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Area Football: Randolph, Wenstrom rout L-O

Randolph quarterback Andrew Wenstrom takes off on a quarterback keeper in a game against LeRoy-Ostrander Friday night. Martin Schlegel / Rivertowns Multimedia1 / 2
Randolph lines up for an offensive play in a game against LeRoy-Ostrander Friday night. Martin Schlegel / Rivertowns Multimedia2 / 2

Andrew Wenstrom rushed for five touchdowns and threw for three more to lead Randolph to a 55-22 win over LeRoy-Ostrander on Friday.

Isaac Stoesz caught two touchdowns from Wenstrom, covering 28 and 6 yards, with Joey Erickson hauling in a 16-yard pass for the other.

The Rockets had a 22-0 lead, including two Wenstrom touchdown runs, before the Cardinals got on the board.

Wenstrom then added two more scores on the ground, and his first pass to Stoesz, before L-O made it 41-16, and then 41-22, with a couple of big plays. Wenstrom and Stoesz hooked up one last time before the Randolph quarterback scored his last touchdown on the ground late in the game to close the scoring.

Individual statistics were unavailable at press time.

The Rockets (4-2) ended a two-game losing streak and will look to build on it against Mabel-Canton (4-2) next week. The Cougars lost 20-6 at Grand Meadow on Friday.

Goodhue 14, Rushford-Peterson 7

Sam Opsahl's third quarter touchdown gave Goodhue a narrow lead, but one that stood as the team beat Rushford-Peterson in a low-scoring affair on Friday.

Opsahl found Kyle Schoenfelder downfield for a 49-yard touchdown. It was the most yards on one play for either team as both defenses kept big plays to a minimum.

Goodhue opened the scoring in the second quarter on a Opsahl-to-Carter Danielson pass. Goodhue went for the two-point conversion but failed, allowing Rushford Peterson to take a one-point lead when Carter Weidemann ran for 23-yard touchdown in the third quarter with 7:12 left. Within three minutes, Opsahl's touchdown and successful two-point try gave Goodhue a 7-point lead.

Opsahl finished 8-for-12 with 133 yards and both of Goodhue's touchdowns. Danielson caught three passes for 45 yards while Schoenfelder hauled in two passes for 52 yards.

Pine Island 55, Plainview-Elgin-Millville 41

Fourteen points and a scoreless quarter was the difference for Pine Island in the team's 55-41 win over Plainview-Elgin-Millville on Friday night.

Pine Island and Plainview-Elgin-Millville matched each other score-for-score in every quarter except one; the third quarter.

Josh Navratil scored for Pine Island with 6 minutes, 53 seconds to go in the third quarter. Navratil finished with 227 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries.

Pine Island's second touchdown of the third quarter came with just over a minute left when Carter O'Reily completed a 66-yard touchdown pass to Logan Andrist. O'Reily went 9-for-13 for 154 yards and two touchdowns in the game.

In addition to the two scores, Pine Island kept Plainview-Elgin-Millville off the board in the third quarter en route to the win.

The Panthers (3-3) stays home to take on Kasson-Mantorville (3-3) next week. The KoMets lost to Lourdes, 37-0, on Friday.

Bryon 27, Lake City 7

Lake City fell victim to the big play, as the team lost 27-7 to Byron on Friday.

Byron jumped ahead to a two-score lead in the first quarter. Austin Freerksen scored both of the Bears' touchdowns in the first quarter on 63- and 64-yard runs.

Lake City scored after Freerksen's first touchdown to tie the game on a 10-yard pass from Nathan Heise to Aiden Creeley, but Bryon answered 20 seconds later.

Neither team managed to score until the third quarter when Noah Schmitz found Caleb Christensen from 10-yards out to extend Bryon's lead to two scores.

The Bears added another touchdown in the fourth quarter to wrap up the victory.

The Tigers (0-6) host La Crescent (0-6) next week. The Lancers lost 46-7 to Stewartville on Friday.

St. Charles 48, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 14

Zumbrota-Mazeppa couldn't hold on defensively as St. Charles took the win, 48-14, on Friday night.

St. Charles used a big second half to pull away from the Cougars. Logan Wendt scored twice for St. Charles, once in the third and again in the fourth quarter.

Zumbrota-Mazeppa had a two-point lead in the second quarter after Parker Voth found Cole Peters in the end zone from 7-yards out. Voth finished 9-for-15 with 127 yards passing.

St. Charles went on to score 40 unanswered points, starting with Wendt's first of three touchdown's on the night with 31 seconds remaining in the first half.

Z-M (1-5) hits the road to face Dover-Eyota (4-2) next week. The Eagles lost 14-7 to Caledonia on Friday.

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