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High School Football: Perham outscores Patriots in Section 8-3A semis

PERHAM—Cale Wolf passed for 211 yards and three touchdowns but the No. 4-seeded Pequot Lakes Patriots were outscored 53-33 by the top-seeded Perham Yellowjackets in the Section 8-3A semifinals Saturday, Oct. 27.

Nic Kotaska opened the game's scoring with a 5-yard run in the first quarter and a 3-yard run by Zach Jorgens had the Patriots within 16-13 in the second quarter. However, the Yellowjackets seized a 32-19 halftime lead scoring two TDs sandwiched around a 42-yard pass from Wolf to James Brennan.

Wolf found Brennan again in the third with a 17-yard strike that brought the Patriots back to within 32-26.

The fourth quarter belonged to Perham as it outscored Pequot 21-7. A late Wolf to Bode Magnuson 12-yard pass accounted for the final Patriot score.

Jorgens led the Pequot ground attack with 98 yards on 20 carries as the Patriots finished on the short side of total yards 578-335.

Perham senior quarterback Jenson Beachy ran for 163 yards and a score on 23 carries and completed 12 of 19 passes for 154 yards and two more TDs.

Pequot Lakes 6 13 7 7—33

Perham 16 16 0 21—53

First quarter

PL-Nic Kotaska 5 run (kick fail)

P-Jenson Beachy 9 run (Beachy run)

P-Colton Hackel 11 pass from Beachy (Ty Moser run)

Second quarter

PL-Zach Jorgens 3 run (Daltin Ackerman kick)

P-Moser 3 run (Zack Peterson pass from Beachy)

PL-James Brennan 42 pass from Cale Wolf (run fail)

P-Hackel 14 pass from Beachy (Peterson pass from Beachy)

Third quarter

PL-Brennan 17 pass from Wolf (Ackerman kick)

Fourth quarter

P-Moser 4 run (Josh Jeziorski pass from Beachy)

P-Dawson Kellogg 6 run (run fail)

PL-Bode Magnuson 12 pass from Wolf (Ackerman kick)

P-Moser 61 run (Beachy kick)

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: PL 36-124, P 53-379

Pass comp-att-int-yds: PL16-36-0-211, P 13-20-3-199

Total offense: PL 335, P 578

Individual leaders

Rushing: PL-Zach Jorgens 20-98, Bode Magnuson 3-21, Nic Kotaska 7-15; P-Jenson Beachy 23-163, Ty Moser 12-110

Passing: PL-Cale Wolf 16-36-0-211; P-Jenson Beachy 12-19-2-154

Receiving: PL-James Brennan 5-100, Tyler Larson 1-49, Nic Kotaska 1-33, Bode Magnuson 7-32; P-Josh Jeziorski 3-96

Overall: PL finishes 5-5.