Here are your top area performances from Week 7 of high school football in Minnesota.
Austin Koenig – Hawley
Koenig rushed for 215 yards and five touchdowns on 10 carries in Hawley’s 60-0 win over Crookston.
Tanner Bachmann – Frazee
Bachmann had 23 carries for 233 yards and two touchdowns to lead Frazee to a 22-13 win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle.
Michael Kolness – Ada-Borup
Kolness had 258 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries in Ada-Borup’s 41-20 win over Norman County West.
Ben Nordmark – Detroit Lakes
Nordmark had 213 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries in DL’s 42-7 win over East Grand Forks. Scary to think Nordmark is only a sophomore.
Mike Duginski/Devante Delbrune – Moorhead
Combined the two rushed for 204 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries in Moorhead’s 42-7 over Bemidji. Duginski rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown on eight carries and Delbrune rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries. Delbrune also should have had a fumble recovery for a 60-yard touchdown on defense, but the refs incorrectly called it a forward pass.
McKenon Plaster – Brandon-Evansville
Plaster rushed for 237 yards and three touchdowns on 37 attempts Brandon-Evansville’s 40-8 win.
Tom Pavek/Izaiah Asher – Mahnomen
Pavek and Asher combined for 281 yards and four touchdowns rushing on seven carries. That’s 40 yards per carry. Pavek had three rushes for 161 yards and two touchdowns and Asher had four carries for 120 yards and a two touchdowns in the 54-0 win over New York Mills.
Mack Jones – Verndale
Jones threw seven passes against Park Christian in Week 7. He completed six for 197 yards and three touchdowns in the 46-7 win.
Isaiah Lemke – Fergus Falls
Lemke was 5-for-7 passing for 138 yards and two touchdowns and had a rushing touchdown in Week 7’s 34-6 win over Park Rapids for Fergus Falls.
Coy Thorson – Underwood
Thorson rushed for 198 yards and three touchdowns on 25 in Underwood’s 50-21 win over previously unbeaten Hillcrest Lutheran Academy. He also had seven tackles, two of which were for loss.
Tyler Berby – Perham
Berby had four touchdowns and 113 yards on 12 carries in Perham’s 54-14 win over Roseau in Week 7.
Tony Ukkelberg/Ottertail Central defense
In OTC’s biggest game of the season, Ukkelberg came up huge. Ukkelberg rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, completed 4-of-7 passes for 69 yards and a touchdown and had an interception in the 20-0 win over previously unbeaten Breckenridge. The OTC defense held a team averaging 39.5 points a game to nothing.
Petyon Syverson – Waubun
Another big week for Syverson, as he threw for 128 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown on nine carries and caught a 63-yard touchdown pass in Waubun’s 49-14 win over Norman County East-Ulen-Hitterdal.
Reese Mattson – Lake Park-Audubon
Mattson was 7-for-10 passing for 137 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for a touchdown in LP-A’s 32-8 win over Fertile-Beltrami.
Ross Anderson/Jordan Beuckens – West Central Area-Ashby
Anderson completed seven of his 17 pass attempts for 218 yards and three touchdowns and Beuckens had four of those catches for 154 of those yards and two of those touchdowns in the 30-0 win for the Knights.
Pelon Pruneda – Polk County West
Pruneda rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries in Polk County West’s 36-35 loss to Fosston in Week 7.
Tyler Oberg – Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton
Oberg only carried the ball seven times, but he made the most of it, getting 126 yards and two touchdowns in the process in D-G-F’s 49-3 win over Pelican Rapids.
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