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Area Football: Verndale cashes in on running game in victory over Chargers

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VERNDALE — Dillon Card and Dakota Finck each scored two rushing touchdowns to lead Verndale to a 30-0 Pheasant Conference win over Brandon-Evansville on Friday night.

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Card scored on rushes of 16 and nine yards and finished with 183 yards. Fink scored from five and four yards out and rushed for 89 yards on 23 carries.

The Pirates moved to 5-2 in conference play with the win.

Brandon-Evansille 0 0 0 0 — 0

Verndale 8 8 8 6 — 30

First quarter

Vdl — Dillon Card 16 run (Card run) 8:53

Second quarter

Vdl — Card 9 run (Dallas Ehrmantraut run) 3:51

Third quarter

Vdl — Dakota Finck 5 run (Card run) 7:15

Fourth quarter

Vdl — Finck 4 run (conversion failed) :36

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: V 56-277, BE 29-102

Pass comp-att-int-yds: V 4-9-0-26, BE 7-14-2-57

Total offense: V 303, BE 259

Individual leaders

Rushing: Vern-Card 31-183, Finck 23-89

Passing: Vern-Card 4-9-0-26

Receiving: Vern-Alex Walsvik 2-19, Ehrmantraut 2-7

Conference: Vern 5-2. Overall: Vern 5-2. Next: Verndale hosts Ortonville 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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