Football: Royals trip Sartell 36-18, stay unbeaten

The Rogers Royals, now the lone occupier of first place in the Mississippi 8, stayed unbeaten with a 36-18 conquest of the Sartell Sabres on Friday evening.

The Royals, 5-0 and ranked No. 4 in Class A, scored 21 straight points in the second half of the non-conference game at Sartell.

With Elk River losing to Becker 49-48, the Royals are the lone Mississippi 8 unbeaten at 3-0.

Jack McGuire carried the ball 15 times for 138 yards and two touchdowns. Kyle Williams also scored twice.

The Royals were vulnerable defensively against the run, giving up 254 yards, but intercepted three Blake Guggenberger passes and held the Sabres to 42 air yards.

Eric McAfee rambled for 147 yards in 11 carries, scoring twice, for Sartell (1-4).

Rogers quarterback Matt Weber hit 8 of 16 passes for 102 yards while the Royals rushed for 216. Andrew Smith caught a 12-yard scoring pass and totaled 86 yards in six catches.

The Royals will host Big Lake at homecoming next Friday.

 

Rogers 36, Sartell 18

 

Rogers ……. 7   8   7  14 – 36

Sartell …….. 6   6   0    8 –  18

 

Scoring plays

Sar – Eric McAfee 2 run (pass failed)

Rog – Jack McGuire 2 run (Mitch Gruppa kick)

Rog – Andrew Smith 12 pass from Matt Weber (Nate Roehl run)

Sar – Alexander Omann 10 pass from Blake Guggenberger (pass failed)

Rog – Kyle Williams 17 run (Gruppa kick)

Rog – McGuire 6 run (Gruppa kick)

Rog – Williams 8 run (Gruppa kick)

Sar – McAfee 1 run (Cody Partch kick)

 

Rogers statistics

Rushing – McGuire 15-138, Williams 9-46, Mitch O’Neill 3-12, Roehl 2-11, Weber 8-6, Gruppa 1-4, Sam Spilles 2-(-1)

Passing – Weber 8-16-102-0, Austin Barbeln 0-1-0-9

Receiving – Smith 6-86, O’Neill 2-16

 

Sartell statistics

Rushing – McAfee 11-147, Alex Deuth 15-77, Guggenberger 8-28, Troy Monson 2-2

Passing – Guggenberger 5-11-42-3

Receiving – Omann 2-18, Wenzel 1-22, McAfee 1-4, Monson 1-(-2)

 

MISSISSIPPI 8

Standings

Rogers ………………………. 3-0    5-0

Elk River ……………………. 3-1    4-1

Becker ……………………….. 2-1    4-1

Monticello …………………… 2-1    3-2

St. Michael-Albertville …. 2-2   3-2

Buffalo ………………………… 2-3    2-3

Big Lake ……………………..  1-3    2-3

Cambridge-Isanti …………  0-3   0-5

 

Results Friday

Rogers 36, Sartell-St. Stephen 18

Becker 49, Elk River 48

Monticello 20, Cambridge-Isanti 17

Big Lake 38, Princeton 22

St. Michael-Albertville 14, Buffalo 6

Games next Friday

Elk River at Buffalo

Big Lake at Rogers

St. Michael-Albertville at Cambridge-Isanti

Monticello at Becker

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