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‘ Masked Singer ‘ presents characters and displays the first set of Season 2 clues



' Masked Singer ' presents characters and displays the first set of Season 2 clues

The Masked Singer season two sneak peek on Sunday launched all but one of the 16 fresh costumed characters and unveiled the first clue batch. Each masked mystery celebrity, with the exception of Lady Bug, previewed the elaborate costume design of their character and given some early clues to their identity. This first set of cryptic hints, of course, leads to some wild fan theories across Twitter.

The rock star vibes of Eagle and the red bandana had Brett Michaels guessed by some viewers.

Pretty in Pink quote from Flamingo, “I love this mask as much as I love mascara,” had a few fans that suggested distinct actors.

I believe it’s Annie Potts #TheMaskedSinger she was in pretty purple and she’s tiny like the flamingo and it looked like her — Bonnie Colston (@bcols10) September 16, 2019 Ice Cream sat in front of a 14th-circle February calendar and said they were made of “sugar and milk” and live for “half of February” that one fan guessed Freddie Highmore for his Valentine’s Day.

On Skeleton’s tombstone, the number “4261” leads to one of the night’s most remarkable fan theories. The birthday of SVU Law & Order star Chris Meloni is April 2, 1961.

Fortunately, when the Masked Singer season two premieres on Sept. 25, there will be a lot more clues to come. And judging from the sneak preview of the performances of Thingamajig and Flamingo, fans are looking forward to this season.

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No. 1 Catholic Memorial holds off challenge from La Salle



Big second half leads Springfield Central to road win at BC High

If you thought John DiBiaso would be full of the warm and fuzzies after his team earned a 42-26 win over La Salle Academy of Rhode Island, then you might not know the Catholic Memorial coach as well as you think.

After Friday night’s win, DiBiaso told his team in no uncertain terms that he was not pleased at all with the performance.

“The Super Bowl losses (by the Knights in 2018 and 2019) were better than that,” DiBiaso said.

Well, if the win over La Salle was so bad, you have to wonder what the Knights will do when they play up to their coach’s liking.

Junior quarterback JC Petrongolo completed 15 of 25 passes for 235 yards and three touchdowns, two of which went to classmate Jaedn Skeete for scoring tosses of 49 and 6 yards. Through two games against out-of-state competition, the Knights are averaging 43 points per game, and it remains a mystery whether someone they play can run with their fleet of speedsters.

But none of that satisfied DiBiaso, who was fixated on his team’s shortcomings.

“What didn’t I like?” DiBiaso said. “The penalties. The turnovers. Guys cramping up. Not playing until the whistle. Playing through the whistle and getting personal fouls. I didn’t like any of it.”

The message got through to Skeete, who caught four passes for 68 yards.

“We’ve just got to do better,” Skeete said. “Our performance wasn’t that good. Luckily, we came out with a win today, but we need to be more disciplined. There were too many flags on the field. We’ve just got to work harder. We’ve got to do better. It starts in practice.”

The Knights took the opening kick and scored in less than a minute on a 3-yard touchdown run by Datrell Jones. La Salle answered with a 17-yard touchdown pass from Dean Varrichione to Justin Benson to cut the CM lead to 7-6. In the second quarter, CM answered on a 49-yard Petrongolo pass over the middle to Skeete, who outraced the La Salle secondary to the end zone.

La Salle then cut the deficit to 14-12 on a 3-yard scoring run by Jameszell Lassister, and it looked like it would stay that way until halftime. But another one of the terrific CM junior receivers, Kole Osinubi, took a 25-yard pass from Petrongolo to give the Knights a 21-12 lead at halftime.

“We try to distribute it like a basketball team,” DiBiaso said of his skill players. “This guy gets it. That guy gets it. But, again, we didn’t do as good a job as we should.”

CM finally began to pull away in the third quarter. Jones added a 13-yard touchdown run, then Skeete lost his man for a 6-yard score as CM pushed its advantage to 35-12. La Salle scored two touchdowns in the fourth sandwiched around a Carson Harwood 3-yard scoring jaunt.

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Police arrest Florida suspect after collision at Gloversville school



Police arrest Florida suspect after collision at Gloversville school

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Gloversville Police Department reports the arrest of Justin J. Hughes, 31, of Gloversville on Wednesday.

Police say that, since the start of the school year, they’d received many complaints about parking near Boulevard Elementary School during drop-off and dismissal. Police patrols were increased to enforce parking restrictions and maintain a safe situation for students.

During dismissal on Wednesday, an officer handling parking at the school encountered a car parked in the median of East Boulevard. He contacted the driver—later identified as Hughes—to tell him to move, because he was not parked in a legal spot. The officer reportedly told him to pull over for a traffic stop, but Hughes allegedly fled down First Avenue.

The officer pursued. Police say that Hughes pulled into a driveway, turned around, and headed back toward the school, so the officer moved his marked police car into the oncoming car’s lane to block him. The officer said he was afraid of Hughes returning to the area populated with parents and students.

The patrol car in his path was reportedly damaged in the collision with Hughes, who was arrested. He was charged with:

  • Third-degree criminal mischief
  • Obstruction of governmental administration
  • Resisting arrest
  • Unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle
  • Reckless driving

Back on March 16, Gloversville detectives helped U.S. Marshals arrest Hughes, who was considered a fugitive. He was wanted at that time on several outstanding Florida warrants for:

  • Possession or promotion of a photo or movie of a sexual performance by a child
  • Possession of a photograph of a sexual performance by a child
  • Distribution of obscene material to a child

When he was arrested this week, Hughes was reportedly wearing a GPS monitoring bracelet as a result of the case in Okaloosa County, Florida. He was arraigned in Gloversville court and remanded to the Fulton County Correctional Facility without bail. He was also served with a Letter of Trespass restricting him from school properties.

Gloversville police say they don’t usually release mug shots of suspects, but decided to release Hughes’ based on the nature of the Florida charges and his presence on school grounds. They say to call (518) 773-4577 if you have any information on this matter.

NEWS10 requested a copy of bodycam footage and to speak with the officer involved in the incident. Our request was denied.

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Murphy steps up to lead Reading past Barnstable



Big second half leads Springfield Central to road win at BC High

READING — When Reading needed him most, James Murphy delivered.

Murphy threw for 257 yards and two touchdowns to go along with a crucial late third-down completion as No. 12 Reading outlasted 10th-ranked Barnstable, 18-14, on a mist-filled Friday night in Reading.

Murphy compiled 134 yards in the second half, 57 of which came on the Rockets (2-0) go-ahead drive at the start of the fourth quarter.

“This was one of the better games I have been part of as our guys played the full 48 minutes,” Murphy said. “The offensive line gave me more time in the second half so all I needed to do was put the ball where it needed to be.”

After tailing the Rockets 12-7 midway through the third quarter, Barnstable grabbed the advantage using its physical style of play to seemingly wear down Reading. Eugene Jordan capped off the 10-play, 55-yard drive with a seven yard plunge into the end zone to put Barnstable on top 14-12.

Murphy and the Rockets responded. The junior quarterback led the offense on a 15-play, 75-yard drive highlighted by a five yard touchdown reception by Jesse Doherty to put Reading back in front 18-14 with 8:48 remaining.

After the two sides traded turnovers, Barnstable found itself with an opportunity to take the lead with less than five minutes to play. The Reading defense, however, forced a turnover on downs with Alex DiNapoli making a key pass breakup on fourth down to turn the ball back over to the Rockets.

Barnstable had one last chance after forcing Reading into a third and 12, but Murphy stepped up in the pocket and fired a perfect ball to Doherty for the first down that sealed the win for the Rockets.

“Hats off to Barnstable, they came out with a great game plan,” Reading coach John Fiore said. “James was fantastic. Our receivers came up big. We had some physical matchups but our guys kept going after it.”

Reading opened the scoring on its second drive of the game. On first and 10 from his own 27, Murphy dropped back and fired a quick wide receiver screen to Ryan Strout who navigated traffic and took off down the far sideline for a 73 yard touchdown and a 6-0 Rockets lead.

Barnstable jumped in front to begin the second quarter as on its first frame of the stanza Henry Machnik rolled left and heaved a ball to the back of the end zone where Colin Fay made a miraculous catch for a 29 yard score that, coupled with the point after, gave the Redhawks a 7-6 advantage.

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Pittsfield man plans to buy golf clubs after winning $1 million lottery



Pittsfield man plans to buy golf clubs after winning $1 million lottery

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Pittsfield resident is a $1 million winner in the Massachusetts Lottery’s “100X The Cash” instant ticket game.

According to the Massachusetts Lottery website, William Porter, Jr. of Pittsfield has claimed a $1 million prize (before taxes) in the Lottery’s “100X The Cash” instant ticket game on August 25.

Porter chose the cash option on its prize and received a one-time payment of $650,000 (before taxes). He plans on using some of the money to buy a set of fitted golf clubs.

He bought his ticket at East Street Gulf located at 730 East Street in Pittsfield. The retailer will get a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

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Big second half leads Springfield Central to road win at BC High



Big second half leads Springfield Central to road win at BC High

After surrendering a dizzying 67 points in a season-opening loss to Central Catholic last week, it’s clear that the vaunted Springfield Central offense is going to need some help from the defense to reach their sky-high potential this fall.

Against BC High on Friday night, that unit took a significant step forward, especially in the second half as the Falcons picked off a pair of passes and pitched a shutout after the break as Central used 34 unanswered points to pull away for a 50-20 victory.

“Huge for the defense, but we have a long way to go and a long way to grow,” said Central coach Valdamar Brower. “We definitely want to be more physical than we were last week and play more complementary football — offense, defense and special teams.”

Special teams mistakes from the Falcons gave the Eagles life in the first half as the hosts recovered one muffed punt and blocked another, setting up short fields that BC High cashed in on for an early 12-8 edge.

BC High (0-2) led again at 20-16 with 3:06 left in the first after a 68-yard pass from Brennan Malone to Ben Evee. Malone completed 16-of-29 passes for 207 yards, connecting with Evee seven times for 162 yards and two TDs.

The Falcons dominated the rest of the way, however, denying new coach Ed Mantie his first win. Central fed running back Tariq Thomas a steady diet of touches and he responded, turning his 25 carries into 189 yards and four touchdowns.

“I just like doing whatever I can do to help the team win,” said Thomas. “Whether that’s blocking, catching the ball or running the ball.”

Star quarterback William Watson was largely efficient and frequently electric in going 13-of-17 for 164 yards and a TD through the air and adding 48 yards and a score on the ground. Central even gave linebacker Mesias Lee a goal-line tote and he converted for a 1-yard TD at the end of the third quarter that sent the fourth into running time.

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Timeline of Gabby Petito disappearance, search



Timeline of Gabby Petito disappearance, search

MOAB CITY, Utah (NewsNation Now) — Blogger Gabby Petito, who vanished while on a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend in a converted camper van, is now at the center of a nationwide search.

Investigators say Petito, 22, was last in contact with her family in late August when the couple was visiting Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park.

The trip was well-documented on social media until it abruptly ceased allegedly somewhere in Wyoming. The couple documented most of their trip, which started in July, on a YouTube Vlog called “VAN LIFE”.  The last posts to both their Instagram accounts were from Grand Teton National Park.

Petito’s boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, is now a person of interest in the case and has refused to talk with authorities.

Here is a timeline of what we know in the disappearance and subsequent search for Gabby Petito:

July 2: Petito, Laundrie leave for road trip

Petito and Laundrie leave New York for a cross-country road trip to national parks out west in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.

The couple documents their travels on both their personal Instagrams and a travel account under the name “Nomadic Statik.”

Aug 12.: Petito, Laundrie get into dispute

Moab City Police in Utah respond to reports of an alleged physical interaction between Petito and Laundrie. Hour-long body camera footage from the investigation shows officers responding to the 911 call with Petito crying “uncontrollably,” saying the pair had been having “little arguments” that day. Authorities said Laundrie told officers the couple had been traveling for four to five months, which “created emotional strain between them and increased the number of arguments.”

You can view the full bodycam footage below:

Petito and Laundrie reportedly separated for the night, with Petito keeping the van and Laundrie getting lodging assistance from police. In the report, Laundrie is listed as the victim, but Chief Bret Edge said there was not enough evidence to move forward with any charges.

Aug. 21: Petito’s father last speaks with her

Joseph Petito, Gabby Petito’s father, Facetimes with his daughter for the last time. He said he helped her order food in Salt Lake City.

“No red flags that popped out,” Joseph Petito said in a Zoom interview to NewsNation affiliate WFLA. “I’m trying to wrap my brain – Monday morning quarterback it, you know what I mean – still nothing is popping in my head.”

Aug. 25: Petito’s mother last speaks with her

Gabby Petito’s mother, Nichole Schmidt, says she last spoke with her daughter on Aug. 25. She said the couple was near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming when she last spoke with her.

Aug. 30: Schmidt receives last text from Petito’s phone

Schmidt says she received her last text from Gabby Petito’s phone that day.

“The last text I got from her was on Aug. 30,” Schmidt added. “I don’t know if that was her texting me or not.”

She has not heard anything since.


Florida authorities say Laundrie returned to his parents’ home in Florida with Petito’s van.


Family members report Petito missing to Suffolk County Police in New York. Later that day, North Port Police in Florida confirm they recovered the van at Laundrie’s parents’ home. Police say the couple also lived there.

Sept. 15: Laundrie named person of interest

Florida authorities say Laundrie is now a person of interest in the case after Petito disappeared while on a cross-country road trip together. While Laundrie was identified as a person of interest, police said he “has not made himself available to be interviewed by investigators or has provided any helpful details.” 

Sept. 16: Petito’s family pens letter to Laundrie family, potential case connection

Attorneys for Petito’s family read a letter on behalf of the family, pleading with Laundrie’s family to help the investigation.

“If you or your family have any decency left please tell us where Gabby is located,” the letter said. “Please tell us if we’re even looking in the right place.”

That same day, Brian Laundrie’s sister became the first family member to speak on Petito’s disappearance.

“Obviously, me and my family want Gabby to be found safe,” Cassie Laundrie, Brian Laundrie’s sister, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” in a clip. “She’s like a sister and my children love her, and all I want is for her to come home safe and sound and this to be just a big misunderstanding.”

Gabby Petito, 22, has been missing for weeks, her family says, after taking a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend. (Photo Courtesy: Suffolk County Police Department)

Authorities in Utah also said they are “not ruling anything out” in a potential connection between Petito and Laundrie, who were in Moab a day before a newlywed couple were last seen. The alleged domestic dispute between Laundrie and Petito happened outside Moab on Aug. 13. The next day, Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner were seen for the last time at a bar in Moab. Days later, Schulte and Turner were found dead at a campsite near Moab.

The search for Petito is still underway. She is 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs about 110 pounds.  She has blonde hair, blue eyes and several tattoos, including one on her finger and forearm that reads “let it be.”

The FBI has set up a national hotline to receive tips: 1-800-CALLFBI (225-5324).

This story will be updated as more details are confirmed.

NewsNation affiliates WFLA, KTXL and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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In day four of ‘Varsity Blues’ trial, student testifies almost everything in defendant’s daughter’s profile is ‘untrue’



In day four of ‘Varsity Blues’ trial, student testifies almost everything in defendant’s daughter’s profile is ‘untrue’

A Wellesley College senior testified on Friday that virtually everything in the athletic profile of the daughter of one of two parents on trial in the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal was untrue.

On the fourth day of testimony in the trial of former casino executive Gamal Abdelaziz and another parent, Rachel Sih was shown her high school yearbook, which included the same photo of a girl playing basketball that was used to try to get the defendant’s daughter into the University of Southern California as a basketball recruit.

“Is that Sabrina Abdelaziz?” Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Frank asked.

“No,” said Sih, the prosecution’s second witness in the high-profile trial in federal court in Boston.

“Did Sabrina try out for the varsity team?” Frank asked.

“Yes,” Sih said.

“Did she make it?” Frank asked.

“No,” Sih said.

When asked about other things on Sabrina Abdelaziz’s athletic profile, she also said, “It’s untrue that she was starting point guard or varsity captain.”

Sih’s testimony was a blow to the defense of Gamal Abdelaziz, who is on trial with former Staples and Gap Inc. executive John Wilson on charges they paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to help get their children into USC by falsely presenting them as athletic recruits. Wilson also is accused of paying more than $1 million to buy his twin daughters’ ways into Harvard and Stanford.

William “Rick” Singer, the so-called “godfather” behind the “Varsity Blues” scheme, is now cooperating with the government and has handed over emails and secret recordings he made of his dealings with parents.

In one recording played on Friday for the jury, Singer tells Wilson that he’s “going to do more than 730 of these side-door deals at 50 or 60 schools.”

In another recording, Wilson asks, “Is there any way to make those (payments) tax-deductible, as like, donations to a school?”

Singer assures him there is.

On Wednesday, Frank showed jurors multiple emails between Singer, parents, and others, including one from March 2018 to Abdelaziz, thanking him for his “generous donation” of $300,000 to Singer’s Key Worldwide Foundation, adding the money would benefit disadvantaged youngsters.

Recordings of conversations between Singer and Donna Heinel, the former senior associate athletic director at USC, discussed “structuring” some donations, which FBI Special Agent Keith Brown told jurors meant breaking them into smaller amounts to evade taxes.

Defense lawyers have claimed that the parents were duped by Singer and led to believe that their payments were legitimate donations.

Earlier this week,  the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Gordon Ernst, the former head coach of men’s and women’s tennis at Georgetown University, has agreed to plead guilty in connection with soliciting and accepting $3.4 million in bribes to facilitate the admission of prospective Georgetown applicants and failing to report a large portion of those bribes on his federal income taxes.

The parties have agreed to a sentence of at one to four years in prison, two years of supervised release and forfeiture of $3.4 million.


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Gabby Petito’s father responds to comment from Brian Laundrie’s sister



Gabby Petito's father responds to comment from Brian Laundrie's sister

CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — For the first time since Gabby Petito went missing on a cross-country road trip, we are hearing from one of her boyfriend’s family members.  

“Obviously, me and my family want Gabby to be found safe,” Cassie Laundrie, Brian Laundrie’s sister, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” in a clip. “She’s like a sister and my children love her, and all I want is for her to come home safe and found and this to be just a big misunderstanding.”

Gabby’s father Joe Petito told NewsNation’s Ashleigh Banfield that the remarks “made a lot of sense.”

“If that’s that family’s version of love, to just ignore and not care that someone’s gone,” Joe Petito said, “and people are looking for them and entire countries looking for them, I mean, that explains how we got to where we are today. Because I mean, look at their version of what they call love.”

Police in North Port, Florida, say Brian Laundrie is a “person of interest” in her case. He’s not been charged, but he’s also not cooperating.

Earlier in the day, the Petito family publicly asked Laundrie’s parents to come forward with any information they have about her disappearance.

“We believe you know the location of where Brian left Gabby,” a letter from the family reads. “We beg you to tell us.”

The letter came on the same day Utah police released bodycam video of an encounter between Gabby and Brian. Police were called to respond to a domestic disturbance Aug. 12. Petito last texted her family Aug. 30.

“I don’t know what started it,” Joe Petito said. “I wasn’t there. I can’t tell you … this breaks my heart. I don’t want to see it. I didn’t want to watch it.”

In the video, Gabby cried while talking to officers and said she was struggling with her mental health.

“I’ve always known Gabby to just be so kind and caring,” said Zoey Wickman, Gabby’s cousin. “She really was just a free-spirited mind and she was always happy.”

Joe Petito said he was about to “break down” while watching the video again. He wants to focus on figuring out where his daughter is now.

“She’s lost, she’s hurt and we got to help,” Joe Petito said.

Authorities are also now looking for any possible connection between Gabby’s disappearance and the still-unsolved slaying of two women who were fatally shot at a campsite near Moab.

Gabby is 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs about 110 pounds.  She has blonde hair, blue eyes and several tattoos, including one on her finger and forearm that reads “let it be.”

The FBI has set up a national hotline to receive tips: 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324).

Watch “Banfield” weeknights at 10/9c on NewsNation.

NewsNation affiliate KTVX and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Biden keeps sinking in the latest presidential polls



Biden keeps sinking in the latest presidential polls

The hits just keep coming for President Biden in the polls.

The president’s approval rating — the gold standard for job performance for modern-day commanders in chief — has sunk to 43%, according to the latest Rasmussen poll out Friday.

That’s slightly worse than a Reuters/Ipsos poll that pegged the president at 44% approval rating. That, writes Reuters, is “the lowest level of his presidency” under their tracking system.

The news service adds the dismal results show “Americans appearing to be increasingly critical of (Biden’s) response to the coronavirus pandemic.”

The raking comes as Biden has hit his 240th day in office, a metric used to compare his tenure to his predecessors. And the tape shows he’s worse than his old boss, former President Barack Obama, at this point in his presidency.

He’s slightly better than former President Donald Trump, who was at 38.8% at 240 days, but behind both ex-presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Quinnipiac University earlier this week showed that only 42% surveyed approve of Biden.

“If there ever was a honeymoon for President Biden, it is clearly over,” Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy told Newsweek. “This is, with few exceptions, a poll full of troubling negatives … from overall job approval, to foreign policy, to the economy.”

The continued stream of bad news comes as Biden struggles with the virus not wanting to quit, a crisis and the Southern Border, a drone strike that killed innocent Afghans during the botched pullout from Kabul, France angry over a nuclear submarine deal and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley trying to defend his dealings with China at the end of the Trump term.

Plus, noted Harvard economics professor Gregory Mankiw — who literally wrote the textbook almost every college economics student studies — wrote in The New York Times Friday that “Americans should be wary” of big government.

“The details of the ambitious $3.5 trillion social spending bill are still being discussed, so it is unclear what it will end up including. In many ways, it seems like a grab bag of initiatives assembled from the progressive wish list,” Mankiw writes.

Hard work, to sum up his essay, is what made America great — not handouts across the board. Biden’s $3.5 trillion “package is too big and too risky,” he writes. “The wiser course is to take more incremental steps rather than to try to remake the economy in one fell swoop.”


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High school football: Wall’s two long TDs lead Rosemount past Lakeville North



High school football: Wall’s two long TDs lead Rosemount past Lakeville North

Rosemount receiver Cedric Wall caught two receptions of over 65 yards to make for the biggest plays of the night in the south metro duel against Lakeville North on Friday night.

Those two game-changing receptions, and a stout defensive stand, led the Irish to a 17-0 victory over the Panthers at Rosemount’s Irish Stadium on Friday.

“I have so much trust in him making plays for us,” Rosemount senior quarterback Vincent Pyne said. “He’s electric. He can make a play out of nothing.”

After Rosemount (3-0) scored first, on its first drive with a 28-yard field goal from star kicker Leyton Simmering, it was the Wall show in the first half.

On the second play of the second drive, Rosemount was at its own 28-yard line when Pyne hit Wall with a pass along the Rosemount sidelines. The Lakeville North (1-2) defenders were right on Wall’s heels, but Wall crashed into the endzone for a 72-yard touchdown with 2:04 left in the first quarter, putting Rosemount ahead 10-0.

“It was nice to have a game like this. Last week I screwed up blocking-wise, and I feel like I did better blocking today,” Wall, who was more worried about blocking after the game than the big catches, said. “Just going out there and playing the game I know I can play.”

Simmering is one of the top kickers in the state and also a goalie for the soccer team as well. Erdmann said that he gives the Irish a huge advantage, knowing that they can pin teams back inside the 10-yard line on punts, and easily kick field goals that some teams wouldn’t attempt.

“When I go out there, I just do my thing. I do my job just like everybody else does their job,” Simmering said. “It makes me feel good, because the team just loves what I do.”

Simmering said he is on the radar to kick for some college football programs.

Early in the third quarter, Wall caught another pass from Pyne — this one a bubble on the right sideline — and Wall ran all of 66 yards to the Panthers’ 1-yard line where he just missed the orange pylon before getting tackled out of bounds in the corner of the green turf. Pyne ran the ball in on the next play for a 1-yard touchdown, putting the Irish ahead 17-0.

The second half was a scoreless defensive showing, and after Lakeville North junior quarterback threw an incomplete pass on fourth down with 3:09 left in the game, Rosemount got the ball, got one more first down, and Pyne took two knees to end the game 17-0.

“Disappointed we didn’t have some more (points) in the second half, but our defense played solid the whole game,” Rosemount coach Jeff Erdmann said about his team’s first shutout of the season.

Wall led the Irish in receiving with 138 yards on those two receptions. Pyne led in rushing with 35 yards. Running back Jayden Washington had 26 for the next most rushing yards.

Lakeville North junior quarterback Seth Johnson threw 6-14 for 45 yards, and senior running back Gavyn Schraufnagel led the running game with 83 yards on 19 carries.

“We figured out that we couldn’t really throw the ball too much so we kind of stuck to running it up the gut, and eventually teams are just going to shut that down,” Schraufnagel said.

After the game, Lakeville North’s head coach Brian Vossen said that he knows his team needs to improve the passing game so they can open up the run game.

“Ultimately, we’re in a situation right now with a somewhat young offense in some spots, and we’re trying to work through some of the positions and I’m hoping it will click,” Vossen said.

It was also Tackle Cancer Night, so many fans were wearing pink for the event that benefited the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund. The reported amount of money raised was $3,000 for the fund.

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