Prep football: Barron hands Northwestern its first defeat

Quarterback Neil Rasmussen threw for 317 yards and five touchdowns as Barron handed Northwestern its first defeat of the high school football season, 35-19, Friday night at Barron.

Quarterback Neil Rasmussen threw for 317 yards and five touchdowns as Barron handed Northwestern its first defeat of the high school football season, 35-19, Friday night at Barron.

Rasmussen connected twice each with Jason Balts and Isaiah Frandsen as the Bears pulled into a first-place tie with Northwestern and Cumberland in the Heart O'North Conference.

The Tigers took a 6-0 lead on Peter Lindsay's 48-yard scoring pass to tight end Micah Olson but Rasmussen teamed with Balts on 12- and 15-yard touchdowns and hit Frandsen from 20 and 73 yards to secure the win for Barron (4-2, 4-1).

Mark Pooler scored two short TD runs for the Tigers (5-1, 4-1) to give him 11 scores on the season. Tyler Gamst ran for 108 yards on seven carries and Nathan Sikorski added 99 yards on 21 carries. Lindsay was 5-of-11 passing for 83 yards and also ran for 39 yards.

Northwestern 19
Barron 35


N -- Micah Olson 48 pass from Peter Lindsay (kick failed)

B -- Jason Balts 12 pass from Neil Rasmussen (Michael Prine kick)

B -- Lane Elliott pass from Rasmussen (Prine kick)

N -- Mark Pooler 1 run (kick good)

B -- Isaiah Frandsen 20 pass from Rasmussen (Prine kick)

B -- Frandsen 73 pass from Rasmussen (Prine kick)

N -- Pooler 5 run (run failed)

B -- Balts 15 pass from Rasmussen (Prine kick)


Duluth Marshall 14,

Pine City 6

Tony Perella scooped up a fumble and returned it 31 yards for a touchdown and Jeremy Stephan added a 7-yard scoring run as the visiting Hilltoppers rallied in the second half to win the Great Polar Alliance game Friday.

Caden Flaherty gained 120 yards rushing for Marshall (3-2, 3-2).

Duluth Marshall 0-0-7-7--14
Pine City 0-6-0-0--6

PC -- Nowling 1 run (kick failed)

DM -- Tony Perella 31 fumble return (Serre kick)

DM -- Jeremy Stephan 7 run (Serre kick)


Proctor 33, Deer River 6

Calen Porter returned a fumble for a touchdown in the opening quarter and the host Rails added three rushing touchdowns to take command of the nonconference game.

Alex Greene rushed 17 times for 145 yards to lead a 314-yard rushing attack for Proctor (4-1).

The Warriors fell to 2-3.

Deer River 0-0-0-6--6
Proctor 7-7-13-6--33

P -- Calen Porter 8 fumble return (Jack Nikko kick)

P -- Nikko 4 run (Nikko kick)

P -- Alex Greene 21 run (Nikko kick)


P -- Frank Napoli 56 run (kick failed)

P -- Nate Layne 10 pass from Brody Nordquist (kick failed)

DR -- Jesse Miller 7 run (run failed)

Mountain Iron-Buhl 56,
North Woods 22

Deven Rowe ran for four touchdowns and passed for two more as the Rangers claimed superiority in the Big North Conference with Friday's home win in a battle of unbeatens.

The senior quarterback amassed 250 yards rushing and hit Jared Schultz with a pair of touchdown passes as MIB (5-0, 5-0) avenged a pair of 2011 losses against the fourth-ranked Grizzlies (4-1, 4-1).

North Woods 6-8-8-0--22
MIB 18-18-12-8--56

M -- Deven Rowe 68 run on lateral from Jared Schultz (Rowe pass from Archie Winans)


M -- Safety

M -- Schultz 40 pass from Rowe (Hultgren pass from Rowe)

N -- Jaret Sandberg 60 kickoff return (run failed)

N -- Sandberg 5 run (Sandberg run)

M -- Rowe 63 run (run failed)

M -- Winans 15 interception return (pass failed)

M -- Schultz 32 pass from Rowe (pass failed)

M -- Zack Kalisch 10 run (run failed)


N -- Hank Halverson 36 run (Bryan Linn pass from Halverson)

M -- Rowe 25 run (run failed)

M -- Rowe 1 run (Trent Combs run)

Esko 14, Rush City 12

Riley Mudek rushed for 52 yards, Marc Peterson threw for 71 and the visiting Eskomos relied on a stingy defense to down the Tigers in a Great Polar Alliance game Friday night.

Esko (4-1, 3-1) is tied for second in the conference with Crosby-Ironton.

Esko 14-0-0-0--14

Rush City 0-6-0-6--12

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Hibbing 20, Virginia 16

Nick Milani ran for a touchdown and passed for two, including the game-winner to Deion Harris in the third quarter, in the host Bluejackets' Sea-Range Conference victory Friday night.

The win snapped a 10-game losing streak for Hibbing (1-4, 1-2), while Virginia fell to 1-4 and 1-3.

Virginia 0-8-8-0--16

Hibbing 6-6-8-0--20

H -- Nick Milani 6 run (pass failed)

H -- A.J. Allison 9 pass from Milani (pass failed)

V -- Cade Stackpool 8 run (Stackpool run)

V -- Cole Skadsem 13 pass from Stackpool (Stackpool run)

H -- Deion Harris 8 pass from Milani (Milani run)

Bemidji 37, Grand Rapids 0

Sophomore James Hendricks tossed three touchdown passes, including two to Connor McNallan, as the Lumberjacks crushed the host Thunderhawks in a nonconference game Friday night.

Grand Rapids 0-0-0-0--0

Bemidji 14-16-0-7--37

B -- Ingalls 55 pass from Hendricks (Annette kick)

B -- Boes 36 run (Annette kick)

B -- McNallan 11 pass from Hendricks (Annette kick)

B -- Safety

B -- McNallan 30 pass from Hendricks (Annette kick)

B -- Boes 1 run (Annette kick)

Mesabi East 40, Ogilvie 18

At Aurora, Zach Skelton rushed for 189 yards on 17 carries, Bobby Thomas broke the 100-yard milestone and Neil Seibert had three short touchdown runs to carry the Giants to their first victory of the season.

Ogilvie 0-6-0-12--18

Mesabi East 6-18-8-8--40

ME -- Zach Skelton 9 run (run failed)

ME -- Austin Mount 18 run (pass failed)

O -- Andrew Heinze 2 run (run failed)

ME -- Neil Seibert 5 run (pass failed)

ME -- Matt Williams fumble recovery (run failed)

ME -- Seibert 1 run (Seibert run)

ME -- Seibert 6 run (Gage Robertson from Mount)

O -- Jake Dickerson 61 run (run failed)

O -- Dickerson 5 run (run failed)


East wins taconite invite

Duluth East was first among 11 teams in Saturday's Taconite Invitational in Aurora. East had 323 points and second-place Two Harbors-Silver Bay had 179.

The Greyhounds won the 200 medley relay, 200 individual medley (Kelly Punyko), 50 freestyle (Alissa Marlow), 100 butterfly and 500 freestyle (Cora Knauss) and 400 freestyle relay.

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