Prep football roundup: Moose Lake-Willow River wins Great Polar showdown

Junior running back Jake Disterhaupt rushed eight times for 213 yards and four touchdowns, and caught two scoring passes as Moose Lake-Willow River beat Deer River 60-14 in a Great Polar White high school football battle between unbeatens Friday ...

Duluth Marshall vs. Hinckley-Finlayson
David Scott (22) of Hinckley-Finlayson is tackled by Duluth Marshall's Adam Batinich (3) on Friday at Marshall. Hinckley-Finlayson won 14-12. (Clint Austin /

Junior running back Jake Disterhaupt rushed eight times for 213 yards and four touchdowns, and caught two scoring passes as Moose Lake-Willow River beat Deer River 60-14 in a Great Polar White high school football battle between unbeatens Friday night at Deer River.

The second-ranked Rebels (5-0, 2-0) trailed 14-13 in the first quarter before scoring the final eight touchdowns. Josh Cisar rushed for 155 yards and one touchdown. Quarterback Tony Adamczak's two passes went for touchdowns of 73 and 38 yards, giving him three TDs on four completions in the past two games.

Disterhaupt has rushed for more than 800 yards this season, scored 17 touchdowns and averaged more than 16 yards per carry as Moose Lake-Willow River stretched its winning streaks to 43 straight in the regular season and 30 on the road.

Damon Benham rushed for 78 yards and passed for 71 for ninth-ranked Deer River (5-1, 1-1).

Moose Lake-WR. 21-19-20-0--60


Deer River 14-0-0-0--14

DR -- Damon Benham 1 run (pass failed)

MLWR -- Jake Disterhaupt 22 run (B.J. Young kick)

DR -- Nick Schimek 24 run (Benham run)

MLWR -- Disterhaupt 65 run (kick failed)

MLWR -- Chris Gassert 59 run (Disterhaupt run)

MLWR -- Disterhaupt 73 pass from Tony Adamczak (Young kick)

MLWR -- Josh Cisar 85 run (kick failed)


MLWR -- Disterhaupt 5 run (kick failed)

MLWR -- Disterhaupt 38 pass from Adamczak (Young kick)

MLWR -- Disterhaupt 75 run (kick failed)

MLWR -- Mike Gassert 11 run (Young kick)

Grand Rapids 27, Duluth East 22

Quarterback Austin Pohlen ran 63 yards for the winning touchdown with 7:58 to play as the Thunderhawks edged the Greyhounds at Noble Hall Field in Grand Rapids.

Linebacker Jamison Evans intercepted a Duluth East pass at the goal line to preserve the win in the final seconds.

Pohlen carried 17 times for 159 yards, and completed 13 of 23 passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns. Patrick Flaherty caught six passes for 45 yards and two scores. Kicker Brice Becker had two field goals after the goalkeeper shut out Duluth Marshall in soccer earlier in the day.


East quarterback Alex Toscano rushed 24 times for 151 yards and a touchdown, and completed 12 of 24 passes for 142 yards and two TDs. Jordan Hoffmann caught five passes for 86 yards and a TD.

Grand Rapids is 3-2 and East 2-4.

Duluth East. 0-6-16-0--22

Grand Rapids 7-14-0-6--27

GR -- Patrick Flaherty 2 pass from Austin Pohlen (Brice Becker kick)

DE -- Brolle Kane 5 pass from Alex Toscano (kick failed)

GR -- Flaherty 4 pass from Pohlen (Flaherty pass from Pohlen)

GR -- Becker 29 FG


GR -- Becker 35 FG

DE -- Jordan Hoffman 9 pass from Toscano (Kane pass from Toscano)

DE -- Toscano 1 run (Kane pass from Toscano)

GR -- Pohlen 63 run (pass failed)

Hermantown 49,

International Falls 0

Quarterback Kevin Folman threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and backup Jacob Royer scored twice in the second half as the host Hawks stayed atop the Sea-Range Conference with the shutout.

Hermantown (5-0, 4-0) raced to a 28-0 halftime lead in keeping the Broncos (0-5, 0-4) winless. Kicker Parker Anderson converted all seven extra points.


International Falls 0-0-0-0--0

Hermantown 14-14-14-7--49

H -- Matt Mensinger 7 pass from Kevin Folman (Parker Anderson kick)

H -- Folman 2 run (Anderson kick)

H -- Mitch Hiner 30 run (Anderson kick)

H -- Corey Anderson 32 pass from Folman (Anderson kick)

H --Jeremy Peterson 2 run (Anderson kick)

H --Jacob Royer 5 run (Anderson kick)


H --Royer 15 run (Anderson kick)

Hinckley-Finlayson 14,

Duluth Marshall 12

David Scott's 29-yard touchdown run in the third quarter lifted the Jaguars to the nonconference win in the Hilltoppers' home finale.

Caden Flaherty scored Marshall's first touchdown on a 4-yard run and Jack Dodd's 25-yard pass to Ian Zenner near the end of the first half gave the Hilltoppers (0-6) a 12-8 lead.

Duluth Marshall 6-6-0-0--12

Hinckley-Finlayson 8-0-6-0--14

HF -- Brady Harth 7 run (2-point conversion good)

DM -- Caden Flaherty 4 run (conversion failed)

DM -- Ian Zenner 25 pass from Jack Dodd (conversion failed)

HF -- David Scott 29 run (conversion failed)

Proctor 39, Eveleth-Gilbert 0

Billy Ciesielski scored on a 35-yard touchdown reception and a 35-yard run to lead the Rails (3-2, 3-1) to the Sea-Range victory over the Golden Bears (0-5, 0-4).

Proctor 14-6-19-0--39

Eveleth-Gilbert 0-0-0-0--0

P -- Billy Ciesielski 35 pass from Tyler Schubert (kick failed)

P -- Kaz Anderson 3 run (Ciesielski run)

P -- Frank Napoli 45 run (kick failed)

P -- Ciesielski 35 run (kick failed)

P -- Ian Scherber 40 run (kick failed)

P -- Schubert 15 run (Schubert kick)

Northwestern 21, Cumberland 0

Justin Alexson rushed for 165 yards on 26 carries and scored twice, while Mark Pooler added 117 yards rushing on 25 attempts as the Tigers (3-4, 2-3) won at Maple to stay alive for a Wisconsin playoff berth.

Northwestern totaled 301 yards on the ground while quarterback Peter Lindsay completed both of his pass attempts, including a 24-yard scoring toss to Mike Parkins.

Cumberland 0-0-0-0--0

Northwestern 6-0-8-7--21

N -- Justin Alexson 15 run (conversion failed)

N -- Mike Parkins 24 pass from Peter Lindsay (pass good)

N -- Alexson 3 run (Jordan Orme kick)

Eau Claire Memorial 56, Superior 16

Kelly O'Leary rushed for 129 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Old Abes (7-0, 5-0 Big Rivers) past the Spartans (3-4, 1-4) in Eau Claire.

Superior 0-0-0-16--16

Eau Claire Memorial 28-21-7-0--56

E -- Kelly O'Leary 1 run (Tom Barneson kick)

E -- Matt Knapp 37 run (Barneson kick)

E -- Andrew Davis 29 pass from Knapp (Barneson kick)

E -- Joe Rush 17 pass from Knapp (Barneson kick)

E -- O'Leary 42 run (Barneson kick)

E -- O'Leary 46 run (Barneson kick)

E -- Brandy Burzynski 9 run (Barneson kick)

E -- Tyler Black 13 pass from Tanner Hoversholm (Barneson kick)

S -- Andrew Roske 1 run (Spencer Nutter run)

S -- Addison Schwarz 39 pass from Nick Mehlum (Mehlum run)

Floodwood 14,

Kelliher-Northome 8

Trevor Bernsdorf's 20-yard touchdown run in the third quarter proved to be the difference and the host Polar Bears ran out the clock after Kelliher-Northome's lone score in the Great Northern game.

Floodwood improved to 4-1 overall and in the league.

Kelliher-Northome 0-0-0-8--8

Floodwood 6-0-8-0--14

F -- Jordan Myles 5 run (pass failed)

F -- Trevor Bernsdorf 20 run (pass good)

KN -- Travis Olafson 5 run (Joe Schuh run)

North Woods 67, Cherry 8

Eli Dotts returned an interception for a touchdown and rushed for two more scores, and teammate Jaret Sandberg scored three first-half TDs to lead the seventh-ranked Grizzlies (5-0, 5-0) to the Big North win at Cook.

Cherry 0-0-8-0--8

North Woods 22-22-7-16--67

NW -- Jaret Sandberg 5 run (run failed)

NW -- Eli Dotts 61 interception return (Dotts run)

NW -- Sandberg 32 run (Dotts run)

NW -- Dotts 16 run (Sandberg run)

NW -- Sandberg 60 run (T.J. Sather kick)

NW -- Andrew Anderson 20 run (Sather kick)

NW -- Dotts 65 run (Sather kick)

C -- Jordan Parenteau 4 run (Mark Anderson run)

NW -- Hank Halverson 5 run (Travis Hooper run)

NW -- Hooper 40 fumble recovery (Halverson run)

Late Thursday

Duluth Denfeld 21,

Mpls. Southwest 7

Garrett Otteson rushed for two touchdowns and the Hunters totaled more than 200 yards on the ground to defeat the Lakers on Thursday night at Public Schools Stadium.

Denfeld improved to 2-3.

Duluth Denfeld 13-0-0-8--21

Minneapolis Southwest 0-7-0-0--7

DD -- Garrett Otteson 11 run (Jaimin Williams kick)

DD -- Kasey Bennett 4 run (kick failed)

MS -- Trayvon McKinney 36 pass from Max Roberts (Yannic Heyer kick)

DD -- Otteson 5 run (Otteson pass from Brady Brown)

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