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Football: Patriots fall in opening round

Pequot Lakes Football

Grant Loge completed 18 passes for 166 yards, but the Patriots were eliminated via a 32-0 loss to No. 2 Aitkin in the Section 7-3A Quarterfinals on Tuesday, Oct. 26.

Aitkin rushed for 330 yards on 48 carries, with quarterback Zach Ehnstrom attempting just three passes.

The Gobblers had two running backs amass more than 100 yards, while Caden Nelson led the Patriots in rushing with 56 yards.

The Patriots finish the season with a record of 1-8.


Pequot Lakes 0 0 0 0 -- 0

Aitkin 8 8 8 8 -- 32

First quarter

A-Zackary MacDonald 45 interception return (Gus Sanford run) 11:05

Second quarter

A-Carson Kullhem 14 run (Jacob Williams run) 11:53

Third quarter


A-Kullhem 20 run (Williams run) 7:03

Fourth quarter

A-Sanford 3 run (Nathan Price pass from Sanford) 10:02

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: A 48-330, PL 24-73

Pass comp-att-int-yds: A 2-3-0-46, PL 18-35-3-166

Total offense: A 51-376, PL 59-239


Individual leaders

Rushing: A-Caron Kullhem 9-117, Gus Sanford 23-110, Jacob Williams 8-65, Zach Ehnstrom 3-16, Jackson MacDonald 3-15, Jack Grell 2-7; PL-Caden Nelson 15-59, Grant Loge 5-6, Clay Wolf 3-6, DArby Boelter 1-2

Passing: A-Ehnstrom 2-3-46; PL-Loge 18-35-166

Receiving: A-Jaeland Williams 1-27, Sanford 1-19; PL-Cullen Kratochvil 7-72, Boelter 3-60, Bryar Nordby 4-29, Nelson 2-9, Ryan Hamela 1-0, Jaiden Biley 1-(-4)

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