Marcel Jones threw for two touchdowns, but it was
not enough as Simley fell to South St. Paul 46-14. Jones, who was the first
player to commit to the Gophers this year, completed 13 of 32 passes for 158
yards. However, he had four interceptions.
Gopher verbal Jay Thomas of Oakdale (MN) Tartan threw a 27-yard
touchdown pass to Urule Igbavboa as the Titans fell to St. Thomas Academy 27-7.
He had 15 carries for 64 yards and caught one pass for 9 yards in the loss.
Gopher commitment Eric Decker of Cold Springs (MN) Rocori caught
nine passes for 115 yards for two touchdowns (25 and 18 yards) and had one rush
for a 40-yard score in a 58-8 win over Sauk Rapids. The Spartans travel to
Alexandria next week
Gopher commitment Nate Triplett of Delano (MN) High rushed for 163
yards and scored three first-half touchdowns as he led the Tigers to a 63-27 win
Joey Hiben of Waconia was held to three carries
for 8 yards as the Wildcats lost to Watertown-Mayer 10-7. Hiben, who is
considering the Gophers along with favorite Notre Dame, had rushed 12 times
for 133 yards.
Athletic Reggie Rock of St. Paul (MN) Cretin-Derham Hall completed
seven of 15 for 82 yards as the Raiders defeated Armstrong 42-22. Rock, who is
getting looks from Florida, Florida State, Minnesota, Miami, Michigan, Notre
Dame and Wisconsin, had five rushes for 46 yards, including a 42-yard touchdown
Junior wide receiver Kimuel Royston, who attended the Gophers
football camp, had five catches for 67 yards. He has eight catches for 129 yards
this season and 13 tackles as a defensive back.
Zach Larsen of Northfield had 12 carries for
87 yards to lead the Raiders to a 41-0 over Shakopee. The Raiders have outscored
their opponents 83-0 this season.
Chris Mensen of Solon (IA) High lead the Spartans
to a 19-13 win over DeWitt Central in three overtimes. The Spartans ranked
third in Class 2A and DeWitt entered Friday's game ranked sixth in Class 3A.
Solon has beaten back-to-back Class AAA teams and is off to a 2-0 start despite
losing 15 starters, including all-state running back Cody Kroul, from last
year's team that finished runner-up in Class 2A. They have just 23 players, so
Mensen plays both sides of the field as a tight end and defensive tackle.
Quinn Hendel, a 6-3, 215-pound running back from
Plymouth (MN) Wayzata High, rushed for 140 yards and scored three first-half
touchdowns as the Trojans, ranked #3 in the state, rolled to a 59-6 win over
Robbinsdale Cooper. Hendel also played linebacker for the first time this season
and had one tackle and an interception. He did not play in the second half as
the Trojans cruised to the easy victory. He will visit Wisconsin and attend the
Badgers' game versus Penn State on Sept. 25. Hendel was in attendance at
the Gophers’ win over Illinois State.
Junior quarterback Adam Weber of Arden Hills (MN)
Mounds Views completed 11 of 23 passes for 213 yards in the Mustangs’ 21-7
loss to Hastings. He threw for one touchdown and had one interception. He
is the son of former Gophers player Bobby Webber and lead his team
to a 39-0 victory over Duluth East in the opener, running in for touchdowns of 1
yard and 80 yards and also throwing for a 66-yard