Spencer/Columbus football wins showdown with Edgar, now 8-0
Calvin Lenz runs for two TDs for Rockets
By Paul Lecker
SPENCER — The Spencer/Columbus Catholic football team just keeps on rolling.
The Rockets scored two first-quarter touchdowns and never looked back, toppling Edgar 20-15 in a nonconference battle of titans on Friday night at Spencer High School.
Calvin Lenz had touchdown runs of 1 and 40 yards, and Jonny Tomke added a 25-yard scoring run to push Spencer/Columbus to another win, its eighth in a row to start the season. Edgar is now 6-2 after losing its second-straight game.
Lenz scored from the 1 with 8:23 left in the first quarter, and Tomke added his touchdown with just under two minutes to go in the opening period to push the Rockets out to a 14-0 lead.
Alec Hafferman scored from the 1 with 26 seconds to go before halftime to cut into Spencer/Columbus’ lead, but the Rockets were able to get it back in the third quarter.
Lenz took a keeper around the left end and raced 40 yards for his second TD with 6:24 to go to put the Rockets up 20-8.
Hafferman answered with another score in the final minute of the third quarter, but the Rockets’ defense held the rest of the way.
Spencer/Columbus (8-0) will look to complete an undefeated regular season and clinch the outright Cloverbelt Conference championship next Friday, Oct. 16, at Osseo-Fairchild (3-5, 2-5 Cloverbelt).
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Rockets 20, Wildcats 15
Edgar 0 8 7 0 – 15
Spencer/Columbus Catholic 14 0 6 0 – 20
SC – Calvin Lenz 1 run (run failed), 8:23.
SC – Jonny Tomke 25 run (Lenz run), 1:42.
E – Alec Hafferman 1 run (Xavier Hackel pass from Austin Borchardt), 0:26.
SC – Lenz 40 run (run failed), 6:24.
E – Hafferman 6 run (Hugo Calderon kick), 0:30.
First downs: Edgar 10; Spencer/Columbus 15.
Rushing (att-yards): Edgar 35-144; Spencer/Columbus 47-311.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): Edgar 5-8-57-0; Spencer/Columbus 4-8-90-1.
Penalties (no.-yards): Edgar 5-35; Spencer/Columbus 3-25.
Punting (no.-avg.): Edgar 4-29.3; Spencer/Columbus none.
Rushing: E, Wylie Frahm 19-96, Alec Hafferman 13-42. SC, Noah Zastrow 10-115, Calvin Lenz 11-77, Hunter Luepke 9-47, Jonny Tomke 6-37, Hunter Hildebrandt 10-35.
Passing: E, Matt Urmanski 5-8-57-0. SC, Lenz 4-8-90-1.
Receiving: E, Hafferman 3-13, Aaron King 1-49, Shawn Bunckleman 1-minus 5. SC, Austin Post 1-50, Hildebrandt 1-16, Tim Bauer 1-15, Ryan Busse 1-9.
Interceptions (defense): E, Urmanski.
Records: Edgar 6-2; Spencer/Columbus 8-0.