Saints March In To Lake City For Explosive Win
The St. Charles Saints (1-0) took out their frustrations from the end of last season, out on the Lake City Tigers (0-1), in the 2019 opener for both teams. The Saints came away with a 49-21 over Lake City.
Logan Wendt did most of the damage during the game, scoring the Saints first 4 touchdowns. Wendt opened the scoring with 7:14 left to go in the first quarter, with a 4-yard touchdown run to give the Saints their first lead.
Lake City answered just 16 game-seconds later when Sophomore Justin Wohlers found his Senior brother Jake Wohlers for a 65-yard touchdown strike, tying the game at 7-7.
That’s when Wendt took over. He capped the first quarter scoring with a 3-yard score to grab the Saint lead back. Next, he had his most impressive run of the night, a 53-yard scamper for a score with 7:53 remaining in the second quarter.
Shortly after that, the electricity was drained from the Lake City Football Field. Literally. An electricity pole exploded just outside the stadium, causing a transformer to fail, and the scoreboard to lose power. The board would be off the rest of the evening, and the lights in the press box would flicker all night long.
Wendt continued to power the Saints, though, scoring on a 16-yard run later in the quarter to expand the Saint lead to 26-7. A fumbled snap on the extra point turned into a 2-point conversion when Drew Maloney ran in the broken play to make it 28-7.
Sam Lewis would close out the first half scoring with an 18-yard TD catch from Maloney, to send the Saints to the locker room with a 35-7 lead.
Lewis would lead off the Saint scoring in the second half with an 8-yard catch from Maloney to lead 42-7.
Lake City would start to get their offense together, with a quality drive late in the 3rd quarter, when Wohlers connected with Mason West for a 5-yard touchdown pass.
Each team would score once more in the 4th quarter. Gaige Buss ran in a score from 5 yards out for the Saints, and Ben Nutt had the final score for the Tigers, with a 5-yard run.
Lake City will be on the road next week visiting Wauzeka-Steuben in Wisconsin, While St. Charles will host Caledonia, who has the longest current High School Football winning streak in the country, at 55 wins.
Football Night on HBC will set up shop at Paul Giel Field in Winona, as the Winhakws host the Fillmore Central Falcons.
Other Week 1 Local Scores:
Rochester Lourdes 13 – Dover-Eyota 6
Lewiston-Altura 27 – Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 20
Chatfield 18 – Plainview-Elgin-Millville 16
Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 45 – Cotter 0
Caledonia 55 – Red Wing 7
Winona 33 – Albert Lea 7
Goodhue 20 – Wabasha-Kellogg 0
Cannon Falls 36 – Zumbrota-Mazeppa 13