Rush City football

The long trip to Eveleth to square off in the Section 7AA Championship quarterfinal with Eveleth-Gilbert ended in a 34-6 loss for the Rush City football team last week. Senior running back Johnathan Mielke turned in an impressive effort, carrying the ball 26 times for 178 yards in his final high school game. Junior quarterback [...]

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In its last game of the regular season, the Tiger football team fell to the Eagles 14-6 at East Central High School last Wednesday. Rush City’s only score came when Dalton Folkema reached paydirt on a 27-yard catch and run, with Brandon Koehnle making the pass. The Tiger quarterback completed five passes for 78 yards, [...]

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The Rush City football team fought a brutal battle, ending in a 61-20 loss, in the bitter cold against No. 2 ranked Moose Lake-Willow River on Friday. Senior Johnathan Mielke rushed for 137 yards with two touchdowns for the home team. Junior Danny Myers scored his first varsity touchdown and ran in a two point [...]

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It was a warm and beautiful evening for Homecoming on Friday, but in the end the Eskomos left the Tigers with a chilling 14-12 loss. Matt Mallinger ran the ball in for the first Rush City touchdown. He also returned a kickoff for a second exciting score against Esko. Mallinger and Johnathan Mielke led the [...]

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The Hinckley-Finlayson football team came to Rush City last Friday, and after a tough, exciting contest the Jaguars took home a 28-20 victory. Rush City senior running back Matt Mallinger ran for 128 yards, while junior quarterback Brandon Koehnle threw for 77 — all to senior wide receiver Dalton Folkema who scored two touchdowns. Sophomore [...]

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The Rush City football team on Friday traveled north to Crosby-Ironton High School and lost 35-0 to the Rangers. “Costly mistakes on key first down plays hurt us both offensively and defensively,” said Coach Paul Kirby. “We did not tackle at the point of contact like we know how to do and consequently, Crosby-Ironton had [...]

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