Minnesota Conference Report (Week 1)

This is the weekly report from the Minnesota Community College Conference. Every week look for scores and players of the week from the North and South divisions. Teams are: Rochester, Mesabi Range, Fergus Falls, Vermilion, Rainy River, Minnesota West, Central Lakes, Hibbing, Northland, Ridgewater, and Itasca.

Results from August 29, Kick Off Classic

Northland 20, Rochester 6
Fergus Falls 20, Hibbing 12  

Results from August 30, Kick Off Classic

Minnesota West 24, Rainy River 8
Mesabi Range 45, Ridgewater 5
Central Lakes 8, Itasca 0  

Players of the Week

Northern Division

Offense –

Chris Woodard, Quarterback, Mesabi Range

Woodard was 16 of 30 passing for 216 yards and five touchdowns.  He also rushed for 83 yards and a touchdown in Mesabi's 45-5 win over Ridgewater.  Woodard is a freshman from Kendrick High School.

Defense –

Greg Powell, Defensive Tackle, Mesabi Range

Powell led the Norseman defense with two solo and 12 assisted tackles.  In addition, he had three tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, and one interception returned for a touchdown.  He is a sophomore from North Ridgeville High School.

Southern Division

Offense –

Marteell Smith, Runningback, Minnesota West

Smith rushed for 156 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-8 win over Rainy River.  He is a sophomore from McCleur High School in St Louis, MO.

Defense –

Octavius Winston, Defensive Tackle, Fergus Falls

Winston recorded 3 ½ quarterback sacks, four tackles including one for a loss.  He led the Spartan defense to a 20-12 win over Hibbing.  Winston is a sophomore from Taft High in Chicago, IL.

Week 2 Games

Hibbing at Central Lakes, 1:30 PM
Northland at Ridgewater, 1:30 PM
Vermilion at Fergus Falls, 2:30 PM
Rainy River at Rochester, 1:30 PM
Itasca at Minnesota West, Noon

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