Huskies 8-0 After Record-Setting Rout in Pipestone
Jackson County Central football is unbeaten in back-to-back regular seasons for the first time ever after a 48-14 rout of Pipestone Area on the road Wednesday.
The fourth-ranked Huskies led 14-0 after the first quarter with two drives capped off by Seth Stai rushing touchdowns from one yard out. He finished with a career high 172 rushing yards.
Bryson Powers snagged a one-handed interception to set JCC up for a 20-yard touchdown pass from Brennan Runge to Ben Dahlin.
The Huskies led 28-0 after Dahlin returned a punt 70 yards to the house. That is the longest punt return TD in school history.
Runge responded to Pipestone’s first score of the game by tossing it to Dahlin and letting him do the rest for a 79-yard touchdown. JCC led 35-7 at halftime.
The Arrows scored to bring it within three scores in the third quarter but then Runge found Dahlin again for a 25-yard touchdown pass to make it 41-14. Noah Thompson finished the scoring with a one-yard TD plunge. Runge and Kade Freking each had interceptions during the game as well.
The Huskies are 8-0 on a school-record 17-game win streak as the top seed in Section 3AA this season.
JCC will have a first-round bye this coming Tuesday and will host the winner of #4 seed Minnesota Valley Lutheran and #5 Sibley East on Saturday, October 28th. The Huskies routed the Chargers 47-6 in New Ulm on October 6th but did not play the Wolverines during the regular season. Coverage will start at 2:45 on KKOJ with kickoff scheduled for 3 p.m.