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Climax-Fisher upsets Hillcrest: Ulen-Hitterdal 42, Ada-Borup 8

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - Ross VanEps rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries to lead Climax-Fisher to a 23-14 upset against No. 1-seeded Fergus Falls Hillcrest on Saturday in the 9-man, Section 6 football semifinals.

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - Ross VanEps rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries to lead Climax-Fisher to a 23-14 upset against No. 1-seeded Fergus Falls Hillcrest on Saturday in the 9-man, Section 6 football semifinals.

"VanEps was hard to stop," said Hillcrest coach Charlie Brue. "Our kids played their hearts out and came up short."

Kyle Nash led the Comets with 111 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries. Nash also threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Reid Ouse.

Hillcrest ended its season with an 8-2 record. The Knights improved to 6-4.

Climax-Fisher 0 14 0 9-23

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FF Hillcrest 0 0 8 6-14

CF-Beiswenger 1 run (kick failed)

CF-VanEps 6 run (Hernandez pass from Beiswenger)

FF-Nash 1 run (Brue pass from Nash)

CF-Sanchez 25 FG

FF-Ouse 31 pass from Nash (run failed)

CF-Cariveau 20 pass from Beiswenger (run failed)

ULEN, Minn. - From the opening kick to the end of the fourth quarter, Ulen-Hitterdal controlled the game. The Spartans (9-1) defeated Ada-Borup to advance to the championship game.

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"It was a great all-around team effort," assistant coach John Otto said. "We dominated both sides of the ball from start to finish."

Justin Grafsgaard ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns on 10 carries for the Spartans. Chase Ashmore scored two touchdowns, including an 82-yard interception return. Ashmore also ran for 94 yards on 11 carries. Luther Holm scored Ulen-Hitterdal's other touchdown on a 1-yard run.

Andy Wagner scored Ada-Borup's only touchdown on a 2-yard run.

Ada-Borup 0 0 0 8- 8

Ulen-Hitterdal 6 15 21 0-42

UH-Grafsgaard 1 run (kick failed)

UH-Grafsgaard 1 run (C. Oberg run)

UH-Holm 1 run (Ashmore kick)

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UH-Ashmore 14 run (kick failed)

UH-Grafsgaard 74 run (Ashmore kick)

UH-Ashmore 82 interception return (B. Oberg pass from Grafsgaard)

AB-A. Wagner 2 run (Balzum pass from A. Wagner)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Ada-Borup, Lutz 6-26, T. Wagner 5-17, Austinson 9-14, A. Wagner 4-5, Nelson 2-4, Miller 1-3, Larson 2-2, Kappes 2-(-2), Marcussen 1-(-1). Ulen-Hitterdal, Grafsgaard 10-103, Ashmore 11-94, C. Oberg 12-79, Holm 11-63, P. Steichen 4-17, Mortenson 5-16, Nodsle 1-2.

PASSING: Ada-Borup, A. Wagner 12-29-2 166, Marcussen 1-2-1 22, Larson 0-1-0 0. Ulen-Hitterdal, Grafsgaard 4-6-0 96, Ashmore 1-2-0 10.

RECEIVING: Ada-Borup, Balzum 5-56, Kappes 4-47, Vanderlinden 2-35, T. Wagner 1-28, Boe 1-22. Ulen-Hitterdal, B. Oberg 2-57, Ashmore 2-39, Grafsgaard 1-10.

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