Duluth Denfeld held the line against its city rivals for about 10 minutes of game play, but the dam broke and flooded the scoreboard at Public Schools Stadium, as Duluth East dominated the rest of the grudge match en route to a 58-0 win on Friday.
Junior Austan Orvedahl scored the first of his three touchdown runs with 2:12 to play in the first quarter. He would return to the end zone 2:06 later to make it 14-0 after one.
Michael Kastelic filled up the box score in several facets. In addition to kicking six of seven extra points, he scored rushing and receiving touchdowns. His 47-yard sprint triggered the second major Greyhound scoring surge. His score with 7:55 left in the half was the first of four East TDs in the quarter, plus a safety.
Jacob Clark caught two touchdown passes from Dean Hudoba for the Greyhounds (4-3), who are at Esko on Wednesday in the regular season finale.
Denfeld (0-7) is at Grand Rapids on Wednesday night.
East 14 29 7 8 — 58
Denfeld 0 0 0 0 — 0
E - Austan Orvedahl 29 run (Michael Kastelic kick)
E - Orvedahl 36 run (Kastelic kick)
E - Kastelic 47 run (Kastelic kick)
E - Jacob Clark 5 pass from Dean Hudoba (kick failed)
E - Safety, ball centered through end zone
E - Kastelic 29 pass from Hudoba (Kastelic kick)
E - Orvedahl 25 run (Kastelic kick)
E - Clark 12 pass from Hudoba (Kastelic kick)
E - Carter Legg 28 run (Legg run)
Pine City 36, Cloquet 8
Cloquet found the ground tough going, accumulating only 70 yards rushing in a home defeat.
The Lumberjacks (4-3) didn't score until the last 13 seconds of the game, when Dayne Painovich caught an Alec Turnbull touchdown pass.
The Dragons (3-4) got 100-yard days from Ryan Plasek (128) and Brody Clark (115) and Jacob Lindahl scored two TDs.
Cloquet's regular-season finale is Wednesday vs. North Branch.
Pine City 8 8 20 0 — 36
Cloquet 0 0 0 8 — 8
PC - Jacob Lindahl 14 run (Lindahl run)
PC - Ryan Plasek 1 run (Plasek run)
PC - Lindahl 15 run (Lindahl run)
PC - Brody Clark 6 run (run failed)
PC - Timothy Johnson 3 run (pass failed)
C - Dayne Painovich 29 pass from Alex Turnbull (Luke Sievert pass from Turnbull)
Ogilvie 42, Silver Bay 12
A pair of Jacob Carpenter touchdown runs weren't enough for the Mariners at home on Friday.
Silver Bay was held to 93 total yards by the Tigers (5-2, 5-0 Nine-Man North-South).
The Mariners fall to 3-3 (3-2 Nine-Man North-South) ahead of their regular season finale Wednesday at South Ridge.
Ogilvie 8 22 6 6 — 42
Silver Bay 6 0 0 6 — 12
O — Caleb Felde 1 run (Bryce Beier run)
SB — Jacob Carpenter 5 run (conversion failed)
O — Felde 2 run (Felde run)
O — Brady Harlan 1 run (conversion failed)
O — Felde 5 run (Andy Berg pass from Felde)
O — Harlan 1 run (conversion failed)
O — Jon Brasch 10 pass from Felde (conversion failed)
SB — Carpenter 41 run (conversion failed)
Barnum 48, Chisholm 16
Willie Richardson scored a pair of first-half touchdown runs as the Bombers climbed above the .500 mark with a win in their home finale.
Richardson's 37-yard run was part of a 22-point first quarter for the Bombers, who led by as many as 41 points by the end of the night.
Barnum (4-3, 4-2 Northeast Silver) wraps its regular season on Wednesday at Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin, while Chisholm (3-3, 2-2 Northeast Silver) hosts Deer River.
B- Max Moors 17 run (run failed)
B- Willie Richardson 37 run (Moors run)
C- July Abernathy 11 pass from Dominic Olson (Nathan Wangensteen kick)
B- Devon Jones 8 run (Moors run)
B- Richardson 16 run (kick failed)
B- John Stevens 5 pass from Hayden Charboneau (Richardson run)
B- Matthew Berry 78 interception return (run failed)
B- Jones 2 run (run failed)
C- Wangensteen FG 34
C- Lawrence Oberg 13 run (conversion failed)
Esko 14, Aitkin 12
AITKIN — With 1:20 remaining in the fourth quarter Zach MacDonald hauled in a 45-yard pass from Gus Sanford to pull the Aitkin Gobblers to a 14-12 deficit with the Esko Eskomos Thursday.
The two-point pass attempt was incomplete and the score remained 14-12 to keep the Eskomos unbeaten at 7-0 while dropping Aitkin to 5-2.
Gus Sanford scored Aitkin’s first touchdown on a 14-yard run.
Esko scored all 14 of its points in the opening quarter before Aitkin rallied.
Esko leads the Section 7AAA standings, while Aitkin is second. The Gobblers host Hibbing 7 p.m. Wednesday to close out the regular season. Esko will go for a perfect regular season on Wednesday at home vs. Duluth East.
- Brainerd Dispatch
Grand Rapids 42, Rock Ridge 0
Menomonie 42, Superior 14
North Branch 50, Hermantown 42
Barnum 48, Chisholm 16
Two Harbors 63, Hibbing 0
Northwood/Solon Springs 48, Birchwood/Winter 0
Proctor 3, Moose Lake-Willow River 0