Bluejacket Football hangs loss on Bison

Cambridge-Isanti football got back on the winning track by taking it to Buffalo 41-18 in a Mississippi 8  Blue Division home victory.

Halfback Hunter Vavra churned out 157 yards on 24 carries, scoring three touchdowns, to lead the Bluejackets against the Bison. His first score came on a 26-yard run in the first quarter.

The Jackets kept rolling to make it 21-0 in the second quarter when fullback Kyle Chromy ran in from 13 yards out, then quarterback John Solberg sprinted 24 yards for a TD with just under a minute left. Buffalo gave itself a chance by quickly moving downfield and scored on a 20-yard reception with 12 seconds remaining in the half.

Cambridge-Isanti resumed control by delivering a touchdown on its opening possession of the third quarter when Vavra broke home on a 9-yard run. Buffalo again answered back with a score, but Vavra got his hat trick TD on a 10-yard run three minutes into the fourth quarter. Max Knowlton created a 41-12 advantage when he finished the Bluejackets’ scoring on a 30-yard breakaway.

Dakota Johnson and Knowlton led the run-stingy C-I defense with six tackles each, and Chromy added an interception in the win.

Cambridge-Isanti 41, Buffalo 18

C-I Buff

First Downs 21 10

Rushing 50/373     15/17

Passing 10/5/1    20/12/1

Passing Yds 104 186

Total Yds 477 203

Bluejacket Individual Stats: Rushing: 24/157, 3 TD; Chromy 8/73, TD; Knowlton 7/56, TD; Iglesias 3/18. Passing: Solberg 10/5/1- 104 yds. Receiving: Chromy 3/65; DeBaere 1/26; Kuehn 1/13. Tackles: Knowlton 6, Johnson 6, Chromy 4, Crocker 3, Vavra 3. Kicking: Samsa 5 Xpts, Schintz 1 punt 49 yds.

Mississippi 8 Football: Blue Div.: Rogers 4-0, 6-0; St. Michael-Alb. 3-0, 6-0; Cambridge-Isanti 2-2, 4-2; St. Francis 2-2, 3-3; Buffalo 0-3, 1-5; Duluth East 0-4, 0-6.  Red Div.: Chisago Lakes 4-0, 5-1; Monticello 3-0, 4-2; Princeton 2-2, 4-2; North Branch 1-2, 2-4; Big Lake 1-3, 1-5; Duluth Denfeld 0-4, 0-6.