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PR-B falls to No. 1 team

Mitch Lange scored four touchdowns to lead top-seeded Upsala/Swanville past No. 4 Pine River-Backus 35-20 in the Section 6A semifinals on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Swanville.

Pine River-Backus running back Jared Adkins rushed for 51 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. Brandon Mager also returned a kickoff 90 yards to score while teammate Travon Pederson rushed for 53 yards for the Tigers, who finished 7-3 overall.

Pine River-Backus 14 0 0 6 — 20

Upsala-Swanville 14 14 0 7 — 35

First quarter

PRB-Jared Adkins 3 run (Brandon Mager pass from Zach Struss)

US-Mitch Lange 33 run (pass failed)

US -Lange 23 run (Lange run)

PRB-Mager 90 kickoff return (run failed)

Second quarter

US -Jordan Sales 12 pass from Tyler Evans (run failed)

US -Lange 10 run (Lange run)

Fourth quarter

PRB-Adkins 2 run (run failed)

US -Lange 6 run (kick good)

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: PRB 43-135, US 52-318

Pass comp-att-int-yds: PRB 8-21-2-98, US 3-9-42

Total offense: PRB 63-233, US 61-360

Individual leaders

Rushing: PRB-Travon Pederson 14-53, Jared Adkins 14-51

Passing: PRB-Struss 7-18-63, Brandon Mager 1-2-35

Receiving: PRB-Triston Rubner 3-27, Shane Fleming 2-14, Mager 2-22, Adkins 1-35

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