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Prep report: Hilltoppers conclude soccer regular season with win

Denzel Majwega had 29 goals in the campaign, including three on Saturday in a win over North Branch.

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Duluth Marshall finished its boys soccer regular season with a home victory on Saturday, Sept. 8, knocking off North Branch 4-2.

Denzel Majwega finished with three goals to finish the schedule with a total of 29, among the leaders in the state. Majwega opened the scoring six minutes into the game, then had two more in the second half.

Brendan Friday had the other goal for the Hilltoppers, who finish the regular season 8-7-1 and on their second four-game win streak of the season. They drew the second seed in the Section 7A tournament, which begins for Marshall on Thursday with a quarterfinal against No. 7 Lakes International Language Academy.

Rochester Lourdes 2, Duluth Denfeld 1

A late goal from Parker Chastey wasn't enough for the Hunters to win their regular season finale.

The Hunters trailed 2-0 at halftime to goals from Lourdes' Gerald Lonzo and Jack Broadbent, three minutes apart.

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Camden Rask made 11 saves for Denfeld, which had a 10-5-1 regular-season records.

Brackets for the Section 7AA tournament, slated to begin on Tuesday, have not been released.

Superior 4, Ashland 0

Superior got all its goals from seniors as it celebrated Senior Day on Saturday at NBC Spartan Sports Complex.

Darrel James scored a pair, while Diedrick Nikoi and Aaron Johnson contributed the other tallies for the Spartans (6-8-2).

GIRLS SOCCER

Bemidji 4, Duluth Marshall 1

Eighth-grader Heidi Weis scored for the Hilltoppers, but Marshall will still go into the Section 7A tournament with a loss after a long trip to Bemidji on Saturday.

The Hilltoppers (4-10-2) will play at Spectrum in the first round of the Section 7A tournament on Monday.

FOOTBALL

Moose Lake/Willow River 48, Braham 12

The Rebels racked up 537 scrimmage yards in a big win at Braham on Friday night.

ML/WR scored the game's first 40 points, including Jaxsyn Schmidt touchdown runs of 53 and 41 yards in the first quarter.

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Adam Neumann hit Jimmy Walker and Owen Loew with touchdown passes of 1 and 40 yards, respectively.

Schmidt finished with 170 yards on 14 carries for the 5-1 Rebels.

North Branch 40, Duluth Denfeld 8

Deshawn Moore scored on a 40-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, but that was all the offense the Hunters could muster in a road defeat on Friday that dropped them to 2-4 on the season.

Preston Peterson and Loghan Croal scored two touchdowns apiece for the Vikings (5-1).

PREP SCOREBOARD

FOOTBALL

Northwood/Solon Springs 54, Washburn 12

BOYS SOCCER

Duluth Marshall 4, North Branch 2

Duluth East 7, St. Francis 1

Rochester Lourdes 2, Duluth Denfeld 1

GIRLS SOCCER

Bemidji 4, Duluth Marshall 1

Christian scored four goals and Peterson had assists on all seven goals East scored.
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