Blossoms smoke Hayfield In opener
Blooming Prairie defeated Hayfield 57-6 Friday, with most of the points coming in the first half.
After Hayfield led 6-0 in the first quarter, the Awesome Blossoms rang up six touchdowns in the second quarter to make the score 42-6.
Drew Kittelson had a big night for the Awesome Blossoms, passing efficiently with 10 completions on 12 attempts for a total of 242 yards and six touchdowns.
Senior wide receiver Colin Jordison had a huge night as well on offense, racking up 137 yards receiving and three touchdowns on four receptions.
On defense, senior middle linebacker Tyler Archer led the Awesome Blossoms defense with seven tackles.
Blooming Prairie will face Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity at home in their next matchup on Sept. 10.
The NRHEG Panthers defeated Kenyon-Wanamingo by a score of 28-14 in front of an excited Panthers crowd.
"I am proud of our team for hanging tough and pulling out a win. The defense played very well and made some huge plays, and our offense had a nice night. We are excited for where we are heading," said Panthers Head Coach Marc Kruger.
The Panthers were led on offense by a solid performance from senior quarterback Porter Peterson.
Peterson accounted for three of the Panther's four scores, tallying two rushing touchdowns and one passing touchdown on the night.
He would finish the game completing 7 of 17 passes for 133 yards and adding an additional 41 yards rushing.
The only other Panthers' score came from junior running back Andrew Phillips, who scored the game's first touchdown on a six-yard rush.
Phillips was the workhorse back for the Panthers, grinding out 75 yards rushing on 21 attempts while adding 54 yards receiving on two receptions.
The NRHEG Panthers' next game will be an away tilt against Mayer Lutheran on Sept. 10.
Medford lost their game to Rushford-Peterson by a score of 24-6 in a hard-fought, low-scoring affair.
"The defense played a great game, only giving up 89 yards rushing on 30 attempts and 73 yards passing on 21 attempts. However bad field position all night long, and not being able to move the ball on the ground caused some problems," said Head Coach Jerome Johnson.
The Tigers' defense was led by solid performances by juniors Tate Hermes, Garron Hoffman and Dillon Bartosch, and senior Justin Ristau.
Hermes led the squad with 14 tackles and one sack, while Hoffman recorded 13 tackles and Bartosch made nine tackles with two sacks.
Ristau got it done for the Tigers in the secondary, creating turnovers with two interceptions on the night.
The Tigers have a home matchup against United South Central next week on Sept. 10.