High School Football: Rondestvedt to Dykhoff a potent combination

Wadena-Deer Creek hosted the Menahga Braves.

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WADENA — Josh Dykhoff hauled in the game-winning touchdown pass from Payton Rondestvedt and Teshe Loer caught the 2-point conversion to give the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines a 21-20 win over Menahga Friday, Sept. 10.

Dykhoff finished with three catches for 43 yards and three touchdowns while Rondestvedt threw for 132 yards and three scores. Rondestvedt also rushed for 47 yards.

Dykhoff scored his first touchdown in the first quarter to put the Wolverines up 7-0. Menahga scored 20 unanswered points to take a 20-7 lead.

Dykhoff scored his second touchdown at the end of the third quarter to make it 20-13 before his game-winning score in the fourth quarter.


Menahga 0 6 14 0 — 20
Wadena-DC 7 0 6 8 — 21

First quarter
WDC-Josh Dykhoff 5-yard pass from Payton Rondestvedt (kick)
Second quarter
M-Brock Berttunen 1-yard run (2-point failed)
Third quarter
M-70-yard run (2-point good)
M-5-yard run (2-point failed)
WDC-Dykhoff 21-yard pass from Rondestvedt (2-point failed)
Fourth quarter
WDC-Dykhoff 32-yard pass from Rondestvedt (Teshe Loer pass from Rondestvedt)

Team statistics
Rushes-yards: WDC 29-102, M 44-187
Pass comp-att-int-yds: WDC 10-22-1-132, M 2-6-0-61
Total offense: WDC 51-234, M 50-248

Individual leaders
Rushing: WDC-Payton Rondestvedt 14-47, Kreklau 5-41
Passing:WDC-Rondestvedt 10-22-132
Receiving: WDC-Berthel 4-79, Josh Dykhoff 3-43
Overall: WDC 1-1. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at New York Mills 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17.
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