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Area Football: Pillager continues streak with rout over Cass Lake-Bena

PILLAGER — Travis Richards rushed for 105 yards on five carries and scored twice as Pillager downed Cass Lake-Bena 47-14 Friday in North Star Conference play to extend their win streak to five,

Dezmond Berndt rushed four times for 102 yards and scored once for the Huskies. Connor Uselman completed the only pass he threw; a 54 yard strike to Cherokee DeLeon for a touchdown.

Cass Lake-Bena 0 0 8 6 — 14

Pillager 21 20 6 0 — 47

First quarter

P — Travis Richards 53 fumble return (Cherokee DeLeon kick)

P — Devin Strack 42 run (DeLeon kick)

P — DeLeon 54 pass from Connor Uselman (DeLeon kick)

Second quarter

P — Jeff Flickinger 1 run (DeLeon kick)

P — Travis Richards 87 run (DeLeon kick)

P — Dezmond Berndt 38 run (kick failed)

Third quarter

P — Berndt 54 run (kick failed)

CLB — Anthony Swanholm 28 run (conversion good)

Fourth quarter

CLB — Swanholm 10 run (conversion failed)

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: Pill 30-324; CLB 35-90

Pass comp-att-int-yds: Pill 1-1-0-54; CLB 10-27-3-128

Total offense: Pill 378; CLB 218

Individual leaders

Rushing: Pill- Richards 5-105, Berndt 4-102, Strack 1-42

Passing: Pill-Uselman 1-1-0-54

Receiving: Pill-Cherokee DeLeon 1-54

Conference: Pill 5-0. Overall: Pill 5-1. Next: Pillager at Pine River-Backus 7 p.m. Friday.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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