High School Football: WDC upends S-M in opening round of playoffs

Wadena-Deer Creek at Staples-Motley in the Section 6-2A opening round Tuesday, Oct. 25

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WADENA — Isaac Hamann threw for 139 yards and four touchdowns while also rushing for 64 yards and a score as the No. 3 Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines beat the No. 6 Staples-Motley Cardinals 53-12 in the Section 6-2A opening round Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Teshe Loer scored a rushing and receiving touchdown for the Wolverines while Evan Lunde posted 64 rushing yards and a touchdown.

MJ Lunde led W-DC in receiving with 68 yards and a touchdown while Tyson Barthel, Jaeger Petit, and Brandon Wheeler each caught a touchdown pass.

Blake Neelan and Colbe Tappe each scored rushing touchdowns for the Cardinals who finished their season with an 0-9 record.

W-DC advances to the 6-2A Semifinals and will play Sauk Centre Saturday, Oct. 29.


Staples-Motley 0 0 0 12 – 12

Wadena-Deer Creek 13 21 13 6 – 53

First quarter

WDC-Teshe Loer 3-yard run (Cole Woods kick) 1:57

WDC-Evan Lunde 16-yard run (kick failed) 0:09

Second quarter

WDC-Isaac Hamann 23-yard run (Cole Woods pass to Jaeger Pettit) 5:31

WDC-Teshe Loer 21-yard pass from Isaac Hamann (kick failed) 1:51

WDC-Tyson Barthel 15-yard pass from Isaac Hamann (Cole Woods kick) 0:44

Third quarter

WDC-MJ Lunde 3-yard pass from Isaac Hamann (Cole Woods kick) 6:23

WDC-Jaeger Pettit 4-yard pass from Isaac Hamann (kick failed) 1:39

Fourth quarter

SM-Blake Neelan 3-yard run (kick failed) 10:21

WDC-Brandon Wheeler 10-yard pass from Eshetu Loer (run failed) 4:35

SM-Colbe Tappe 8-yard run (kick failed)

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: WDC 35-185, SM 30-157

Pass comp-att-int-yds: WDC 14-26-0-188, SM 10-20-2-87

Total offense: WDC 61-373, SM 50-244

Individual leaders

Rushing: WDC-Evan Lunde 13-64, Isaac Hamann 8-64, Teshe Loer 4-27, Simon Kreklau 7-24, Mason Brauch 3-6; SM-Blake Neelan 9-41, Elijah Blue 9-40, Benjamin Tyrrell 2-39, Colbe Tappe 8-32

Passing: WDC-Isaac Hamann 11-22-139, Eshetu Loer 3-4-49; SM-Blake Neelan 2-5-35, Eli Rutten 4-9-27, Peyton Mithun 4-6-25

Receiving: WDC-MJ Lunde 4-68, Teshe Loer 4-48, Brandon Wheeler 2-31, Tyson Barthel 2-19, Cole Woods 1-18, Jaeger Pettt 1-4; SM-Elijah Blue 4-52, Benjamin Tyrrell 3-19, Benet Robinson 1-19

Overall: WDC 7-2, SM 0-9. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at Sauk Centre 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.

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