Players Of Week 5 In Minnesota

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

Chris Buttke had a big game against the best defense Hawley has faced this season in D-G-F. Photo by Dave Wallis/Forum

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

D-G-F running back Chad Johnson did all he could in a Week 5 loss to Hawley. Photo by Dave Wallis/Forum

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

Brett Lawrence (1) and younger brother Jade led Moorhead to a big win in Week 5. Photo by Mike Vosburg/Forum

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

Perham’s defense has been consistent all season and that was no different in Week 5. Photo by Bob Williams/Perham Focus

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.


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4 Responses

    1. Chris Murphy

      He became the all-time leader in points in the history of a high school. It would be disgraceful reporting if that wasn’t mentioned.

      Just a warning, he’s probably going to be mentioned a lot if he keeps playing the way he has. You may want to click on the millions of other things on the internet.

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