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Area football round-up - Hornets return to varsity action

Frazee runningback Gabe Drewes looks for a hole in the defensive line of Perham in the Hornets return to varsity action at Meinhover Field Friday, Aug. 31 in Perham. Robert Williams / Tribune

The Frazee Hornets returned to the varsity football field after a year off rebuilding numbers in their upper classes and faced a difficult task opening the season at Perham in a 50-8 loss to the Yellowjackets.

Dylan Selly scored on a one-yard run in the fourth quarter to negate the shutout.

Perham’s Jenson Beachy passed for 221 yards and four first half touchdowns and Ty Moser finished with three receptions for 75 yards and set a new school record. Moser passed Ben Waldon and Mac Stoll with 14 career touchdowns.

Luke Tweeton led the Hornets with 72 yards rushing on nine carries. Quarterback Cole Fleisher was 7-18 passing for 75 yards and two interceptions.

Frazee hosts Barnesville (1-0) in the Hornets’ home opener Friday, Feb. 7.

Perham takes on Detroit Lakes (1-0) at Mollberg Field on Tackle Cancer night at the Lakers’ home opener the same night at 7 p.m. DL is coming off a big 40-19 victory at Rocori.

JON STARKEY / Hallie Clark - Special to the Tribune

Thunderbirds move to 2-0

Mahnomen-Waubun defeated Hawley 28-7 in Mahnomen behind three touchdowns by quarterback Jon Starkey to pick up a second win on the season.

“I thought we played a very good game against a quality opponent,” head coach John Clark Jr. said. “We showed a lot of improvement on defense from our first game. I think we played smarter and trusted our teammates a lot more. That was fun to see. Our offensive line was dominant all night. They created big holes and we were able to get good chunks of yards on the ground most of the night. A very good team win for us.”

Starkey scored on runs of 18-yards, and two from a yard out. Parker Syverson added a 56-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

The Thunderbirds led 20-7 at halftime before shutting out the Nuggets in the second half.

Mahnomen-Waubun’s defense starred in the game holding the Nuggets to only 36 yards rushing and 155 total yards. The Thunderbirds gained 436 total yards all on the ground with Starkey and Syverson handling the load.

Starkey rushed for a game-high 206 yards on 27 carries. Syverson gained 161 yards on 21 attempts and led the team in tackles with four solos and two assists.

The Thunderbirds travel to Walker to face the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves (1-1) Friday, Sept. 7.

Flyers down Raiders 13-6

Lake Park-Audubon quarterback Ryan Voge scored the lone touchdown in the first half from a yard out to give the Raiders a 6-0 lead at halftime but Bagley answered with a pair of second half scored to down the Raiders 13-6 in Bagley.

The game was a defensive struggle. Bagley held the Raiders to 151 yards, 115 coming on the ground.

The Flyers gained 222 total yards, 150 rushing, 72 passing.

Ben Rabideaux led the Raiders gaining 53 yards on 12 carries. Bagley’s James Hvezda led all rushers eclipsing the century mark with 115 on 17 attempts.

Both Flyer scores came on big plays in the third quarter. Kolten Schultz caught a 63-yard touchdown pass from Jacy Benson. Alec Norum’s kick gave the Flyers the lead for good. James Hvezda added an insurance score on a 53-yard run.

Titans unload on Ponies

Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal put up 383 total yards and scored in all four quarters of a 48-7 rout of Warren-Alvarado-Oslo in Warren Thursday, Aug. 30.

Noah Klemetson had 103 yards on 11 carries and scored four times to lead the Titans. He was also the leading receiver catching two balls for 48 yards from Tate Maesse (5-7, 99, TD).

The Titans rushed seven different players in the victory.

NCE/UH plays at Clearbrook-Gonvick (0-1) Friday, Sept. 7 in back-to-back road games to start the year.

Area scores:

NCE/UH 48, Warren-Alvarado-Oslo 7

Pillager 50, Pelican Rapids 16

Barnesville 28, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 8

Willmar 51, Fergus Falls 6

Elk River 40, Moorhead 20

Parkers Prairie 14, Wadena-Deer Creek 0

Park Rapids 46, United North Central 0

Breckenridge 34, West Central/Ashby 20

Verndale 20, Brandon/Evansville 14

Nevis 36, Kittson County Central 21

Ada-Borup 41, Braham 21

Rothsay 38, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 22

Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 14, New York Mills 10

Ottertail Central 46, Thief River Falls 14

Pequot Lakes 50, Staples-Motley 26

FRA 0 0 0 8 - 8

PER 16 28 6 0 - 50

First Quarter

PER - Jenson Beachy 30-yard pass to Josh Jeziorski (Beachy run)

PER - Beachy 49-yard pass to Zach Peterson (Beachy run)

Second Quarter

PER - Beachy 8-yard pass to Ty Moser (conversion failed)

PER - Noah Rooney 54-yard punt return (Beachy pass to Finn Diggins)

PER - Moser 1-yard run (conversion failed)

PER - Beachy 32-yard pass to Peterson (Colton Hackel run)

Third Quarter

PER - Colton Hackel 1-yard run (conversion failed)

Fourth Quarter

FRA - Dylan Selly 1-yard run (Selly run)

HAW 0 7 0 0 - 7

M-W 12 8 0 8 - 28

First Quarter

M-W - Jon Starkey 18 run (run failed)

M-W - Parker Syverson 56 run (run failed)

Second Quarter

HAW - Gunnar Lawson 3 run (Mason Klevgaard kick)

M-W - Starkey 1 run (Starkey run)

Fourth Quarter

M-W - Starkey 1 run (Syverson pass from Starkey)

LPA 0 6 0 0 - 6

BAG 0 0 13 0 - 13

Second Quarter

LPA - Ryan Voge 1 run (pass failed)

Third Quarter

BAG - Kolten Schultz 63 pass from Jacy Benson (Alec Norum kick)

BAG - James Hvezda 53 run (kick failed)

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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