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Raiders down Rebels 21-19 in Fargodome

Raiders Wyatt Wixo (11) and Mitch Knudsvig (7) sack Red Lake Central quarterback Scott Herberg (14) late in the second quarter Thursday inside the FargoDome. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

There were three lead changes in the game between Lake Park-Audubon and Red Lake County Central Thursday inside the FargoDome, but the only one which mattered belonged to the Raiders.

LP-A staved off the Rebels 21-19 after the Raiders took the 21-19 lead on a 24-yard pass from quarterback Brian Gordon to Jesse Wixo on a fade with 3:36 left in the third quarter.

Wixo also caught a huge fourth and seven-yard pass from Gordon on a slant pattern which breathed new life into the Raider drive just two plays before.

But it was a couple of PAT stands by the Raiders which preserved the win.

The Raiders (6-1) blocked the extra point on RLC's second touchdown, and stuffed a two-point conversion on the Rebels' third score to secure the win.

Jon Nelson scored the first two Raider touchdowns in the second quarter on a pair of one-yard dives, the second coming on fourth and goal to put LP-A up 14-13.

Nelson finished with 83 yards on the ground, while Gordon was 5-10 with 78 yards through the air.

The Raiders will face undefeated Fosston Wednesday for the Northern Plains "A" Conference championship.

Raider results

Lake Park-Audubon versus Red Lake County in the Fargodome, Thursday, Oct. 15

RLC 7 6 6 0-19

LP-A 0 14 7 0-21

RLC: Gerardy 39 run (Schmitz kick)

LPA: Nelson 1 run (Braseth kick)

RLC: Glass 1 run (kick blocked)

LPA: Nelson 1 run (Braseth kick)

RLC: Gerardy 87 run (pass failed)

LPA: J. Wixo 24 pass from Gordon (Braseth kick)


RUSHING: RLC, Gerardy 27-236, Derosier 11-39, Hanson 3-7, Glass 3-6, Herberg 2-(minus 18). LPA, Nelson 13-83, Hanson 8-38, Gordon 14-34, Lalonde 4-10, Team 2-(minus 2).

PASSING: RLC, Herberg 4-8-2, 62 yards. LPA, Gordon 5-10-0, 78 yards.

RECEIVING: RLC, Gerardy 3-58, Derosier 1-4. LPA, J. Wixo 3-37, Lunde 2-41.