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Tigers' late rally falls short to Melrose

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Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta fell to Section rival Melrose 18-14 Friday at Big Cat Stadium. The Tigers are now 2-5 going into their final regular-season game. Melrose improved to 4-3. The Tigers were down 18-0 going into the fourth quarter when Bo Olson scored twice to give the home fans something to cheer about. Olson returned a kick 91 yards to the endzone. On the very next drive, after the Tigers took possession of the ball, Olson caught a 28-yard reception for another touchdown. Olson finished with 71 receiving yards. Isaac Wente ran for 95 yards to give him 913 on the season. The Tigers wrap up the regular season schedule Wednesday when they travel to Granite Falls to take on Yellow Medicine East. The Sting are looking for their first win this season. Melrose 18, Morris/CA 14 Melrose           6 6 0  6  — 18 Morris/C-A     0 0 0 14 — 14 Dutchmen – Blake Gerads 15 pass from Matthew Beste (kick failed) Dutchmen – Seth Noll 1 run (run failed) Dutchmen – Gentry Middendorf 5 run (kick failed) Tigers – Bo Olson 91 kick return (Trent Wolff  from Bryce Jergenson) Tigers – Olson 28 pass from Jergenson (run failed) MELROSE Team statistics First downs: 11; Rushing: 44-215; Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 2-8-28-0; Fumbles lost: none; Penalties: 10-75 Individual statistics Rushing: Seth Noll 13-68, Zach Pierskalla 14-106, Gentry Middendorf 13-46, Matthew Beste 4-(-5); Passing: Matthew Beste 2-8-28-0; Receiving: Blake Girard 1-15, Gentry Middendorf 1-13; Punting: Tyler Braegelman 6-32.1; Interceptions: Matthew Beste 1, Isaac Herkenhoff 1, Zach Pierskalla 1; Fumble recoveries: 3; Tackles: Seth Noll 7.5, Gentry Middendorf 6.5; QB sacks: Seth Noll 1 MORRIS AREA/CHOKIO-ALBERTA Team statistics First downs: 13; Rushing: 37-95; Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 7-17-100-3; Fumbles lost: 2; Penalties: 2-10 Individual statistics Rushing: Bryce Jergenson 2-(-5), Isaac Wente 29-95, Bo Olson 1-(-2), Trent Wulf 4-(-2), Nathan Anderson 1-9; Passing: Jergenson 7-17-100-3; Receiving: Bo Olson 4-71, Corey Storck 1-13, Trent Wulf 2-16; Punt Returns: Corey Storck 2-15; Kick Returns: Bo Olson 2-108, Isaac Wente 1-19, Corey Storck 1-11; Punting: Noah Grove 2-31.5; Interceptions: none; Fumble recoveries: none; Tackles (solo-assist): Nathan Anderson 3-5, Isaac Wente 3-4, Gage Backman 4-1, Cole Watzke 3-2, Nate Vipond 4-0, Corey Storck 3-1, Trent Wulf 2-3, Dillan Johnson 1-4, Aaron Nelson 0-3, Brady Wulf 1-0, Bryce Jergenson 1-0, Alec Gausman 0-2, Vaughn Dieter 0-2, Riley Biesterfeld 1-0, Matt Arnold 0-1, Bo Olson 0-1; QB sacks: none MELROSE Team statistics First downs: 11; Rushing: 44-215; Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 2-8-28-0; Fumbles lost: none; Penalties: 10-75 Individual statistics Rushing: Seth Noll 13-68, Zach Pierskalla 14-106, Gentry Middendorf 13-46, Matthew Beste 4-(-5); Passing: Matthew Beste 2-8-28-0; Receiving: Blake Girard 1-15, Gentry Middendorf 1-13; Punting: Tyler Braegelman 6-32.1; Interceptions: Matthew Beste 1, Isaac Herkenhoff 1, Zach Pierskalla 1; Fumble recoveries: 3; Tackles: Seth Noll 7.5, Gentry Middendorf 6.5; QB sacks: Seth Noll 1

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