Prep Results: Knights Season Ends At State Quarterfinals 11 Nov 17

Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director

BRAINERD – West Central Area/Ashby’s first state tournament appearance since 1999 ended in the quarterfinals with a 41-14 loss to Moose Lake-Willow River on a cold blustery night at Brainerd high school Friday.

After forcing the Knights to go three-and-out on the game’s opening series, Rebel’s running back Colten Little took his first carry of the night 52 yards for a touchdown. 

Little was far from done, adding touchdown runs of 81 and 43 yards. He finished the evening with 287 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 22 carries. Trent Juhl added 113 yards rushing with a score on 24 carries. 

The Knights couldn’t get anything going offensively in the first half, and turned the ball over five times. Ross Anderson was 12-30 passing for 222 yards and a touchdown, but was picked off three times. 

Kaden Spindler had five catches for 94 yards and a score, while racking up seven tackles on defense. Logan Paulson added seven tackles and had a fumble recovery for the Knights who’s season ends with a 7-5 record.

The Rebels are 7-5 and will face Pipestone in the class 2A semifinals on Friday at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Spring Grove 34, Verndale 6
Steph-Arg 39, Cromwell 22
Nevis 42, North Woods 14
RTR 8, Mountain Lake 6

Caledonia 38, Minneapolis North 0
ML-WR 41, WCA/Ashby 14
Paynesville 58, Barnesville 33
Pipestone 19, Blue Earth 12




Cloquet 36, Becker 21
Holy Angels 20, Rocori 8
South St. Paul 42, Marshall 14
Winona 17, Fridley 14

Elk River 66, Andover 60


Cretin-Derham Hall 28, Edina 14
Minnetonka 10, Prior Lake 6



Class A
Mayer Luth. 3, Wadena-DC 0 (Semi’s)

Minneota 3, Bethlehem Acad. 0 (Semi’s)

Cook Co. 3, Ada-Borup/NCW 2 (Consolation Semi’s)

New Life Acad. 3, PR-Backus 1 (Consolation Semi’s)

Class 2A
Maple Lake 3, Holy Angels 0 (Semi’s)

North Branch 3, Marshall 0

Kasson-Mantorville 3, Ken-Wan 0 (Consolation Semi’s)

Roseau 3, Watertown-Mayer 0 (Consolation Semi’s)

Class 3A
Eagan 3, Prior Lake 0

Lakeville North 3, Moorhead 0 (Semi’s)

Hopkins 3, Forest Lake 1 (Consolation Semi’s)

Champlin Park 3, Stillwater 0 (Consolation Semi’s)


Section 6A Preliminaries

Full results HERE