Tuesday was a rough night for the KRFO-area football teams. Owatonna lost 15-3 to Northfield. Blooming Prairie lost 28-14 at Bethlehem Academy. And Triton lost 42-21 at Lewiston.

Northfield senior kicker Isaac Stadler hit five field goals as the fourth-seeded Raiders scored a 15-3 win over top seed Owatonna on Tuesday night in the Section 1-5A semifinals. Four of those kicks came in the second quarter as Owatonna had trouble moving the ball out of their own territory. A pair of turnovers and two punts gave the Northfield great field position to build a 12-3 halftime lead.

Stadler connected from 30, 47, 36 and 25 yards in the second and added a 22-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. Owatonna's Aidan Buryska opened the scoring with a 29-yard field goal with 2:09 left in the first quarter.

Owatonna outgained Northfield about 270-220 yards but had trouble converting on third down. Huskies senior quarterback Alex Emanuelson was under constant pressure and was sacked several times.

Owatonna's defense stood tall while being put in tough positions all night. Northfield had a first and goal late in the second quarter and the Huskies held them out of the end zone. The Raiders completed only seven of 20 pass attempts.

The Huskies end their season at 7-2. Northfield (5-5) will play at Rochester John Marshall on Saturday night in the section final.

 

Scores from Tuesday, October 20, football playoffs
(Winners advance to section finals Saturday.)

Section 1-5A
Northfield 15, Owatonna 3
Rochester JM 28, Rochester Mayo 21

Section 2A
Bethlehem Academy 28, Blooming Prairie 14
New Ulm Cathedral 48, Mankato Loyola 6

Section 1AA
Lewiston-Altura 42, Triton 21
Caledonia 48, Chatfield 0

Section 2-4A
Marshall 53, Faribault 13
Hutchinson 25, Waseca 22

Section 2-5A
Mankato West 66, Blooming Jefferson 14
Chaska 35, Chanhassen 0

Section 2AA
Maple River 17, Kenyon-Wanamingo 14
Blue Earth Area 17, WEM 14

Section 1A
Fillmore Central 35, Wabasha-Kellog 0
Goodhue 21, Rushford-Peterson 20

Section 1AAA
Tri-City United 14, Cannon Falls 0
Plainview-Elgin-Millville 33, Rochester Lourdes 27

Section 1-4A
Winona 41, Red Wing 34
Stewartville 49, Kasson-Mantorville 18

Girls tennis, individual section finals

Owatonna's qualifiers for the section finals each lost their first match Tuesday in Rochester then lost in the third-place match as well. Tessa Rahrick played singles. Macy Tellijohn and Meghan Schuler played doubles. All three are seniors.