A furious three-minute stretch in the first quarter was all Redwood Valley would need as they rolled to a 34-0 non-conferene victory over visiting Lakeview Friday night at Inglis Field.
Junior Logan Swann put together a rare trifecta to essentially put the game away at the five-minute mark of the first quarter as the Cards earned a nice Homecoming win.
Swann would start out the scoring with a 73-yard touchdown run on the Cardinals (2-2) first offensive play to put Redwood Valley up 6-0.
The Cardinal defense would force a three-and-out on the Lakers (0-4) next possession and on the ensuing punt, senior Colin Bailey would race around the right end, blocking the punt which was scooped up in the endzone by Swann for a Cardinal touchdown.
Senior Beau Stough forced a fumble on the Lakers next possession and Swann would once again be the beneficiary, picking up the loose ball and scoring his third touchdown in a matter of just three minutes to put the Cards up 22-0 with 4:57 still to play in the first quarter.
The overall play got a little sloppy the rest of the half but the Cards would tack on another touchdown late in the second quarter as Swann hooked up with junior RJ?Juell on a gorgeous 28-yard pass to the Laker 1-yard line.
Stough would plow it in from there and the Cards would take a 28-0 lead into the half.
Redwood Valley added a quick third quarter score before calling off the dogs.
Swann rushed for 17-yards, Alec Koster hauled in a 19-yard reception and Chris Fischer would find the endzone on a 23-yard strike from Swann to end the Cardinal scoring.
After struggling to find a running game through three games, the Cardinals put together a solid effort on the ground Friday night led by Bailey who had nine carries for 102 yards.
Swann added three carries for 99 yards, Mitch Fischer had 11 carries for 55 yards, Koster added two carries for 13 yards and Elias O’Keefe had one carry for two yards.
Swann was 4-of-8 passing for 85 yards and a score.
Juell had one catch for 28 yards, Fischer added one cach for 23 yards and a score, Koster had one catch for 19 yards, Stough added one catch for 15 yards and Shawn?Edwards hauled in one catch for three yards.
Defensively the Cardinals had a huge night, allowing just 19 total yards (11 rushing, eight passing) and forcing four turnovers.
Stough led the way with 14 tackles (eight solo), 4 1/2 tackles-for-loss, a forced fumble and an INT.
Braydin Kvistero added seven tackles (five solo) and 3 1/2 tackles-for-loss, Andrew Haak had six tackles (five solo) and 2 tackles-for-loss, Swann added six tackles and a fumble recovery and Koster had an INT.
Austin Kretsch and O”Keefe each had four tackles.
The Cardinals face a tough task Friday on the road against a state-ranked Jackson Co. Central team that just got steam-rolled by Marshall 44-6.
Husky standout quartrback Taylor Menke was injured in the game and his status is uncertain.

Redwood Valley        34
Lakeview                    0
First Quarter
RV - Swann 73-yd run (2-pt failed)
RV - Blocked punt by Bailey recovered by Swann in endzone (Juell pass from Swann)
RV - Swann 5-yd fumble recovery in endzone (Haak rush)
Second Quarter
RV - Stough 1-yd run (2-pt failed)
Third Quarter
RV - Fischer 23-yd pass from Swann (2-pt failed)
Fourth Quarter
no scoring

SWC Standings
Marshall                 2-0    4-0
JCC                       3-1    2-1
Luverne                 2-2    2-1
Worthington           2-1    2-2
Pipestone Area     1-2    1-3
Redwood Valley    0-2    2-2
Windom Area        0-2    0-4

Week Four Results
Marshall 44, JCC 6
Redwood Valley 34, Lakeview 0
Worthington 47, Windom 14
Luverne 35, Pipestone 6