West Central Area-Ashby continues to separate itself in the Section 6-2A football field after a 40-0 win over Staples-Motley (0-2) on Friday night.
The Knights put up 587 yards of total offense on 65 plays, including 469 yards on the ground. Junior Anthony Sykora had a big day with 287 yards on 22 carries with two touchdowns. Jaden Norby had 120 yards on 18 carries with a pair of scores.
Cole Anderson threw the majority of passes for the Knights. He completed three passes on eight throws for 96 yards with a touchdown. Tate Christensen was the leading pass-catcher with two receptions for 57 yards and a touchdown.
The Knights and Wadena-Deer Creek (2-0) are the last undefeated teams in Section 6-2A, with Osakis yet to play a game yet due to a pause in its season related to a COVID-19 case. WCA-A takes on Breckenridge (2-0) at home on Oct. 23 with a 7 p.m. kickoff.
WCA-A 0 8 12 20 - 40
STAPLES-MOTLEY- 0 0 0 0 - 0
WCA-A OFFENSE- PASSING- Cole Anderson 3 completions, 8 attempts, 96 yards, 1 touchdown; Evan Paulson 1 completion, 1 attempt, 22 yards; RUSHING- Anthony Sykora 22 carries, 287 yards, 2 touchdowns; Jaden Norby 18 carries, 120 yards, 2 touchdowns; Nate Kisgen 4 carries, 26 yards; Jordan Lohse 6 carries, 25 yards; Connor Nadgwick 2 carries, 7 yards, 1 touchdown; Evan Paulson 1 carry, 6 yards; RECEIVING- Tate Christenson 2 catches, 56 yards, 1 touchdown; Jordan lohse 1 catch, 32 yards; Mattson Hoff 1 catch, 22 yards; Sykora 1 catch, 7 yards
Lakers fall to Rockford
The Rockford Rockets (2-0) got the best of the Minnewaska football team on Friday night. The Lakers fell to 0-2 on the season after losing 20-6 on their home turf.
Rocket’s quarterback Sam Zilmer threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Wes Overton early in the second quarter to take a 6-0 lead. Connor Schreckenghaust followed it up with a four-yard touchdown run before he punched in the two-point conversion.
Minnewaska made it a one-score game when Darion Alexander completed a touchdown pass to Peyton Johnsrud for 21 yards. However, Schreckenghaust’s second touchdown run of the game in the fourth quarter put the game on ice.
Zilmer finished with seven completions for 108 yards. Alexander was 12-for-27 for 136 yards and a touchdown. Tyson Meyer had 17 carries for 65 yards on the night.
Despite forcing four turnovers, Minnewaska had a hard time establishing anything on offense. The Lakers had a total of 242 yards but were 6-for-15 on third downs. Minnewaska was also 0-for-4 on fourth downs. Aaron Ver Steeg picked off two passes on defense.
Minnewaska will go for its first win of the season Friday in Montevideo.
ROCKFORD 0 14 0 6 - 20
MINNEWASKA 0 6 0 0 - 6
SCORING- SECOND QUARTER- Rockford- Sam Zilmer 49-yard touchdown pass to Wes Overton. Caleb Richard PAT no good; Rockford- Connor Schreckenghaust 7-yard TD run, Schreckenghaust two-point run good; Minnewaska Darion Alexander 24-yard touchdown pass to Peyton Johnsrud. Alexander’s two-point pass no good; Rockford- Schreckenghaust 4-yard TD run, PAT no good;
TEAM TOTALS- Minnewaska- 13 first downs, 104 rushing yards, 138 passing yards, 68 total plays, 242 yards total offense, 3 fumbles lost, 7 penalties for 62 yards, 1 sack, 6-15 third downs, 0-4 fourth downs; Rockford- 9 first downs, 87 rushing yards, 105 passing yards, 47 total plays, 192 yards total offense, 2 fumbles lost, 5 penalties for 35 yards, 3-11 third downs, 0-1 fourth downs;
MINNEWASKA- PASSING- Darion Alexander 12 completions, 27 attempts, 138 yards, 1 TD; RUSHING- Alexander- 11 carries, -5 yards, 2 fumbles; Tyson Meyer 17 carries, 65 yards; Aaron Ver Steeg 7 carries, 29 yards; Max Reichmann 5 carries, 15 yards; RECEIVING- Peyton Johnsrud 2 catches, 53 yards, 1 TD, 1 fumble; Ver Steeg 5 catches, 55 yards; Damon Uhde1 catch, 4 yards; Meyer 2 catches, 12 yards