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Lange leads Pequot past Staples-Motley

STAPLES — Logan Lange rushed 15 times for 209 yards and caught three passes for 40 yards to lead the Pequot Lakes Patriots to a 27-14 win over Staples-Motley in Mid-State Conference football Thursday.

Nevin Greer scored on a 5-yard burst in the first quarter for the Patriots, and the Cardinals responded in the second with a 1-yard plunge from Jordan Denning.

Denning gave Staples-Motley a 14-7 lead in the third quarter, but Pequot Lakes responded with the next 20 points. Lange had a 61-yard run, and Nathan Stonacek and Greer each scored on runs for the Patriots’ final margin.

Pequot Lakes    7 0 14  6 — 27

Staples-Motley 0  7  7  0 — 14

First quarter

PL Nevin Greer 5 run (Conner Leagjeld kick) 

Second quarter

SM Jordan Denning 1 run (JP Pagan kick good)

Third quarter

SM Denning 1 run (Pagan kick good)

PL Logan Lange 61 run (conversion failed)

PL Nathan Stonacek 2 run (Nolan Michaelson run)

Fourth quarter

PL Greer 1 run (kick failed)

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: PL 30-297

Pass comp-att-int-yards: PL5-14-1-42 

Total offense: PL 339

Individual statistics

Rushing: PL-Lange 15-209, Michaelson 6-44, Stonacek 3-5, Tyler Tappe 5-35, Conner Chambers 1-4. SM-

Passing: PL- Greer 5-14-1-42, SM-

Receiving: PL-Lange 3-40, Travis Noska 1-6, Stonacek 1-(4), SM-

Conference: PL 1-0, SM 0-1. Overall: PL 1-0, SM 0-1. Next: Detroit Lakes at Pequot Lakes 7 p.m. Sept. 9; Hawley at Staples-Motley 7 p.m. Sept. 9.

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