Football: Pequot dominates Park Rapids 50-0
Pequot Lakes Football
PEQUOT LAKES — Bryer Nordby caught two touchdown passes from Grant Loge in the second quarter – despite playing in a heavy downpour – as the Pequot Lakes Patriots defeated the Park Rapids Area Panthers 50-0 in a Midwest Red District game on Friday, Sept. 23.
“Despite the conditions and the way we started the game with two fumbles – which was kind of nerve-wracking – I have to hand it to our defense, because they played extremely well,” head coach Bill Magnuson said. “Obviously, if you get a shutout, you must be doing something right in high school football … Our kids could have folded and hung their heads after fumbling a couple of times, but they did not.”
Obviously, if you get a shutout, you must be doing something right in high school football.
Clay Wolf was the first Patriot in the end zone as he ran a 23-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He ended up with 74 rushing yards on the day.
John Elsenpeter and Darby Boelter each scored rushing touchdowns in the second quarter while Kamrin Hulke added two rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter to cap off the scoring for the Patriots.
Pequot held Park Rapids to negative-13 yards of total offense as the Patriots improved to 3-1 on the season. The Patriots now move on to face Detroit Lakes for homecoming on Friday, Sept. 30.
“DL is very good – they are 4-0, I think they are ranked eighth and they have two players on their team committed to play for the Gophers,” Magnuson said. “They are the real deal. It is a true test for us to see where we stand.”