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FOOTBALL: Pirates smack down Hancock


VERNDALE — Dillon Card ran for three touchdowns and threw for one as the Verndale Pirates defeated Hancock 36-14 in a rare Tuesday Pheasant Conference football game.


Card scored on runs of 8, 7, and 9 yards. He was threw for 207 yards. Dallas Ehrmantraut caught a 7-yard pass from Card in the first quarter to open the scoring with Colton Moyer rushing in from two yards out for a 16-0 Pirates’ edge.

Verndale’s defense was also stout as they allowed just 193 yards of total offense, including 33 yards on 13 attempts on the ground.

The Pirates totaled 450 yards of total offense with 243 yards coming through the running game. Moyer tallied 100 yards on 19 carries while Andy Bounds rushed 13 times for 89 yards. Card completed 13 passes for 207 yards. 

Hancock   0  0 6 8 — 14 

Verndale  8 16 6 6 — 36

First quarter

V: Dallas Ehrmantraut 7 pass from Dillon Card (Colton Moyer run) 4:14

Second quarter

V: Moyer 2 run (Alex Walsvik from Card) 11:52

V: Card 8 run (Ehrmantraut run) 1:10

Third quarter

V: Card 7 run (conversion failed) 8:55

H: Jordan Miller 12 pass from Taylor Holleman (conversion failed) 6:49

Fourth quarter

V: Card 9 run (conversion failed) 7:00

H: Miller 59 pass from Holleman (Brian Shaw run) 6:11

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: H 13-33, V 52-243

Pass comp-att-int-yards: H 13-32-1-160, V 13-25-0-207

Total offense: H 193, V 450

Individual statistics

Rushing: V-Moyer 19-100, Andy Bounds 13-89

Passing: V-Card 13-25-0-207

Receiving: V-Ehrmantraut 5-48, Kory Stave 4-100

Conference: Vern 1-2. Overall: Vern 3-2. Next: Verndale at Parkers Prairie 7 p.m. Saturday.

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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