PINE RIVER - Zach Struss completed 12 of 25 passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns in the Pine River-Backus Tigers 44-13 loss to the two-time defending Class 1A champions Mahnomen Indians in Friday's North Star Conference game.
Struss completed scoring passes of 16 yards to Zack Semmler and 75 yards to Henry Kracklau.
The Indians have now won 29 straight games. Mahnomen is 33-0 during the last five regular seasons and are the four-time Section 8-1A champions.
Mahnomen 13 7 12 12 - 44
Pine River-Backus 0 7 0 6 - 13
M-Tom Pavek 6 run (Pavek kick),
M-Mitch Foss 1 run (kick failed)
M-Jake Worms 58 run (Pavek kick),
PRB-Zach Semmler 16 pass from Zach Struss (Nick Gravdahl kick)
M-Pavek 67 run (kick failed)
M-Foss 40 run (kick failed)
M-Dylan Reitan 83 punt return (kick failed)
PRB-Henry Kracklau 75 pass from Struss (kick failed)
M-Reitan 40 run (kick failed)
Rushes-yards: PRB 93, M 476
Pass comp-att-int-yds: PRB 15-32-1-228, M 14
Total yards: PRB-311, M-490
Rushing: PRB-Nick Gravdahl 10-37, Henry 10-38
Passing: PRB-Struss 12-25-0-177, Spencer Richards 3-7-1-51
Receiving: PRB-Krecklau 4-94, Semmler 3-35, Kiel Struss 3-28, Tim Bardeaux 2-36, Gravdahl 2-20, Don Owen 1-15
Conf: PRB 0-1. Overall: PRB 0-1. Next: Pine River-Backus vs Badger/Greenbush-Middle River in Greenbush 7 p.m. Friday.