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Barnesville scores in a variety of ways in victory over Warriors

Barnesville scored in a variety of ways to defeat United North Central 66-20 in a Prairie North Conference football game last Friday night at Barnesville.

After Michael Strand scored on a 3-yard run to give Barnesville a 6-0 lead, Brandon Junes hit Keiler Skaro on a 49-yard scoring route as UNC tied the game at 6-6.

The Trojans, who entered the game rated No. 5 in the state Class AA poll, scored 60 unanswered points to remain undefeated on the year.

A 38-yard TD pass from Kyler Martz to Isaac Goedtke gave Barnesville a 14-6 lead after the first quarter.

Barnesville then scored 27 points in the second quarter to take control. Goedtke caught a 79-yard TD pass, Strand returned an interception 55 yards and a punt 68 yards for TDs, and Tracy Jerald caught a 22-yard TD pass to give the Trojans a 41-6 advantage at the half.

Austin Martz caught a 51-yard TD pass and returned a fumble 32 yards for a score to open the second half. A 1-yard TD run by Goedtke and a 53-yard TD run by Jace Nosal gave Barnesville a 66-6 lead entering the fourth quarter.

UNC concluded the scoring on TD runs of 12 and 34 yards by Jordan Yliniemi.

The Warriors compiled 281 yards in offense with Junes completing 6 of 13 passes for 142 yards. Tanner Schwartz caught three passes for 86 yards while Yliniemi led the ground game with 15 carries for 71 yards.

Tristan Kjellberg led the defense with seven tackles as the Warriors fell to 0-5.

UNC 6 0 0 14...20

Barnesville 14 27 25 0....66


B-Strand 3 run (kick failed)

UNC-Skaro 49 pass from Junes (kick failed)

B-Goedtke 38 pass from Martz (Strand run)

B-Goedtke 79 pass from Strand (Strand run)

B-Strand 55 interception return (kick good)

B-Strand 68 punt return (kick failed)

B-Jerald 22 pass from Martz (kick failed)

B-A. Martz 51 pass from K. Martz (kick good)

B-A. Martz 32 fumble return (kick failed)

B-Goedtke 1 run (run failed)

B-Nosal 53 run (run failed)

UNC-Yliniemi 12 run (Burkman pass from Junes)

UNC-Yliniemi 34 run (pass failed)


RUSHING: Yliniemi15-71, Kjellberg 10-38, Skoog 7-24, Huttunen 4-6.

PASSING: Junes 6-13-2 for 142 yards.

RECEIVING: T. Schwartz 3-86, Skaro 1-49, Skoog 1-6, Burkman 1-1.


SOLO TACKLES: Kjellberg 6, Lusti 5, Yliniemi 4, Palmer 3, Huttunen 3, Weiseler 2, Skoog 1, Burkman 1, Johnson 1, Erickson 1, Oshie 1, Puttonen 1, Ehnert 1, A. Schwartz 1, Puttonen 1, Eckman 1, Skaro 1, Anderson 1, Mueller 1.

ASSISTED TACKLES: Kjellberg 1, Yliniemi 1, Skoog 1, Burkman 1, Johnson 1.