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Jays lose football opener, stay hot on volleyball court

North Dakota State College of Science scored 17 unanswered points in a stretch of a little over eight minutes during the third and fourth quarters, breaking open a close game to lead the Wildcats to a 29-9 victory over Minnesota West on Saturday afternoon.


A 43-yard TD run by Roosevelt Cage on the third play of the game and a five-yard scoring run from Chandler Ross less than a minute into the second quarter put NDSCS ahead of the Bluejays, 12-0, but Minnesota West – playing its season opener -- hung tough and got within 12-3 on a 30-yard Triston Sauerbrei field goal with just 10 seconds left in the first half.


Sauerbrei connected on field goals of 26 and 19 yards in the third quarter to make it a 12-9 game, but the Wildcats got a 78-yard pass play from Drew Boxwell to Trevion Carothers with 2:21 to go in the third for a 10-point lead. A field goal and two-yard plunge by NDSCS’s Makhi Jackson closed out the scoring.


Bluejay QB Breyer Hieronimus of Adrian completed 21-of-38 passes for 205 yards in the game while throwing one pick. Rejiwon Dupree led the rushing game with 14 carries for 49 yards, and Joshua Yarbrough was the top Minnesota West receiver with 85 yards on seven catches. Aidan Bradshaw’s 10 total tackles placed the Bluejays defensively; Tyler Lange-Baillie and Darrick Baartman had eight total tackles each.


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In college volleyball action Friday night, the Minnesota West Lady Jays blanked St. Cloud Tech on the road 3-0 by game scores of 25-21, 25-22, 25-17.


Ella Kamrud topped the Lady Jays offensively with 11 kills while Ella Hesse had six kills, 16 digs and three ace serves. Kiarra Danielson contributed five kills, 14 digs and two ace serves, Lexi Schreurs added 25 set assists, 12 digs and three kills, and Shawn Rogers chipped in with 10 digs and an ace serve. Also on the stat sheet were Kat Polzine with three kills and five blocks and Hattie DeVries with three kills, two blocks and two ace serves.


Minnesota West is now 7-1 this season.


In area high school football Friday night, it was:


Red Rock Central 13, Renville County West 6

Canby 21, Martin County West 0

BOLD 71, Windom Area 34

Murray County Central 35, Lac qui Parle Valley 34

Pipestone Area 21, Blue Earth Area 18

Jackson County Central 42, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 13

Jordan 20, Marshall 7

Sheldon 35, South O’Brien 7

Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 42, MOC Floyd Valley 7

West Lyon 53, Lawton Bronson 12

Western Christian 33, Hinton 0

Sioux Center 30, Spirit Lake 20

Harris-Lake Park 67, Rockford 0

Akron-Westfield 45, Sibley-Ocheyedan 18

Alta-Aurelia 9, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 0



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