Silver Bay jumped to a 21-point halftime lead and cruised to a 27-0 victory over Cherry in a Nine-Man Section 7 semifinal Friday at Mountain Iron High School.
Luc Stadler ran for a touchdown and caught another for the third-seeded Mariners (5-2), who lost 42-0 to the Tigers during the regular season.
Unfortunately for Silver Bay, a matchup in the section final against top-seeded Mountain Iron-Buhl is not forthcoming since all high school sports were suspended due to an increase in positive COVID-19 tests statewide.
MIB (5-0) defeated Bigfork 34-12 in the other semifinal.
Silver Bay 14-7-0-6—27
SB — Luc Stadler 12 pass from Elijah Blanck (conversion failed)
SB — Stadler 2 run (Carter Zabrocki pass from Stadler)
SB — Zabrocki 4 run (Blanck field goal)
SB — Sully Tikkanen 1 run (conversion failed)
Aitkin 56, Virginia 6
Owen Miller rushed for 240 of the host Gobblers’ 512 yards on the ground in the commanding 50-point Section 7AAA semifinal win.
Miller had touchdown runs of 17, 67, 26 and 4 yards for Aitkin (6-1).
Jack Toman’s 13-yard touchdown pass to Tom Nemanich accounted for the lone score by the Blue Devils (4-4).
A — Owen Miller 17 run (Austin Price run)
A — Miller 67 run (pass failed)
A — Price 7 run (pass failed)
A — Hunter Nissen 11 run (run failed)
A — Miller 26 run (Jaeland Williams pass from Caiden Kjelstrom)
V — Tom Nemanich 13 pass from Jack Toman (pass failed)
A — Jake Ince 7 run (Price run)
A — Miller 4 run (pass failed)
A — Price run (Price run)
Chisholm def. Hill City 25-21, 20-25, 25-18, 25-12 — C: Abby Thompson 22K, 7B, 10D, 3AS; Jordan Temple 29SA, 22D; Lola Huhta 6K, 10D; Gabby Walters 10D, 5AS; Kaija Gams 10D, 5AS.
Cloquet def. Proctor 25-17, 25-19, 17-25, 25-16. C (9-4): Ava Carlson 9K, 6D, 4AS; Brenna McClarey 8K; Keelee Grashorn 7K; Emerson Rock 25SA, 8K, 11D, 3AS; Morgan VanReese 14D; Breea Rasmussen 13D, 3AS; Elli Willoughby 12D; Trinity Semo 3AS.