Wild Weather Doesn’t Stop Big Wins
Mother Nature flexed her muscle, as rain poured down Friday, resulting in some sloppy conditions on the gridiron. Local teams win pivotal match-ups on games heard on WCMP/WXCX Radio.
The Mora Mustangs give the home fans something to cheer about with a 40-13 win over Sauk Centre on Homecoming night. Despite a pair of fumbles on their first two drives, a result of slick weather conditions, and an early 7-0 deficit, Mora was able to bounce back and get their second win on the year. Senior quarterback Andrew Youngbloom led the way with 84 yards rushing and three touchdowns. He also tossed for 43 yards. Tyler Jones chipped in a pair of touchdowns and 70 yards on the ground.
As good as Mora was on offense, the special teams helped win the game. Mora gets an 85-yard punt return from senior Dylan Graves and also recover an onside kick. They also tackled the Mainstreeters’ punter three time to set up first down inside the Sauk Centre 15 yard line.
Mora improves to 2-2 with the win. They go on the road to Foley next week.
The winning continues in Pine City. The Dragons pull of their third straight win dropping division foe Braham 36-18. Adam Olson has another impressive showing with 236 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Olson now has seven td’s in the past two weeks.
The Dragons jumped out on the Bombers 22-0, but Braham fought back within four with the score 22-18 in the third quarter. But again, Olson took over. The junior scored twice in the fourth quarter to help Pine City to the win.
Pine City now begins homecoming week. The next time Dragons will compete on the football field is during the Powder Puff game, Sunday at 7 p.m. The boys will cap off homecoming week against Two Harbors, Friday, at 7 p.m. on Cool Country 100.9 WCMP-FM.
The Grantsburg Pirates are on a winning streak for the first time since 2006. The Pirates beat Colfax 20-9 in a game heard on Classic Hits 105.7 WXCX. The Pirates, who were winless last year, are now 2-3, but have a lot of momentum heading into a showdown next week with Webster.
Cambridge-Isanti loses for the first time this season. The Bluejackets nipped 20-14 by Zimmerman.
East Central remains perfect and dominant. The Eagles blowout Chisholm 43-6. East Central starts a season 4-0 for consecutive years. Two out of the Eagles final three games are at home including next week against Ogilvie.