We have a new President, the Vikings and the Gophers each won and Notre Dame knocked off No. 1 Clemson, what a great weekend. Now, if our Raiders could add to the joy — "Let's Git 'er Done."

Wednesday, Northfield plays Owatonna here at 7 p.m. at Memorial Field in the regular-season finale. The Raiders are still working hard, competing and believing and are overdue for good things to happen.

CENTURY GAME: While the defense played admirably, the offense continued to self destruct. Century ran 69 plays to 53 for the Raiders. Northfield won the turnover battled 3-2 as Dylan Dietz and Blake Mellgren recovered fumbles and Gabe Sawyer had a big interception. Ethan Lanthier had a 56-yard punt and averaged over 35 yards per punt on nine punts. Mason Pagel continued to excel with six tackles, two sacks and two tackles for loss.

TACKLES: Mellgren eight, Zach Edwards seven, Pagel and Nick Mikula six, and Josh Kruger five.

PLAYERS OF THE GAME: Mellgren, Pagel and Josh Johnson; Scout Squad: Brennan Martin; Special teams: Charlie Pratt and Michael Rivera; Mr. Hustle: Jake Messner; Big block or tackle: Nick Lopez.

SEC: All three Rochester schools — Century, John Marshall and Mayo — won Friday along with Mankato West and Kasson-Mantorville. West defeated Owatonna and will win the Big Southeast and is contending with Chanhassen for the No. 1 seed in the Section 2-5A playoffs.

OWATONNA: Owatonna is 3-2 and is led by receiver and defensive back Payton Beyer, quarterback Brayden Truelson, defensive back Zach Stransky and linebacker/tight end Matt Seyorka.

TWO-FOR-ONE: Wednesday, 7 p.m., here versus OWatonna and again next Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the first round of the playoffs, probably in Rochester against one of the Rochester schools. Go Raiders.

Reach Sports Editor Michael Hughes at 645-1106 or follow him on Twitter @NFNewsSports. © Copyright 2020 APG Media of Southern Minnesota. All rights reserved. 

Sports Editor for the Northfield News. Also a California native looking for tips on surviving the winter and an Indiana University grad on the quest for a good breaded pork tenderloin.

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