WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- Heron Lake — Once again penalties were a big part of the game with both teams racking up nine a piece.
Anthony Ross had a big night scoring twice and completing a 56 yard pass to Anthony Koch for another score.
In the first quarter Ross kept the ball and scored the first touchdown on a 10 yard run near the end of the quarter. The extra point attempt failed but the Chargers lead 6-0 at the end of the quarter.
In the second quarter Jake Otto scored on a 6 yard run and Ross completed a pass to AJ Quade for the 2 point conversion upping the lead to 14-0. Later in the quarter Ross notched his second touchdown of the night on 14 yard romp. The extra point attempt failed but the Chargers upped their lead to 20-0.
Before the half HLO posted a touchdown of their own to make the halftime score 20-6.
The Chargers scored two more touchdowns with Koch scoring on a 56 yard pass from Ross. The Chargers scored again when back up Andrew Quade chucked a 22 yard pass to Matt Deprez. In the same quarter HLO scored another touchdown with no extra points making the score 32-12.
The Chargers were unable to score in the fourth quarter, but the Wildcats made things interesting as they scored a touchdown with the two point conversion, to bring the score to 32-20. Later in the period, pinned deep in their own territory, the Chargers took an intentional safety giving HLO 2 more points. After that the Charger defense held the Cats to the end of the game for a 32-22 victory.
Offense: Ross had a big night completing 10 of 15 passes for 201 yards 1 TD, and 1 - 2 point conversion; Andrew Quade completed 1 of 3 passes for 22 yards and a touchdown.
Receiving: Koch caught 5 passes for 147 yards; Kyle Kuehl had 2 catches for 26 yards; Otto had 2 catches for 25 yards,; Deprez had 1 catch for 22 yards and a touchdown.
Rushing: Otto had 61 yards rushing on 10 carries and a touchdown; Andrew Quade had 5 carries for 52 yards; Ross had 47 yards on 7 carries and 2 touchdowns.
Punting: Dawson Iverson had 2 punts for 92 yards.
Kickoff returns: Nick Berg had 1 return for 25 yards; AJ Quade had 1 return for 11 yards.
Defense: Iverson had 13 tackles and 2 sacks; Otto and Chris Vande Kieft each had 9 tackles; Matt Kleven had 8 tackles and 2 sacks; Koch had 8 tackles and 1 fumble recovery; Ross had 7 tackles and 1 Int.; Nick Berg had 7 tackles; Cole Olson had 6 tackles; AJ Quade had 4 tackles and a fumble recovery.
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