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Roundup: Brandon-Evansville, West Central Area-Ashby light up the scoreboard in Friday night wins

The Chargers put up nearly 400 yards of total offense at Ortonville, while the Knights almost reached 500 yards of offense in running past Crookston.

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Titus Fuller

It was an offensive shootout in Ortonville (2-3) on Friday night, and Brandon-Evansville (2-3) ended up on the right side of the final score in a 52-32 game.

The Trojans led 18-8 after the first quarter, but the Chargers put up 24-second quarter points on touchdown runs of 3, 16 and 14 yards for senior quarterback Titus Fuller. Brandon-Evansville put up 389 yards of total offense, while Ortonville lost despite 409 yards of offense.

“A wild first half of football, that's for sure,” B-E head coach Tim Pattrin said. “We did not execute the defensive game plan well and we need to do our jobs to function as a unit. Offensively, we did a nice job all night. Our line blocked well and our backs ran hard and were tough to tackle. We now get a home game for the first time in over a month, so we are excited to get back to our field for homecoming."

Fuller had a nice game all around as he passed for 107 yards on 9-of-10 passing and also ran for 107 yards and four touchdowns on 14 carries. Senior Tyler Bitzan led the ground game with 148 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. Ryland Yeats also had a 74-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Sophomore Logan Haburn led the defense with 10 total tackles. John Roers added nine tackles, and Bitzan was all over in the Trojans’ backfield with three tackles for a loss.

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The Chargers host Rothsay (0-5) on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. for homecoming in Brandon.

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE 8 24 12 8 - 52

ORTONVILLE 18 14 0 0 - 32

TOTALS - B-E - Offense - 51-389; Penalties - 3-30; Turnovers - 0; First downs - 22; Time of possession - 17:45; Ortonville - Offense - 50-409; Penalties - 3-30; Turnovers - 2; First downs - 17; Time of possession - 28:00

B-E OFFENSE - Passing - Titus Fuller - 9-10, 107 yards; Rushing - Tyler Bitzan - 23-148, 2 TD; Fuller - 14-107, 4 TD; Ryland Yeats - 3-27; Receiving - Carter White - 2-49; Bitzan - 3-21; Dezmond White - 2-16; John Roers - 1-13; Philip Simonson - 1-8

KICKOFF RETURN - Rylan Yeats - 3-122, TD

B-E DEFENSE - Logan Haburn - 10 tackles, 0.5 TFL; John Roers - 9 tackles, 0.5 TFL; Tyler Bitzan - 7.5 tackles, 3 TFL; Titus Fuller - 4 tackles, 0.5 TFL; Sully Wales - 2.5 tackles, 1.5 TFL; Aaron Gillespie - 2 tackles, 0.5 TFL; Dezmond White - 1.5 tackles, 0.5 sack, 1 TFL; Carter White - 1.5 tackles; Dustin Gillespie - 1.5 tackles; Will Englund - 1 tackle, 0.5 TFL; Ben Seifert - 1 tackle, 0.5 TFL; Ethan Allen - 0.5 tackle, 0.5 sack

Knights keep perfect record alive

West Central Area-Ashby had no problem moving to 5-0 on Friday night as the Knights beat Crookston 45-6.

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It was 45-0 before the Pirates scored their only touchdown on an 84-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter from Ethan Boll. WCA-Ashby also had a special teams touchdown when Torin Olson returned a punt 44 yards in the second quarter.

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Anthony Sykora

Anthony Sykora had a huge game for the Knights. He ran for 182 yards and two touchdowns, while also passing for a 75-yard touchdown to Cole Anderson.

Evan Paulson threw for 167 yards and a touchdown, as well. Anderson caught four balls for 128 yards, and Mattson Hoff had two catches for 48 yards and a touchdown. Hoff also had a rushing touchdown, while Hunter Norby added a touchdown on the ground.

The Knights have a couple of big tests over the next two weeks. They are at Breckenridge on Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. to face the 4-1 Cowboys before going to Osakis (5-0) on Oct. 15 for a 7 p.m. kickoff in a game that could easily decide the district title and top seed in the Section 6AA field.

CROOKSTON 0 0 0 6 - 6

WCA-ASHBY 12 12 14 7 - 45

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TOTALS - WCA-ASHBY - Offense - 59-481; Turnovers - 1; Penalties - 7-45; First downs - 23; Crookston - Offense - 39-122; Turnovers - 3; First downs - 6; Penalties - 7-50

WCA-ASHBY OFFENSE - Passing - Evan Paulson - 167 yards, TD; Anthony Sykora - 75 yards, TD; Rushing - Sykora - 18-182, 2 TD; Mattson Hoff - 9-37, TD; Hunter Norby - 5-21, TD; Rubens Swanson - 1-17; Brady Lindquist - 2-5; Cash Nelson - 1-4; Carson Spangler - 1-0; Sam Hanson - 1-(-5); Evan Paulson - 2-(-6); Receiving - Cole Anderson - 4-128, TD; Mattson Hoff - 2-48, TD; Torin Olson - 1-40; Sykora - 2-26; Norby - 1-0

WCA-ASHBY DEFENSE - Carson Spangler - 5.5 tackles, INT, 1 TFL; Hoff - 5 tackles, 2 TFL; Norby - 5 tackles, 1 TFL; Sam Heeter - 2.5 tackles, 1 TFL; Nas Dotts - 2.5 tackles; Swanson - 1.5 tackles; Tyler Stone - 1.5 tackles; Sykora - 1 tackle; Brady Lindquist - 1 tackle; Bea Robinson - 1 tackle; Olson - 0.5 tackle

PUNT RETURN - Torin Olson - 1-44, TD

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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