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Area Football: Pillager falls late to Lake Park

PILLAGER - Seven turnovers and eight penalties hampered the chances of the Pillager Huskies to prevail over Lake Park-Audubon Friday.

The Huskies still had a chance until a 61-yard interception return by LP-A late in the fourth quarter sealed the 12-6 Pillager loss.

Beau Van Vickle scored PIllager's lone touchdown on a 6-yard run. The senior running back finished with 45 yards on 17 rushes. Chris Ramsey added 28 yards on three carries.

"We can't turn the ball over that many times and have that many penalties," said Pillager head coach Lowell Scearcy. "It just makes things tough on yourself. We need to clean up that part of the game, which is the mental part. Hopefully we can do that by next Friday."

Ryder Hunstad threw for 105 yards on 9-of-16 passing. Brian Mason caught three of those for 55 yards.

LP-Audubon 0 6 0 6 - 12

Pillager 0 0 0 6 - 6

Fourth quarter

Pill-Beau Van Vickle 6 run (pass failed)

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: LPA 36-112, P 35-108

Pass comp-att-int-yds: LPA 2-7-1-36, P 9-16-2-105

Total offense: LPA 43-148, P 51-213

Individual leaders

Rushing: P-Van Vickle 17-45, Chris Ramsey 3-28

Passing: P-Ryder Hunstad 9-16-105

Receiving: P-Brian Mason 3-55

Overall: P 0-1. Next: Pillager at Fertile-Beltrami 7 p.m. Friday.