Cannon Falls football Head Coach Dan Meyers told KDHL during last Saturday's Coaches Show his team would be in for a battle against Plainview-Elgin-Millville this week.  He was spot on.  The Bombers used excellent defense to defeat the Bulldogs 18-6 at John Burch Park in Cannon Falls and win their homecoming game.

Coach Meyers said, "The energy at John Burch Park was awesome!  We had to grind it out in a defensive battle and our kids were ready to do that."  Jack Dommeyer collected 3.5 sacks.  Grant Mech had a key interception and the front six held the PEM run game in check with just 9 yards rushing.

Cannon Falls scored the first touchdown on a 6 yard run by Trenton Matthies at the 8:26 mark.  The extra point was missed.  The Bombers scored again with 11:57 to go in the half on Braxton Ulrich's 3 yard dive into the end zone.

Plainview-Elgin-Millville scored on a 10 yard pass.  The two point attempt failed.

The Bombers final score came on a 1 yard run by Matthies.  The two point attempt failed.

Matthies finished the night with 91 yards on 18 carries, two scores.  He also caught a pass for 11 yards.

Dommeyer was 3 of 9 passing for 42 yards and a pick and led the team in tackles again with 9.  He also recovered a fumble.  The Bombers had 5 sacks.

Cannon Falls ran for 243 yards and threw for 42 for a total of 285 yards.  The defense allowed 9 yards on the ground and 152 through the air for a total of 161 yards.

The 5-0 Cannon Falls Bombers host Rochester Lourdes next Friday.