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Area Football: Lakers beat Flyers in final seven minutes

DETROIT LAKES - Thomas Miller rushed for 107 yards during the Little Falls Flyers' 21-14 loss to the Detroit Lakes Lakers in a season opener Saturday.

DETROIT LAKES - Thomas Miller rushed for 107 yards during the Little Falls Flyers' 21-14 loss to the Detroit Lakes Lakers in a season opener Saturday.

The teams were tied at 14 when the Lakers' Matt Haire caught a 45-yard TD pass with 6:41 remaining.

Daniel Marod's 9-yard pass reception from Brandon Backowski with 8:42 left had tied the score.

Gage Blechinger scored the Flyers' first touchdown with a fumble recovery in the end zone in the first quarter.

Little Falls 7 0 0 7 - 14

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Detroit Lakes 0 14 0 7 - 21

First quarter

LF: Gage Blechinger 1 fumble recovery (Wyatt Nelson kick) :58

Second quarter

DL: Ben Nordmark 5 run (kick failed) 4:46

DL: Sam Busker 2 run (Jacob Richter pass from Josh Bollig) :18

Fourth quarter

LF: Daniel Marod 9 pass from Brandon Backowski (Nelson kick) 8:42

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DL: Matt Haire 45 pass from Bollig (Zane Freeman kick) 6:41

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: LF 36-92, DL 40-178

Pass comp-att-int-yds: LF 5-17-3-56, DL 6-15-0-128

Total offense: LF 148, DL 306

Individual leaders

Rushing: LF-Thomas Miller 26-107; DL- Ben Nordmark 24-107

Passing: LF- Backowski 5-17-56-3; DL- Bollig 6-15-128-0

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Receiving: LF-Justin Primus 1-16, Landon Bjorge 1-15, Daniel Marod 2-15, Zachary Opatz 1-10; DL- Richter 2-77, Haire 4-51

Overall: LF 0-1. Next: Milaca at Little Falls 7 p.m. Friday.

Related Topics: LITTLE FALLS FLYERS
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