Area Football: Pierz shut down in second half
HOLDINGFORD — Josh Lanners rushed for 164 yards and scored a touchdown but the third-seeded Pierz Pioneers were eliminated from the Section 6-2A playoffs by No. 2 seeded Holdingford Saturday 42-21.
T.J. Hoheisel and Nathan Athman also scored rushing touchdowns for Pierz, but all the Pioneers points came in the first half.
After a 21-21 halftime lead, Holdingford broke it open in the second half to advance to the section championship.
Pierz, the defending section champions, finished the season 8-2.
Pierz 7 14 0 0 — 21
Holdingford 7 14 14 7 — 42
P-Josh Lanners 1 run (Travis Johnson kick)
H-Taylor Milbrandt 78 pass from Mitch Messman (Kyle Kolstad kick)
P-T.J. Hoheisel 2 run (kick failed)
H-Jon Skwira 1 run (Kolstad kick)
H-Milbrandt 32 pass from Messman (Kolstad kick)
P-Nathan Athman 1 run (Jess Kasper pass from Ben Boser)
H-Messman 2 run (Kolstad kick)
H-Cody Schwinghammer 13 pass from Messman (Kolstad kick)
H-Cody Bialka 27 interception return (Kolstad kick)
Rushing: P-Lanners 24-164, Athman 6-25
Passing: P-Boser 7-23-4-53
Receiving: P-Tyler Millner 3-21
Final record: Pierz 8-2.