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Prep report: Moose Lake-Willow River rolls past Barnum in opener

Moose Lake-Willow River retained the Little Brown Jug and improved to 10-0 against Barnum under head coach Dave Louzek with a 56-0 season-opening high school football victory on Monday in Barnum.

Moose Lake-Willow River retained the Little Brown Jug and improved to 10-0 against Barnum under head coach Dave Louzek with a 56-0 season-opening high school football victory on Monday in Barnum.
The teams were scheduled to play each other for the first time since 2012 on Friday, but 15 minutes prior to kickoff, with the players warming up on the field, the game was delayed to Monday because of lightning. It was one of four Week 1 games in the Northland and 14 games statewide that were pushed back or resumed on Monday because of severe weather.
Leading 12-0 after the first quarter, the Rebels led 42-0 at halftime after four second-quarter touchdowns and senior Craig Nelson’s quarterback sack in the end zone for a safety.
The MLWR offense was led by a pair of junior running backs. Isaac Riihiluoma finished with two rushing touchdowns and a receiving touchdown. Bryceton Butkiewicz rushed for two touchdowns and caught a 49-yard TD pass from junior quarterback Connor Radel in the second quarter.

MLWR    12-30-6-8-56
Barnum    0-0-0-0-0
MLWR - Isaac Riihiluoma 4 run (run failed)
MLWR - Bryceton Butkiewicz 7 run (run failed)
MLWR - Butkiewicz 49 pass from Connor Radel (Thomas Hansen conversion)
MLWR - Craig Nelson safety
MLWR - Riihiluoma 6 pass from Radel (kick failed)
MLWR - Wyatt Lampel 2 run (Riihiluoma conversion)
MLWR - Riihiluoma 34 run (kick failed)
MLWR - Butkiewicz 12 run (kick failed)
MLWR - Colton Little 6 run (Dilon Louzek conversion)

Hibbing 34, Virginia 7
After taking a 20-0 lead during the first half on Friday, the Bluejackets added two more touchdowns on Monday to finish off the Blue Devils.
That 20-0 lead for Hibbing was built via a 65-yard touchdown run by senior Jon Boggio, followed by a pair of TD runs by junior Alec Hendrickson. On Monday, Hibbing picked up TDs on a 35-yard run by sophomore Austin Lasky and a 5-yard run by senior Trevor Erickson.
Friday’s game was halted with 13 seconds left in the first half due to lightning. Virginia and Hibbing tried to wait out the storm, but after a delay of just over two hours, decided to finish the game at 5 p.m. Monday.

Hibbing    14-6-8-6-34
Virginia    0-0-0-7-7
H - Jon Boggio 65 run (Nick Seppala kick)
H - Alec Hendrickson 2 run (Seppala kick)
H - Hendrickson 21 run
H - Austin Lasky 35 run (Hendrickson conversion)
H - Trevor Erickson 5 run
V - Sam Koch 2 run (Connor Cusick kick)
Cromwell 42, Hill City 6
Junior quarterback Zion Smith threw for two touchdowns and ran for one more as the Cardinals rolled to the home win in their season opener.
Junior running back Dillon Hoff had two touchdown runs as Cromwell set the tone early.
Hill City’s lone touchdown came via a fumble recovery.

Hill City    0-0-6-0-6
Cromwell    14-14-14-0-42
C - Dillon Hoff 8 pass from Zion Smith (Smith run)
C - Hoff 7 run (kick failed)
C - Smith 9 run (Carter Karppinen pass from Smith)
C - Samuel Kemper 31 pass from Smith (pass failed)
C - Sawyer Strelnieks 45 run (Carlos Lemoine kick)
C - Eli Warpula 5 run (Lemoine kick)
HC - fumble recovery (run failed)

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