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Pelican Rapids Football - Vikings blow out Cardinals 48-0

Pelican Rapids enjoyed a great Homecoming victory with a 48-0 win over the Staples-Motley Cardinals Friday.

The scoring was fast and furious for the Vikings, as they opened the scoring when defensive tackle Eddie Ramos intercepted a Cardinals' pass and returned it for a touchdown.

"It's always hard to account for defensive touchdowns and to open up the game that way put us in a great spot to get things going," said Pelican Rapids head coach Dave Haugen.

Pelican Rapids jumped on the board two more times in the second quarter on a pair of one-yard runs by Tanner Grahn.

"I didn't feel that we were real sharp in executing our assignments in the first half, so to be able to still come away with a couple of touchdowns was big," Haugen said.

In the second half, the Vikings did start executing better and wore down Staples-Motley.

The scoring in the third quarter all belonged to Patrick Coleman, with his first score came on a one-yard run and later in the quarter found the end zone on a 38-yard run.

Pelican Rapids was able to see a lot of reserves get into the action in the fourth quarter and they did a great job of running the ball, too, Haugen commented.

Sophomore Nick Thompson scored on a nine-yard run and sophomore Brandon Hensch finished the scoring for the game with a nice 21-yard run.

"It's always fun to see all the guys get into the game and especially fun to see them play so well both offensively and defensively," Haugen said.

Next week Pelican Rapids (3-2) travels to East Grand Forks (3-2) for a non-conference game.

Cardinals 0 0 0 0 -- 0

Vikings 6 14 14 14 -- 48

Scoring Summary:

PR: Eddie Ramos 37 yd TD intereception; kick failed

PR: Tanner Grahn 1 yd run; Hobet Diaz kick

PR: Tanner Grahn 1 yd run; Hobet Diaz kick

PR: Patrick Coleman 1 yd run; Hobet Diaz kick

PR: Patrick Coleman 1 yd run: Hobet Diaz kick

PR: Nick Thompson 9 yd run; Hobet Diaz kick

PR: Brandon Hensch 21 yd run; Hobet Diaz kick

PR Stats:


Devin Schell 3-7-45 yds, 0 TD, 2 Int


Devin Schell 6-64 yds

Tanner Grahn 11-61 yds

Patrick Coleman 5-56 yds

Nick Thompson 7-55 yds


Nathan Sillerud 3-45 yds

PR Team Stats:

Rushing 43-313 yds

Passing: 3-7-45 yds

First Downs - 13

Staples Team Stats:

Rushing 38-84 yds

Passing: 3-11-43 yds, 1 TD