Cards clinch Region 2A Title with win
A very rare October blizzard which brought upwards of 30 inches of snow to the area forced the postponement of Langdon-Edmore- Munich’s latest game at home versus Carrington on October 11.
The historic storm also made for a rare Tuesday night game for both Cardinals teams. Being Carrington got similar amounts of snow, both teams’ fields were unplayable, and the game got moved to Cushman Field in Grand Forks on October 15.
Langdon-Edmore-Munich sputtered a bit at the start but still got things going and won the game going away 40-8. The win puts the Cards’l record at a perfect 8-0, and they also clinched the top spot in Region 2A with the victory for the third year in a row. With the loss, Carrington has been knocked out of the playoffs for the first time in over 10 years. It was also Senior Night for the Cardinals, which was also moved to Grand Forks, with Jesse Fetsch, Sean Gette, Jackson Delvo, Sid Ullyott, Peyton Ullyott, Noah Anderson, Brett Myers, Hunter Feil and Wyatt Kartes all being honored with their parents before the game.
The contest with Carrington got started with the Cards having their first drive stall on a fourth down play at their own 37 yard line, but the Langdon-Edmore-Munich defense, whose first team again has not allowed a point all season, held tough once again to give their offense the ball back.
Carrington’s defense was also playing tough, especially early. But one of the big turning points of the game was a 42 yard touchdown run late in the first quarter on a quarterback draw by Simon Romfo which really seemed to turn the game around. Simon passed to Sean Gette for the 2-point conversion.
After that the Cards really began to roll (although they did have a drive stall at the Carrington three yard line). Grant Romfo scored on a touchdown run set up by a 44 yard pass from Simon Romfo to Gette in the second quarter. Then just a couple minutes later Simon found tight end Cooper Zimmer wide open on a seam route for another score to make it 22-0 at halftime.
The second half opened with the Cards scoring again on a highlight reel catch and run by Noah Anderson, who knocked a Carrington would-be tackler in a snow bank a couple yards off the sideline on his way to the end zone. Jackson Delvo later had a fine touchdown catch from 30 yards out in the third, and Grant Romfo had another short touchdown run to wrap up the scoring. Carrington got their lone TD with less than two minutes left against the Cardinals’ JV defense.
Simon Romfo completed 19 passes for 234 yards and three touchdowns, giving him 23 on the season. Simon also led the Cardinals in rushing with 73 yards on five carries. Grant Romfo led the receivers with six catches for 81 yards.
C — 0 0 0 8 — 8
LEM — 8 14 12 6 — 40
LEM — Simon Romfo 42 run (S.
Romfo pass to Sean Gette)
LEM — Grant Romfo 2 run (Pass
LEM — Cooper Zimmer 33 pass
from S. Romfo (G. Romfo from S.
LEM — Noah Anderson 34 pass
from S. Romfo (Run failed)
LEM — Jackson Delvo 30 pass
from S. Romfo (Run failed)
LEM — G. Romfo 5 run (Pass
C — Michael Clifton 11 pass
from Seth Nelson (Nelson run)
Rushing — LEM: Simon Romfo
5-73, Grant Romfo 15-47, Noah
Anderson 2-3, Zach Rostvet 1-7;
C: Michael Clifton 8-24, Ethan
Buskness 7-20, Seth Nelson 6-25,
Ra Locker 5-9
Passing — LEM: S. Romfo 19-30-
234-0 3 TD’s; C: Nelson 7-12-73-1
Receiving — LEM: G. Romfo
6-81, Jackson Delvo 5-74, Sean
Gette 4-53, Anderson 3-38, Cooper
Zimmer 1-33; C: Clifton 3-33,
Lucas Hendrickson 2-39, Buskness
2-7, Cade Lura 1-10