High School Football: Gobblers crush Denfeld

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DULUTH -- Gabe Long recovered a blocked punt in the end zone and scored another touchdown on a 1-yard fumble recovery return for the Aitkin Gobblers who overpowered the Duluth Denfeld Hunters 58-0 in their season opener Thursday, Aug. 29.

Quarterback Kyle Cluff tossed scoring strikes of 12 yards to Manni Ukutegbe and 24 yards to Joey Simonson.

Rushing for Gobbler touchdowns were Owen Miller (10 yards), Jake Ince (34 yards), Carter Dox (27 yards) and Caiden Kjelstrom (5 yards)

Aitkin 14 22 16 6 -- 58


Denfeld 0 0 0 0 -- 0

First quarter

A-Owen Miller 10 run (run fail)

A-Manni Ukutegbe 12 pass from Kyle Cluff (Jake Ince run)

Second quarter

A-Joey Simonson 24 pass from Cluff (Ukutegbe pass from Kade Hopperstad)


A-Gabe Long blocked punt recovery in end zone (Ince pass from Cluff)

A-Long 1-yard fumble recovery (Jon Blanchette run)

Third quarter

A-Ince 34 run (Hopperstand run)

A-Carter Dox 27 run (Ince pass from Cluff)

Fourth quarter


A-Caiden Kjelstrom 5 run (run fail)

Overall: A 1-0. Next: Aitkin vs. Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin at Coleraine 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.

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