PIERZ — Pierz’s Michael Leidenfrost led Pioneers in rushing going 19-129 with two touchdowns including one on an 83 yard kick return as they defeated the Melrose Dutchmen 44-22 in a Mid-State Subdistrict One game Friday, Oct. 16.

Quarterback Noah Cekalla had eight completions for 163 yards, while Zach Jones led the Pioneers in receiving with 2-96 and two touchdowns.

Also tallying touchdowns for the Pioneers were Kolten Happke, Chandler Doucette and Kirby Fischer.



Melrose 7 0 7 8 -- 22
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Pierz 14 12 6 13 -- 44



First quarter
P-Zach Jones 48 pass from Noah Cekalla (Cekalla kick) 2:59
M-Rowland Nelson 31 pass from Tyler Rademacher (Nelson kick) 1:53
P-Michael Leidenfrost 83 kick return (Cekalla kick) 1:37
Second quarter
P-Jones 48 pass from cekalla (kick filled) 1:44
P-Leidenfrost 15 pass from cekalla (pass failed) 0:00
Third quarter
K-Kolten Happke 20 pass from cekall (kick failed) 7:51
M-Nelson 32 pass from Rademacher (Nelson kick) 3:37
Fourth quarter
P-Chandler Doucette 4 run (Cekalla kick) 9:36
P-Kirby Fischer 2 run (run failed) 4:15
M-Dylan Gertken 81 kick return (Rademacher run) 4:03



Team statistics
Rushes-yards: Prz 49-275, M 26-99
Pass comp-att-int-yds: Prz 8-13-1-163, M 11-21-1-164
Total offense: :Prz 62-438, M 47-263



Individual leaders
Rushing: Prz-Micheal Leidenfrost 19-129, Chandler Doucetter 9-38, Ross Boser 8-3, Kirby Fischer 6-37; M-Mason Heidgerken 8-43, Lucas Feldewerd 6-36
Passing: Prz-Noah Cekalla 8-13-1-163; M-Rademacher 11-21-1-164
Receiving: Prz-Zach Jones 2-96, Michael Leidenfrost 4-42, Kolten Happke 1-23, Jeremy Beinguesser 1-5; M-Rowland Nelson 4-93
Overall: Prz 2-0. Next: Pierz at Sauk Centre 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23.