Lanesboro Upends Grand Meadow For Section Championship
The Lanesboro Burros were able to go on the road and top the top-seeded and #1 ranked Grand Meadow Superlarks Friday night in Grand Meadow 16-12.
J.T Rein was fantastic for the Burros as he ran for 229 yards and two scores in the win for Lanesboro. Grand Meadow, who was playing without numerous staters, was able to fight hard throughout the entire game but fell just short.
Lanesboro got on the scoreboard first, as Rein ran in for a short score to give the Burros an 8-0 lead. The teams traded possessions before Taylor Glynn made a fantastic catch in the endzone off a beautiful pass from Evan Oehlke, but a failed two-point attempt made it 8-6.
That is where we sat at the half, with the Superlarks and Burros continuing to play strong defense.
Rein was able to find the endzone again in the third quarter on an impressive 43-yard touchdown run to give the Burros a 16-6 lead, but the Superlarks answered right back.
Oehlke took a 47-yard run inside the Burros 10-yard line, and then eventually Daniel Smith found the endzone to make it 16-12, and the Superlarks were in it with just over one minute to play in the quarter.
Lanesboro had another nice drive stalled and eventually turned over on downs after Grand Meadow's defense stopped the Burros in the red zone. The Burros' defense then had their chance to get a stop after a sack of Oehlke sent the Superlarks back inside their own 1.
The Superlarks had just one more chance after getting another stop to move the ball down the field and score, but the Burros defense was able to generate multiple sacks to get a turnover on downs. Their offense eventually ran out the clock to secure the win and the Section 1 9-man championship.
Rein finished with 229 yards and two scores in the win, Hayden Lawsteun finished with 50 yards in the win. Oehlke was the Superlarks leading rusher with 100 yards, while Smith added 27 and a score. Oehlke also threw for one score.
It was a great game between two very good football teams. The Burros were able to lock down the title with a strong finish on the defensive side of the ball.
Gregory M. Davids Financial Services Player of the Game (Grand Meadow) - Taylor Glynn
Gregory M. David Financial Services Player of the Game (Lanesboro) - J.T Rein
Kingsley Mercantile Game Ball (Lanesboro) - Clay Schwichtenberg