Players Of Week 7 In Minnesota

Barnesvsille’s Michael Strand had 121 yards rushing and three touchdowns on six carries in a game that was called with five minutes to go in the second quarter in Week 7. Photo by Dave Samson/Forum

Here are your top area performances from Week 7 of Minnesota high school football.

Ryan Bruggeman – Pelican Rapids

Bruggeman rushed for 225 yards and six touchdowns to lead Pelican Rapids over Roseau 50-38.

Andrew Smith – Otter Tail Central

Andrew Smith had a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to go along with touchdown runs of 43, 45 and 33 to lead OTC over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 64-0.

Chad Johnson – Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton

Johnson rushed for 126 yards and four touchdowns to lead D-G-F over Staples-Motley 33-0.

Lance Ruebke/JD Kappes – Ada-Borup

Ada-Borup had eight touchdowns in their 58-12 win over Rothsay and Ruebke and Kappes were in on five of them. Kappes was 9-of-10 passing for 135 yards and four touchdowns, three of which went to Ruebke, who also added a touchdown run and an interception on defense.

Paul Berger – Wheaton-Herman-Norcross

Berger had touchdown runs of 4, 5 and 21 yards to go along with a 25-yard touchdown reception to lead W-H-N over Bertha-Hewitt 62-12.

Michael Strand – Barnesville

Strand had six carries for 121 yards and three touchdowns to go along with two catches for 67 yards and a touchdown in a game against Wadena-Deer Creek that was called with five minutes to go in the second quarter with the Trojans up 55-0.

Jared Olsgaard – Park Christian

Park Christian QB Jared Olsgaard had four touchdowns to lead the Falcons to a 32-18 win in Week 7. Photo by Dave Wallis/Forum

Olsgaard had touchdown passes of 25, 32 and 5 yards to go along with a 29-yard TD run to lead Park Christian over Norman County West 32-18.

Nathan Blaufuss – Breckenridge

Blaufuss had a touchdown run of 1 yard and touchdown catches of 3 and 53 to lead Breckenridge over Warroad 41-0.

The Bachmanns – Frazee

Hesston Bachmann took back interceptions for touchdowns 30 and 25 yards out and returned a punt 46 yards for a touchdown, while Tanner Bachmann had a 3-yard touchdown catch and a 41-yard touchdown run to lead Frazee over Red Lake 49-0.

Jordan Harms – Hawley

Harms had a 1-yard touchdown plunge and found Ben Ellefson for a 20-yard touchdown pass to go along with an interception on defense to lead Hawley over Pequot Lakes 20-0.

Kody Lefebvre/Mahnomen defense

Lefebvre had 138 yards rushing and two touchdowns to lead Mahnomen over Lake Park-Audubon 30-0. The Indians defense picked up its fifth shutout of the season, holding LP-A to 58 total yards, including -2 rushing.

Dillon Card – Verndale

Card ran for 63 yards and two touchdowns and found Marcos Gomez for a 30-yard touchdown pass to lead Verndale over Brandon-Evansville 44-6.

Payton Jordahl/Eli Beachy/Perham defense

Payton Jordahl came up big for Perham in the Yellowjackets’ biggest win of the season over Detroit Lakes. Photo by Bob Williams/Perham Focus

Perham ran for 289 yards in its biggest win of the season over Class 4A’s No. 4-ranked and previously undefeated Detroit Lakes. Jordahl (119 yards) and Beach (108) had 227 of those rushing yards and each had a touchdown in the 14-0 win.

The Perham defense held a strong DL running game to 68 rushing yards and 147 total.

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