Johnson rushes for 323 yards to spark LeRoy-Ostrander to state quarterfinal victory – PostBulletin.com

ST. PAUL — LeRoy-Ostrander is going to U.S. Bank Stadium.

The Cardinals rolled into the Nine-Man state semifinals by defeating Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 57-26 in the quarterfinals at and cold and sometimes snowy Macalester College on T…….

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ST. PAUL — LeRoy-Ostrander is going to U.S. Bank Stadium.

The Cardinals rolled into the Nine-Man state semifinals by defeating Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 57-26 in the quarterfinals at and cold and sometimes snowy Macalester College on Thursday night.

Quarterback Chase Johnson again had a huge offensive game for LeRoy-Ostrander. Johnson ran for a whopping 323 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries. He was also 6-for-10 passing for 110 yards and two touchdowns.

“In the beginning it was kind of rough,” Johnson said. “But then our line started figuring things out. When out line started to figure their defensive line out, things just started to open up.”

The Cardinals trailed 12-7 in the second quarter before reeling off three straight touchdowns to close the half.

Johnson rushed for 161 yards and threw for all 110 of his yard in the first half.

Tanner Olson finished with 144 yards on 19 carries and four touchdowns for L-O. He had a 34-yard TD run in the second quarter and then had scoring runs of 1, 6 and 19 yards in the second half.

The Cardinals have now won seven straight games and move to the semifinals and will play at U.S. Bank Stadium.

“That’s amazing and unbelievable,” Johnson said.

LeRoy-Ostrander (10-2) will play in the semifinals against the Kittson County Central and Ogilvie winner at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Kittson County Central and Ogilvie were set to play their quarterfinal game on Friday.

Wheaton/Herman-Norcross closes the season 9-3.

LeRoy-Ostrander 57, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 18

Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 6-6-0-14 — 26

LeRoy-Ostrander 0-29-14-12 — 30

First quarter

WHN — Bryant Callenius 44 pass from Zachary Braaten (kick block), 3:53.

Second quarter

LO — Chase Johnson 6 run (Gavin Sweeney kick), 11:55.

WHN — Clint Peterman 15 pass from Braaten (run failed), 9:23.

LO — Tristan Lewison 40 pass from Johnson (Layne Bird pass from Johnson), 8:27.

LO Tanner Olson 34 run (Olson run), 3:04.

LO — Bird 5 pass from Chase Johnson (pass failed), 0:04.

Third quarter

LO — Olson 1 run (Johnson run), 7:45.

LO — Olson 6 run (run failed), 2:18.

Fourth quarter

WHN — Andrew Walker-Hannemann 21 pass from Braaten (pass failed), 11:33.

LO — Johnson 51 run (Johnson run), 10:24.

LO — Olson 19 run (kick failed), 5:58.

WHN — Clint Determan 16 pass from Braaten (Bryant Callenius pass from Braaten), 1:14.

Source: https://www.postbulletin.com/sports/football/7278871-Johnson-rushes-for-323-yards-to-spark-LeRoy-Ostrander-to-state-quarterfinal-victory

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