Leroy knocks off Luverne in quarterfinals on Friday

Published 3:38 pm Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Written by Washington County News

LEROY — Leroy marched into the Class 2A semifinals Friday night with a 38-20 quarterfinal win over Luverne on the Bears’ home field.

The Bears raced out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter as Kelston Fikes scored twice. In the second quarter, Fikes ran 43 yards for another score and Nathan Taylor connected with Dawson McDaniels for a 15-yard touchdown pass. Luverne got on the scoreboard when Marcus McGhee muscled his wan in from the 1.

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Fikes would run for 279 yards on 32 attempts for an average of 8.7 yards per carry and score a total of three touchdowns. Leroy led 28-7 at the half.

The loss ends Luverne’s season with a record of 11-3.

The Bears (11-2) have now eliminated Elba and Luverne from Region 2, and will travel to play Region 2 champion Goshen next week. Goshen (12-2) defeated Region 1 champion St. Lukes 56-52 in Mobile. The winner of that matchup will advance to the state championship game.