We've reached the halfway point of the High School Football season, and there were some great games across the area. Check out some scores and highlights below!

Mabel-Canton Uses Ground Game To Secure 28-14 Win Over Kingsland

The Mabel-Canton Cougars used a strong ground game en route to a 28-14 win on the road over Kingsland in Spring Valley Friday night. We had the broadcast on FUN 104.

Mabel-Canton took a 22-6 lead into the half. Kingsland forced a 3-and-out, and then Kaden Rath returned the ensuing punt 70 yards for a touchdown to make it 22-14. The Cougars then dominated the time of possession in the second half, utilizing a strong run game to run out the clock, and eventually score in the 4th quarter to make it a 28-14 game.

The Knights had a drive at the end but were unable to find the endzone, despite moving the ball down the field very well. Quarterback Kale Mensink threw some great passes and showed off his arm strength throughout the game. He connected on a touchdown pass to James Howard in the first half to make it 14-6 late in the second quarter.

Kaden Rath was fantastic for Kingsland, too. He had an interception, along with the punt return touchdown. Rath also ran the ball well for the Knights who have a very creative offense with a lot of motion before the snap, and a lot of different formations.

The Cougars were led on the ground by Tyler Larson who finished with 101 yards and a touchdown. Cayden Tollefsrud added 92 yards and two scores. Jordan Larson through for a touchdown as well that was caught by Alex Arenson.

Howard led the Knights with 48 yards on the ground and scored a touchdown on a pass from Mensink.

Player of the Game (Mabel-Canton) - Cayden Tollefsrud

Player of the Game (Kingsland) - Kaden Rath

Kingsley Mercantile Game Ball - Tyler Larson (Mabel-Canton)

Fillmore Central Takes Down Faribault BA 19-8

The Fillmore Central Falcons to used a balanced attack to take down Faribault BA Friday night in Harmony. Dillion O'Connor threw for 212 yards and 2 scores in the win that pushes the Falcons to 3-1 on the season. It was the first loss of the year for Faribault BA, they are now 3-1. Fillmore Central welcomes Randolph (3-1) for their Homecoming match-up next week. BA will take on Kenyon-Wanamingo.

Rochester Mayo Stays Undefeated With 53-6 Cross-Town Win Over John Marshall

The Mayo Spartans moved to 4-0 with the win over JM Friday night. The #6 ranked Spartans put their undefeated record on the line against #1 ranked Mankato West next week in Mankato. JM is now 1-3 and will take on New Prague next week.

Lanesboro Stays Undefeated With 48-0 Shutout Over Houston

The Lanesboro Burros continue to show off their offensive skills this week with a 48-0 win over Houston. The heavy-running attack is now 4-0 on the season and ranked #4 in 9-Man Football in Minnesota. They will travel to take on Kingsland next week on Saturday afternoon. The Hurricanes fell to 0-4 and will take on Lyle-Pacelli next week.

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Lewiston-Alutra Hangs On To Beat Caledonia 21-14

The Lewiston-Altura Cardinals took down Caledonia 21-14 Friday night at home. The Cardinals used a strong ground game to build the lead and were able to knock down a Hail Mary attempt from the Warriors to hold on to the 21-14 win. The Cardinals moved to 3-1 with the win and take on Dover-Eyota next week. The Warriors fall to 1-3 and will travel to take on Goodhue next week.

#5 Stewartville Hangs On To 28-20 Win Over Byron

The Stewartville Tigers and Byron Bears renewed the gridiron rivalry Friday night. In their first matchup since 2018, the Tigers were able to get the win 28-20. The win pushed the #5 ranked Tigers to 4-0 on the season and dropped the Bears to  0-4 on the season. The Bears' four losses are all against teams ranked in the Top 10 in Class AAAA this season including Kasson-Mantorville, Faribault, Winona, and Stewartville. Stewartville takes on Red Wing next week, while Byron will take on Mankato East who has knocked off Winona and Kasson-Mantorville the last two weeks.

Triton Upsends Pine Island in Overtime 31-29

It was back and forth throughout the entire game and was tied at 23 at the end of the 4th quarter. The Cobras got the ball first in the OT session and scored, and then converted the two-point conversion on a fake field goal to go up 31-23. Pine Island was able to score on their possession, but the Cobras had a nice pass breakup to secure the thrilling 31-29 win.

#8 Chatfield Takes Down St. Charles 37-6

The Chatfield Gophers defense was strong once again holding a talented St. Charles team in check throughout Friday night. The Gophers have won 3 straight and have a matchup with #2 in class AAA Cannon Falls next Saturday in Cannon Falls. The Saints fell to 1-3 and take on a tough Triton team next week.

Grand Meadow Upends #5 Spring Grove 20-17

It is always a good matchup when Spring Grove and Grand Meadow meet up, and it was the Superlarks getting the win this time. Grand Meadow was able to get the win by holding down the Lions' high-powered offense and scoring two touchdowns on special teams. The Superlarks are now 3-1 and take on a tough LeRoy-Ostrander team next week. While Spring Grove will host Southland next week. We will have the action on FUN 104 next Friday night.

#8 Kasson-Mantorville Beats Albert Lea 42-14

The KoMets were able to get the offense rolling in the matchup with the Tigers to move to 3-1 on the season. Kasson-Mantorville will take on Faribault next week. Albert Lea fell to 0-4 with the loss and will take on #9 ranked Winona next week on the road.

#3 Lake City Takes Down #7 Plainview-Elgin-Millville in Top 10 Matchup 13-7

The Lake City Tigers were able to get the win in a low-scoring affair 13-7 over a talented PEM team. The Bulldogs suffered their first loss of the season falling to 3-1. They have a tough matchup with Rochester Lourdes next week on Thursday night. The Tigers will take on Pine Island next Friday night.

#1 Mankato West Takes Down Rochester Century 49-0.

The Scarlets continued their winning ways with a 49-0 win over the Panthers. The 4-0 Scarlets will have a test with #6 Rochester Mayo next week. The Panthers fell to 0-4 on the season and will take on Austin next week.

Goodhue Gets Win Over Dover-Eyota 34-20

The Wildcats had their homecoming matchup with Dover-Eyota and were able to get back to the winning ways after a tough loss to St. Charles last week. The Wildcats are now 3-1 on the season and will take on Caledonia next week. The Eagles are 1-3 and take on Lewiston-Altura on Saturday night next week.

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LeRoy-Ostrander Takes Down Tops Ranked Mountain Lake Area

The LeRoy-Ostrander Cardinals were coming off a tough loss to Lanesboro last week, but they bounced back with a big 33-6 win over Mountain Lake Area Friday night at home on their Homecoming. The Cardinals used a balanced offensive attack to get the win and move to 3-1 on the season. They travel to take on Grand Meadow next week.

Rochester Lourdes Beats La Crescent 49-8

The Rochester Lourdes Eagles opened up their season with 3 tough matchups including Triton, Cannon Falls, and Lake City. The Eagles were able to get their first win of the season. Lourdes will take on Plainview-Elgin-Millville next Thursday night. La Crescent falls to 0-4 on the season and takes on Zumbrota-Mazeppa next week.

Southland Tops Lyle/Pacelli 56-8

The Rebels got their offense rolling in this one as they took down Lyle/Pacelli to move to 2-2 on the season. The Rebels travel to take on Spring Grove next week and we will broadcast the game on FUN 104. L/P fell to 0-3 on the season and takes on Houston next week.

#1 Blooming Prairie Secures 47-0 Win Over WEM

The Awesome Blossoms continue to impress, this time with a 47-0 win over Waterville-Elysian-Morristown. Their talented offense and tough defense have led BP to a 4-0 record. They take on St. Clair/Loyola next week.

Faribault Beats Red Wing 34-0

The Falcons got back to the winning ways after a tough loss to Stewartville last week with a 34-0 win over Red Wing on their Homecoming week. The Falcons take on a tough Kasson-Mantorville team next week. Red Wing fell to 1-3 with the loss and take on Stewartville at home next week.

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