Pat Leary, Rochester Lourdes
Rochester Lourdes’ first-team defense had allowed just four touchdowns and a field goal heading into its Class 3A quarterfinal matchup against Jordan, according to coach Mike Kesler.
The unit was just as stout Saturday, forcing five turnovers and limiting the Hubmen to one trip into the red zone in a 24-0 victory at Hopkins High School.
Seniors Pat Leary and Trey Billmeier each had two interceptions, and defensive lineman Riley Schaefer unofficially had two sacks for the Eagles (12-0), who won Class 3A titles in 2014 and 2016.
Rochester Lourdes forced four first-half turnovers and rushed for three touchdowns Saturday in a 24-0 victory over Jordan in the Class 3A quarterfinals at Hopkins High School.
Matthew Hayford, Jake Groteboer and Zach Jungels rushed for scores for the Eagles (12-0), who won state titles in 2014 and 2016 and are making their third straight state appearance. Senior Ben Limburg kicked a 35-yard field goal midway through the third quarter to give the team a three-score lead.
The win marked the Eagles' fourth shutout of the year and their eighth game in which they allowed fewer than 10 points. Seniors Pat Leary and Trey Billmeier each had two interceptions. Defensive lineman Riley Schaefer had two sacks.
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