Prep Football Round-up: Miland sets new Eleva-Strum school record in Cardinals first win this season

By Avery Larrabee and Sean Scallon

CENTRAL - The Eleva-Strum football team hosted a Dairyland Conference game on Friday night, Sept. 24, against Independence/Gilmanton, tasting victory for the first time this season with a 39-18 win.

In the first quarter Wyatt Miland put the Cardinals on the board first with a 73-yard touchdown run. Miland followed up that opening score with another touchdown run in the first quarter, and Ryan Julson completed a two-point conversion. The Cardinals’ defense kept the Indees from scoring and ended the quarter ahead 14-0.

In the second quarter the Cardinals continued the run game with a touchdown each from Miland and Julson, giving the Cardinals a 27-6 lead at the half.

E-S came out strong the second half with Miland scoring on a 63-yard gain and Julson scored in the fourth quarter for the 39-18 final.

Miland had a very successful night on the field, breaking the school record with 353 rushing yards in a single game while also scoring four touchdowns while Julson rushed for 169 yards as the Redbirs rushed for nearly 500 yards. Carter Gunderson threw 40 yards for the Cardinals and Alex Anderson led the team in receiving with 35 yards.

The Indees scored twice on passing touchdowns from Hunter Guenther, hitting Wyatt Kuerschner for a three-yard score and Tyler Kingsbury for a 37 yarder, and Ben Pyka ran back a kickoff return to the endzone.

As part of the Cardinals’ Tackle Cancer event, the team raised funds with a 50-50 raffle and a bake sale and wore pink, camo jerseys. All proceeds will be donated locally.

Meanwhile, Osseo-Fairchild is the last remaining holdout in the Tri-County Area when it comes to wins as they lost at home last week to Stanley-Boyd 46-6. Like a repeating tune this season O-F fell far behind in the first half, in this case 34-0 at halftime, and had their lone score come late in the fourth quarter, a TD run by running back Drake Swett. The Thunder had just 88 yards rushing led by Tim Koskovich's 29 yards while Brody Seefeldt caught two passes for 35 yards. O-F quarterback Ashton Oliver threw for 57 yards and rushed for 28. However the Thunder were again hurt by turnovers as they had four. OFHS hosts Durand in its Homecoming came on Friday, Oct. 1.

No.1 ranked Eau Claire Regis scored 50 points at Fall Creek in the first quarter last week Friday and basically took the rest of the night off as they won 50-0. Zander Rockow scored four TDs for the unbeaten Ramblers, three of them in the second quarter including a 67-yard TD reception from quarterback Kendon Krogman. He threw for 117 yards and two TDs while Regis also had 300 yards on the ground. The Rambers also had a pick-six for a TD from Alex Leis. FC quarterback Eli Laube threw for 113 yards but Regis had three interceptions and held the Crickets to just two yards rushing. Despite the loss, Fall Creek needs just two more wins to make the playoffs for sure and can do so with a big game at Elk Mound on Friday.

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