HALFTIME: Faribault 21, Albert Lea 14

Published 8:29 pm Monday, September 27, 2010

Aaron Klatt catches a pass from Kriewall in the second quarter tonight. -- Andrew Dyrdal

FARIBAULT — Faribault’s Anthony Gustafson scored on a 58-yard touchdown run with 2 minutes and 22 seconds left in the first half and Albert Lea’s final drive ended with three seconds to play on a Kyle Kriewall incomplete pass, as the Falcons took a 21-14 lead into halftime.

Kyle Kriewall looks to pass tonight against the Faribault Falcons. -- Andrew Dyrdal

The Tigers scored first when Kriewall ran the ball down the Falcons’ sideline 79 yards to the Faribault three-yard line. Dillon Stolt scored on the next play, putting the Tigers up 7-0, early.

The Falcons responded on the very next drive as they rushed for 37 yards on the first play. After two first downs, quarterback Jake Salba connected with Jack Helgeson for a 21-yard touchdown pass, evening the score 7-7.

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Big plays continued to be the theme tin the second quarter, as Salba hit Riley Schultz for a 40-yard touchdown pass, as the Falcons extended the lead to 14-7 at 11:53 in the second quarter.

After the two teams exchanged punts, Albert Lea put a 12-play series together, as Kriewall passed to Aaron Klatt for 10 and 23 yards, Cameron Solie for 25 yards and finally Dalton Westerlund for five yards a touchdown — tying the game at 14-14 — before Gustafson put the Falcons up 21-14

Albert Lea    7   7  —  14
Faribault     7  14  — 21