Rebels grind to 2nd round: Southland now moves on to face Blooming Prairie Saturday

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The No. 4 seeded Southland football team started off strong and it beat No. 5 Fillmore Central (4-5 overall) by a score of 25-12 in a Section 1A quarterfinal matchup in Adams Tuesday.

Southland’s Lee Wilson pounds a run against Fillmore Central in their first-round matchup of the Section 1A Tournament Tuesday night in Adams. Eric Johnson/

The Rebels (5-4 overall) led 19-6 at the half.

“We had a great win tonight,” Southland head coach Shawn Kennedy said. “That was huge for our program.”

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Carter Schmitz had 12 tackles, 68 rushing yards and a TD for Southland and Noah Sayles ran for 78 yards and a score.

The Rebels will play top-seeded Blooming Prairie in BP at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Southland’s NIck Boe nearly steps out of a tackle after a reception against Fillmore Central Tuesday night in Adams. Eric Johnson/


Rushing: Noah Sayles, 6-for-78, TD; Carter Schmitz, 6-for-68, TD; Lee Wilson, 16-for-62, TD; Dan Boe, 5-for-25, TD; Brendan Kennedy, 11-for-24

Passing: Dan Boe, 10-for-17, 80, INT

Receiving: Kennedy, 3-for-31; Owen Smith, 3-for-23; Sayles, 2-for-19; Nick Boe, 1-for-6; Wilson, 1-for-1