Southeast Minnesota High School Football Week 8 Scores and Highlights
The regular season has wrapped up and the section playoffs kickoff next Tuesday across the state of Minnesota. As many teams were looking to make their final adjustments before the postseason, there were several great games that had effects on seeding.
Check out area scores and highlights for Week 8 of the High School Football season.
#5 Spring Grove Upends #2 Lanesboro 28-6
The Spring Grove Lions were able to hold a tough Lanesboro offense to just six points en route to a 28-6 win to close out the regular season 8-0 and Nine-Man Southeast District Champions. The Burros fell to 7-1 on the season with the loss. Spring Grove will be the #1 seed in the Section 1 9-Man Bracket and host #8 Houston. Lanesboro will be the #2 seed and will host #7 Southland.
#3 Fillmore Central Tops Cotter 69-21
The Falcons put up 42 points in the first quarter en route to the win over Cotter. Fillmore Central ran for 388 yards and 8 touchdowns in the win as they moved to 8-0 on the season. Cotter fell to 1-7 with the loss. The Falcons will have the #1 seed in the Section 1A Playoffs and host #8 Wabasha-Kellogg. Cotter is the #7 seed in the Section 1AA playoffs and will travel to Caledonia to battle the #2 seeded Warriors.
Kingsland Beats Grand Meadow 68-32
The Kingsland Knights running game was firing on all cylinders Wednesday night in a win over a tough Grand Meadow Superlarks team. Beau Wiersma was fantastic again with 211 yards on the ground and 4 touchdowns in the win. The Knights moved to 4-4 on the season while Grand Meadow fell to 5-3. Grand Meadow is the #4 seed in the Section 1 9-Man playoffs and will host #5 seed Lyle-Pacelli. Kingsland is the #7 seed in the Section 1A playoffs and will travel to battle the #2 seed BA on Tuesday night.
#5 Cannon Falls Tops #5 Caledonia 38-20
The Cannon Falls Bombers, ranked #5 in Class AAA, topped the #5 ranked in Class AA Caledonia Warriors Wednesday night. The win moved Cannon Falls to 7-1 on the season, while the Warriors fell to 6-2. The Bombers used their strong run game to upend the Warriors. Cannon Falls looks to be the #2 seed in the Section 1AAA playoffs and will host #7 Pine Island. Caledonia will be the #2 seed in the Section 1AA playoffs and take on #7 Cotter.
#1 Chatfield Beats Goodhue 28-20
The Goodhue Wildcats held a lead at the half, but the Gophers were able to find their stride and get the 28-20 win to wrap up the regular season. Chatfield is now 8-0 on the season and will be the #1 seed in the Section 1AA playoffs. They will host #8 Lewiston-Altura. Goodhue fell to 4-4 and will be the #5 seed in the Section 1AA playoffs. They will travel to battle #4 seed Dover-Eyota.
Bethlehem Academy Takes Down Rushford-Peterson 20-13
Faribault BA was able to take an early lead and hold off Rushford-Peterson to secure a big 20-13 win over the Trojans Wednesday night. Bethlehem Academy and Rushford-Peterson finished with 6-2 records. The Cardinals are the #2 seed in the Section 1A playoffs and will host #7 Kingsland Tuesday night. Rushford-Peterson is the #3 seed and will host #6 Hayfield.
Hayfield Beats Randolph 20-14
Hayfield ended the regular season on a high note taking down a tough Randolph team 20-14. Hayfield finished the regular season 3-5 and is the #6 seed in the Section 1A playoffs. They will play at #2 Rushford-Peterson Tuesday night. Randolph is the #4 seed and will host #5 Kenyon-Wanamingo Tuesday night.
St. Charles Beats Lewiston-Altura 28-12
Playing for 'The Hammer' the St. Charles Saints were able to hold off the Lewiston-Altura Cardinals 28-12 to get the win. We had the game broadcast on 103.1 KFIL. The Saints moved to 2-6 on the season while Lewiston-Altura fell to 0-8. The Saints are the #6 seed in the Section 1AA playoffs and will travel to Triton to take on the #3 seed Cobras. Lewiston-Altura is the #8 seed and will travel to Chatfield to battle the #1 Gophers.
#4 Rochester Lourdes Tops Lake City 35-14
The Rochester Lourdes Eagles won their final seven games of the season to finish with a 7-1 record. The Eagles defense was able to hold Lake City to just 14 points in the win. Lourdes is the #1 seed in the Section 1AAA playoffs and will have a bye in the first round. Lake City fell to 3-5 and is the #5 seed in the Section 1AAA playoffs. They will head to Plainview-Elgin-Millville to battle the #4 seed Bulldogs.
Houston Beats GHECT 20-16
The Houston Hurricanes were able to go on the road and pick up a win over GHECT Wednesday night. Houston is 1-7 on the season while GHECT fell to 5-3 on the season. The Hurricanes are the #8 seed in the Section 1 9-Man playoffs and will travel to #1 Spring Grove to battle the Lions on Tuesday.
#7 Rochester Mayo Tops Byron 38-12
Rochester Mayo was able to overcome six turnovers in a 38-12 win Wednesday night. The Spartans moved to 7-1 on the season with the win, while Byron fell to 5-3 on the season. Mayo is the #1 seed in the Section 1AAAAA playoffs and will have a bye in the first round. Byron will be the #4 seed in the Section 1AAA playoffs and will host the #5 seed Red Wing Tuesday night.
#1 Stewartville Beats Rochester John Marshall 54-0
The Tigers are rolling. Stewartville capped its regular season with another shutout, their 4th of the season. Stewartville is ranked #1 in Class AAAA and will be the #1 seed in the Section 1AAAA playoffs and has a bye in the first round. Rochester John Marshall fell to 0-8 on the season and is the #6 seed in the Section 1AAAAA playoffs. They will take on #3 Northfield.
Kasson-Mantorville Comes From Behind To Beat Owatonna 28-21
Owatonna held on to a 21-14 going into the 4th quarter, but Kasson-Mantorville's Broc Barwald was able to score his 3rd and 4th touchdowns of the game in the 4th quarter to give the Komets the lead. Owatonna had an opportunity to score late in the 4th, but they just missed on a pass to the endzone on a 4th down play that secured the win for Kasson-Mantorville. The Komets moved to 6-2 on the season with the win and will be the #2 seed in the Section 1AAAA playoffs. Owatonna fell to 4-4 on the season with the loss. They are the #2 seed in the Section 1AAAAA playoffs and will play the winner of #6 Rochester John Marshall and #3 Northfield.
Mabel-Canton Holds Off Southland 22-16
The Mabel-Canton Cougars were able to get the win over Southland 22-16 Wednesday night. The Cougars moved to 6-2 on the season with the win, while Southland fell to 1-7 with the loss. The Rebels are the #7 seed in the Section 1 9-Man playoffs and will travel to Lanesboro to take on the #2 Burros. The Cougars are the #3 seed and will host #6 LeRoy-Ostrander on Tuesday.
Lyle/Pacelli Tops LeRoy-Ostrander 45-0
L-P was able to knock off LeRoy-Ostrander to move to 4-4 on the season, while the Cardinals fell to 2- on the season with the loss. L-P will be the #5 seed and will travel to Grand Meadow to take on #4 Grand Meadow. LeRoy-Ostrander will be the #6 seed and will travel to Mabel-Canton to take on the #3 seeded Cougars.
Northfield Beats Faribault 41-12
Northfield moved to 5-3 on the season with a nice win over Faribault, who fell to 2-6 on the season. The Raiders claimed The Cannon Trophy in the process.
Triton Tops Dover-Eyota 14-7
In a game dominated by defense, the Triton Cobras were able to pull off the 14-7 win to wrap up the regular season. Triton moved to 4-4 with the win while Dover-Eyota fell to 5-3. The Cobras are the #3 seed in the Section 1AA playoffs and will host #6 St. Charles. Dover-Eyota is the #4 seed in the Section 1AA playoffs and will host #5 Goodhue.
Winona Gets 44-21 Win Over Rochester Century
The Winona Winhawks moved to 6-2 on the season with a win over Rochester Century Wednesday night. The Winhawks look to get the #3 seed in the Section 1AAAA playoffs and will host #6, Albert Lea. Rochester Century fell to 2-6 on the season and is the #4 seed in the Section 1AAAAA playoffs. They will host #5 Austin on Tuesday.
Austin Beats Albert Lea 63-6
The Austin Packers were able to secure the win to move to 2-6 on the season while the loss pushed Albert Lea to an 0-8 record. The Packers are the #5 seed in the Section 1AAAAA playoffs and will travel to Rochester to take on #4 Century. Albert Lea is the #6 seed in the Section 1AAAA playoffs and will travel to Winona to take on the #3 seeded Winona.
Plainview-Elgin-Millville Takes Down Zumbrota-Mazeppa 21-0
The Bulldogs were able to take down Z-M to move to 5-3 on the season. Plainview-Elgin-Millville is the #4 seed in the Section 1AAA playoffs and will host #5 Lake City on Tuesday. Zumbrota-Mazeppa fell to 1-7 on the season and earned the #6 seed. They will head to LaCrescent to battle the #3 seeded Lancers.
LaCrescent Takes Down Pine Island 42-21
The LaCrescent Lancers were able to pick up their 4th win of the season with a 42-21 win over the Panthers. The Lancers will be the #3 seed in the Section 1AAA playoffs, while Pine Island is the #7 seed. The Lancers will host #6 Zumbrota-Mazeppa, while Pine Island will travel to Cannon Falls to take on the #2 seeded Bombers.
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