Area FB: Badgers, Falcons, Chargers secure wins

Jason Salzman/salzmanstudios.com: Elkton-Lake Benton’s Ryan Krog runs with the ball during the Elks’ 34-20 to Florence/Henry on Friday night in Elkton.

Arlington/Lake Preston, Hamlin, Florence/Henry, and Colman-Egan picked up wins on Friday night in area football games.

• Arlington/Lake Preston 44, Deubrook Area 18

ARLINGTON – Caleb Clark piled up 275 yards rushing as part of Arlington/Lake Preston’s 409 yards on the ground to propel the Badgers to their first win of the season.

The Badgers led 22-0 after a quarter on a trio of touchdown runs, one each from Clark, Nate Kersting, and Caden Murphy, and upped the lead to 30-0 after Britt Carlson scored from three yards out.

Deubrook Area got on the board in the second quarter when Jace Vomacka found J.P. Rogness for a 12-yard touchdown pass.

The Badgers led 30-6 at the half, and made it 38-6 on Clark’s second score of the night.

Carlson added his second touchdown of the night in the fourth quarter, scoring from a yard out to open a 44-6 Badger lead.

The Dolphins narrowed the gap to the final margin of 44-18 with a pair of touchdown passes from Vomacka, one to Devon Landmark and another to Nolan Peterson.

Arlington/Lake Preston outgained Deubrook Area 416 to 251 in the contest.

Vomacka finished the game 15-of-29 for 171 yards with three touchdowns.

The Dolphins’ Devon Landmark hauled in four catches for 70 yards, while Gavin Landmark posted 33 yards rushing on eight carries.

Arlington/Lake Preston is now 1-6 on the year, while Deubrook Area is 0-7.

The Dolphins will travel to Waverly-South Shore on Friday for a 7 p.m. matchup with the Coyotes, while Arlington/Lake Preston will take on the Estelline/Hendricks Redhawks at 7 p.m. in Estelline.

• Florence/Henry 34, Elkton-Lake Benton 20

ELKTON – Elkton-Lake Benton outgained Florence/Henry 379-313 but a 21-point third quarter propelled the Falcons to a 34-20 win over the Elks on Friday night in Elkton.

Elkton-Lake Benton led after one quarter, 8-7, on the strength of a Ryan Krog to Logan Kuehl 23-yard touchdown pass, but the Falcons would answer with a score and lead 13-8 at the half.

A 65-yard touchdown run extended the Falcon lead to 19-8, but Krog’s 72-yard touchdown run brought the Elks back within five at 19-14.

Florence/Henry went back up 27-14 on a short touchdown run, and then an 84-yard fumble return gave the Falcons a 20-point cushion entering the fourth quarter.

Elkton-Lake Benton would add a final touchdown on an Aiden Erickson one-yard run to provide the final margin.

Krog picked up 164 yards rushing on 15 carries to lead the Elks, while also throwing for 192 yards on 16-of-30 attempts.

Erickson was the Elks’ leading receiver, hauling in eight catches for 55 yards.

Kuehl added four receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively for Elkton-Lake Benton, Blake De Vries posted eight tackles including one for loss, while Tanner Stein added six tackles.

Riley Hunter logged three tackles and also picked off a Falcons pass for an interception.

Florence/Henry’s Ashton Hanson recorded 147 yards on the ground on 15 carries, finding the endzone twice, while quarterback Tegan Sumner completed 6-of-12 passes for 72 yards and a touchdown.

The Falcons are now 7-1 on the year, and the Elks fell to 2-5.

Elkton-Lake Benton will take on Colman-Egan on Friday in Colman with kickoff at 7 p.m.


• Hamlin 28, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 20

HAYTI – Oldham-Ramona/Rutland led early on the strength of Orion Albertson’s 163 rushing yards for the game, but the Raiders couldn’t hold off Hamlin in a 28-20 loss on Friday night in Hayti.

Albertson averaged over eight yards per carry as part of a Raiders ground game that rolled up 239 yards and scored three touchdowns.

However, four Raiders turnovers – three interceptions and a lost fumble – did in ORR.

“I thought our team showed up to play with a ton of focus and poise,” head coach Logan DeRungs said. “We were able to get an early lead but some tough breaks on a couple plays and few calls were too much to overcome. I was very proud of the way the boys battled back to tie the game late in the fourth.”

In addition to Albertson’s 163 yards, Will Matson picked up 75 yards on 12 carries with a touchdown, while Isaac Trygstad added a one-yard touchdown plunge.

Trygstad also added 80 yards in the passing game, hauling in five receptions.

“Orion [Albertson] had a fantastic night running the ball, averaging over eight yards per carry,” DeRungs added. “He was a workhorse, and our offensive line did a nice job opening holes and finding blocks down the field. Isaac Trygstad also made some big catches in the passing game.”

Will Matson finished the game 7-of-18 for 83 yards with a pair of interceptions.

On the defensive side of the ball, John Souter had a huge game for the Raiders with ten tackles including five for loss, and three sacks.

“John Souter was relentless on defense,” DeRungs said. “He did a great job of pressuring the quarterback and make plays behind the line of scrimmage.”

Albertson led the team with 11 tackles and a sack, and also forced a fumble, while Matson added nine tackles.

Hamlin moves to 7-1 on the year with the win, while the Raiders slipped to 3-4.

The regular-season finale for Oldham-Ramona/Rutland is Friday when the Raiders host Castlewood at 7 p.m.


• Colman-Egan 52, Estelline/Hendricks 20

COLMAN – Colman-Egan improved to 2-6 on the season while Estelline/Hendricks fell to 1-6 on Friday night in Colman.

No stats were available.

Colman-Egan will host Elkton-Lake Benton on Friday at 7 p.m., while the Redhawks host Arlington/Lake Preston, also on Friday at 7 p.m.

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