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Football: Patriots rally, but fall to D-G-F

Three failed two-point conversions may haunt the Patriots as they fall to Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton by two points.

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Pequot Lakes' Darby Boelter evades a defender on the opening kickoff against Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton on Friday, Sept. 10. Dan Determan / Echo Journal

Grant Loge finished 12-of-18 passing for 171 yards and two touchdowns but it wasn’t enough as the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels topped the Pequot Lakes Patriots 20-18 Friday, Sept. 10.

The Patriots went into halftime down 12-0, giving up a 68-yard touchdown shortly before the break. They then scored three touchdowns in the second half.

“I’m very proud,” coach Bill Magnuson said. “When they popped the one (touchdown) right before the half, we could have folded right there but we didn’t … We find a way to score and kids are funny in how they can start believing after that.”

However, the team failed to capitalize on all three two-point conversion attempts.

“All those two-point conversions were big and we didn’t get them, but I’m proud,” Magnuson said. “When we go look at the film, it is going to come down to six or seven plays.”

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Loge hit Riggs Magnuson on a 29-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. In the fourth, he then found Darby Boelter on an 11-yard score.

Clay Wolf added the other Patriots score on a 9-yard run in the fourth quarter.

The Rebels rushed the ball 55 times for 247 yards.

“I thought we grew up tonight and were better (than the week before),” Magnuson said. “Can we grow again? … It’s now how you start the race. It’s going to be how you finish.”

Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 8 6 6 0 -- 20

Pequot Lakes 0 0 12 6 -- 18

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First quarter

DGF-McKale Pierson 10 run (Donovan Vardi run) 8:14

Second quarter

DGF-Owen Leach 68 run (pass failed) 1:57

Third quarter

PL-Riggs Magnuson 29 pass from Grant Loge (pass failed) 7:58

DGF-Pierson 28 run (run failed) 1:53

Fourth quarter

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PL-Clay Wolf 9 run (pass failed) 0:55

PL-Darby Boelter 11 pass from Loge (run failed) 3:48

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: PL 24-108, DGF 55-257

Pass comp-att-int-yds: PL 12-18-171, DGF 1-3-0-13

Total offense: PL 42-279, DGF 58-270

Individual leaders

Rushing: PL-Clay Wolf 6-69, Isaac Peterson 14-31, Darby Boelter 4-8

Passing: PL-Grant Loge 12-18-171

Receiving: PL-Riggs Magnuson 3-42, Ryan Harmela 4-42, Evin Ruud 2-40, Cullen Kratochvil 2-36, Boleter 1-11

Overall: PL 0-2. Next: Pequot Lakes hosts Fergus Falls 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17.

Dan Determan has been a reporter for the Echo Journal since 2014, primarily covering sports at Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus
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