Senior Kaden Crane’s one-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and Ryan Gray’s ensuing extra-point kick, stood as the game-winner as Carlton-Wrenshall won its first high school football game in program history, a defensive 7-6 victory over South Ridge on Friday night in Carlton.
Senior Nick Larson caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Riley Kinsley early in the fourth quarter to pull the Panthers to within a point, but the conversion run was stuffed. The teams exchanged drives before the Raptors got the ball back with about two minutes remaining and ran out the clock.
Senior Justin Swanson paced the Raptors with 11 carries for 70 yards, while Crane finished with eight carries for 37 yards and their lone touchdown. Crane, Gray and Sawyer Thorman each had at least eight tackles.
Junior Tyler Anderson rushed 15 times for 82 yards to lead South Ridge, while senior Logan Young led the Panthers with eight tackles.