It was a struggle — but a win PDF Print E-mail

anderson runBrandon Anderson (42) scored three touchdowns against Lakeview.

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Publisher

It wasn't pretty, but it was a win.

In the words of Coach Chad Johnston, after the 42-0 Minneota victory over Lakeview Friday night, "It's not many times you can score 42 points  and yet  we were not clickin'. We've been clickin' — but tonight we weren't."

"Defensive played phenominal tonight," her said, adding, "And you've got to give it to Cottonwood, they came out on a mission, they gambled and they taught us alot."

But, "We had poor execution offensively. We didn't recognize a lot of things — dropped balls, penalties, not reading things as well as we need too."

Lakeview, now 2-1, was, according to Coach Johnston, much improved from the team Minneota beat last year twice, by 70 points each time.

The Vikings led 7-0 after a quarter on a 14-yard run by Brandon Anderson.

By halftime they'd built the lead to 23-0 after a nine-yard run by Anderson and a 12-yard Beau Buysse pass to Walker Hennen.

Yet, everything was a struggle and in between touchdowns, were lots of errors. "They took some things away from us ... " the coach said, adding, "Penalties killed us."

Hennen scored his second touchdown on a 42-yard pass from Buysse in the third quarter to a 29-0 three-quarter lead.

The final two touchdowns came on a two-yard run by Adam Josephson and a five-yard run by Anderson for his third touchdown of the game.

Minneota is now 3-0 on the year and will host Canby Friday.


Adrian 47, Ortonville 14

Fulda 6, Murray County Central 0

MACCRAY 49, Renville County West 8

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 31, Canby 9

Dawson-Bopyd 41, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 0