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FOOTBALL: Moorhead upsets Warriors in section final

ST. CLOUD — Brainerd’s frenetic comeback in the second half fell just short as the fourth-seeded Moorhead Spuds stunned No. 2 Brainerd 24-20 in the Section 8-5A championship game Saturday afternoon at Husky Stadium at St. Cloud State University.

Brainerd trailed just 17-14 after a 75-yard TD pass from Mitch McLain to Riley Kline. The Spuds’ Chase Morlock scored on a 5-yard run early in the fourth for a 24-14 Moorhead lead. Brainerd’s Jimmy Giese caught an 8-yard pass from McLain for the final score with 6:59 left.

The Warriors, who finish 7-4, turned the ball over five times. Moorhead scored 17 points off the turnovers.