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High School Football: Pequot tackles S-M in opener

STAPLES—Dylin Ackerman scored three touchdowns in the first half to lead Pequot Lakes to a 50-26 win over Staples-Motley in a Midwest District game Thursday, Aug. 30.

Ackerman picked up a fumble in the end zone for his first score. His second score came on a 45-yard interception return and his last one was on a 15-yard scoring pass from Caie Wolf.

Nick Pataska also scampered on a 55-yard scoring run for the Patriots.

The Cardinals got a second quarter touchdown on a 15-yard pass from Josh Lombard to Chase Davis. Cade Schmidt scored two TDs for S-M.

Pequot Lakes 0 30 6 14 — 50

Staples-Motley 0 8 6 12 — 26

Overall: PL 1-0; SM 0-1. Next: Pequot Lakes hosts Fergus Falls 7 pm. Friday, Sept. 7; Staples-Motley at Crookston 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7.