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Mahnomen Football - Same Indians, same results

It was more of the same for the Mahnomen football team, as the Indians squashed visiting Fosston 56-0 Friday, behind some strong defense and potent offense.

The No. 1 Class 1A ranked Indians (5-0) are suffocating every team with their defense and the Greyhounds were no different by picking up just 81 rushing yards and 90 total yards in the entire game.

The Indians have now outscored their opponents by a whopping 242-6 margin, while holding their opponents scoreless in 17 straight quarters.

"It was the same recipe for this game," said Mahnomen head coach John Clark Jr. "We had very strong running behind the offensive line and great team defense."

Nine different rushers touched the ball, as Mahnomen racked up 403 yards on the ground. They were led by senior quarterback Jacob Pavek, who had 142 yards on just eight carries (17.8), including four touchdowns.

Pavek had TD runs of 15, three, 74 and three, while tossing a 16-yard scoring pass to Garret Hoffner.

"Our experience and maturity were just too much for their younger squad," Clark said. "I was really pleased with how well our younger kids played in the second half. They were able to finish off drives and played pretty good defense for the most part."

Other Indians who reached the end zone included Bob Bjorge (one yard), Jon Hoffner (39), Tom Pavek (two) and Riley McCollum (nine).

Next up is Lake Park-Audubon (2-3) on the road Friday.

Indian results

Mahnomen 56, Fosston 0

Greyhounds - 0 0 0 0 -- 0

Indians. - 25 6 13 12 -- 56

Mah: Jacob Pavek 15-yard run; Pavek kick. 8:59, 1st quarter.

Mah: Bob Bjorge 1-yard run; kick failed. 4:26, 1st.

Mah: Garret Hoffner 16-yard pass from Pavek; kick failed. 4:06, 1st.

Mah: Pavek 3-yard run; kick failed. :24, 1st.

Mah: Pavek 74-yard run; kick failed. 7:53, 2nd.

Mah: Pavek 3-yard run; Pavek kick. 6:07, 3rd.

Mah: Jon Hoffner 39-yard run; run failed. 2:31, 3rd.

Mah: Tom Pavek 2-yard run; run failed. 11:54, 4th.

Mah: Riley McCollum 9-yard run; run failed. 7:54, 4th.

Foss Mah

Net Yards Rushing 81 403

Yards Passing 9 47

No. Passes 2 7

Completed 1 5

Had intercepted 0 0

Total Yards 90 450

Rushing (att-yds-td) -- Mah: Jacob Pavek 8-142-4; Jon Hoffner 7-99-1; Bob Bjorge 8-66-1; Bryce Penner 6-49-0; Trevor Haugo 1-14-0; Garret Hoffner 1-13-0; Riley McCollum 2-11-1; Tom Pavek 3-10-1; Jason Schoenborn 1-(-1)-0. TOTALS: 37-403-8.

Passing (comp-att-yds-td-int) -- Mah: J. Pavek 5-6-47-1-0; T. Pavek 0-1-0-0-0.

Receiving (rec-yds-td) -- Mah: G. Hoffner 2-22-1; Schoenborn 2-9-0; Haugo 1-16-0.

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