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AREA FOOTBALL: Richards, Flickinger each score three times, Pillager advances

PILLAGER — Travis Richards rushed for 133 yards on seven attempts and found the end zone three times for Pillager as the top-seeded Huskies routed No. 8 West Central 54-14 in the Section 6-1A quarterfinals Tuesday.

Jeff Flickinger also scored three times while rushing nine times for 99 yards for a Pillager team that did not attempt a passing play the entire game.

The Huskies were ranked sixth in the final Class 1A poll.

West Central 0 7 0 7 — 14

Pillager 27 21 0 6 — 54

First quarter

P — Travis Richards 4 run (Cherokee DeLeon kick)

P — Richards 52 run (DeLeon kick)

P — Jeff Flickinger 28 run (DeLeon kick)

P — Richards 6 run (kick failed)

Second quarter

P — Flickinger 6 run (DeLeon kick)

P — Devin Strack 82 kick off return (DeLeon kick)

P — Flickinger 5 run (DeLeon kick)

Fourth quarter

P — Ryder Hunstad 1 run (kick failed)

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: P 43-351

Total offense: P 351

Individual leaders

Rushing: P-Travis Richards 7-133, Jeff Flickinger 9-99

Overall: P 8-1. Next: No. 5 Pine River-Backus at No. 1 Pillager in Section 6-1A semifinals 2 p.m. Saturday.

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