Sophomore Brandon Jergenson had 14 completions for 161 yards and three touchdowns in his varsity debut at quarterback to lead Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta to a 28-20 win over Benson Friday, Aug. 30, in Benson.

Both of last year's starting quarterbacks, Zach Bruns and Durgin Decker, were sidelined from injury and did not dress for the opener.

Jack Riley led the ground attack against the Braves. He had 18 carries for 85 yards and a score. Eight different receivers, including Riley, had a catch in the win.

The Tigers (1-0) open the home season against BOLD Friday, Sept. 6, in Morris.

Morris/C-A 28, Benson 20

MACA (1-0) 7 7 7 7 - 28

Benson (0-1) 0 6 0 14 - 20

Scoring plays

FIRST QUARTER

M - Josh Rohloff 13 pass from Brandon Jergenson (Eli Grove kick)

SECOND QUARTER

M - Kenny Soderberg 13 pass from Jergenson (Grove kick)

B - Ben Peterson 50 pass from Will Enderson (Matthew Tolifson run)

THIRD QUARTER

M - Jack Riley 2 run (Grove kick)

FOURTH QUARTER

B - Abe Peterson 21 pass from Enderson (conversion fail)

M - Jackson Loge 29 pass from Jergenson (Grove kick)

B - Cole Hedman 6 pass from Enderson (Tolifson to B. Peterson)

Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta

First downs: 11 … Penalties: 10-83 … Rushing (Individual and team): Riley 16-88, Jergenson 8-23, Soderberg 5-20. 33-154 … Passing (Individual and team): Jergenson 14-23-164 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Josh Rohloff 3-38, Colton Scheldorf 3-25 … Interceptions: x … Fumble recoveries: x … Tackles (solo-assist): x … QB sacks: Brady Rohloff 1.5, Brady Backman 1.5

Benson

First downs: 9 … Penalties: 4-30 … Rushing (Individual and team): Adam Zosel 8-23, Tolifson 3-13. 24-5 … Passing (Individual and team): Enderson 10-28-217-3, Cole Hedman 0-2-0-0. 10-30-217-3 ... Receiving (Individual and team): B. Peterson 3-128, A. Peterson 3-48, Tolifson 3-43, Hedman 1-(-2) … Interceptions: 0 … Fumble recoveries: A. Peterson 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): Hedman 6-2, Sam Grussing 3-5, Jacob Wolter 2-6, Mason Abner 0-7, Tolifson 2-4, Zosel 2-4 … QB sacks: 0