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Detroit Lakes quarterback Michael Herzog (9) puts a stiff arm on two Park Rapids defenders at the end of a long run during the first half of Friday night's homecoming game at Mollberg Field. An extra 15 yards was tacked on the end of the run on Cory Gartner's facemask penalty. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers

Herzog and Lakers ground-pound Panthers to stay undefeated

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DETROIT LAKES - The best path chosen was on the ground for the Class 4A No. 5 ranked Detroit Lakes football team in their Heart O'Lakes Conference and Homecoming tilt against visiting Park Rapids Friday.


With weather conditions less than stellar for an explosion of big plays, the Lakers (6-0) instead ate up turf, mostly on the legs of junior quarterback Michael Herzog, who rushed for a career-high 225 yards on 31 carries in DL's 40-22 win over the Panthers.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.