Jacobson brothers step up for Grand Meadow

Published 11:43 pm Friday, November 9, 2012

Grand Meadow's Landon Jacobson barrels through a tackle in the second quarter against Mountain Lake Area in the quarterfinals of the Minnesota State Nine-man quarterfinals Friday night in Rochester. -- Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

ROCHESTER — The Jacobson brothers have been big on both sides of the ball for the Grand Meadow football team all season and they were a huge factor in the Superlarks knocking off Mountain Lake Area 34-20 in the state nine man football quarterfinals in Rochester Community and Technical College Friday.

Collin Jacobson, a senior, not only made a big sack on ML’s opening drive, he also hauled in a 64-yard TD pass that put the Larks up 12-6 in the second quarter.

Collin Jacobson was so open on the play, that he was able to turn around and stop before catching the ball.

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“They weren’t looking at the pass at all,” he said. “I was supposed to do a post, but I read the defense and just went deep. I was scared that I was gonna drop the ball.”

GM head coach Gary Sloan said that Collin Jacobson and Trenton Bleifus each showed their experience on the TD play.

“Both Collin and Trenton saw the opening and they did the same thing yesterday in practice,” Sloan said. “When you have smart football players you can do things like this. I trust this team a lot because they are veterans and they’re smart players.”

Landon Jacobson, a sophomore, had a big day for the Larks as well as he ran for 172 yards. He ran a 26-yard TD run to the outside corner to make it 20-6 and he came up with a 39-yard run on third and two, to set up a four-yard run by Perry Stejskal to make it 28-14.

Landon Jacobson has played in the Metrodome before, but he’s much more excited to do it this time as a varsity player.

“I played in the dome in sixth grade in youth football, but this will be a lot better,” he said.

Landon Jacobson also said the trip to the Dome will give him one more chance to play with his older brother — and that’s a good thing.

“We get along good in football. We don’t fight (with each other) at all and he’s come a long way since last year,” Landon Jacobson said.