter that saw an 84-yard touchdown pass from Buerkle to Sam Pidde.

Cathedral pulled to within 30-21 at halftime on a touchdown pass from Knowles to Sam Blomberg, Knowles and Blomberg would combine again in the fourth quarter.

The Tigers outscored Cathedral 14-0 in the third quarter on touchdown passes from Buerkle to Carter Olson of 5 yards and a 16-yard scoring pass to Tate Mathiowetz.

Cathedral scored twice in the third quarter on touchdown passes from Knowles to Jevan Wilfahrt and Blomberg.

The Tigers used a 24-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown from Carter Olson to ice the game.

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