Prep report: Ross scores 5 TDs as Two Harbors downs Denfeld
Two Harbors senior running back Spencer Ross rolled over Duluth Denfeld on Friday at Public Schools Stadium to lead the Agates to a 41-14 victory in high school football.
Ross scored five touchdowns and gained 206 yards on 17 carries in what was Two Harbors' (2-0) second game of the season. His TDs came from 5, 29, 14, 41 and 20 yards out.
Friday was Denfeld's season opener, and while quarterback Montrelly McMillan pulled off some big plays early for the Hunters, the Agates' defense stiffened and held Denfeld's rushing attack in check.
Two Harbors 0-20-14-7—41
Duluth Denfeld 0-6-0-8—14
TH — Spencer Ross 5 run (Ryan Darsow kick)
DD — Montrelly McMillan 1 run (run failed)
TH — Ross 29 run (Darsow kick)
TH — Ross 14 run (kick failed)
TH — Ross 41 run (Darsow kick)
TH — Ross 20 run (Darsow kick)
TH — Joey Marker 5 run (Jake Van Kekerix kick)
DD — Tyrell Beckom 60 run (Armon Freeman run)
Cloquet 55, Esko 20
Aahsan Maigag rushed for 124 yards and three TDs and Spencer Wehr added 97 rushing yards as the host Lumberjacks piled up 537 yards of total offense to defeat the neighboring Eskomos.
Cloquet rushed for 359 yards overall, and Tim Pokornowski completed 15 of 22 passes for 178 yards and three scores for the defending Section 7AAAA champs.
C — Mitchell Gerlach 8 pass from Tim Pokornowski (Eli Benson kick)
E — Quinn Fischer 3 pass from Brendan Durand (Cameron Osterling kick)
C — Tyler Moose 22 pass from Pokornowski (Benson kick)
C — Aahsan Maigag 29 run (Benson kick)
C — Gerlach 17 run (kick failed)
E — Branden Matteen 83 kickoff return (kick failed)
C — Joshua Bushey 10 pass from Pokornowski (Benson kick)
C — Maigag 27 run (Benson kick)
C — Maigag 6 run (Benson kick)
E — Matteen 71 pass from Durand (Osterling kick)
C — #29 5 run (Benson kick)
Eau Claire Memorial 24, Superior 20
Gunnar Gronski gained 145 yards on 26 carries and found the end zone once, but the Spartans were unable to overcome to the two first-quarter touchdowns they spotted the opposition.
Eau Claire Memorial 14-0-3-7—24
ECM — unknown 7 pass (kick good)
ECM — unknown 12 pass (kick good)
S — Spencer Udeen 14 run (conversion failed)
S — Gunnar Gronski 14 run (conversion failed)
ECM — unknown 26 field goal
S — Elijah Owens 3 run (conversion good)
ECM — unknown 1 run (kick good)
Cromwell-Wright 37, North Woods 8
Senior running back Nic Johnson rushed for four touchdowns to lead the Cardinals to the season-opening home win.
Three of Johnson's touchdown runs were breakaways, covering at least 47 yards apiece.
North Woods 0-0-0-8—8
CW — Nic Johnson 47 run (Enrico Francato kick)
CW — Francato 23 field goal
CW — Johnson 11 run (run failed)
CW — Cameron Cahoon 2 run (Kannon Korpela pass from Drew Libbon)
CW — Johnson 83 run (Francato kick)
CW — Johnson 82 run (kick failed)
NW — Jake Hyppa 9 run (run good)
Wrenshall 48, Hill City-Northland 0
Senior running back Tyler Kelley rushed 14 times for 193 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead the Wrens to the season-opening road win.
Kelley's brother, Jared, a junior running back, added 15 carries for 150 yards and two more scores.
Hill City-Northland 0-0-0-0—0
W — Tyler Kelley 34 run (T. Kelley kick)
W — T. Kelley 22 run (T. Kelley kick)
W — Jared Kelley 7 run (T. Kelley kick)
W — T. Kelley 28 pass from Randy Wimmer (T. Kelley kick)
W — T. Kelley 25 run (kick failed)
W — J. Kelley 12 run (kick failed)
W — Wyatt Holmes 15 run (Isaiah Johnson run)