|'TEAM Vikings' shows up to steamroll Fulda|
By Byron Higgin, Mascot Publisher
It wasn't the huge score, 69-0 that measured Minneota's success Friday night.
Success came from their own lips.
"We're clickin'" said lineman Jordan Longtin.
They all could feel it. "The idea was to stay focused ... and they did," said Coach Chad Johnston.
"We playted well. We jelled," said quarterback Beau Buysse.At one point Buysse was 15 of 15 passing. "The receivers were hauling it in and catching my passes. It felt good," the senior field general said.
"I didn't think we had this in us. I was not certain how good we could be," related Coach Johnston.
"I was expecting success — but I'm not sure I was expecting this," he said.
Referring to last year's state championship he said, "This group is motivated to be back."
Minneota came out to prove they could pass the ball — and prove it they did. "We wanted to establish the passing game. Beau threw well and had good reads. We looked good," said the coach.
Here's how they scored:
Minneota 27 21 7 14 — 69
Fulda 0 0 0 0 — 0
M-Christian Skilling 4 pass from Beau Buysse. PAT-Saul Calderon kick.
M-Jacob Cheadle 15 run. PAT-Run failed.
M-Walker Hennen 8 pass from Buysse. PAT-Calderon kick.
M-Brandon Anderson 10 run. PAT-Calderon kick.
M-Anderson 30 run. PAT-Calderon kick.
M-Anderson 4 run. PAT-Calderon kick.
M-Buysse intercepted pass 31 yards. PAT-Calderon kick.
M-Anderson 5 run. PAT-Calderon kick.
M-T. J. Bueltel 3 run. PAT-Hennen kick.
M-Jordan Breyfogle 28 run. PAT-Hennen kick.
LITTLE SIOUX CONFERENCE SCORES:
Minneota 69, Fulda 0
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 32, Dawson-Boyd 27
Adrian 46, Murray County Central 7
MACCRAY 49, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 19
Canby 68, Renville County West 0
Lakeview 34, Ortonville 19
RECORDS: Minneota 2-0; TMB 2-0; Canby 2-0; Lakeview 2-0; Adrian 1-1; Fulda 1-1; MACCRAY 1-1; Dawson-Boyd 1-1; MCC 0-2; RTR 0-2; RCW 0-2; Ortonville 0-2.
NEXT WEEK: Minneota at Lakeview in Cottonwood.