The Isanti County News » Sports http://isanticountynews.com The Isanti County News covers community news, sports, current events and provides advertising and information for the cities of Cambridge, Isanti, and Braham, Minnesota and their surrounding areas. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:31:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Jacket Volleyball reaches section championship http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/30/jacket-volleyball-reaches-section-championship/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/30/jacket-volleyball-reaches-section-championship/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:31:05 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116430 Claire Sheehan had 28 kills and 15 digs in the 7AAA semifinals against Forest Lake Wednesday evening.

Claire Sheehan had 28 kills and 15 digs in the 7AAA semifinals against Forest Lake Wednesday evening.

In their final home match of the season, top-seed Cambridge-Isanti downed No. 5 Forest Lake 25-11, 26-24, 25-20 in the Section 7AAA semifinals Oct. 29. Claire Sheehan finished with 28 kills, including knocking down the clinchers in Games 2 and 3. More kills came from Korbyn Felde (6), Greta Holt (5) while Sydney Larkin set the table with 31 assists.

The Bluejackets (26-4) will face No. 2 seed North Branch in the 7AAA championship match, 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 in the Chisago Lakes H.S. gym. The teams split their two meetings this season, but the Jackets beat the Vikings in the Oct. 7 conference match which helped C-I lock in the Mississippi 8 crown.

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Nevis slips past Bombers in 5A tourney http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/29/nevis-slips-past-bombers-in-5a-tourney/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/29/nevis-slips-past-bombers-in-5a-tourney/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:48:58 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116400 There were many amazing athletic plays in the Oct. 28 Section 5A match, such as this Angela Bendickson digging save during the Bombers’ win in game four against Nevis.

There were many amazing athletic plays in the Oct. 28 Section 5A match, such as this Angela Bendickson digging save during the Bombers’ win in game four against Nevis.

Fans making the trek to Crosby-Ironton for the 5A South Subsection playoff round Oct. 28 were treated to a wild back-and-forth volleyball match between the young Braham squad and Nevis. The Panthers had just enough power to advance with a 23-25, 25-14, 25-21, 19-25, 15-10 victory that evening.

The Bombers opened the playoffs Oct. 24 at home with a 25-14, 25-12, 25-13 win over conference partner Ogilvie, improving their record to 20-7 on the season. They advanced to take on three-time defending section champ Nevis who may not be as star-studded as past Panther teams but still had formidable guns in hitters senior Denia Brown and junior Hannah Bliss.

Game one saw Braham never trailing, pulling away from an 11-11 tie on an Angela Bendickson ace and a strong serving run from Lizzie Altendorf. Carley Lynch finished with 5 points in the game, using her deft second-touch tips to keep the Panthers off-balance. Emily Lindquist pounded home the game-winner, her third point of the opener.

Brown asserted herself early in game two and finished with 9 points. The Bombers led 14-13 until the Panthers ripped off 12 straight points behind the serving of Allison Booker and a few Braham hitting errors.

Braham's Emily Lindquist challenging the Panther front line with a tip during the Game 4 victory.

Braham’s Emily Lindquist challenging the Panther front line with a tip during the Game 4 victory.

Nevis maintained the momentum in game three as Bliss became the go-to hitter with 6 points. An Altendorf kill had Braham tied at 15-15 and were close again at 19-20 when Bliss finished off a crazy-long point filled with diving saves, including two from Braham’s Amelia Fiedler in the back row.

But in game four, it was Braham jumping out to early leads of 10-3 and 12-4, with Steph Braund finding the floor with scoring tips. Bliss hits pulled Nevis back to within 13-11, but Kaylie Paitl was found for 3 kills by setter Lynch. Lindquist added a key block to make it 23-18 before Angela Bendickson served in the game-winner.

Brown and the Panthers came out firing in the rubber game, with her 3 kills and a block creating a 6-1 edge out of the gate. Points from Paitl, Braund and another big Lindquist block brought the Bombers back to within 9-13, but Booker sealed the deal with a kill down the left line for match point.

Nevis (14-16) will play Sebeka (23-7, 3-0 winner over Onamia Oct. 28) in the Oct. 30 5A North Subsection finals at Pierz. Browerville (22-5) and Verndale (20-9) are alive for the South Subsection match that night. The 5A championship will be Nov. 1 back in Pierz.

Strong all-around player Allison Booker (right) begins the Nevis celebration after her kill down the line was the match-clincher.

Strong all-around player Allison Booker (right) begins the Nevis celebration after her kill down the line was the match-clincher.

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Section finals trip again for Bombers http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/29/section-finals-trip-again-for-bombers/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/29/section-finals-trip-again-for-bombers/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:43:13 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116394 Junior quarterback John Larson scored the first of his four touchdowns in the first quarter of the Bombers’ 28-8 section semis victory over Barnum.  Photos by Greg Hunt

Junior quarterback John Larson scored the first of his four touchdowns in the first quarter of the Bombers’ 28-8 section semis victory over Barnum. Photos by Greg Hunt

Braham will be gunning for a third Section 7A football title out of the past four seasons after defeating Barnum 28-8 in the Oct. 25 matinee semifinals. The top-seed Bombers will get a rematch with East Central when the teams travel to Duluth Public Schools Stadium for the Oct. 30 section championship at 4:45 p.m.

On Saturday, a stiff west wind crossing the length of the field gave both defenses a bit of an advantage, and the Bombers’ pursuit made it an even tougher day for No. 4 seed Barnum who was limited to 115 total yards. Randy Braund and Sonny Foote teamed for a sack, followed by another sack from Cody Carlson that had Barnum facing a 4th-and-31 just into the second quarter. Drake Held and Brian Nelson menaced the visitors the next two series they had the ball.

“Our defense is very disciplined. Their production on the field is a product of intense preparation throughout the week with on-the-field practice as well as a lot of film study,” said Bomber Coach Shawn Kuhnke.

The Braham offense was tripping itself with penalties which saw only an 8-0 lead at the half. The first-quarter score came about when Jacob Ambrose turned a catch-and-run crosser into a 34-yard gain, with a facemask penalty tacked on for a 1st-and-goal at the 5. John Larson went up the gut for the three-yard touchdown.

Randy Braund chased down Barnum’s Chris Carlson for one of his 10 tackles in the win

Randy Braund chased down Barnum’s Chris Carlson for one of his 10 tackles in the win

Two more defensive stands in the third quarter kept Barnum off the board, then late in the quarter Larson went up the gut again on a two-yard TD run for a 14-0 edge. A Quinn Richmond 1st-down reception and Braund breaking off a long run on the right side were key plays for the score.

Larson added two more scoring runs of four and 41 yards in the fourth quarter for insurance. He finished with 57 ground yards and 78 passing yards in the win. Braund delivered 67 rushing yards. Leading tacklers on defense were Held (14), Braund (10, 2.5 for loss, one interception), Foote (9), Larson (6, one interception), Carlson (6) and Nelson (5).

• In the Section 7A finals, Braham (8-1) will see an East Central squad (7-3) they just defeated 57-12 back on Oct. 10. That was the game the Bombers tore off 38 points in the second quarter alone after the Eagles led 12-0.

Cody Carlson (52) and Drake Held teamed for a sack on Barnum QB Brandon Newman to stop another drive.

Cody Carlson (52) and Drake Held teamed for a sack on Barnum QB Brandon Newman to stop another drive.

For his main concerns entering the championship rematch, Coach Kuhnke projected, “Each player playing with their highest level of disciplined intensity, making sure that we have guys in the right spots, flying to the football and gang tackling.”

The winner of the 7A title will play at Brainerd Nov. 8 in the Class A quarterfinals against the Section 6A champ, either Upsala-Swanville (10-0) or Royalton (9-1).

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Bluejacket V-ball rolls into 7AAA semifinals http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/29/bluejacket-v-ball-rolls-into-7aaa-semifinals/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/29/bluejacket-v-ball-rolls-into-7aaa-semifinals/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:38:55 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116391 Taking care of business at home Oct. 24, top-seeded Cambridge-Isanti volleyball began the Section 7AAA tournament with a 25-9, 25-8, 25-17 victory over rival No. 8 seed St. Francis on the home court.

The Bluejackets (25-4) were led in hitting by Claire Sheehan who finished with 23 kills, and she also worked for 16 digs in the match. Sydney Larkin directed the offense with 43 assists and added 5 digs. More C-I stat leaders in the victory were Korbyn Felde (9 kills, 2 aces, 9 digs), Chloey Sheehan (5 kills), Greta Holt (6 kills, 4 blocks), Mackenzie Torgerson (4 kills), Abby Glotzbach (8 digs) and Elle Larkin (7 digs).

Next up for the Bluejackets will be No. 5 seed Forest Lake (15-13) who defeated No. 4 Anoka 3-1 Oct. 24. The Oct. 29 battle at CIHS is a rematch of last year’s section semifinals won by the C-I girls.

Alive in the other half of the brackets are No. 2 North Branch (3-0 winner over Elk River) and No. 3 Andover (3-1 winner over defending champs Grand Rapids). The Section 7AAA championship will be Saturday, Nov. 1 (7 p.m.) on the Chisago Lakes court.

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Runner-up CAL finish for Warrior Soccer http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/29/runner-up-cal-finish-for-warrior-soccer/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/29/runner-up-cal-finish-for-warrior-soccer/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:36:57 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116385 arrior freshman Araya Doble battled with Hope keeper Josh Allen in an attempt to head a high centering pass in the Oct. 24 semifinals match

arrior freshman Araya Doble battled with Hope keeper Josh Allen in an attempt to head a high centering pass in the Oct. 24 semifinals match

A beautiful weekend in St. Croix Valley, Wis. greeted the players for the Christian Athlete League finals tournament. Cambridge Christian reached the championship soccer match for the fifth-straight year, but new league team Coulee Christian ended the Warriors’ championship streak with a 4-0 win the afternoon of Oct. 25.

“It was 3-0 at half, so our second half was much better.  We only mustered three shots, so Coulee’s defense shut us out. Keeper Isaiah Santele had 17 saves and played a great game for us,” replayed CCS Coach Peter Newman.

After a first-round bye, the No. 2 seed Warriors reached the finals by blanking Hope Christian 5-0 in the Oct. 24 semifinals. Syfah Doble scored two goals in the first half and added a hat trick goal in the second half to lead the offense. Araya Doble’s goal made it 3-0 at the half, and Micah Bonkoski netted a shot in the second half.

“Before the game, I thought our team did really well with the new organization that we really needed to get to because we had a lot of injured players. We had the bench come out, and I thought we played well– striking a lot, passing well and just everybody giving it their all,” said S. Doble.

S. Doble ended the season with a total of 31 points (26 goals, 5 assists). A. Doble scored 24 points (13 goals, 11 assists) and Bonkoski ended with 23 points (13 goals,10 assists). Santele logged 11 saves against Hope and finished with 260 saves on the season.

unior keeper Isaiah Santele hit the dirt to thwart an Eagle scoring opportunity late in the first half. Santele made 11 saves in the shutout victory over Hope Christian.

unior keeper Isaiah Santele hit the dirt to thwart an Eagle scoring opportunity late in the first half. Santele made 11 saves in the shutout victory over Hope Christian.

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Two Bluejackets advance to State CC http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/29/two-bluejackets-advance-to-state-cc/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/29/two-bluejackets-advance-to-state-cc/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:33:25 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116379 C-I senior State entrant Henry Boettcher

C-I senior State entrant Henry Boettcher

Running pals Henry Boettcher and Nick Marshall have been pushing each for many months, and the two Cambridge-Isanti cross country members will race again this Saturday after they qualified for the Class AA championships at St. Olaf College in Northfield.

At the Oct. 23 Section 7AA finals held on the Princeton Golf Course, Boettcher placed 5th at 16:51, and Marshall grabbed a State berth with his 17:03 time with a top-10 finish.

“The last time we were on this course was my sophomore year for sections, and that was held in awful weather. Today was much warmer than that, but I adjusted to it,” said Boettcher. “I wasn’t close at all to make State last year. But I ran quite a bit with Nick over the summer, and here I am.”

“I had to push it at the end. I noticed it was pretty quiet down the back stretch, just hearing the other teams cheer for the runners. Coming around that last corner, I saw what I needed to do to keep my place, so I was able to hold it,” said Marshall. “We put in as many miles as we could, worked as hard as we could and it paid off today,” added Marshall.

C-I junior State entrant Nick Marshall

C-I junior State entrant Nick Marshall

The Bluejacket boys placed 7th overall behind team State entrants Elk River and Andover. Also running for C-I were Nate Wallman (30th, 17:51), Taylor Olson (42nd, 18:15), Tyler Magnunson (18:49), Paul Elmstrand (18:50) and Ryan Droubie (18:57) as all teammates finished under the 19-minute mark.

The Bluejacket girls had two runners finish in the top 40 when Abbey Berg crossed the line at 16:23 for 28th and Bree Erickson was 35th at 16:40. Also striding for the 14th-place Jackets were Chloe Nelson (18:20), brynna Guimont (19:12), Kylie Guimont (19:24), Becca Knudson (19:51) and Maddie Oullette (20:04). Forest Lake continued a dominating season by winning the 7AA girls title, with Duluth East also advancing to the State team race.

Section 7AA Cross Country

Boys: Elk River 68, Andover 91, Duluth East 96, Chisago Lakes 122, Cloquet 132, Forest Lake 139, Cambridge-Isanti 148, Big Lake 178, Hibbing 235, Hermanton 287, Duluth Denfeld 317, St. Francis 338, Grand Rapids 264, North Branch 382, Zimmerman 401, Princeton 453.   Girls: Forest Lake 31, Duluth East 72, Andover 93, Elk River 165, Grand Rapids 210, Chisago Lakes 218, North Branch 223, Zimerman 251, Cloquet 255, Princeton 259, Hibbing 266, Big Lake 270, St. Francis 311, Cambridge-Isanti 323, Hermantown 376.

Eighth-grader Abbey Berg paced the C-I girls harriers with a 16:21 on the Princeton course at sections.

Eighth-grader Abbey Berg paced the C-I girls harriers with a 16:21 on the Princeton course at sections.

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Braham harriers close season at 5A race http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/29/braham-harriers-close-season-at-5a-race/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/29/braham-harriers-close-season-at-5a-race/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:29:55 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116375 Logan Leavey (lower left) led the Bomber boys at sections with an 18:05 time in the 5K at Milaca.

Logan Leavey (lower left) led the Bomber boys at sections with an 18:05 time in the 5K at Milaca.

The mass of cross country teams converged upon the Milaca course Oct. 23 for the Section 5A finals. The Mora boys and Annandale girls both had four runners finish in the top 10 to claim their respective team championships and State berths.

The Braham boys finished in 8th place in their 5K race, led by Logan Leavey crossing the line in 18:05 for 32nd place. Teaming with him that day were Calvin Engberg (18:47, 42nd), Christian Patterson (18:51, 51st), Pen Sullivan (18:57, 57th), Cody Anderson (19:05, 61st), Thomas Warner (19:09) and Brandon Wyganowski (19:40).

Amanda Otto led the 16th-place Bomber girls with her 17:57 mark in the 4K. Racing with her were Olivia Olson (18:34), Kaitlyn Dordal (18:39), Shamaria Jordan (20:54) and Mackenzie Warner (21:17).

• Back on Oct. 9, the Bomber boys were Great River runners-up to host Pine City in the conference finals. Leavey (18:42), T. Warner (18:59) and Sullivan (19:07) all finished in the top-10 in the individual standings.

Section 5A Cross Country

Boys: Mora 34, Glencoe-Silver Lake 47, Annandale 121, Maple Lake 126, Norwood Young America 197, Pine City 203, Milaca 242, Braham 250, Foley 250, Rockford 254, Howard Lake 263, Spectrum 284, Heritage Christian 339, Rush City 349, Providence Acad. 361, Watertown-Mayer 460, Mayer Lutheran 463, North Lakes 528.

Girls: Annandale 36, Mora 106, Norwood Young America 111, Providence Acad. 119, Spectrum 146, Pine City 162, Maple Lake 182, Milaca 186, Glencoe-Silver Lake 249, Watertown-Mayer 269, Howard Lake 301, Rush City 319, Rockford 332, Mille Lacs 393, Foley 402, Braham 432, Mayer Lutheran 455.

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Braham Football to defend section championship http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/27/braham-football-to-defend-section-championship/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/27/braham-football-to-defend-section-championship/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:44:38 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116285 Randy Braund cut upfield on a nice gainer against Barnum on Oct. 25. Braund had 67 rushing yards and 10 tackles in the 28-8 semifinal victory.

Braham halfback Randy Braund cut upfield on a nice gainer against Barnum on Oct. 25. Braund had 67 rushing yards and 10 tackles in the 28-8 semifinal victory.

PLAYOFF UPDATES: After leading 8-0 at the half, Braham picked up steam in the second half to defeat visiting Barnum 28-8 in the Section 7A football semifinals on Oct. 25. Junior quarterback John Larson scored all four Bomber touchdowns in the game. Randy Braund had 2.5 tackles for loss and an interception for the Braham defense which kept Barnum off the scoreboard until 3:22 remained to be played.

The top-seed Bombers next travel to Duluth Public School Stadium for the 4:45 p.m. section championship game on Thursday, Oct. 30 against No. 3 seed East Central after the Eagles defeated Deer River in the other semifinals on Saturday. Braham is the defending champ in 7A football and will be gunning for a berth in the Nov. 8 Class A quarterfinals at Brainerd.

7AAA Volleyball:  Cambridge-Isanti knocks down Saints

Top-seed Cambridge-Isanti opened the 2014 volleyball playoffs with a 25-9, 25-9, 25-17 handling of St. Francis in the Oct. 24 Section 7AAA quarterfinals at home. The Bluejackets will also host the semifinal match against No. 5 Forest Lake on Wednesday, Oct. 29 (7 p.m.).  The Rangers defeated No. 4 Anoka 3-1 on Friday.

In the other bracket half, No. 2 North Branch hosts No. 3 Andover. The semifinal winners will meet Saturday, Nov. 1 at Chisago Lakes for the section title.

5A Volleyball:  Braham sweeps Ogilvie

Braham rolled past Ogilvie 25-14, 25-12, 25-13 in its first action of the Section 5A volleyball tournament. The Bombers will next take on three-time defending section champion Nevis in the North Subsection semifinals– 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28 in the Crosby-Ironton gym. Sebeka and Onamia are in the other North semifinals. The winners of the Oct. 28 matches will meet in Pierz Oct. 30 (7:30 p.m.) to determine an entry in the Nov. 1 section championship back in Pierz.

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Bombers rally on Eagles, clinch No. 1 seed for playoffs http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/15/bombers-rally-on-eagles-clinch-no-1-seed-for-playoffs/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/15/bombers-rally-on-eagles-clinch-no-1-seed-for-playoffs/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:26:25 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116080 Bomber QB John Larson threw for 311 yards and 6 touchdowns at Askov Oct. 10.

Bomber QB John Larson threw for 311 yards and 6 touchdowns at Askov Oct. 10.

Spotting East Central a 12-0 lead, Braham ignited for 38 points in the second quarter to quiet the Eagles’ Homecoming crowd en route to a 57-12 win Oct. 10. The victory locked in the No. 1 seed for Section 7A while creating distance from EC.

The Eagles used a long reception by Stephon Buckanon to set up a short scoring run on the opening drive. Braham answered right back with a drive to the doorstep, but a fumble in the end zone turned it over. EC broke off another long catch-and-run and was helped by a pass interference call on a fake punt to score again for the 12-0 edge.

Just into the second quarter, Braham broke the shutout on a 10-yard TD catch in the corner by Noah Bone. A good defensive stand led by Sonny Foote and Shawn Huckbody was followed by John Larson weaving on a long punt return. Larson kept heating up with his tosses to Quinn Richmond and Ryan Larson, setting up Jacob Ambrose’s one-yard TD catch for the 16-12 lead.

“The boys just kept playing hard. East Central scripted the perfect first quarter for themselves, and we just made a couple of minor adjustments, but stuck to the game plan as a whole and just executed much better the rest of the way. Our kids believe in themselves and are very resilient,” said Coach Shawn  Kuhnke.

Drake Held smothered a third-down screen pass to force another Eagle punt. The teams traded fumble recoveries, with the Bombers setting up shop at the EC 15. Richmond took the next screen pass the distance, smacking the pylon, and the third straight two-point pass had Braham doubling EC’s total. Richmond then made his second fumble recovery in a row at the EC 25, and J. Larson found R. Larson in the slot for a seven-yard TD. With 45 seconds left in the half, the Eagles punted away again. J. Larson hit Ambrose on a bomb, and he finished the 72-yard sprint for the 38-12 lead.

J. Larson finished the night 21-of-27 for 311 yards. His sixth TD of the night went back to Richmond on a 29-yard play. Randy Braund (74 yards rushing) added a two-yard scoring run before the third quarter ended. The final score came on Richmond’s 53-yard fumble return in the fourth.

Held finished with 12 tackles, with Braund (9/ 2.0 for loss), Foote (9) and J. Larson (6) right behind him.

Jacob Ambrose (7, center) and Quinn Richmond (11, right) both caught a pair of touchdowns in the victory.

Jacob Ambrose (7) and Quinn Richmond (11, right) both caught a pair of touchdowns in the victory.

The top seed will give Braham a first-round bye when the Section 7A playoffs begin Oct. 21. Deer River and East Central are maneuvering for the No. 2 seed and other bye, depending on the results from the Oct. 15 games. Blackduck and Barnum appear to be falling into the Nos. 4 and 5 slots. Braham would take on the winner of that match-up on semifinals Saturday, Oct. 25.

GPFA Blue Football: Crosby-Ironton 4-0, 7-0; Braham 3-1, 6-1; Aitkin 3-1, 5-2; Pine City 2-3, 3-4; Hinckley-Fin. 1-3, 3-4; Rush City 0-5, 1-6.

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Knights defeat C-I Football http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/15/knights-defeat-c-i-football/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/15/knights-defeat-c-i-football/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:19:49 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116078 St. Michael-Albertville’s defense smothered Cambridge-Isanti’s rushing attack, and the Knight offense garnered 329 ground yards to soil the Oct. 10 Bluejacket Homecoming night with a 49-7 win.

The Knights drove and scored on the first possession of the game. The Jacket defense then made a goal line stand to stop STMA at the two yard line. C-I was held in deep, giving the Knights good field position again. But a Shane Lambie sack and Mathias Durie defending on a fourth-down crossing route again stymied the Knights.

St. Michael-Albertville took a 14-0 midway in the second quarter, and the Jackets put together a scoring drive which was capped by John Solberg’s 5-yard run with under a minute to go. After a long return to midfield, the Knights used a 24-yard draw and a 31-yard reverse to come right back for a 21-7 lead at the break.

In the second half, the Knights kept rolling on the ground as they stacked up scoring runs of 23, 2, 32 and 46 yards. Jordan Joseph led all carriers with 110 rushing yards. Eli Iglesias ran for 27 yards to lead C-I. Pacing the Jacket defense were Boston Knighton-Johnson (12 tackles), David Kent (11), Iglesias (11), Cole Crocker (10), Lambie (9) and Durie (9).

• The loss pins Cambridge-Isanti into the No. 5 seed spot for the Section 7AAAAA playoffs which begin Oct. 21. The most likely scenario will have them traveling to the loser of the Oct. 15 game between St. Francis and Chisago Lakes. Bemidji should have a lock on the top seed in the section.

Mississippi 8 Football: BLUE: Rogers 7-0; St. Michael-Alb. 6-1; St. Francis 5-2; Cambridge-Isanti 3-4; Buffalo 3-4; Duluth East 1-6. RED: Chisago Lakes 6-1; Princeton 4-3; Monticello 4-3; North Branch 2-5; Big Lake 2-5; Duluth Denfeld 0-7

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