Badgers defeat Elks 20-6

Jason Salzman/ Arlington/Lake Preston’s Tate Larsen (28) fights past Elkton-Lake Benton’s Noah Greer for a gainer during the first quarter of the Badgers’ 20-6 victory over the Elks on Friday night in Lake Preston.

LAKE PRESTON – Arlington/Lake Preston gutted out a 20-6 Dakota Valley Conference victory at home against Elkton-Lake Benton Friday night. It was the Badgers’ first win of the season.

Tate Larsen rushed 22 times for 154 yards and a touchdown for the Badgers. Jasper Denison went 6-of-22 with 112 yards and a touchdown and Christopher Wallace had three catches for 83 yards and a touchdown.

Denison threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to Wallace in the first quarter. Dylan Geasy then scored on a 10-yard run in the third quarter to make it 14-0. ALP made it 20-0 on a 51-yard run from Larsen.

The Elks cut it to 20-6 on a Matt Nibbe touchdown run from one yard out. Nibbe finished 8-of-16 with 110 yards passing. He had three yards rushing on 11 attempts. The Cardinals outrushed the Elks 234-4.

The Elks host Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Friday and the Badgers head to Deubrook on Sept. 20.


• Baltic 52, Deubrook Area 0

BALTIC – Baltic shut out Deubrook Area 52-0 Friday night. The Bulldogs won the game in three quarters.

Baltic quarterback Zach Polzin had a huge game with 188 total yards and five touchdowns. He went 3-of-3 passing with three touchdowns and had six carries for 103 yards and two touchdowns.

Polzin opened the scoring with a 6-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Avery Nordbye then ran in a 25-yard touchdown to make it 14-0. Polzin had his second rushing touchdown in later in the quarter, this time from 75 yards out.

The Bulldogs tacked on 18 more points in the second quarter. Alex Haagenson caught a 19-yard touchdown and Brodee Teveldal had a 49-yard touchdown reception. That was Teveldal’s only catch of the night. Nordbye then caught a touchdown pass to make it 39-0 at halftime.

Brendan Allen caught a touchdown pass in the third quarter and he finished with three catches for 80 yards. Baltic scored one more touchdown to end the game at 52-0.

Baltic will host Viborg-Hurley next week and Deubrook Area will have a bye before playing host to Arlington/Lake Preston on Sept. 20.

• Dell Rapids 42, Flandreau 0

DELL RAPIDS – The Quarriers improved to 2-0 after they shut out the Fliers 42-0. Flandreau is now 0-2 on the season.

Colin Rentz went 10-of-15 for 180 yards and two touchdowns for Dell Rapids. Logan Stone rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns on 13 attempts. Logan Ellingson led the Quarriers with three receptions for 95 yards and two touchdowns.

Rentz had touchdown passes of 58 yards and 26 yards, both to Ellingson. He also had a 5-yard rushing touchdown. Stone had an 11-yard touchdown run and Landon VonHoltum had a four-yard touchdown run.

The Fliers’ quarterback, Tanner Christenson, went 4-of-10 for 61 yards and Andrew Julson led Flandreau with 44 yards on 21 rushes. 

The Fliers are at Sioux Valley on Friday and the Quarriers host Madison.

 Colman-Egan 50, Castlewood 0

CASTLEWOOD – The Hawks moved to 3-0 (1-0) with the DVC win over the Warriors.

Colman-Egan is host to De Smet and Castlewood (0-3, 0-1) plays Estelline/Hendricks on the road next week.

 Canistota/Freeman 58, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 6

RUTLAND – The Raiders (2-1) travel to Elkton-Lake Benton and Canistota/Freeman (3-0) plays at Howard next.


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