AREA PREP ROUNDUP: Bagley seeks third win this week at Pilager
BAGLEY — Bagley’s football team bounced Cass Lake-Bena from the ranks of the unbeaten last week as the Flyers stormed to a 20-6 lead and widened the final margin to 26-6.
Last week’s victory upped Bagley’s overall and Northstar East Conference records to 2-1 while the Panthers dipped to 2-1.
Bagley will seek its third win Friday when it heads to Pillager (0-3). Cass Lake-Bena hosts Pine River (3-0).
“We looked very sharp offensively in our first two possessions,” said Bagley coach Brandon Schwegel.
Both marches resulted in touchdowns and setting the tone was fullback Lucas Olson who scored from seven yards out midway through the first quarter.
On their next drive the Flyers connected again, this time when quarterback Jordan Loiland teamed with tight end Jake Skansberg on a 10-yard pass with 2:31 to play in the opening stanza.
Bagley took the 13-0 lead into the second period but CL-B sliced its deficit in half with an interception return for a touchdown.
It didn’t take Bagley long, however, to answer Cass Lake-Bena’s score as Logan Thorson ran the ensuing kickoff 54 yards to set up Olson’s 4-yard TD run with 35 seconds to play in the half.
Cage booted the conversion and Bagley was on top 20-6 at intermission.
The home team iced the victory early in the third quarter as an 11-play drive that consumed more than five minutes culminated with a 7-yard run by Thorson.
After Thorson’s TD the Flyers concentrated on working the clock with their effective ground game.
Leading the running attack was Thorson who gained 88 yards on 14 carries. Olson gained 40 yards on 10 rushes and Nate Rolfson ran seven times for 36 yards.
Skansberg paced the defense with 10 tackles and Kyle Grover added six. Justin Olson and Travis Torkelson each contributed interceptions.
In other Northstar East action last week Pine River blanked Walker-Hackensack-Akeley(0-3) 56-0, Blackduck (1-2) thumped Pillager (0-3) 27-18 and Prairie Valley (1-2) blitzed Red Lake (0-3) 70-0.
In Northstar West play Lake Park-Audubon (3-0) downed Fertile-Beltrami (1-2) 28-12, Mahnomen (3-0) battered Frazee (2-1) 49-0 and Red Lake County (2-1) shut out Fosston (1-2) 24-0.
Friday’s action also sees Blackduck traveling to Prairie Valley, Red Lake visiting Red Lake County, Mahnomen hosting WHA, Frazee welcoming Lake Park-Audubon and Fosston invading Fertile-Beltrami.
In the Great Northern Conference, Kelliher-Northome will take a 3-0 record into Friday’s game at Lake of the Woods. The Mustangs claimed their third win last week when they thumped Nevis 50-12.
Kelliher-Northome shares the 3-0 record and the conference lead with Cromwell and Floodwood. A game back with 2-1 records are Hill City and Onamia while owning 1-2 marks are Nevis, Isle, Lake of the Woods, McGregor and Northland-Remer.
Still winless in three games are Carlton and Wrenshall.
Clearbrook-Gonvick dipped to 1-2 last week after losing 16-8 to Stephen-Argyle. The Bears will hope to regain their winning ways Friday when they visit Climax-Fisher (1-2).
Blackduck volleyball now 6-3
Blackduck improved to 6-3 overall and 2-0 in the Northland Conference with a four set victory at Northhome-Kelliher Tuesday. The Drakes topped the Mustangs 20-25, 25-21, 25-11, 25-9 to remain unbeaten in conference play.
The Mustangs are now 2-4 and 0-3 in the conference.
The Drakes host Walker-Hackensack-Akeley (4-4, 1-0) today.
Also at 1-0 in league play entering the week were Nevis (4-1 overall) and W-H-A.
Cass Lake-Bena began the week 6-6 and 2-1 in conference action while Laporte was 4-2 and 2-2.
Trailing the leaders were Pine River (6-5, 1-1), Northome-Kelliher and Red Lake (0-6, 0-2).
In today’s other league action Nevis visits Clearbrook-Gonvick and Pine River travels to Cass Lake-Bena.
Carlson third at Warroad
Marissa Carlson of Bagley-Fosston finished third last week at a cross country meet in Warroad. Carlson completed the race in 15:45 and was the lone Flyer in the varsity girls meet.
Leading Bagley-Fosston in the boys competition was Ben Miller who placed 10th in 19:24. K.J. Kubiak was 20th (21:35), Zachary Fultz 21st (21:36), Caleb Curfman 30th (23:04) and Treydan Carlson 31st (23:15).