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Observer/Advocate
P.O. Box 429
Mt. Lake, MN 56159
Phone: 507-427-2725
Fax: 507-427-2724


The East Division of

the Southern Confederacy

Conference took another

unusual turn Friday night at

Munson Field in Mt. Lake.

Nicollet quarterback Dalton

Elliot rushed for a pair

of touchdowns and passed

for a third. Meanwhile,

Nicollet’s defense snuffed

out Mt. Lake Area, allowing

the Raiders to claim a 22-0

shutout win.

It was the first time the

Wolverines were shut out

since Sept. 24, 2010, when

they dropped a 42-0 decision

to New Ulm Cathedral.

“The Elliot kid is one of

the best quarterbacks in the

state for nine-man,” MLA

Coach Tim Kirk said. “When

they were going into the

wind, even he was having

a hard time delivering the

ball. But for us, we had a few

balls that were dropped that

probably cost us about 70

or 80 yards and shut down

drives.

“We needed to make plays

and didn’t. And Elliot singlehandedly

tore us apart.”

After a

scoreless

first quarter,

the Raiders

got on the

scoreboard

in the second

when Elliot

scrambled

for a 9-yard

touchdown.

The two-point

conversion

gave Nicollet

an 8-0 lead.

“We didn’t

do a good

enough job

containing

Elliot,” Kirk

said.

MLA’s best chance to

find the end zone fell by the

wayside in the third quarter

when a promising drive

stalled out.

“We had a couple of plays

in a row where we missed an

assignment and it wound up

costing us,” Kirk said. “We

haven’t done very much of

that this year, as the kids

have really played well since

the opening weekend, but

this was a big-game situation,

and it’s going to be a

good learning experience for

us.”

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