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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Pillager overcomes lightning, Panthers

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CASS LAKE — After the game was delayed more than an hour because of lightning the Pillager Huskies bolted past the Cass Lake-Bena Panthers for a 46-0 North Star Conference East win Friday night.

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The opening kickoff was delayed about 35 minutes and the game was delayed another half-hour plus later in the first quarter.

Pillager sophomore Nick Ruhl rushed for 163 yards and two TDs. Jeff Flickinger ran for 125 yards and also scored twice. Travis Richards and sophomore Connor Uselman rushed for the other TDs. Adam Obermiller caught a TD pass.

Quarterback Matt Doss completed 7 of 9 passes for 128 yards and a score. He also kicked four extra points.

The Huskies, who had 573 total yards to CLB’s 53, have won five straight. In that span they have outscored opponents 217-39.

Pillager            13 6 20 7 — 46

Cass Lake-Bena 0 0  0 0 — 0

First quarter

P-Jeff Flickinger 12 run (kick failed)

P-Travis Richards 10 run (Matt Doss kick)

Second quarter

P-Adam Obermiller 3 pass from Doss (kick failed)

Third quarter

P-Flickinger 51 run

P-Nick Ruhl 84 run (Doss kick)

P-Connor Uselman 35 run (Doss kick)

Fourth quarter

P-Ruhl 48 run (Doss kick) 

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: Pill 33-445, CLB 41-28

Pass comp-att-int-yards: Pill 7-9-128, CLB 4-9-30

Total offense: Pill 573, CLB 53

Individual statistics

Rushing: Pill-Ruhl 6-163, Flickinger 7-125, Devin Strack 9-5, Travis Richards 6-48, Connor Uselman 1-35,  Cody Beach 1-18, Matt Doss 2-(–2) 

Passing: Pill-Doss 7-9-128

Receiving: Pill-Cole Hunstad 2-61, Richards 2-51, Obermiller 2-9, Devin Strack 1-7 

Conference: Pill 5-1. Overall: Pill 5-1. Next: Pillager hosts Pine River-Backus 7 p.m. Friday.

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