Huskies win playoff opener over Trojans
JACKSON – Levi Lindley ran for two touchdowns, threw for another and ran in a two-point conversion as Jackson County Central defeated Worthington 28-6 in the opening round of the Section 3AAA football playoffs Tuesday night at Swearingen Field.
Lindley's rushing touchdowns came on plays of 10 and 35 yards. He also threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Tanner Haar.
JCC's other touchdown came on a five-yard pass from Travis Rogotzke to Trevin Gaustad. Elijah Meium-Bratrud ran in the other two-point conversion for the Huskies.
The Huskies had 394 yards rushing and 50 passing for 444 total yards. The Trojans had 59 yards on the ground and 183 in the air for 242 yards.
The Trojans touchdown came on a 63-yard pass with 4:04 left.
Lindley finished with 194 rushing yards on 21 carries. Will Freking carried the ball 13 times for 94 yards.
It's the third straight win for the Jackson County Central, which is now 4-3 after a 1-3 start.
That was the only game in Section 3AAA Tuesday. Fairmont advanced when Tri-City United was unable to play due to Covid-19 concerns.
JCC is now scheduled to play at second-seeded Sibley East in the semifinals Saturday. Fairmont would travel to Luverne in the other semifinal.
That schedule is pending any announcement about the immediate future of high school sports in the state by Governor Tim Walz Wednesday night.