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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Second quarter strike leads Knights past Cougars

  • The St. Mary’s football team traveled to Cedar Mountain on Oct. 4, where the Knights prevailed yet again.
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  • St. Mary’s 28,
    Cedar Mountain 14
     
    The St. Mary’s football team traveled to Cedar Mountain on Oct. 4, where the Knights prevailed yet again.
     
    St. Mary’s controlled the first quarter on offense and defense. The defense stopped Cedar Mountain from getting anywhere in the first, while the offense scored eight points to set the tone of the game. The touchdown came from a 14 yard pass from Brandon Helget to John Brandl, which was followed by a two-point conversion pass from Helget to Payton Adams.
     
    The game was only beginning for the Knights, as they scored again to start the second quarter. This time, Helget threw a 12 yard pass to Mike Hirsch for a touchdown. Helget attempted a two-point conversion pass to Kodan Kosak, but failed.
     
    After another easy defensive stop by St. Mary’s, the offense was on the field again. The Knights advanced the ball quickly, especially after a 45 yard pass completion was made from Helget to Kosak. After Lucas Heiderscheidt ran the ball down to the Cougars five yard line, it was David Surprenant’s turn to score as he ran in for the touchdown. Although the two-point conversion attempt from Helget to Brandl was unsuccessful, the touchdown still put 20 points on the board for St. Mary’s.
     
    Cedar Mountain was finally able to score after it took advantage of two defensive penalties made by the Knights. St. Mary’s defense stopped the two-point conversion run and the score was 20-6 at the end of the second quarter.
     
    The third quarter was a clash between the defenses, as neither team was able to score. The Cougars opened the fourth quarter with a short drive down the field which ended with a touchdown and a two-point conversion. All of a sudden, the game wasn’t a gimme for the Knights as the score was brought to 20-14. But with four minutes remaining, St. Mary’s put the icing on the cake with a four yard touchdown run by Surprenant after a lengthy and rewarding drive down the field. Helget and Brandl once again went for the two-point conversion play, and this time it was good.
     
    The Knights had 225 total yards of offense on the night, while Cedar Mountain only had 78. Helget went 7-12 for 109 yards as quarterback, while Surprenant led in rushing with 18 carries for 93 yards. Kosak and Hirsch combined for 85 receiving yards.
     
    St. Mary’s moves to 6-0 on the season and will host Wabasso on Friday. The game will determine who gets the first loss of the season, as the Rabbits are also undefeated.
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