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Patriots topple Panthers, snap losing streak

Pequot Lakes' Tim Ryan (33), Cole Cardias O'Hern (61) and Myca Reynolds overwhelm Park Rapids punt returner Spencer Fritze on Friday, Oct. 5. Vance Carlson / Park Rapids Enterprise 1 / 2
Pequot running back Zach Jorgens tries to shake off a tackle by Park Rapids' Jack Hensel on Friday, Oct. 5. Vance Carlson / Park Rapids Enterprise2 / 2

The Pequot Lakes football team was able to shake off a three-game losing streak in a 32-20 win over Park Rapids in a Midwest Red Subdistrict game on Friday, Oct. 5.

Cale Wolf connected with Dylin Ackerman on two long scoring passes, and Tim Ryan and Dylan Mesenbrink each scored on fumble recoveries in the Patriots win.

Wolf found Ackerman on a 45-yard scoring pass in the first quarter, and Bode Magnuson was on the receiving end of a 70-yard passing score from Wolf. The two teams were tied at the half.

In the second half, Tim Ryan took a fumble 80 yards for a score, and Mesenbrink followed that with a 60-yard return for a score.

Wolf and Ackerman then teamed up for the last score of the game on a 50-yard pass, as the Patriots moved to 3-3 overall.

Pequot Lakes 6 8 6 12 — 32

Park Rapids 6 8 0 6 — 20

First quarter

PL-Dylin Ackerman 45 pass from Cale Wolf (kick failed)

Second quarter

PL-Bode Magnuson 70 pass from Wolf (Magnuson from Wolf)

Third quarter

PL-Tim Ryan 80 fumble return (kick) failed

Fourth quarter

PL-Dylan Mesenbrink 60 fumble return (kick failed)

PL-Ackerman 50 pass from Wolf (kick failed)

Sub: PL 2-3. Overall: PL 3-3. Next: Pequot Lakes at Thief Rivers Falls 7 p.m. Friday, Oct 12.