After two close region losses to Superior and Hayden, Arete Prep bounced back with an important 72-48 win at NFL YET. The win evened the Chargers record at 3-3 and gave the playoff chances a huge boost. Matthew McClelland remained the state leader (all divisions) in total offense. McClelland (So.) had another stellar night, with 378 yards passing and 128 yards rushing. He added a defensive interception at Safety, his 3rd INT of the season. 6 of McClellands completions went to Sophomore Jack Bellomy, who racked up 148 yards receiving. Sophomore Joe Connelly found the endzone twice, while Senior WR Lincoln Langkilde reeled in 3 catches for 47 yards and a TD. Chris Morrison stood out on the defensive side of the ball, finishing with two INT’s, 7 tackles, and 2 tackles for a loss. Senior Linebacker Jakob Smedegaard added 6 tackles, 3 of which were solo.
Next up for the Chargers, is a trip to Ray HS this Friday (10/4) for another big region matchup with the Bearcats.
Arete Prep was ranked 6th (1A) in most publications over the past week. 12 teams make the State Playoff bracket in 1A, with seeds 5-8 hosting the first round.
Full 1A Football Standings can be found here: