Grand Meadow Ousts South Ridge at State

By KBJR News 1

November 16, 2012 Updated Nov 17, 2012 at 10:45 PM CDT

Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Grand Meadow jumped out to a 22-0 first quarter lead and never looked back on Friday morning, beating South Ridge 61-6 in the MSHSL 9-Man football state semifinals.

Perry Stejskal and Bryce Benson each scored two touchdowns for the Superlarks, with Grand Meadow outgaining South Ridge 485-71 in the winning effort.

Drew Janke scored the lone touchdown for South Ridge, that coming in the fourth quarter on a 10-yard pass from Kody Karppinen.

Also notable for South Ridge was an appearance for Chelsea Williams on both defense and special teams late in the fourth quarter. MSHSL officials say she is one of just a handful of girls to play in the state football tournament, although she is not the first in Minnesota history.

The Panthers, making their first-ever trip to the state tournament, end their season with an overall record of (11-2).

Posted by Zach Schneider
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