The Montevideo football team now has possession of two of the three traditional rivalry traveling trophies after the Thunder Hawks shut out Yellow Medicine East 21-0 here Friday in the “battle for the paddle.”


The Montevideo football team now has possession of two of the three traditional rivalry traveling trophies after the Thunder Hawks shut out Yellow Medicine East 21-0 here Friday in the “battle for the paddle.”

Montevideo’s defense limited the Sting to just six first downs and 121 yards of total offense. It was the first shutout for the Thunder Hawks since they blanked Annandale in the section playoffs in 2007.

On offense, the T-Hawks rushed for 197 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry. They also had a very efficient passing attack, with junior quarterback Brett Bergeson throwing for all three Montevideo touchdowns.

Montevideo opened the scoring on its second drive of the game, with Phillip Ward catching his first career touchdown pass from Bergeson from 10 yards out. Ryan Boike added the extra-point kick.

The T-Hawks forced the Sting to punt late in the first half and Montevideo took over in YME territory. Bergeson connected with Isaac Jaspersen on a 20-yard scoring pass with 41 seconds left before intermission.

Montevideo added its final touchdown late in the third quarter when Berge­son found fullback Jake Douglas with a 15-yard TD pass.

The T-Hawks controlled the ball and the clock in the second half behind the running of Logan Acker­man and excellent work by the offensive line against a bigger Sting line. Ackerman finished with 116 yards on 21 carries.

“We didn’t throw hardly at all in the second half because we didn’t have to,” said Montevideo coach Dave Vik. “Logan ran out of his mind again. We ran outside and we ran off tackle.

“Defensively, we just swarmed to the ball.”
The T-Hawks will take their 2-2 record into Friday’s conference game at Paynesville. The Bull­dogs are 1-3 on the season.

Scoring by quarters
YME 0 0 0 0 — 0
Monte 7 6 8 0 — 21
First Quarter
Monte — Phillip Ward 10 pass from Brett Bergeson (Ryan Boike kick).
Second Quarter
Monte — Isaac Jaspersen 20 pass from Bergeson (kick failed).
Third Quarter
Monte — Jake Douglas 15 pass from Bergeson (Ward pass from Bergeson).

Team stats YME Monte
First downs 6 16
Total net yards 121 293
Plays 46 54
Net yards rushing 65 197
Attempts 30 38
Net yards passing 56 96
Comp-att-int 4-16-1 9-16-1
Fumbles-lost 1-1 0-0
Punts-avg 6-32 6-34
Penalties-yards 6-40 8-60
Individual leaders:
RUSHING: YME: Bobby Lecy 10-26, Holdyn Sand 12-22, Devon Dyrdahl 8-17. Monte: Logan Ack­er­man 21-116, Isaac Jasper­sen 6-25, Brett Bergeson 3-23, Jake Douglas 3-21.
PASSING: YME: Lecy 3-15-1, 43 yards; Dylan Lindstrom 1-1-0, 13 yards. Monte: Bergeson 9-16-1, 96 yards.
RECEIVING: YME: Lindstrom 3-43, Jacob Sharkey 1-13. Monte: Douglas 4-51, Jaspersen 2-27, Phillip Ward 1-10, Ryan Boike 1-6, Colton Vien 1-2.
INTERCEPTIONS: Monte: Jacobey Johnson.
FUMBLE RECOVERIES: Monte: Douglas.
TACKLES (solo-assist): Mon­te: Ward 6-3, Ackerman 5-3, Jake Danielson 5-0, Tanner Linde­mann 4-4, Jaspersen 3-5.
SACKS: Monte: Douglas 1, Danielson 1.

West Central South Football
Final Conf. All
ACGC 3-0 3-1
Lac qui?Parle Valley 2-1 3-1
BOLD 2-1 3-1
Montevideo 2-1 2-2
Morris Area 2-1 2-2
Benson 2-1 2-2
Yellow Med. East 1-2 1-3
Paynesville 1-2 1-3
Minnewaska 0-3 0-4
Long Prairie-GE 0-3 0-4
Friday’s Results
Montevideo 21, YME 0
LqP Valley 9, Morris 7
BOLD 35, Minnewaska 0
ACGC 27, Paynesville 6
Benson 38, LPGE 15