Osakis football: Mainstreeters end Silverstreaks' seasonSauk Centre handed Osakis a 56-29 playoff loss
Sauk Centre ramped up its defense to blow open a 21-21 halftime tie and hand Osakis its third straight loss of the year, ending the Silverstreak’s season with a 56-29 loss in Section 6AA playoff action Tuesday night.
The loss was the third straight for the Silverstreaks, who ended their season with a 6-3 overall mark.
The Mainstreeters opened scoring on a 25-yard run by Roosevelt Austin, but Brian Thorstad responded for Osakis with a 3-yard scoring run of his own to tie the game before Austin gave Sauk Centre a 15-7 first quarter lead.
Osakis turned things around in the second quarter, outscoring the Mainstreeters 14-6 on touchdown runs by Drew Fearing and Marty Walsh to leave the score tied at the half.
It was in the second half that Sauk Centre exploded offensively, scoring four unanswered touchdowns to surge to a 49-21 lead, shutting down the Silverstreaks and not allowing them to score until less than five minutes remained in the final quarter.
SAUK CENTRE 15 6 21 14 —56
OSAKIS 7 14 0 8 —29
SC – Roosevelt Austin 25-yd run. Thomas Schwinghammer kick.
OSA – Brian Thorstad 3-yd run. Jeppe Kyvsgaard kick.
SC – Austin 1-yd run. Terrence Ellis pass from Michael Knoblauch.
SC – Austin 63-yd run. Kick failed.
OSA – Drew Fearing 10-yd run. Kyvsgaard kick.
OSA – Marty Walsh 56-yd run. Kyvsgaard kick.
SC – Austin 5-yd run. Schwinghammer kick.
SC – Michael Knoblauch 34-yd run. Schwinghammer kick.
SC – Knoblauch 2-yd run. Schwinghammer kick.
SC – Derek Holm 45-yd pass from Patrick Knoblauch. Schwinghammer kick.
OSA – Mitch Herzog 5-yd run. Kyle Swenstad pass from Cody Rupert.
SC – Cody Bartkowicz 15-yd run. Schwinghammer kick.
OSAKIS STATISTICS (unofficial)
RUSHING – Marty Walsh 8-92, Brian Thorstad 23-89, Mitch Herzog 15-72, Hunter Johnson 3-19, Drew Fearing 3-18. PASSING – Cody Rupert 2-5-1-23. RECEIVING – Fearing 1-8, Walsh 1-25.
SECTION 6AA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
1. Pierz, 2. Osakis, 3. Breckenridge, 4. Upsala/Swanville, 5. Holdingford, 6. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, 7. Sauk Centre, 8. Wadena-Deer Creek.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 6 P.M. AT HIGH SEED
Pierz 47, Wadena-Deer Creek 7
Holdingford 28, Upsala/Swanville 0
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 15, Breckenridge 14
Sauk Centre 56, Osakis 29
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 6 P.M. AT HIGH SEED
Pierz vs. Holdingford
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle vs. Sauk Centre
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, FARGODOME
5:30 p.m. – Semifinal winners