Frazee Football - Hornets whip potent Pine River-Backus
Entering Frazee's Homecoming game, the Hornets' opponent Pine River-Backus was ranked No. 6 in Class 1A, undefeated and boasting of an aerial attack led by quarterback Beau Howard who had double digit passing touchdowns and no interceptions.
All those things changed after a dominating Hornet team put a lid on Howard's passing attack, while maintaining ball control behind the 178 rushing yards of Bruce Lemon, along with his three touchdowns, in a 47-6 victory over the Tigers.
"Our kids really rose to the challenge of the game and played with great intensity," said Frazee head coach Jim Rader. "For the third straight week, (the team) played complete team football, with multiple players making contributions in different areas."
The Hornets out-gained the Tigers by a hefty 270-41 margin in rushing yards, while holding Howard to just 85 yards passing, including no touchdowns and two interceptions.
Frazee sophomore Calvin Streeper led the team in tackles with six, followed by sophomore Garrett Malstrom's five. A host of Hornets registered tackles, as well.
"It is a classic example of how successful a team can be when individual players are working for each other and not concerned about their own stats," Rader said.
Hornet senior quarterback Baxter Bachmann also had success through the air, going 3-8 for 102 yards and a touchdown, which was a 35-yard TD toss to Zach Nelson.
The Hornets (4-1) will go on the road to face Warren-Alvarado-Oslo (3-2) Friday.
Pine River-Backus at Frazee, Friday, Sept. 28.
Tigers 6 0 0 0 - 6
Hornets 14 19 14 0 - 47
Rushing (att-yds-td) -- Fraz: Bruce Lemon 18-178-3; Erik Moltzan 6-42-1; Baxter Bachmann 10-25-1; Jesse Trusty 3-21-1; Nate Starry 2-2-0; Tanner Bachmann 1-2-0; Grant Jepson 1-3-0...PRB: Beau howard 8-17-1; Drey Loge 7-14-0; Trevon Pederson 3-6-0; Jared Adkins 4-4-0.
Passing (att-comp-yds-td-int) -- Fraz: B. Bachamann 8-3-102-1-1...PRB: B. Howard 18-10-85-0-2; Cody Mager 3-0-0-0-1.
Receiving (rec-yds-td) -- Fraz: Tyler Wacker 1-40-0; Zach Nelson 1-35-1; Cory Wokasch 1-27-0...PBR: Drey Loge 4-21-0; Jace Loge 3-45-0; Jared Adkins 2-4-0; Brandon Mager 1-15-0.