Moose Lake/Willow River at Aitkin
Three interceptions from Aitkin’s Defense paid to a 36-20 victory over the #4AA and undefeated Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels on Homecoming Night.
The Gobblers got off to a slow start surrendering a 50-yard touchdown run from the Rebels’ Logan Orvedahl. On the ensuing kickoff, Owen Miller return the ball 85-yards to tie the game at 6-6. After the Rebels went up 14-6, Aitkin’s Defense contributed to their offense scoring. Jackson McDonald’s interception was turned into a 6 yard rushing touchdown from Caiden Kjelstrom to make it 14-14. The Gobblers held the Rebels to a punt, which was followed up with Kjelstrom finding Joey Simonson for a 10-yard touchdown past for a 20-14 halftime lead.
The Rebels opened the 2nd half with a 55 yard run from Adam Olson to know up the contest at 20-20. Aitkin responded back by getting back to the ground game with a 4 minute drive that ended with Kjelstrom connecting with Jake Ince for a 21 yard touchdown pass for a 28-20. Austin Price’s interception on the ensuing defensive series was converted by Price for a 1 yard score to set the final score at 36-20.
Aitkin improves to 3-1 on the season with a road match-up with Esko next week. Moose Lake/Willow River falls to 3-1 as they head to Pine City.
Aitkin Stats: 12 first downs, 2 penalties
- Rushing – 146 yards – Owen Miller 13 carries, 89 yards; Austin Price 14 carries, 31 yards, TD; Jack Grell 3 carries, 23 yards; Hunter Nissen 2 carries, 5 yards; Caiden Kjelstrom 8 carries, -2 yards
- Passing – 62 yards – Caiden Kjelstrom 4-5, 62 yards, TD
- Receiving – 62 yards – Joey Simonson 3 receptions, 41 yards TD; Jake Ince 1 reception, 21 yards, TD
- Defense: Sacks – Joey Simonson (2); INTs – Owen Miller, Jackson McDonald, Austin Price
Moose Lake/Willow River Stats: 13 first downs, 4 penalties
- Rushing – 269 yards – Logan Orvedahl 13 carries, 107 yards, TD; Jackson Thompson 20 carries, 95 yards, TD; Adam Olson 1 carry, 55 yards, TD; Mason Olson 2 carries, 11 yards; Blake Juhl 1 carry, 1 yard
- Passing – Mason Olson 10-15, 66 yards, 3 INTs
- Receiving – Brady Watrin 6 receptions, 59 yards; Landin Kurhajetz 2 receptions, 8 yards; Jackson Thompson and Carter Johnson 1 reception, 6 yards; Logan Orvedahl 1 reception, -3 yards
- Defense: Sacks – Adam Olson, Myca Helfman
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