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Area Football: Pioneers run over Rockets in 40-0 win

ROCKFORD — Josh Lanners racked up 139 yards and three touchdowns on 15 attempts while the Pierz defense smothered Rockford in a 40-0 win Friday in Central Lakes Conference play to stretch their win streak to four.

Nathan Athman added 71 yards and two touchdowns on the ground for the Pioneers, who only attempted two passes on the night.

The Pierz defense was also firing on all cylinders, letting Rockford out their own territory once the entire game.

Rockford 0 0 0 0 — 0

Pierz 13 20 7 0 — 40

First quarter

Prz-Josh Lanners 3 run (Travis Johnson kick) 4:52

Prz-Tyler Millner 63 run (kick failed) 3:00

Second quarter

Prz-Nathan Athman 4 run (pass failed) 7:17

Prz-Lanners 7 run (Johnson kick) 2:40

Prz-Athman 1 run (Johnson kick) :48

Third quarter

Prz-Lanners 17 run (Johnson kick) 5:53

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: P 50-388, R 40-53

Pass comp-att-int-yds: P 0-2-0, R 6-15-1-42

Total offense: P 388, R 95

Individual leaders

Rushing: P-Josh Lanners 15-139, Nathan Athman 10-71

Conference: P 4-1. Overall: P 5-1. Next: Pierz hosts Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 7 p.m. Friday.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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