Saints fall in Section 4A finals to Lester Prairie-HT, 33-6 Bulldogs score first three touchdowns and hold KMS to 82 rushing yards

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Dylan Rudningen, who had over 2,000 yards going into the game, was held to 55 yards on 24 carries, although he did complete one pass for another 37 yards.

The KMS football team was eliminated for the season with a 33-6 loss to Lester Prairie-Holy Trinity in the Section 4A championship game, Friday night at St. John’s University.

The Saints, who closed out the season with a 9-2 overall record, fell behind 20-0 before scoring their first and only touchdown.  KMS had several chances to tack on another score to pull even closer, but after coming up short, LP-HT scored two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter for the final score.

KMS, seeded first in the section, had opened up the tournament with a 63-20 victory over BBE and 28-12 win over fifth-seeded Kimball Area before losing to the Bulldogs at St. John’s.

Dylan Rudningen, who had over 2,000 yards rushing this season, was held to 55 yards on 24 carries.  He also completed one pass of 37 yards to Isaac Call, which came one play before Rudningen went over from the 8-yard line for the Saints’ only score of the game.

Seniors lost to graduation from this year’s KMS football team are Weston Gjerde, Kolby Lindquist, Dylan Rudningen, Caleb Heidelberger, and Regan Carlson.

“This team has nothing to hang their heads about,” co-coach Matt Fragodt said.  “They came a long ways from the beginning of the year and our seniors really played well for us all season and they will be missed.”

•  KMS and Royalton tied for the Mid-State Blue title with 6-1 league marks.  Finishing third in the sub-district were Upsala-Swanville Area and Kimball Area (both 4-3), while Browerville-Eagle Valley and Parkers Prairie were tied for fifth with 3-4 records, New York Mills was seven at 2-5, and BBE was 0-7....
 

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PICTURED: Dylan Rudningen, who had over 2,000 yards going into the game, was held to 55 yards on 24 carries, although he did complete one pass for another 37 yards.

 

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