Prep football roundup: Duluth East loses in new field debut

Junior free safety Dallas Freeman returned two kicks for touchdowns and intercepted a pass as St. Michael-Albertville spoiled the debut of Ordean Stadium with a 43-6 victory over Duluth East in a Mississippi 8 high school football game Friday night.

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Jake Disterhaupt (89) of Moose Lake/Willow River pushes off of Jordan Fralich (24) of Duluth Marshall as he breaks a tackle while rushing the ball during game action Friday afternoon in Duluth. Moose Lake-Willow River defeated Duluth Marshall 32-14. (Clint Austin /

Junior free safety Dallas Freeman returned two kicks for touchdowns and intercepted a pass as St. Michael-Albertville spoiled the debut of Ordean Stadium with a 43-6 victory over Duluth East in a Mississippi 8 high school football game Friday night.

Freeman returned a punt 63 yards and a kickoff 87 yards for scores. Senior quarterback Cole Krutzig completed 6 of 10 passes for 69 yards and two touchdowns, and had seven rushes for 65 yards.

Brian Lansing rushed 48 yards for East's touchdown.

The Greyhounds and Knights are each 1-1.

St. Michael-Albert. 16-13-14-0--43


Duluth East 0-6-0-0--6

STMA -- Ryan Lyzhoft 26 run (Landon Bridell kick)

STMA -- Cole Krutzig to Tyler Dallum 27 pass (Bridell kick)

STMA -- Safety, Austin Brouillette

STMA -- Dallas Freeman 63 punt return (kick fialed)

DE -- Brian Lansing 48 run (run failed)

STMA -- Tony Bork 4 pass from Krutzig (Bridell kick)

STMA -- Freeman 87 kickoff return (Antoine Akundu)


STMA -- Noah Evans 13 run (Akundu kick)


Reigning News Tribune All-Area player of the year Jake Disterhaupt ran 19 times for 170 yards and a touchdown as the Rebels earned a hard fought Great Polar Blue victory over the host Hilltoppers.

Michael Gassert added 10 carries for 90 yards, while Michael Pender chipped in with 10 carries for 71 yards.

Moose Lake-WR 7-19-0-6--32

Duluth Marshall 8-0-6-0--14

MLWR --Michael Pender 6 run (Ben Moonen kick)

DM -- Jeremy Stehpan 24 run (Caden Flaherty run)


MLWR --Pender 4 run (Moonen kick)

MLWR --Michael Gassert 31 run (kick failed)

MLWR --Jake Disterhaupt 55 pass from Tony Adamczak (run failed)

DM -- Run touchdown (run failed)

MLWR --Gassert 10 run (kick failed)

Cloquet 26, Barnum 20

Sean Kedrowski rushed for 133 yards and Henry Backus chipped in 109 to lead the Lumberjacks (1-1) past the Bombers (0-2) in Cloquet.

Barnum's Colton Selix had 118 rushing yards.


Cloquet 0-6-7-13--26

Barnum 6-0-6-8--20

B -- Colton Selix 9 run (pass failed)

C -- Dylan McIvor 7 pass from Sean Kedrowski (kick failed)

C -- Marquez Evans 3 run (Nicholas Niemi kick)

B -- Brandon Newman 8 run (run failed)

C -- Henry Backus 2 run (Niemi kick)

B -- Daniel Warpula 42 pass from Zac Carlson (Vogt pass from Carlson)


C -- Backus 9 run (kick failed)

Esko 36, Eveleth-Gilbert 28

The Eskomos scored the first three touchdowns on the way to a Great Polar Blue victory in Eveleth.

Senior fullback Wyatt Begay rushed for a touchdown and caught a scoring pass from junior quarterback Marc Peterson to lead Esko (2-0, 1-0).

Sam Roberts threw two scoring passes to Zach Wood for Eveleth-Gilbert (1-2, 0-2).

Esko. 8-12-8-8--36

Eveleth-Gilbert 0-6-8-14--28

Esko -- Wyatt Begay 4 pass from Marc Peterson (Riley Mudek run)


Esko -- Begay 30 run (run failed)

Esko -- Ryan Holte 2 run (run failed)

EG -- Will Olson 40 pass from Sam Roberts (Olson run)

Esko -- Mudek 35 run (Mudek run)

EG -- Zach Wood 15 pass from Roberts (Wood pass from Roberts)

Esko -- Garrett Iverson 41 run (Iverson run)

EG -- Cole Jackson 4 run (run failed)

EG -- Wood 11 pass from Roberts (Roberts run)

Hinckley-Finlayson 44,

Two Harbors 18

Dylan Libra scored six rushing touchdowns to lead the Jaguars (2-0, 1-0) to the Great Polar Blue Conference victory over the Agates (0-2, 0-1).

Mike Nordean scored twice for Two Harbors.

Two Harbors 6-0-6-6--18

Hinckley-Finlayson 6-14-0-24--44

TH -- Tim Bott 1 run (kick failed)

HF -- Dylan Libra 21 run (kick failed)

HF -- Libra 12 run (kick failed)

HF -- Libra 68 run (Brady Harth run)

TH -- Mike Nordean 3 run (run failed)

HF -- Libra 36 run (Libra run)

HF -- Libra 5 run (Harth run)

TH -- Nordean 17 run (run failed)

HF -- Libra 63 run (Thomas Lenzen pass from Ben Grimm)

Moorhead 41, Grand Rapids 21

Quarterback Aaron Lien threw five touchdown passes as the Spuds rallied from a two-touchdown deficit for a nonconference road victory.

Grand Rapids (0-2) led 14-0 in the first quarter with Jackson Gessell throwing TD passes to Austin Wilberg. Moorhead is 2-0.

Moorhead. 7-27-7-0--41

Grand Rapids 14-0-0-7--21

GR -- Austin Wiberg 45 pass from Jackson Gessell (Matt Huebscher kick)

GR -- Wiberg 20 pass from Gessell (Huebscher kick)

M -- A.J. Wheeler 21 pass from Aaron Lien (Jacob Wiedrich kick)

M -- Brandon Porter 29 pass from Lien (Wiedrich kick)

M -- Chase Morlock 48 pass from Lien (Wiedrich kick)

M -- Jade Lawrence 24 pass from Lien (Wiedrich kick)

M -- Ryan Magnuson 45 run (kick failed)

M -- Brett Lawrence 19 pass from Lien (Wiedrich kick)

GR -- Matt Wunderlich 22 pass from Gessell (Huebscher kick)

North Woods 56, Silver Bay 20

Sophomore running back Travis Hooper scored via rushing, receiving and kick return touchdowns to lead the Grizzlies past the Mariners in a Big North Conference contest in Cook.

Jaret Sandberg and Bryan Linn combined for 200 yards rushing and three touchdowns, while Eddie Watt tallied eight tackles for the Grizzlies (2-0, 2-0).

Running back Jonah Koehler amassed 108 rushing yards for the second consecutive week for the Mariners (1-1, 1-1).

Silver Bay 6-0-6-8--20

North Woods 22-16-12-6--56

SB -- Kyle Blood 10 run (run failed)

NW -- Jaret Sandberg 42 run (run failed)

NW -- Bryan Linn 52 run (Jaylen Strong pass from Hank Halverson)

NW -- Sandberg 1 run (Sandberg run)

NW -- Travis Hooper 3 run (Strong pass from Halverson)

NW -- Hooper 56 pass from Halverson (Halverson run)

NW -- Hooper 90 kick return (run failed)

NW -- Nels Gabrielson 20 run (pass failed)

SB -- Jonah Koehler 15 run (run failed)

SB -- Luke Small 6 run (Blood run)

NW -- Justin Nelson 11 run (run failed)

Wrenshall 27,

Northland-Remer 12

Jack Dolter rushed eight times for 111 yards and two touchdowns, and Caleb O'Connor carried 10 times for 94 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wrens (1-1, 1-1) past the Eagles (1-1, 1-1) in a Great Northern Conference matchup in Wrenshall.

Northland-Remer 0-6-0-6--12

Wrenshall 7-20-0-0--27

WR -- Jack Dolter 16 run (Luke Vine kick)

WR -- Caleb O'Connor 45 run (kick failed)

NR -- Jesse Horner 12 pass from Patrick Kemper (run failed)

WR -- Dolter 24 run (kick failed)

WR -- O'Connor 14 run (Dustin Shelton run)

NR -- Kemper 1 run (pass failed)

New stadium
Duluth East had its first home game in its new stadium against St. Michael-Albertville on Friday night in Duluth. (Clint Austin /

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