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Football: Bruggeman scores 6 touchdowns

Pelican Rapids 50   Roseau 38

A 22-point third quarter helped propel the Pelican Rapids football team to a 50-38 Heart O’Lakes Conference win over Roseau Friday.

Viking running back also played a huge part in his team’s latest win, as he racked up six touchdowns – two by punt returns – to help erase a 22-6 deficit to the Rams.

“The third quarter was likely our best quarter of the season,” said Pelican Rapids head coach Dave Haugen. “We needed it being on the road and trailing at the half. The defense came up with some stops and with Roseau punting into the wind, we were able to generate some great field position.”

Bruggeman had punt returns for touchdowns from 64 and 26 yards out, while he added three rushing scores (one, 48 and four yards) and hauling in a four-yard end zone strike by quarterback Blaine Gorton.

The win moves Pelican Rapids to 4-1 in HOL play and 5-2 on the season. 

The Vikings will play Breckenridge at the Fargo Dome Thursday, with the winner earning at least a share of the HOL Conference title.

Pelican Rapids at Roseau, Friday, Oct. 11

Vikings    6 8 22 14 – 50

Rams      6 16 0 16 – 38

PR: Blaine Gorton 9-yard pass to Ryan Bruggeman; PAT failed. 7:51, 1st quarter

Ros: Jacob Eaton 2-yard run; PAT failed. 5:17, 1st

Ros: Alec Valenzuela 1-yard run; Eaton run. 9:00, 2nd

Ros: Jared Pahlen 15-yard run; Alex Halstensgard run. 1:49, 2nd

PR: Gorton 1-yard run; PAT failed. 1:49, 2nd

PR: Bruggeman 64-yard punt return; Gorton run. 9:00, 3rd

PR: Bruggeman 1-yard run; Hobet Diaz kick. 3:43. 3rd

PR: Bruggeman 48-yard run; PAT failed. 3:43, 3rd

PR: Bruggeman 26-yard punt return; Hobet kick. 10:40, 4th

Ros: Halstensgard 8-yard run; Halstensgard run. 9:00, 4th

PR: Bruggeman 4-yard run; Hobet kick. 5:%3, 4th

Ros: Eaton 3-yard run; Joe Vatnsdal run. 3:19, 4th

Rushing (att-yds-td) – PR: Ryan Bruggeman 15-130-3; Gauge Lee 2-(-2)-0; Blaine Gorton 8-14-1; Nick Thompson 6-15-0; Robert Mazarlegos 1-(-6)-0. TOTAL: 32-151-4

Passing (comp-att-yds-td-int) – PR: Gorton 3-3-49-1-0

Receiving (rec-yds-td) – PR: Bruggeman 3-49-1