Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
Hancock 46, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 14
WHEATON – Hancock scored on their first four possessions and the defense didn’t allow a first down until late in the first half on their way to a 46-14 rout of Wheaton/Herman-Norcross on Wednesday in Wheaton.
Preston Rohloff capped each of the Owls first two drives with a one-yard touchdown run. Rohloff then hit Brandon Kellenberger for an 89-yard scoring strike that gave Hancock a 22-0 lead after one quarter.
Matt Thompson hauled in two touchdowns receptions and Isaac Nienhaus added a 13-yard touchdown run to cap the scoring for the Owls.
Rohloff finished 15-28 for 331 yards passing and accounted for five touchdowns. Kellenberger had six catches for 198 yards.
Thompson racked up five tackles, a sack and a pass breakup, Toby Messner added four tackles and sack for the Owls who are 2-0.
Zach Braaten was 16-31 passing for 113 yards and a rushing touchdown. Connor Zych had five tackles and a sack as the Warriors fall to 0-2.
Brandon-Evansville 22, Bertha-Hewitt 0
BRANDON – Brandon-Evansville’s defense turned in a dominant performance by forcing six turnovers in a 22-0 victory over Bertha-Hewitt.
Cade Carlson capped the Chargers opening drive with a two-yard touchdown run.
Following an interception by Kyle Schaffran, the Chargers cashed in again on Tyler Bitzan’s 21-yard touchdown run and B-E took a 14-0 lead into halftime.
The Bears fifth turnover of the game setup the Chargers final score, a 12-yard scoring run from Bitzan.
The Chargers are 1-1, the Bears fall to 1-1.
Verndale 52, Sebeka 6
Rothsay 32, Lake of the Woods 6
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 3, West Central Area 2
WHEATON – Wheaton/Herman-Norcross earned a five-set victory over West Central Area on Wednesday in volleyball from Wheaton.
The Warriors won 25-15, 17-25, 25-23, 22-25, 15-11, moving to 2-0 on the season, the Knights fall to 1-2.
Sauk Centre 3, Minnewaska Area 1
SAUK CENTRE – After a dominant first set, Minnewaska couldn’t recreate the same magic in a four-set loss to Sauk Centre on Wednesday.
The Lakers lost 25-14, 15-25, 19-25, 23-25 to fall to 1-2, while the Mainstreeters improve to 2-1.
Makena Panitzke had 11 kills with 24 digs, Brecklyn Beyer tallied 14 kills, Britta Nelson had 14 assists. Avery Fier had 23 digs, Kristin Glover had 19 digs, Avery Hoeper added 17.