Mahtomedi's Corey Bohmert (1) scores his third touchdown of the game, just 32 seconds into the second half. (Photo by Brennan Schachtner, SportsEngine)
Mahtomedi got the ball on its own two-yard line to start Saturday’s game following a perfectly executed punt by the Cretin-Derham Hall special teams.
Pinned back deep, the Zephyrs (8-1, 4-0) did what they do best: run the ball.
The home team racked up 401 rushing yards as a team in a dominating 44-10 win over the Raiders in the Class 5A, Section 4 semifinals.
Cole Saenger (22) scores an eight-yard touchdown run, capping off a 98-yard drive by the Zephyrs. (Photo by Brennan Schachtner, SportsEngine)
Mahtomedi is on its way to its eighth-straight section final, excluding 2020, following a dominant 44-10 victory over Cretin-Derham Hall at home in the class 5A, Section 4 semifinal on Saturday, Oct. 29.
The Zephyrs (8-1, 4-0) had everything rolling in the first half, scoring a touchdown on each of their first four drives.
Corey Bohmert led the way with 150 rushing yards in the first half, adding a touchdown on the third Mahtomedi scoring drive. Cole Saenger ran in the game’s first score, and Charlie Brandt added a 20-yard TD run and 23-yard passing score to Andrew Breien.
The Raiders (2-8, 1-3) struggled to move the ball, but they did cap off a long, methodical drive with a 39-yard field goal by Aidan Macke to get on the scoreboard shortly before halftime.
Bohmert put the game away with his feet to start the second half. The Zephyrs ran two plays totaling 32 seconds, with the running back scoring a touchdown on each play. Bohmert scored on a 66-yard gallop and 30-yard run to put the game out of reach.
The team’s rushing leader finished with 246 yards on the ground and three TDs.
Alec Mahoney got a majority of the Mahtomedi carries in the second half and racked up 83 yards on the ground.
Nolan Harris led the Raiders in rushing, finishing with 67 yards and a touchdown. Miles Bollinger added 113 passing yards for the Raiders.
Camron Vang (10) carries a sweep for a big gain, which would lead to Cretin-Derham Hall's only touchdown of the game. (Photo by Brennan Schachtner, SportsEngine)
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