No. 2A Mahnomen-Waubun extended its winning streak to 17 games and handed Pelican Rapids its first loss of the season 28-6 in Waubun Friday, Sept. 20.
The Thunderbirds scored the first four touchdowns to put the game on ice by the third quarter.
Quarterback Tanner Pazdernik opened the scoring on a four-yard run late in the first quarter and threw an eight-yard pass to Nathaniel Olson early in the second quarter for a 14-0 lead at halftime.
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Pazdernik added his second of the day on a six-yard run three minutes into the second half and Brodie Bement polished off the game with a 47-yard scoring run.
McHale Korf connected with Logan Fahje on a 22-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter to get the Vikings on the board.
"Mahnomen-Waubun was able to control the line of scrimmage as they controlled the ball and the scoreboard," said Vikings head coach Dave Haugen. "We were close to a couple of big plays but against a good team like Mahnomen-Waubun you need to make the play when you get the chance as you don't get many opportunities. I felt like we kept working and competing and actually improved as the game went on. If we can learn from this game and continue to improve we can still be successful moving forward."
Bement continued a strong first half of the season with 184 yards on 20 carriers. Pazdernik added 11 yards on 21 attempts.
The Vikings fall to 3-1. Mahnomen-Waubun takes a 4-0 mark and the streak into Ada for a big matchup with the 3-1 Cougars.
Hornets even record with second win
Frazee unloaded on the Bagley Flyers in a big first half leading to a 41-7 victory on the road for the 2-2 Hornets.
Luke Tweeton scored on the second play of the game from 56 yards out to get Frazee rolling early. Broden Fleisher added a one-yard scoring run on the Hornets' second drive of the game for a 13-0 lead after one quarter of play.
Bagley's Alex Rolfson got the Flyers back in the game on a 22-yard touchdown run capping an eight-play, 57-yard drive 90 seconds into the second quarter.
Frazee scored 28 unanswered points including three scores before the break to lead big at halftime 35-7. Cole Fleisher hit Jack Hall on a six-yard touchdown pass then hooked up with Broden Fleisher on a 48-yard passing score. Christian Petron finished the half with a five-yard touchdown run.
Danny Graham had the lone touchdown of the second half, an eight-yard run.
Caleb DeGroat led Frazee in rushing with 12 carries for 80 yards. The Hornets spread the ball around using 11 different running backs.
Broden Fleisher was 4-5 passing for 77 yards and two scores.
Bagley dropped to 1-3. Frazee (2-2) won back-to-back games for the first time since 2015 and the two wins this season is the most the Hornets have had in one year during the same span.
Frazee travels to Pillager (2-2) next week.
Raiders fall at New York Mills
Lake Park-Audubon and New York Mills combined to score 70 points in a 43-27 Eagles victory at home in New York Mills.
The Raiders trailed 24-14 at halftime after a 63-yard touchdown run by Shawn Skjold early in the second quarter and a five-yard touchdown run by Ben Rabideaux with less than a minute remaining in the half.
LP-A used 10 plays to move 66 yards in the final four minutes of the half to stay in the game Grant Briard had the big play of the drive, a 26-yard run to get into the red zone.
NY Mills' special teams opened the second half scoring when Logan Small returned a Briard punt 65 yards to the house after the Raiders took the kickoff and went three-and-out. Bren Salo added a 34-yard touchdown run to give the Eagles some cushion on the scoreboard 36-14 with 4:27 left in the quarter.
Daunte Lerian opened the fourth quarter with a one-yard touchdown run for a 43-14 lead. The Raiders (1-3) added late touchdown runs by Xavier Strehlow and Justin Wetil.
New York Mills improved to 2-2 overall.
Section 8AAAA teams:
ROCORI 27, No. 3 Delano 7
Grand Rapids 30, Proctor 3
Annandale 42, Little Falls 7
Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 47, Thief River Falls 0
Staples-Motley 57, Red Lake 0
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 20, Wadena-Deer Creek 7
Parker Prairie 20, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 13
Crosby-Ironton 36, Pine City 22
Barnesville 57, Crookston 0
Breckenridge 35, Ottertail Central 8
Hancock 42, Verndale 6