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Frazee Football - Hornets keep winning

It was Parent's Night Friday for the Frazee football team, and they didn't disappoint as the Hornets improved to 6-1 with a convincing 47-6 win over visiting Fosston.

The Hornets struck early for 20 first-quarter points, as senior running back Bruce Lemon rushed for a pair of touchdowns and Tyler Ziegler caught a 37-yard pass from senior quarterback Baxter Bachmann.

That led to a 26-0 halftime lead, as Frazee piled on 21 more points in the third quarter to seal the victory.

But the game also featured a touching moment for Frazee head coach Jim Rader's family.

"The players on this team become like family in our house, as my family and I talk daily about these kids...we feel their successes and failures, and watch them grow into young adults," Rader said. "I think most of the players understand they have a place in our hearts, as Friday night they gave my family a great Parent's Night before the game even began. The seniors asked my son, John, to come to the team meal.

"At the end of the meal, the seniors presented him with an autographed football (which he will add to his collection from previous years) and a certificate for a class ring. Needless to say, it struck us right in the heart...again.

"Our son would have been a sophomore on this team, had his life not been turned upside down with multiple complications. The Hornet football players have always treated him well, and over the years they have surprised us many times with acts of kindness and generosity that mean far more than their accomplishments on the field."

The Hornets have set themselves up well for the section playoffs and will finish off the regular season in the Fargodome Thursday against No. 10 state-ranked Fertile-Beltrami (5-2), starting at 1:15 p.m.

Hornet results

Fosston at Frazee, Friday, Oct. 12.

Greyhounds 0 0 0 6 - 6

Hornets 20 6 21 0 - 47

Fra--Bruce Lemon 8 run (Tyler Wcker kick) 8:04

Fra--Tyler Ziegler 37 pass from Baxter Bachmann (Wacker kick) 5:37

Fra--Lemon 1 run (kick failed) :29

2nd Quarter

Fra--Hesston Bachmann 52 pass frm B. Bachmann (kick failed) 9:56

Fra--Lemon 1 run (Wacker kick) 9:37

Fra--Cody Nordquist 10 pass from B. Bachmann (Wacker kick) 3:04

Fra--Jesse Trusty 65 run (Wacker kick) 1:39

4th Quarter

Fos--Sam Manecke 2 run (kick failed) :42.

Frazee Stats

Rushing (att-yds-tds) -- Bruce Lemon 13-72-3; Jesse Trusty 2-66-1; Baxter Bachmann 7-26; Erik Moltzan 3-9.

Passing (comp-att-yds-td)-- Baxter Bachmann 10-12, 203 yds, 3 TD; Matt Tangen 0-1, 0 yds.

Receiving (rec-yds-td) -- Tyler Ziegler 3-69-1; Hesston Bachmann 2-61-1; Cody Nordquist 2-24-1; Bruce Lemon 2-29; Tyler Wacker 1-20.

Defense-- Brett Gildersleeve (Fum. Rec.), Dalton Utke (Fum. Rec.).

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