Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
9-Man State Quarterfinals
Hancock 32, Renville County West 20
BUFFALO – Tyler Timmerman and the Hancock Owls pulled away late for a 32-20 victory over Renville County West in the 9-Man Football State Quarterfinals from Buffalo on Friday.
Timmerman ran 37 times for 228 yards and four touchdowns, while hauling in a 29-yard yard touchdown reception for the Owls who scored 18 unanswered second half points to roll into the semifinals.
Following Timmerman’s two-yard touchdown run that put the Owls up 6-0, the Jaguars offense found it’s footing and scored the next 14 to take an eight point lead into halftime.
The Owls opened the second half with methodical drive that ended when Preston Rohloff hit Timmerman for a 29-yard touchdown, tying the game with the two-point conversion.
On the next play from scrimmage though, the Jaguars Brandon Hoberg ran 73 yards to the end zone putting RCW back on top 20-14. From there on out it was all Hancock, rediscovering the rushing attack with Timmerman who scored three more times, including on a 33-yard run.
Preston Rohloff kept the Jaguars defense honest by connecting on 17-31 passes for 180 yards, Luke Joos caught six passes for 55 yards.
The Hancock defense forced six turnovers, and outside of giving up the one long touchdown run, dominated the second half. Daniel Milander and Brandon Kellenberger each had an interception and Dalton Rose led with 10 tackles.
Hoberg finished with 85 yards rushing and 77 receiving on six catches for RCW. Jack Howard was 17-25 for 178 yards.
The Owls are now 12-0 and will face Mountain-Iron Buhl in the state semifinals from US Bank Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 14th at 11:30.
For coach Chad Christianson’s postgame interview, click HERE
The Jaguars season ends with a mark of 11-1.
Mountain-Iron Buhl 42, South Ridge 6
Win-E-Mac 48, Warren-Alvarado-Oslo 6
Mountain Lake Area 42, Grand Meadow 12
Luverne 10, Morris/Benson Area 1
BENSON – Claire Baustian and Kamryn Van Batavia each had a hat trick, and Rehgan Bork tallied four assists with a goal as Luverne routed Morris/Benson Area 10-1 in the girls hockey opener from Benson.
Gabby Schneider and Kortney Sanasack each assisted on Karlie Bruns second period power-play goal for the Storm, Leah Thompson stopped 25 shots in net.
Class A Consolation Semifinals
Greenway 3, Mounds Park Academy 1
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 3, Henning 2