Prep football: Esko rallies to top Duluth Marshall

Jaxson Turner sparked a comeback from 14 points behind with a 66-yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter as Esko rallied to defeat Duluth Marshall 24-14 in a Great Polar White Division high school football game Friday night at Esko.

Jaxson Turner sparked a comeback from 14 points behind with a 66-yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter as Esko rallied to defeat Duluth Marshall 24-14 in a Great Polar White Division high school football game Friday night at Esko.
Turner rushed for 130 yards on 16 carries and added a 71-yard TD run in the third quarter to give Esko its first lead at 18-14.
Gabe Rice had two short scoring runs for the Eskomos (2-2, 2-1) and Nick Emanuel was 6-for-10 for 73 yards passing.

Duluth Marshall    0-14-0-0-14
Esko    0-6-12-6-24
DM - Jon Hansen 10 run (run failed)
DM - Hansen 42 punt return (Hansen run)
E - Gabe Rice 3 run (kick failed)
E - Jaxson Turner 66 punt return (run failed)
E - Turner 71 run (run failed)
E - Rice 2 run (run failed)
Moose Lake-Willow River 34,
Eveleth-Gilbert 24
Moose Lake-Willow River held a 26-0 lead over Eveleth-Gilbert before Sam Roberts ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to make the final 34-24.
Bryceton Butkiewicz had 182 yards rushing and two touchdowns for the Rebels, who stretched their home winning streak to 46 games.
Roberts ran for 158 yards for Eveleth-Gilbert.

Eveleth-Gilbert    0-0-0-24-24
MLWR    6-8-12-8-34
MLWR - Brad Fossum 6 run (kick failed)
MLWR - Bryceton Butkiewicz 8 run (David Moonen run)
MLWR - Butkiewicz 44 run (kick failed)
MLWR - Joe Weidendorf 7 run (kick failed)
EG - Sam Roberts 1 run (Mark Tikkanen run)
MLWR - Josh Pettersen 2 run (Butkiewicz run)
EG - Roberts 57 run (Austin Erickson run)
EG - Erickson 19 pass from Roberts (Erickson run)
Proctor 34,
Greenway/N-K 6
Proctor junior quarterback Jake Malec rushed for 100 yards and two first-half touchdowns in the Rails’ 34-6 Sea-Range Conference home win over the Titans.
The Titans kept the game close until Dominic Napoli’s 79-yard punt return with 7:11 remaining in the game made the score 21-6. Jack Chalstrom and Jake Wick each added touchdown runs over the next few minutes to finish the job for Proctor (2-2, 2-1).

Greenway/NK    0-6-0-0-6
Proctor    0-14-0-20-34
P - Jake Malec 18 run (try failed)
GNK - Spencer Potter 5 run (try failed)
P - Malec 20 run (Travis Carlson pass from Malec)
P - Dominic Napoli 79 punt return (Luke Hannan kick)
P - Jack Chalstrom 35 run (Hannan kick)
P - Jake Wick 7 run (try failed)
Rogers 70, Duluth East 6
Senior running back Gunnar Bloom ran for two touchdowns and caught another, all in a 42-0 first half, as Rogers cruised to the Mississippi 8 Conference home win.
Senior running back Andy Kimball finished with 120 yards rushing on 12 carries, including a 9-yard touchdown run for the first points that the Greyhounds (0-4) have scored this season.

Duluth East    0-0-6-0-6
Rogers    21-21-14-14-49
R - Adam Heyer 15 pass from Andy Borchardt (Justin Bohnsack kick)
R - Gunnar Bloom 46 run (Bohnsack kick)
R - Bloom 38 run (Bohnsack kick)
R - Bloom 30 pass from Borchardt (Bohnsack kick)
R - Heyer 12 run (Bohnsack kick)
R - Cole Hyde 4 run (Bohnsack kick)
R - Blayne Kasper 55 run (Matt Becker kick)
R - Kasper 7 run (Becker kick)
DE - Andy Kimball 9 run (run failed)
R - Rylan Darr 12 run (Becker kick)
R - Brian Barrera 5 run (Becker kick)
Two Harbors 47,
International Falls 7
Senior running back Kyler Kinn rushed for 137 yards on 13 carries, scored two touchdowns rushing and added two more receiving as the host Agates rolled to the nonconference win.
Kinn accounted for the first four TDs on runs of 32 and 8 yards and receptions of 13 and 15 yards.
Senior running back Lucas Kempffer added 108 yards rushing on 13 carries, including a 21-yard TD.


Int’l Falls    0-0-7-0-7
Two Harbors    14-13-13-7-47
TH - Kyler Kinn 32 run (Jessie Juenemann kick)
TH - Kinn 13 pass from Alex Lemke (Juenemann kick)
TH - Kinn 8 run (Juenemann kick)
TH - Kinn 15 pass from Lemke (kick failed)
TH - Lucas Kempffer 21 run (kick failed)
TH - Ricky Hietala 31 run (Juenemann kick)
IF - Nick Hedtke 9 run (Riley Rasmussen kick)
TH - Quaid Cavallin 4 run (Juenemann kick)
Hinckley-Finlayson 14,
Barnum 12
Sophomore wide receiver T.J. Johnson proved to be the difference in Barnum, kicking a pair of extra points and catching a 25-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Alex Fiero in the fourth quarter to lead the Jaguars to the nonconference win.
Senior running back Mitchell Weller carried in a 12-yard touchdown and senior Brandon Newman had a 5-yard TD run, both in the fourth quarter, to give the Bombers a temporary 12-7 lead before Johnson’s game-winning TD reception.

Hinckley-Finlayson    7-0-0-7-14
Barnum    0-0-0-12-12
HF - Gavyn O’Donnell 36 pass from Alex Fiero. (TJ Johnson kick)
B - Mitchell Weller 12 run (pass failed)
B - Brandon Newman 5 run (run failed)
HF - Johnson 25 pass from Fiero. (Johnson kick)
Deer River 49, Cook County 7
Junior quarterback Aaron Drotts led the Warriors’ offense with three rushing touchdowns and a passing TD while Brodie Peck led the defense by recovering four of Cook County’s six fumbles in the nonconference win at Deer River.
Drotts ran in scores from 5, 3 and 1 yard out. He also hit senior wide receiver Ben Eby for a 40-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.
Senior Richie Furlong scored the Vikings’ lone TD with a 60-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Cook County    0-0-0-7-7
Deer River    7-21-14-7-49
DR - Aaron Drotts 5 run (Ben Eby kick)
DR - Colton Hines 28 run (Eby kick)
DR - Eby 40 pass from Drotts (Eby kick)
DR - Drotts 3 run (Eby kick)
DR - Drotts 1 run (Eby kick)
DR - Seth Fairbanks 9 run (Eby kick)
DR - Andrew Wakonabo 5 run (Eby kick)
CC - Richie Furlong 60 run (Jamie Wick kick)
Mesabi East 30, Ogilvie 14
Senior running back Paul Meloche totaled 149 yards on 14 carries and Alex Marafiot rushed for 93 yards on 12 carries on a night when the Giants ran for 314 total yards to win the Great Polar Red game in Ogilvie.
Meloche rushed for two touchdowns and senior Steve Ramfjord returned a fumble 42 yards for a TD to erase a 14-0 deficit and give the Giants an 18-14 lead at halftime.
Lucas Carroll caught a 49-yard touchdown pass for Ogilvie and, after Mesabi East lost a fumble out of the back of the end zone for a safety, Carroll returned the ensuing kickoff 69 yards for another touchdown.

Mesabi East    0-18-6-6-30
Ogilvie    14-0-0-0-14
O - Lucas Carroll 49 pass from Marcus Hoyles (run fail)
O - Safety
O - Carroll 69 kick return (run fail)
ME - Paul Meloche 3 run (run failed)
ME - Meloche 25 run (pass fail)
ME - Steve Ramfjord 42 fumble return (pass fail)
ME - Zach Skelton 4 run (pass fail)
ME - Cole Kopp 11 run (run fail)
Cromwell 44, Floodwood 16
Senior running back Tyler Hakamaki rushed 23 times for 202 yards and five touchdowns to lead the visiting Cardinals to the Great Northern Conference victory.
Gage Ruzynski and Willow Christenson had touchdowns as Floodwood (2-2) took a 16-8 lead in the second quarter before Cromwell (4-0) exploded for 36 unanswered points.
Hakamaki finished with 34 points, including two two-point conversion runs.

Cromwell    8-16-14-6-44
Floodwood    0-16-0-0-16
C - Tyler Hakamaki 65 run (Zion Smith run)
F - Gage Ruzynski 2 run (Ruzynski run)
F - Willow Christenson 37 pass from Riley Bernsdorf (Jonas Snort run)
C - Hakamaki 54 run (Smith run)
C - Hakamaki 15 run (Hakamaki run)
C - Hakamaki 1 run (Hakamaki run)
C - Hakamaki 15 run (run failed)
C - Eli Warpula 5 run (run failed)
North Woods 12,
South Ridge 0
Senior running back Travis Hooper rushed 15 times for 196 yards and two touchdowns to lead the visiting Grizzlies to victory in a battle of Big North Conference unbeatens.
Junior running back Justin Nelson added 219 carries for 77 yards for North Woods (4-0), which had 305 rushing yards.
Reid Clark ran 22 times for 114 yards and Cole Watkins had 15 tackles to lead South Ridge (3-1).

North Woods    6-0-0-6-12
South Ridge    0-0-0-0-0
NW - Travis Hooper 31 run (pass failed)
NW - Hooper 47 run (run failed)
Virginia 32, Hibbing 22
Virginia got touchdowns from five different players, and scored 18 straight points to pull away from a 14-14 halftime tie.
Parker Davis, Justice Chaffee, Sam Koch, Riley Wilson and Neil Strong all scored touchdowns for Virginia.

Hibbing    6-8-0-8-22
Virginia    7-7-6-12-32
V - Parker Davis 2 run (Connor Cusick kick)
H - Logan Radovich 11 run (try failed)
V - Justice Chaffee 5 run (Cusick kick)
H - Ryan Schrupp 20 run (Radovich run)
V - Sam Koch 16 run (try failed)
V - Riley Wilson 15 run (try failed)
V - Neil Strong 15 run (try failed)
H - Schrupp 3 run (Schrupp run)
Wrenshall 21, McGregor 12
Dakota Spry ran for two touchdowns and Luke Vine added a 1-yard dive as the visiting Wrens remained undefeated with the Great Northern Conference win.
Spry ran for scores of 41 yards in the first quarter and 7 yards in the third quarter and finished with 179 yards on 22 carries. Hunter Pauly added 77 yards on 15 tries.
Wrenshall improved to 4-0, tied for first with Cromwell in the league.

Wrenshall    7-0-7-7-21
McGregor    0-6-6-0-12
W - Dakota Spry 41 run (Luke Vine kick)
M - Billy Staska fumble recovery (run failed)
W - Spry 7 run (Vine kick)
M - Auston Anderson 5 run (run failed)
W - Vine 1 run (Vine kick)
Northwestern 35, Spooner 0
Nate Pearson gained 243 yards on 24 carries (10.1 yards per carry) and scored three touchdowns to lead the Tigers to the Heart O’North Conference victory at Maple.
Micah Goetsch had 108 yards rushing on 20 attempts and scored the other two TDs for Northwestern (2-3, 1-2).


Spooner    0-0-0-0-0
Northwestern    7-14-7-7-35
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