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Area Football: Verndale tops Bertha-Hewitt 36-12

VERNDALE — Quarterback Dillon Card ran for two touchdowns and passed for a third to lead the Verndale Pirates past the Bertha-Hewitt Bears 36-12 in a Pheasant North Conference game Friday.

Trailing 6-0 after the first quarter, the Pirates exploded for 28 points in the second starting with a 21-yard run by Dakota Finck. Card scored on runs of one and three yards along with a 46 yard pass to Dallas Ehrmantraut for a 28-6 halftime lead.

Finck scored his second touchdown on a run of 31 yards in the third stanza and finished with 163 rushing yards on 19 attempts.

Card racked up 176 offensive yards carrying 18 times for 80 yards and completing four of six passes for 96 yards.

Bertha-Hewitt 6 0 0 6 — 12

Verndale 0 28 8 0 — 36

First quarter

BH: Michael Grewe 2 run (run fail)

Second quarter

V: Dakota Finck 21 run (Dallas Ehrmantraut run)

V: Dillon Card 1 run (Ehrmantraut pass from Card)

V: Ehrmantraut 46 pass from Card (run fail)

V: Card 3 run (pass fail)

Third quarter

V: Finck 31 run (Card run)

Fourth quarter

BH: Grewe 5 run (run fail)

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: V 48-299, BH 45-256

Pass comp-att-int-yds: V 4-6-0-96, BH 1-6-2-10

Total offense: V 395, BH 266

Individual leaders

Rushing: V-Finck 19-163, Card 18-80,

Passing: V-Card 4-6-0-96

Receiving: V-Ehrmantraut 2-49, Marcos Gomez 1-29

Conference: V 1-1. Overall: V 2-1. Next: Verndale vs. Hillcrest Lutheran Academy in Fergus Falls 7 p.m. Friday.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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