High School Football: C-I takes Section title over Mesabi East
PROCTOR — Sophomore quarterback Ashton Hann threw for a touchdown and ran for another to lead the No. 3 Crosby-Ironton Rangers to their first section title in program history with a 30-6 victory over the No. 1 Mesabi East Giants in the Section 7-2A championship Friday, Nov. 20.
C-I was 0-2 in two previous section finals and the win capped a season where the Rangers finished the regular season 1-5, but received the No. 3 seed when three of the six teams in the section were unable to continue because of COVID-19.
Hann put the Rangers on the scoreboard first when he tossed a 70-yard strike to Dietrich Winegarner in the second quarter to give C-I an 8-6 lead at halftime.
The Rangers made it 16-6 in the third when Cam Durant intercepted an Evan Skelton pass and returned it 31 yards. They added two more scores in the fourth, a 7-yard run by Hann and C-I’s second pick-six of the night, a 51-yard interception return by Gabe Kramer.
Hann finished the game 10-for-14 with 161 yards passing and the one 7-yard rush for a touchdown. Kale Dugan rushed 17 times for 94 yards.
Crosby-Ironton 0 8 8 14 -- 30
Mesabi East 0 6 0 0 -- 6
CI-Dietrich Winegarner 70 pass from Ashton Hann ((Winegarner pass from Hann) 8:58
ME-Gavin Skelton 4 run (pass fail) 4:05
CI-Cam Durant 31 interception return (Winegarner pass from Hann) 4:46
CI-Hann 7 run (kick fail) 5:35
CI-Gabe Kramer 51 interception return (Connor Zender run)
Rushes-yards: CI 23-132, ME 43-133
Pass comp-att-int-yds: CI 10-14-1-161, ME 7-11-3-69
Total offense: CI 37-293, ME 54-202
Rushing: CI-Kale Dugan 17-94, Landon Erickson 1-27, Ashton Hann 1-7, Carter DeCent 2-3, Gabe Kramer 2-1
Passing: CI-Ashton Hann 10-14-1-161
Receiving: CI-Dietrich Winegarner 2-102, Gabe Kramer 7-57, Kale Dugan 1-2
Overall: CI finishes 3-5.