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By Jason Nihles, The Platteville Journal, Fennimore Times, Boscobel Dial
Eli Lindsey, Jr., QB, Mineral Point football
MINERAL POINT — Mineral Point sophomore Eli Lindsey threw for 280 yards and three touchdowns and ran for two more to lead the host Pointers to a dominating 40–6 victory over Fennimore last Friday night in the SWAL opener for both teams.
The Pointers improved to 2–3 overall after an 0–3 start to the season.
Coach Tyrell Rosemeyer’s Golden Eagles fell to 1–4 with their fourth-straight loss after a 30–12 season-opening victory at Iowa–Grant Aug. 19.
Lindsey scored on a 3-yard run early in the first quarter, then Luke Filardo returned an interception for a touchdown as the Pointers built a quick 14–0 lead.
Lindsey throw touchdown passes for 26 yards to Luke Kisgen and 80 yards to Tremaine Kennicker, then added an 8-yard TD run, all in the second quarter to give the home team a 34–0 halftime advantage.
Fennimore broke up the shutout on a 6-yard run by sophomore quarter back Tristan Steldt.
Kisgen completed the scoring on a 13-yard touchdown reception from Lindsey midway through the fourth quarter.
Lindsey completed 15 of 29 passes for 282 yards without an interception in the win. Kennicker led all receivers with three catches for 106 yards. Brenden Lynch ran for a game-high 119 yards on 29 carries to lead the Pointers rushing attack.
HONORABLE MENTION (in alphabetical order):
Jacob DiVall, Sr., QB, Lancaster football
The dual-threat standout went over 330 yards of total offense for the fourth time this year when he passed for a career-high 267 yards (second on Lancaster's all-time single game passing list) and two TDs, and rushed for 117 yards and another score in Lancaster's (4–1, 1–1 SWC) to a 38–7 road win at Richland Center last Friday night.
Edge, who was recently diagnosed with epilepsy, hauled in six passes for 102 yards, including a pair of acrobatic catches and a 9-yard touchdown in Platteville's 24–13 SWC loss to visiting Prairie du Chien last Friday night.
Luis Herrera–Flores, Jr., Richland Center boys soccer
Herrera–Flores scored the lone goal in the 55th minute to lift first-place Richland Center (3–0–1 SWC) to a 1–0 victory over visiting Richland Center last Thursday afternoon.