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Montevideo American-News - Montevideo, MN
  • Thunder Hawks fall to Tigers at Big Cat Stadium

  • Morris/Chokio-Alberta remained unbeaten and in a first-place tie with BOLD in the West Central Conference with a 55-7 win over Montevideo Friday at Big Cat Stadium in Morris.
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  • Morris/Chokio-Alberta remained unbeaten and in a first-place tie with BOLD in the West Central Conference with a 55-7 win over Montevideo Friday at Big Cat Stadium in Morris.
    The Thunder Hawks, who are now 1-5 on the season will host BOLD, the other conference co-leader, Friday for Monte­video's homecoming game.
    Montevideo will host Lac qui Parle Valley in the regular season finale next Wednesday in the battle for the Goose Call traveling trophy. The trophy is currently in Montevideo's possession.
    A senior-dominated Morris/Chokio-Alberta team used several long scoring plays to defeat the Thunder Hawks.
    The Tigers ran just 31 plays from scrimmage, but they amassed 409 yards of total offense for an average gain of 13.2 yards per play.
    Tigers senior quarterback Jacob Torgerson attempted just seven passes, but he completed six of them for 199 yards and touchdowns of 71, 70 and 14 yards.
    Montevideo tried to control the ball with its running game. Sophomore fullback Markus Kranz was a workhorse, carrying the ball 31 times for 93 yards, but the Thunder Hawks were unable to sustain enough drives to keep the ball away from the explosive Tigers.
    A blocked punt on Montevideo's first possession set up the Tigers' first touchdown.
    Montevideo's only score came early in the fourth quarter when sophomore Jimmy Haff returned a punt 81 yards for a touchdown.
    Scoring by quarters
    Monte 0 0 0 7 — 7
    Morris 13 22 14 6 — 55
    First Quarter
    Morris — Tom Holland 8 run (Noah Grove kick) 9:14.
    Morris — Tanner Picht 71 pass from Jacob Torgerson (kick failed) 2:56.
    Second Quarter
    Morris — Picht 27 run (Chandler Erickson pass from Torgerson) 11:40.
    Morris— Holland 29 run (Grove kick) 9:40.
    Morris— Erickson 70 pass from Torgerson (Grove kick) 4:33.
    Third Quarter
    Morris — Erickson 14 pass from Torgerson (Grove kick) 9:27.
    Morris — Jordan Staples 11 run (Grove kick) 7:41.
    Fourth Quarter
    Mon. — Jimmy Haff 81 punt return (Austin Hiepler kick) 8:48.
    Morris — Bryce Jergenson 24 run (kick failed) 5:11.
    Team stats Mon. MCA
    First downs 10 14
    Total net yards 134 409
    Plays 59 31
    Net yards rushing 112 210
    Attempts 50 23
    Yards passing 22 199
    Comp-att-int 3-9-0 7-8-0
    Fumbles lost 2 1
    Punts-avg 2-14 1-35
    Penalties-yards 4-40 1-5
    Individual leaders:
    RUSHING: Monte: Markus Kranz 31-93, Wyatt Enger 5-30, Spencer Sulflow 4-21. MCA: Tom Holland 4-70, Tanner Picht 3-32, Bryce Jergenson 2-28, Jordan Staples 4-27, Aaron Nelson 5-25, Bo Olson 2-13.

    PASSING: Monte: Jordan Thomp­­son 3-6-0, 22 yards; Ricky Schmitz 2-0-0, Troy Diggins 0-1-0. MCA: Jacob Torgerson 6-7-0, 199 yards.
    Page 2 of 2 - RECEIVING: Monte: Sulflow 2-8, Spencer Hildahl 1-14. MCA: Chandler Erickson 2-84, Picht 1-71, Lincoln Berget 1-14, Holland 1-12, Corey Storck 1-10, Logan Manska 1-8.
    West Central Conf. Football
    Conf. All
    BOLD 6-0 6-0
    Morris/CA 6-0 6-0
    Atwater-Cos-GC 4-2 4-2 Benson 3-3 3-3
    Paynesville 3-3 3-3
    Lac qui Parle Valley 3-3 3-3
    Minnewaska 2-4 2-4
    Sauk Centre 2-4 2-4
    Montevideo 1-5 1-5
    Yellow Med. East 0-6 0-6

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