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Another slow start for the Colfax football team resulted in a 53-24 loss to the Glenwood City Hilltoppers on the Vikings’ home field Friday night.

Glenwood led 34-0 at halftime and increased their lead to 47-0 before the Vikings finally got on the scoreboard early in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Noah Albricht completed a long pass to Adam Pretasky to put the ball on the Topper’s six yard line. Albricht then found Pretasky in the corner of the endzone for six points with 11:53 left in the game. Brett Schindler bulled his way up the middle for the two point conversion. Though the Vikings managed to put another 16 points on the board, the Hilltoppers added another touchdown to finish off the game.

“Another rough game for Colfax,” coach Matt DeMoe said. “We started the game out solid, but it was a challenge to maintain that throughout the game. We played well at times, but Glenwood’s team speed and strength was evident thought the game.”

The Vikings came up with some big defensive plays in the first half including a quarterback sack by Jackson Hellmann and Wyatt Olson, a pass breakup by defensive back Trey Hovde, which would have been a sure touchdown, and an interception by Tommy Anderson, but the Hilltoppers’ running and passing game was just too much for the Vikings.

Colfax is 1-3 for the year and 0-2 in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference (DSC). The Vikings travel to take on the Mounders in Elk Mound on Friday.

Elk Mound topples Osseo-Fairchild 53-0

The Mounders (2-2, 1-0) used a strong defensive effort and running game to shut out the Thunder (1-3) Friday at Elk Mound High School.

Brady Redwine was the offensive man of the hour, providing Elk Mound with four touchdowns and 251 of their 378 total rushing yards. Will Muszynski followed with 56 rushing yards, Ethan Kaanta had 42 and one touchdown while Ben Lambele finished the night with 29 yards.

Elk Mound’s quarterback, Dylan Black, went 2-for-5 with 38 passing yards, finding Lambele for 25 yards and Andrew Benson for a 13-yard touchdown.

The Mounders clobbered the Thunder team, tallying up 31 total tackles, 17 of which were solo tackles. Benson and Tyler Brantner led the defense with three tackles and one forced fumble each. Rian Flynn also forced one fumble and provided Elk Mound with both interceptions. Kicker Gaelen Young went 5-for-7 on extra point attempts.

“Our young men played hard the entire game and really played with a lot of heart,” coach Dave Lew remarked. “They have been taking one step at a time. ... It was a nice win tonight over a Cloverbelt school. With a big rival game next week, we just want to continue to prepare and get better every week.”

Elk Mound hosts Colfax (1-3, 0-2) on Friday.

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Laura covers local/prep sports as well as school-related and general news in Dunn County. She joined The Dunn County News in October 2016. She can be contacted directly at laura.giammattei@lee.net or (715) 279-6721.

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