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Area roundup: Cardinals cruise by Eagles with 48-12 win

Photo courtesy of Greg Abel/Fairmont Sentinel New Ulm receiver Preston Holberg (4) catches a touchdown pass from quarterback Graham Glaser (not shown) in front of Fairmont defensive back James Johnson during prep football action Friday night at Mahoney Field in Fairmont.

PREP FOOTBALL

Fairmont 48, New Ulm 12

FAIRMONT — Fairmont defeated New Ulm on Friday in a South Central District football contest.

The Cardinals put the game away early when they scored 27 points in the first quarter.

New Ulm’s Graham Glaser tossed a 6-yard touchdown pass to Preston Holberg with 3:13 left in the third quarter. Ty Frederick had a 67-yard touchdown run with 9:02 left in the game for the Eagle’s second touchdown.

Frederick had 15 carries for 110 yards and one touchdown. Glaser went 6-for-14 passing for 62 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Holberg had two catches for 9 yards and one touchdown.

Osborne’s interception came in the third quarter. AJ Kauffmann got the Eagle’s other interception in the fourth quarter.

New Ulm will host Waseca on Thursday.

MVL 36, Adrian Area 15

ADRIAN — Minnesota Valley Lutheran defeated Adrian Area on Friday in a Southwest District football game.

Cole Thompson had 16 carries for 135 yards and one touchdown. He completed 8 of 13 passes also for 188 yards and three touchdowns. Kyler Flunker had three catches for 94 yards and two touchdowns. Ben Price had eight carries for 72 yards and one touchdown.

Defensively, Landon Merseth and Malachi Kohls led the Chargers in tackles.

MVL will host New Ulm Cathedral on Friday in its Homecoming game.

MCC 27, Sleepy Eye 0

SLAYTON — Murray County Central shut out Sleepy on Friday in a Southwest District football game.

The Rebels scored 21 points in the second quarter and they added 6 points in the fourth quarter. They had a total of 417 yards in offense. The Indians hurt themselves by having four turnovers to just one by MCC.

Sleepy Eye’s Mason Meyers rushed eight times for 34 yards. Arian Saenz had 13 tackles and Austin Uecker had one interception.

Sleepy Eye will host Springfield on Friday.

Cedar Mountain 22,

RRC 13

LAMBERTON — Cedar Mountain came from behind and scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to edge Red Rock Central 22-13 in a 9-man South District football game.

Cooper Freitag scored on a 1-yard run with 11:42 left in the contest. He ran the ball in for the 2-point conversion, which made it 16-13 Cedar Mountain.

Christian Belcher got an insurance touchdown for the Cougars on a 6-yard run with 3:02 left in the game. Maverick Weber tried to run for the 2-point conversion, but it was no good.

Freitag had 26 rushes for 82 yards and two touchdowns. Belcher rushed four times for 15 yards and one touchdown.

Freitag completed 21 of 29 passes for 168 yards and one interception. Belcher had 12 receptions for 102 yards. Blake Steffl had five catches for 39 yards.

Defensively, Ryan Kevelin had 7 1/2 tackles and one interception. Jason Kerkhoff added six tackles. Freitag added five tackles and one interception.

Cedar Mountain will host Renville County West on Saturday.

Springfield 40, SJA 14

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield downed St. James Area 40-14 on Friday in its homecoming game in a Southwest District football game Friday night.

Ashtin Johnson had 145 yards rushing and one touchdown. Jakob Nachreiner had 345 yards passing and five touchdowns. Carter Olson added five receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown.

Ashton Toll, Brayden Sturm, MaCoy Krick and Sam Pidde each had one touchdown reception. Toll had 13 tackles and Sturm had two interceptions.

Springfield will next travel to face Sleepy Eye on Friday.

TMB 56, Wabasso 0

TRACY — Tracy-Milroy-Balaton crushed Wabasso 56-0 on Friday in a Southwest District football game.

The Panthers scored 27 points in the first quarter and added 22 points in the second

quarter to seal the win. They added 7 points in the third quarter.

TMB had a total offense of 401 yards, while Wabasso had 51 yards.

The Rabbits’ Aydren Tietz completed 10 of 20 passes for 64 yards.

Wabasso will host Adrian Area on Friday.

PREP VOLLEYBALL

Springfield 3, RRC 0

LAMBERTON– Springfield swept Red Rock Central 25-22, 25-21, 25-18 on Friday in a nonconference volleyball match.

Jaeli Richert led the Tigers with 27 set assists. Maddy Digmann had 12 digs, Brooklyn Sturm added nine kills with 10 digs and Jasmine Peterson-Novotny had six kills. Bree Rasmussen went 23-for-23 serving with seven aces and four digs.

PREP TENNIS

Sibley East 7, New Ulm 0

ARLINGTON — Sibley East defeated New Ulm 7-0 on Friday in a girls tennis match.

New Ulm is at Worthington for the team section prelims at 4 p.m. on Monday.

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