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Rochester rolls Northfield, Week 7 scoreboard

Rochester got on the board just over five minutes into Friday's TRC football game with Northfield.

And they kept scoring.

Rochester bounced back from last week's first conference loss at Peru with a 62-0 domination of the Norsemen at Barnhart Field.

Brant Beck provided the early score on a 49-yard run. Parker Wallace added the extra point to stake the Zebras to an early 7-0 lead.

Rochester (5-2, 5-1 TRC) would score twice more in the first quarter. Both scores were on plays of 49 yards or more.

Sophomore quarterback Carson Paulik hooked up with Wesley Meadows for a 51-yard scoring play while Alex Demming matched the 49-yard rushing touchdown by Beck with one of his own and Rochester jumped out 21-0 by the end of the first quarter.

Rochester reached the endzone four more times in the second quarter.  Colton Fervada provided three of the scores with two on 4-yard runs and a 32-yard pass play from Paulik.

Beck added a 19-yard run in the second quarter for his second rushing touchdown of the night.

Rochester's 48-0 lead established a running clock for the second half.

In the third quarter, Demming added his second and third touchdowns of the night on runs of 7 and 11 yards.

Beck needed just seven carries to rush for 181 yards and two scores. Demming rushed for 137 yards on just seven carries to go with his three touchdowns.

Fervada also carried the ball seven times for a total of 66 yards on the ground.

Northfield (2-5, 2-4 TRC) saw a two-game win streak come to a close.

It's Rochester's second straight win in the series after dropping the previous three meetings.


Other football action Friday

Peru 61, Southwood 7

Tigers stay only unbeaten in TRC


Maconaquah 43, Lewis Cass 26

Braves stay tied with Rochester for second place in TRC with idential 5-1 records


Manchester 21, Whitko 0

Wildcats remain winless in TRC and have been outscored 224-57 on the season


Wabash 20, North Miami 18

Apaches secure first win of the season


#12 (3A) Tippecanoe Valley 35, #3 (3A) West Lafayette 13

Impressive road win for the Vikings to stay undefeated.


Caston 49, Culver 14

Comets (1-6) get first win as Culver stays winless on the season


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