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Area Football: Pierz shut down in second half

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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

First quarter

P-Josh Lanners 1 run (Travis Johnson kick)

H-Taylor Milbrandt 78 pass from Mitch Messman (Kyle Kolstad kick)

Second quarter

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)

Third quarter

H-Messman 2 run (Kolstad kick)

H-Cody Schwinghammer 13 pass from Messman (Kolstad kick)

Fourth quarter

H-Cody Bialka 27 interception return (Kolstad kick)

Individual leaders

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.