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Area Football: Pierz falters against Holdingford

HOLDINGFORD — Josh Lanners rushed for 82 yards on 18 carries and added a touchdown reception as Pierz was edged by Holdingford 12-7 Friday in a Central Lakes Conference game.

Ben Boser threw for 174 yards on 14-of-24 passing.

The loss by Class 2A’s fifth-ranked Pioneers was their first to Holdingford in 10 games — a streak dating back to 2003.

Pierz 0 7 0 0 — 7

Holdingford 0 6 6 0 — 12

Second quarter

H-Jordan Gombos 2 run (kick failed) 9:46

Prz-Josh Lanners 18 pass from Ben Boser (Travis Johnson kick) 4:18

Third quarter

H-Taylor Milbrandt 5 pass from Mitch Messman (run failed)

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: Prz 36-125, H 41-196

Pass comp-att-int-yds: Prz 14-24-1-174, H 5-11-1-54

Total offense: Prz 299, H 250

Individual leaders

Rushing: Prz Josh Lanners 18-82

Passing: Prz Ben Boser 14-24-1-174

Receiving: Prz Josh Lanners 6-69-1, T.J. Hoheisel 6-69

Conference: Prz 0-1. Overall: Prz 1-1. Next: Howard Lake-Waverly at Pierz 7 p.m. Sept. 14.

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