Brainerd downs Patriots in opener
The Pequot Lakes Patriots opened the season with a 25-21, 25-17, 25-23 non-conference loss to the host Brainerd Warriors on Tuesday, Aug. 27.
Both teams were hindered by injuries in the opener. Especially Pequot Lakes as it played without Kayla Miller and Brittny Bzdok, last year starters who are both out with torn ACLs suffered during the off season. The Patriots also had new starters following the graduation of players from last season.