Football: Tigers roll past Red Lake 61-0

Pine River-Backus Football


RED LAKE — Owen Dabill needed just five rushing attempts to reach 105 yards and two touchdowns as the Pine River-Backus Tigers football team routed the Red Lake Warriors 61-0 Thursday, Oct. 13.

Ethan Lodge carried the ball four times for 92 yards and two scores as PR-B needed just 24 offensive plays to amass 324 yards of total offense. The Tigers didn’t attempt a pass as they improved to 5-2 overall.

“Fielding a team has been a challenge for Red Lake, but they did have 22 players on their sideline,” PR-B coach Tom Demars said of the Warriors. “I give them credit for sticking with it.”

Eli Abraham finished with two interceptions and Tyler Day intercepted a pass and returned it for the final score. Brady Ruhl, Mac Reddick, Chance Abrham and Eli Abrham all recorded rushing touchdowns for the Tigers.

PR-B is scheduled to host Wadena-Deer Creek at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19.


“(W-DC) is the highest scoring team in our district as well as the top offensive team in terms of yardage,” Demars said of the Wolverines, which are 6-1 overall. “They like to spread the field and throw the ball more than any team we play and they can run the ball effectively. We will have to play a great defensive game and put up a few scores ourselves. I think we'll be able to do that, so I'm expecting a great game.”

New York Mills leads the Northwest South standings at 5-1 in district games, followed by W-DC 4-1 and PR-B 3-1.

What's on the schedule for PR-B sports?

Pine River-Backus 34 7 13 7 -- 61

Red Lake 0 0 0 0 -- 0

First quarter

PRB-Ethan Lodge 28 run (kick failed) 11:30

PRB-Chance Abraham 22 run (Abraham kick) 10:00

PRB-Lodge 31 run (Abraham kick) 6:30

PRB-Eli Abraham 1 run (Chance Abraham kick) 4:00

PRB-Brady Ruhl 16 run (Chance Abraham kick) 2:30

Second quarter

PRB-Owen Dabill 63 run (Chance Abraham kick) 5:00

Third quarter

PRB-Dabill 17 run (kick failed) 9:00

PRB-Mac Reddick 1 run (Chance Abraham kick) 2:00

Fourth quarter

PRB-Tyler Day (Chance Abraham kick) 1:00

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: PRB 24-324, RL 23-(-7)

Pass comp-att-int-yds: PRB 0-0-0-0, RL4-16-3-21

Total offense: PRB 24-324, RL 39-14

Individual leaders

Rushing: PRB-Owen Dabill 5-105, Ethan Lodge 4-92, Brady Ruhl 3-57, Mac Reddick 7-40, Chance Abraham 1-22, Joe Zaczkowski 2-7, Eli Abraham 1-1, Andrew Volk 1-0

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