Here are your top area performances for Week 5 of Minnesota high school football.
Ryan Bruggeman – Pelican Rapids
Bruggeman had touchdown runs of 1, 18, and 15 and took a kick 65 yards for a touchdown in Pelican Rapids’ 52-20 shellacking of Staples-Motley.
Michael Strand – Barnesville
Strand had six carries for 143 yards and three touchdowns offensively and had 4 solo tackles, one interception and had a sack for a safety on defense in Barnesville’s 57-0 shutout of Osakis. His touchdown runs were 48, 9 and 66. He even kicked extra points.
Chris Buttke – Hawley
Buttke dislocated his thumb in Week 1. Cast and all, Buttke ran for 138 yards, 41 of which came on a touchdow run, on 16 carries to lead Hawley over Class 3A’s No. 10 Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 27-14.
Jared Olsgaard – Park Christian
Olsgaard threw for 126 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown in Park Christian’s 76-18 destruction of Rothsay.
Chad Johnson – Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton
Johnson had 140 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries on the ground and hauled in a two passes for 49 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown in D-G-F’s Week 5 loss to Hawley.
Jarrett Nosal/Michael Herzog – Detroit Lakes
Nosal ran for 163 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown run, on just 10 carries to lead DL over East Grand Forks 28-6.
Herzog had a tame night by his standards, but his career has been anything but. After touchdown passes of 4 and 1 yards in the game against EGF, Herzog became the school’s all-time leader in points with 282.
Lawrence brothers – Moorhead
Junior running back Jade Lawrence had 148 yards and three touchdowns in Moorhead’s 49-28 win over Sauk Rapids-Rice. Older brother Brett had eight catches for 138 yards and a touchdown as well.
Blake Kahlbaugh/Mahnomen defense
Mahnomen continues to find ways to destroy teams, yet, not have a star. Six different Indians scored touchdowns to move the Indians streak to 19 after the 67-6 win over Red Lake.
Kahlbaugh had two rushing touchdowns and 104 yards on the ground and the defense held Red Lake to 105 total yards, all through the air.
Tyler Glines/Perham defense
Tyler Glines had two interceptions and 50-yard touchdown catch to lead Perham over Pequot Lakes 19-6. The Perham defense held PL to 119 total yards and five first downs offensively.
Carter Thiel/Cameron Maudal – Wheaton-Herman-Norcross
Thiel had touchdown runs of 5, 5 and 19 and Maudal had a 1-yard touchdown run, a 7-yard touchdown run and a 67-yard touchdown reception to lead Wheaton-Herman-Norcross over Hancock 58-8.
Dillon Card – Verndale
Card was 6-for-8 for 123 yards and two touchdowns through the air and had 82 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries on the ground.
Nate Blaufuss – Breckenridge
Blaufhuss had touchdown passes of 41 and 28 yards and ran one in in Breckendrige’s 29-0 shutout of Crookston.