High School Football
Warriors advance to section championship game
Logan Davis rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns and Brainerd’s defense forced three turnovers as the top-seeded Warriors defeated the No. 5 Cambridge-isanti Bluejackets 35-14 in the Section 8-5A semifinals Saturday afternoon at Adamson Field.
Davis’ 70-yard touchdown in the third quarter put Brainerd ahead to stay 21-14. In the second quarter he ran for a 4-yard score.
Isaiah Smith caught a 30-yard TD pass from quarterback Thomas Stoxen in the second quarter and Conor Gessell ran for a 9-yard score in the fourth as Brainerd improved to 9-0.
Brainerd defensive lineman Dante Carrera-Valdez returned a fumble 6 yards for a score in the fourth quarter.
Hayden Bukowski and Isaiah Stewart intercepted passes for the Warriors, who host Chisago Lakes for the section championship at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Second-seeded Chisago Lakes outscored Bemidji 35-28 in Saturday’s other semifinal.
Complete story and photos in Monday’s Dispatch.