SHERBURN — The Class 1A, No. 9-ranked Martin County West Mavericks soccer group used a stifling defensive effort and a late interception to win its Homecoming sport in opposition to the Murray County Central Rebels, 6-0, on Friday evening in Sherburn.
The Mavericks maintained their unblemished seasonal report — 6-0 — with the shutout. The Rebels introduced a 4-1 report into the competition.
“Resiliency,” Martin County West head coach Tom Elliott mentioned. “We had been in a position to preserve them off the board. They’re an excellent soccer group. Our protection was strong tonight.
“We made some uncharacteristic errors with turnovers and penalties, however had been in a position to overcome them.”
Martin County West defensive again Zach Anderson got here up with the most important defensive play of the sport, intercepting an Abram Paulzine move with solely 3:15 left within the fourth quarter.
The Rebels had one last possession, however Paulzine’s move was completely defended by the 6-foot-6 Anderson, who used each inch of his top to leap up and intercept the move.
The Mavericks had been in a position to run out the clock after Anderson ran two performs on the offensive facet of the ball, gaining a primary all the way down to seal the deal.
The Rebels had two second-half drives deep into the Mavericks’ territory, however got here away with no factors after turning the ball over on downs each instances.
The primary of the 2 drives ended on the Mavericks’ 26-yard line and the second ended on the Mavericks’ 7-yard line.
Martin County West linebacker Wyatt Williamson had a quarterback sack to go together with eight tackles. Max Olson had a team-leading 10 tackles and Anderson got here up with the interception.
Anderson was the Mavericks’ main floor gainer offensively, dashing for 53 yards on 9 carries and finishing 5 of seven passes for 75 yards with one landing and one interception.
His 15-yard landing move to Carver Rohman got here on fourth-and-goal with only one:12 left earlier than halftime. Wyatt Williamson’s extra-point try was partially blocked, maintaining the rating at 6-0.
It could turn into the lone rating of the sport as each defenses had been stout.
Martin County West used three completely different working backs — Joseph Forsberg, Rylan Cutler and Rohman. Cutler led the group in dashing with 31 yards on eight carries, plus caught one display move for 14 yards.
Williamson had a team-leading 46 yards receiving on three catches.
Ross Engelkes had a team-leading 49 dashing yards on 13 carries for the Rebels. Paulzine rushed for 47 yards on 15 makes an attempt and accomplished 7 of 17 passes for 58 yards.
Martin County West travels to Springfield at 7 p.m. Thursday evening, whereas Murray County Central (4-2) hosts Minnesota Valley Lutheran on Thursday.
MCC 0 0 0 0–0
MCW 0 6 0 0–6
MCW–Zach Anderson 15 move to Carver Rohman (additional level failed), 1:12.
Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman 44, Madelia 0 — The trio of Kaiden, Kayden and Braeden mixed for all six of the Jaguars’ touchdowns to spearhead a 44-point rout over the Blackhawks on Thursday evening in Madelia.
Quarterback Kaiden Musser and working again Kayden Loeschen every eclipsed the 100-yard dashing mark to account for 5 scores on the bottom. Loeschen topped the working assault by producing 133 yards with two TDs on 11 totes, whereas Musser produced a game-best three TDs and 119 yards on 14 carries.
Musser additionally threw for 71 yards, together with a 29-yard scoring strike to Braeden Shell. Shell topped the Jaguars’ receiving effort by garnering three catches for 50 yards, whereas Matthew Steuber chipped in two receptions for 18 yards.
Loeschen additionally paced the Jaguars’ defensive efficiency by making a dozen tackles, together with 5 for a lack of yardage, whereas Peyton Franzen provided seven stops, together with two quarterback sacks.
Jackson Madsen made six tackles, Musser contributed 4 1/2 stops, whereas Shell and Carter Brudelie collected one interception apiece for the purple-and-black assault that restricted Madelia to 121 complete yards of offense.
Musser opened the sport’s scoring with an 11-yard run earlier than connecting with Shell from 29 yards out. Musser then accomplished a 2-point conversion move to Madsen for a 14-0 lead with 32 seconds remaining within the first quarter.
Loeschen triggered the second-quarter scoring by crossing the objective line from 6 yards out earlier than Musser reeled off a 37-yard dash for six extra factors. Franzen then caught Musser’s 2-point move for a 28-0 halftime lead.
Loeschen broke free for a 70-yard TD run earlier than Musser transformed the 2-point run en path to a 36-0 lead with 34 seconds remaining within the third quarter.
Musser added a 30-yard scoring run on the 5:38 juncture within the fourth body earlier than Loeschen ran for the 2-pointer to cap the purpose manufacturing.
Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman (5-1) travels to Edgerton subsequent Friday evening.
GHECT 14 14 8 8 — 44
Madelia 0 0 0 0 — 0
GHECT–Kaiden Musser 11 run (run failed), 6:34.
GHECT–Braeden Shell 29 move from Kaiden Musser (Jackson Madsen move from Kaiden Musser), 0:32.
GHECT–Kayden Loeschen 6 run (run failed), 8:08.
GHECT–Kaiden Musser 37 run (Peyton Franzen move from Kaiden Musser), 3:32.
GHECT–Kayden Loeschen 70 run (Kaiden Musser run), 0:34.
GHECT–Kaiden Musser 30 run (Kayden Loeschen run), 5:38.