Unbeaten Rebels still unbeaten, roll on to state semifinalsUnbeaten ML-WR (12-0) will play a semifinal matchup with Jackson County Central (10-2) Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.
By: Tyler Korby, Pine Journal
ST. CLOUD — Moose Lake-Willow River running back Jake Disterhaupt drove in for a pair of rushing touchdowns and caught another as the Rebels rolled past Hawley 35-22 in a Class AA state quarterfinal football game Friday night at Husky Stadium at St. Cloud State University.
Disterhaupt, a 6-foot, 190-pound senior, scored once in the second, the third and the fourth quarters, as the Division I talent totaled 126 rushing yards on 24 attempts. Senior backfield mate Michael Pender added a game-best 191 yards on 27 carries, including the game’s first two touchdowns, as the second-ranked Rebels rushed for 385 yards, passing just once.
Unbeaten ML-WR (12-0) led 21-14 at halftime before pulling away en route to a semifinal matchup with Jackson County Central (10-2) Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. A win would put the Rebels in their third Prep Bowl in four years, including the last seven state tournaments.
Fifth-ranked Hawley was guided by quarterback Jordan Harms’ 145 yards passing and two long touchdowns. The Nuggets finished the year 11-1.
Class AA State Quarterfinals:
Moose Lake-WR; 14 – 7 – 7 – 7 — 35
Hawley; 0 – 14 – 0 – 8 — 22
ML-WR — Michael Pender 2 run (Kick failed).
ML-WR — Pender 3 run (Jake Disterhaupt run).
H — Hunter Lawson 36 pass from Jordan Harms (Gary Althoff kick).
ML-WR — Disterhaupt 26 run (Ben Moonen kick).
H — Chris Buttke 2 run (Althoff kick).
ML-WR — Disterhaupt 15 run (Moonen kick).
ML-WR — Disterhaupt 10 pass from Tony Adamczak (Moonen kick).
H — Ben Ellefson 50 pass from Harms (Alex Ames from Harms).