NRHEG Plays at Kenyon-Wanamingo in Halloween Night Football Playoff Game
The game was moved from Saturday after the completion of the Panthers' 6-0 quarterfinal win over WEM was postponed to Wednesday. The Knights beat Medford on Tuesday 43-24.
NRHEG coach Dan Stork said on the KRFO coaches show Saturday morning, "They've got pretty dangerous athletes over there with a lot of speed." He singled out Knights' Calvin Steberg and Gavin Roosen as the players that produce most of Kenyon-Wanamingo's offense.
The Knights (8-1, No. 6AA) have won eight in a row since a season-opening loss to Goodhue. Top victories include 42-14 over Blooming Prairie and a win over JWP, who has advanced to the Section 2A championship game. Kenyon-Wanamingo mostly plays against Class A teams during the regular season.
The Panthers (7-2, No. 8) lost their season opener to Mayer-Lutheran and dropped an overtime game to No. 7 Maple River in week eight. Signature wins include a two-game sweep of WEM. Stork added, "Hopefully we can move the ball against a very stout defense." Kenyon-Wanamingo has three shutouts on the season.
The winner advances to the section final Saturday at 1PM at New Ulm High School against the Blue Earth Area at Maple River winner, who also play Monday night.