Altermatt rushes for three scores in 46-8 rout of Sleepy Eye
It was another dominating peformance by the Wabasso Rabbits as they made it six straight victories with a 46-8 thumping of Sleepy Eye Friday night in a Southwest (East) District showdown.
With a win over New Ulm Cathedral (3-3) tonight at thome the Rabbits (6-1) would claim the Southwest (East) District title.
Since a narrow 22-17 opening round loss to Minneota in week one, the Rabbits have outscored opponents by a whopping 50-9 margin and have not been challenged in six straight victories.
The Rabbits remain the number three seed in the Section 5A standings and will most likely open up postseason play at that position on Tuesday night.
According to the current standings, the Rabbits would face LQPV 3-4) at home in the quarterfinals but could potentially face Canby (3-4) depending on the outcome of Wednesday nights regular season finales.
BOLD (7-0) and Minneota (7-0) - ranked third and first respectively in Class A - will hold down the top two seeds, with a good Dawson/Boyd (5-2) team claiming the fourth seed.
Friday night, the outgained the Indians 427-103, led by a 388 yard effort on the ground.
Mitch Fulton had another big night, racking up 153 yards on 16 carries to go along with three touchdowns.
He also had one reception for 38 yards.
Jared Welch had nine carries for 115 yards (12.8 ypc) and a score and Altermatt added eight carries for 80 yards and three scores.
Colton Taylor had four carries for 31 yards.
Altermatt was 3-of-7 passing for 39 yards.
Ty Kemp paced the defense with 12 tackles (four solo) and a tackle-for-loss and Scott Zollner added seven tackles (three solo).
Caleb Frericks had seven tackles and 1 1/2 tackles-for-loss and Myles Zeug added seven tackles and a tackle-for-loss.
Jacob Plaetz and Fulton each had INT’s and Devan Liebl racked up six tackles and a tackle-for-loss.
Sleepy Eye 8
Wab - Fulton 5-yd run (Welch kick)
Wab - Welch 11-yd run (kick failed)
Wab - Fulton 24-yd run (Fulton 2-point run)
Wab - Fulton 51-yd run (Welch kick)
SE - Strong 1-yd run (Strong 2-point run)
Wab - Altermatt 15-yd run (kick failed)
Wab - Altermatt 20-yd run (kick failed)
Wab - Altermatt 25-yd run (kick failed)