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Mahnomen takes 21-8 win vs. B/G-MR

There was a little too much hanky-panky in Mahnomen's 21-8 victory at Badger/Greenbush-Middle River Friday -- but in the form of the yellow flag.

A total of 24 penalties were called by the referees, as the home-team Gators were called for 15 infractions for 124 yards, while the Indians had nine for 90 yards.

The flags were a disruption in the flow of the game, but not enough for Mahnomen to control possession and score the game's first 21 points.

"Our offensive line had their best game of the season and the defensive line was not far behind," said Mahnomen head coach John Clark Jr. "Anywhere you looked, we had so many people make big plays."

The Indians' first drive sent a message for ball control, as Mahnomen marched down the field on six plays for 78 yards.

Quarterback Logan Handyside capped the drive on a 29-yard run, with Anthony LaVoy kicking the PAT for the 7-0 lead.

Anthony Longfield found the end zone on a two-yard dive in the second quarter, while LaVoy put Mahnomen up 21-0 on a 19-yard run, followed by a two-point conversion rush.

LaVoy paced Mahnomen on the ground for 146 yards on 21 carries, while Handyside had 93 yards on 13 attempts.

Mahnomen's defense also created five turnovers, including three interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

Allan Dostal put the Gators (1-6) on the board with a one-yard pass from quarterback Jordan Holm with 4:37 left in regulation.

Dostal finished with 92 yards on 11 carries.

Mahnomen (3-4) will host Red Lake County Wednesday.