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Burros take down Wolverines

Glenville-Emmons quarterback Derek Van Ryswyk throws the ball as Danny Charron blocks Friday against Lanesboro on Homecoming at Glenville. — Micah Bader/Albert Lea Tribune

Glenville-Emmons quarterback Derek Van Ryswyk throws the ball as Danny Charron blocks Friday against Lanesboro on Homecoming at Glenville. — Micah Bader/Albert Lea Tribune

GLENVILLE — There was no quit in the Glenville-Emmons football team on Homecoming.

Despite trailing 50-0 at halftime, the Wolverines scored the last 18 points of the game Friday in a 56-18 loss against Lanesboro.

Leading Glenville-Emmons’ air-raid offense was quarterback Derek Van Rywsyk, who completed 19 of 44 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns.

“A lot of teams have been bringing pressure, so we’ve been working on picking up the blitzes,” said Wolverines coach Jared Matson. “If we have time we can do good things. It’s all about giving Derek time back there.”

Carter Dahlum led Glenville-Emmons’ receiving corps. with seven catches for 123 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown on a pass that hit him in stride with 6:44 left in the fourth quarter.

Bret Belshan caught a 2-yard touchdown pass with 4:03 left in regulation, and Seth Chapek added five receptions for 42 yards.

“We’ve got some guys who can get on the outside and move a little bit,” Matson said. “If we can get them in space, they can make some plays.”

Dahlum also led the Wolverines on the ground with 18 yards and a touchdown on five carries.

Danny Charron added 11 yards on six carries.

“He ran hard and blocked hard all night,” Matson said. “That’s a big thing. He did a good job of picking up blitzes to give us a chance.”

Charron, a senior, led Glenville-Emmons’ defense with 13 tackles. Matson said fellow senior Cole Juveland excelled on the defensive line. He had five tackles.

After starting the season 0-3, Lanesboro (4-3, 4-3 District 9 South East) has won four straight games by a combined score of 252-70.

In their regular-season finale, the Wolverines (1-6, 1-6 District 9 South East) will play at 7 p.m. next Friday at Randolph (5-2, 5-2 District 9 South East).