Blake Juhl rushed for 74 yards and scored two touchdowns as Class AA fifth-ranked Moose Lake-Willow River beat Class AAA No. 7 Aitkin 20-0 in a battle of high school football unbeatens Friday night at Aitkin.
In a game controlled by the defenses, the Rebels (4-0) allowed just 71 yards rushing and 12 yards passing.
Moose Lake-WR 8-0-6-6—20
MLWR — Blake Juhl 2 run (Juhl run)
MLWR — Eli Werner 3 run (run failed)
MLWR — Juhl 15 run (run failed)
Cloquet 50, Hibbing 14
Cole Ketola, Marshall Hayes and Derek Rengo ran for two touchdowns apiece in the Lumberjacks’ Northeast Red District road win.
Ketola rushed for 126 yards while Hayes gained 122 yards.Cloquet outgained the Bluejackets 365 yards to 91 on the ground.
In addition to the two TDs, Rengo hauled in an interception as Hibbing turned the ball over four times, including three fumbles.
C — Cole Ketola 27 run (kick failed)
C — Ketola 60 run (kick failed)
C — Derek Rengo 5 run (Parker McArthur run)
H — Dominic Marchetti 54 pass from Mayson Brown (Maxon Baron kick)
H — Dominic Marchetti 2 run (Baron kick)
C — Marshall Hayes 5 run (run failed)
C — Rengo 9 run (Rengo run)
C — Hayes 3 run (Ketola run)
C — Deeken Fjed 2 run (Griffin Fjeld run)
Hudson 49, Superior 24
Ninth-ranked Superior fell from the ranks of the undefeated with the Big Rivers Conference loss at Hudson.
The Spartans led 24-21 at halftime, but couldn’t stop the Raiders in the second half as they allowed 28 unanswered points to fall to 4-1 overall and 2-1 in the conference.
The Spartans took a 7-0 lead on Cody Kurki’s 87-yard fumble return with 47 seconds left in the first quarter.
The teams combined for 39 points in the second quarter, which ended with Superior’s Kaden Kimmes throwing a 35-yard TD pass to Brady Herbst with no time left on the clock.
Hunter Danielson had three short touchdown runs for Hudson (2-3, 2-1).
S — Cody Kurki 82 fumble return (kick failed)
H — Hunter Danielson 4 run (Dan Zeuli kick)
S — Caden Stone 3 run (run failed)
H — Matteo Bonnin 77 kickoff return (Zeuli kick)
S — Carter Fonger 27 pass from Kaden Kimmes (run failed)
H — Danielson 1 run (Zeuli kick)
S — Brady Herbst 35 pass from Kimmes (kick failed)
H — Danielson 5 run (Zeuli kick)
H — Owen Anderson 34 run (Zeuli kick)
H — Anderson 18 run (Zeuli kick)
H — Chase McArthur 3 run (Zeuli kick)
Mora 44, Esko 36
Kobe Swanson rushed for 190 yards, including a 90-yard touchdown run, and Nick Nelson ran for four touchdowns to lead the visiting Mustangs to the high-scoring win.
Esko’s Preston Lowe gained 167 yards rushing on just nine carries, scoring two touchdowns on the ground and one via the air.
Brock House added 129 yards rushing on 10 attempts, while Eskomos quarterback Dylan Vinje tossed two scoring passes and ran for another TD.
E — Dylan Vinje 1 run (kick failed)
M — Kobe Swanson 90 run (run failed)
E — Preston Lowe 51 run (run failed)
M — Nick Nelson 3 run (run failed)
E — Brock House 8 run (run failed)
E — Eli Blue 22 pass from Vinje (run failed)
M — Nelson 4 run (run good)
M — n/a 5 run (Swanson run)
E — Lowe 6 run (run failed)
M —Nelson 1 run (Jaden Ponto run)
M — Nelson 6 run (Swanson run)
E — Lowe 39 pass from Vinje (run failed)
Northwestern 52, Barron 7
The ninth-ranked Tigers failed to score on their first drive of the game, but then scored every time after that to remain undefeated at 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the Heart O’ North Conference.
The Tigers, who lost a fumble inside the 5-yard line the game’s first drive, were led Jake Brill’s three touchdown passes to Dayne Evanson.
The Tigers also got two short TD runs and six extra-point kicks from Isaac Nichols; Titus Graden blocked a punt in the end zone for a safety; and Greg Ohman scored late.
Bryce Jenness, a special needs student listed as Barron’s team manager, scored for the Golden Bears on a 40-yard run in the fourth quarter.
N — Dayne Evanson 15 pass from Jake Brill (Isaac Nichols kick)
N — Evanson 12 pass from Brill (Nichols kick)
N — Nicholas 2 run (Nichols kick)
N — Nichols 1 run (Nichols kick)
N — Titus Graden safety (blocked punt in end zone)
N — Evanson 20 pass from Brill (Nichols kick)
N — Brennan Werner 1 run (Nichols kick)
B — Bryce Jenness 40 run (Chase Peltier kick)
N — Greg Ohman 3 run (Cameron Benesch run)
Carlton-Wrenshall 27, Isle 8
The Raptors stayed undefeated when officials called the game with 11:46 left at Isle’s request due to injuries.
Quarterback Ryan Gray threw for 194 yards and a 74-yard touchdown to Matt Santkuyl, who added 80 yards on the ground.
Justin Swanson led the Raptors (4-0) with 97 yards rushing.
C — Ryan Gray 2 run (Gray kick)
C — Isiah Johnson 1 run (Gray kick)
C — Justin Swanson 25 run (kick failed)
C — Matt Santkuyl 74 pass from Gray (Gray kick)
I — Daniel Miller 14 pass from Teagen Haggberg (Haggberg run)
Silver Bay 12, Cherry 0
Silver Bay senior Mason Ollman broke loose for a 30-yard touchdown run on fourth down to help lift the Mariners past visiting Cherry.
Ollman also made a key tackle on the previous series to stop the Tigers on a fourth-and-10 play with less than 10 minutes remaining. Ollman finished with 166 yards rushing, 12 solo tackles, three assists and a quarterback sack.
Cherry quarterback Justin Caple led the Tigers with 81 yards rushing.
Silver Bay 0-3-0-12—15
SB — Riley Tiboni 29 field goal
SB — Mason Ollman 30 run (kick failed)
SB — Lucas Stadler 2 run (pass failed)
North Woods 30, Barnum 12
Nathan Crain’s 46-yard pick-six gave the visiting Grizzlies some breathing room at halftime, while Clayton Janssen’s 5-yard run in the third quarter helped put the game away.
North Woods 8-14-8-0—30
N — Jared Chiabotti 20 pass from Zach Cheney (Trevor Morrison pass from Cheney)
N — T.J. Chiabotti 20 run (run failed)
B — Braiden Davis 20 pass from Blaze Hurst (run failed)
N — Nathan Crain 46 interception return (Chiabotti run)
N — Clayton Janssen 5 run (J. Chaibotti pass from Cheney)
B — Mason Calhoun 5 run (run failed)
Mesabi East 44, Eveleth-Gilbert 13
Senior running back Cole Meyer rushed 12 times for 204 yards and three touchdowns, and he added an 88-yard kickoff return for another score as the Giants dominated the Northeast White game in Aurora.
Gavin Skelton added 10 carries for 91 yards for Mesabi East (1-3).
Senior quarterback Nick Beaudette was 10-for-23 passing for 227 yards and a touchdown, and he added a 42-yard TD run to lead Eveleth-Gilbert (1-3).
Mesabi East 12-14-6-12—44
ME — Cole Meyer 29 run (run failed)
EG — Tommy Schlotec 5 pass from Nick Beaudette (Will Troutwine kick)
ME — Meyer 88 kick return (run failed)
ME — Hunter Levander 5 run (run failed)
ME — Meyer 10 run (H. Levander pass from Hunter Hannuksela)
ME — Meyer 55 run (pass failed)
ME — H. Levander 2 run (pass failed)
EG — Beaudette 42 run (pass failed)
ME — Cooper Levander 72 interception return (no extra point attempted)
Mosinee 27, Ashland 6
Trey Fitzgerald threw four touchdown passes, including ones of 77 and 97 yards, to lead host Mosinee past the Oredockers in a Great Northern Conference game.
M — Drayton Lehman 12 pass from Trey Fitzgerald (Michal Dul run)
A — J. King 2 run (run failed)
M — C. Kowalski 77 pass from Fitzgerald (Dul kick)
M — Lehman 24 pass from Fitzgerald (kick failed)
M — Dul 97 pass from Fitzgerald (Dul kick)