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Football: Vikings throttle Warroad

A potent rushing attack led to 444 yards on the ground and eight touchdowns in Pelican Rapids’ road rout over Warroad 57-18 Friday.

Viking senior running back only touched the ball five times, but was able to rack up 163 yards and three TD runs of 59, 72 and 16 yards – all in the first half.

Quarterback Blaine Gorton also found plenty of room to run, as he went for 122 rushing yards on four carries and three touchdowns.

Other Vikings adding touchdown scampers included Gauge Lee (28 yards) and Robert Mazaiegos (20).

Warroad rushed for 203 yards on 52 carries, with Blayke Nelson leading the way with 141 yards on 21 attempts.

The Vikings (2-2) will travel to winless Staples-Motley (0-4) Friday for another HOL Conference game.

Pelican Rapids at Warroad, Friday, Sept. 20

Vikings      14 29 7 7 – 57

Warriors     0   6 12 0 – 18

PR: Ryan Bruggeman 59-yard run; Hobet Diaz kick. 11:43, 1st quarter

PR: Gauge Lee 28-yard run; Diaz kick. 11:27, 1st

Warr: Logan Wallace 2-yard run; Nick Thompson run. 11:56, 2nd

PR: Bruggeman 72-yard run; PAT failed. 2nd

PR: Bruggeman 16-yard run; Diaz kick. 8:13, 2nd

PR: Robert Mazariegos 20-yard run; Diaz kick; 5:51, 2nd

PR: Blaine Gorton 11-yard run; Diaz kick. 2:51, 2nd

Warr: Blayke Nelson 19-yard run; PAT failed. 8:21, 3rd

PR: Gorton 61-yard run; Diaz kick. 7:38; 3rd

Warr: Wallace 1-yard run; PAT failed. 1:21, 3rd

PR: Gorton 32-yard run; Diaz kick. 11:51, 4th 

Rushing (att-yds-tds) – PR: Ryan Bruggeman 5-163-3; Gauge Lee 2-30-1; Nick Thompson 6-42-0; Robert Mazariegos 4-46-1; Blaine Gorton 4-122-3; Eduardo Romero 3-25-0; Dakota Pixley 1-0-0; Brandon Hensch 2-16-0. TOTAL: 27-444-8

Passing (comp-att-yds-td-int) – PR: Gorton 0-2-0-0-0

Receiving (rec-yds-td) – PR: None