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Area Football: Loge's four TDs lead PR-B to win

PINE RIVER — Drey Loge ran for two touchdowns, and returned a punt and kickoff for touchdown in a 47-17 win for Pine River-Backus over Cass Lake-Bena in Friday’s North Star Conference game.

Brandon Mager opened the scoring for the Tigers in the first quarter with a 63 yard punt return, and was followed by Loge’s first score on an 11 yard scamper.

Mager scored his second touchdown in the second quarter on a 61-yard scoring pass from Beau Howard. Loge returned a punt for a 56-yard score, and Mager caught another pass for touchdown to close out the half.

Loge tacked on an 80-yard kick return for touchdown and an eight yard burst in the third quarter to close out the scoring for Pine River-Backus

Mager finished with four catches for 156 yards.

Cass Lake-Bena 0 0 3 14 — 17

Pine River-Backus 14 21 12 0 — 47

First quarter

PRB — Brandon Mager 63 punt return (Kurt Kent kick) 9:16

PRB — Drey Loge 11 run (Kent kick) 5:12

Second quarter

PRB — Mager 61 pass from Beau Howard (Kent kick) 7:35

PRB — Loge 56 punt return (Kent kick) 3:15

PRB — Mager 15 pass from Howard (Kent kick) 1:21

Third quarter

CLB — Daven Staples 25 field goal 6:35

PRB — Loge 80 kick return (kick failed) 6:21

PRB — Loge 8 run (kick failed) 2:14

Fourth quarter

CLB — Staples 1 run (kick failed) 6:29

CLB — Jordan Collins 44 pass from Staples (Staples run) 3:17

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: PRB 19-96, CLB 31-76

Pass comp-att-int-yds: PRB 7-13-0-204, CLB 14-33-0-121

Total offense: PRB 300, CLB 197

Individual leaders

Rushing: PRB-Loge 10-74

Passing: PRB-Howard 7-10-0-14, Cody Mager 1-4-0-15

Receiving: PRB-Brandon Mager 4-156

Conference: PRB 2-0. Overall: PRB 3-0. Next: Pine River-Backus hosts Bagley 7 p.m. Friday.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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