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High School Football: Lakers offense runs dry against Pierz D

The Pierz Pioneers hosted the Minnewaska Lakers.

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PIERZ — Kirby Fischer returned a punt 52 yards for a touchdown while also running for 73 yards and another touchdown as Class 3A’s third-ranked Pierz Pioneers rolled the Minnewaska Lakers 41-0 Friday, Sept. 10th.

Trevor Radunz added two rushing touchdowns and 36 yards for the Pioneers who outrushed the Lakers by 182 yards. Zach Jones and Mitchell Smude each ran for a touchdown as the Pioneers moved to 2-0 on the season.

Minnewaska 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Pierz 7 21 6 7 -- 41

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First quarter
P-Trevor Radunz 4 run (Reece Young kick) 6:37
Second quarter
P-Kirby Fischer 52 punt return (Young kick) 11:39
P-Radunz 1 run (Young kick) 6:58
P-Zach Jones 15 run (Young kick) 1:45
Third quarter
P-Fischer 1 run (kick failed) 4:55
Fourth quarter
P-Mitchell Smude 5 run (Young kick) 11:19

Team statistics
Rushes-yards: Prz 45-218, M 24-36
Pass comp-att-int-yds: Prz 3-4-0-66, M 8-13-1-96
Total offense: Prz 49-284, M 37-132

Individual leaders
Rushing: Prz- Kirby Fischer 10-73, Trevor Radunz 7-36. Mitchell Smude 5-23, Zach Jones 3-31, Michael Burggraff 5-15
Passing: Prz-Andy Winscher 3-4-0-66
Receiving: Prz- Jones 2-49, Max Barclay 1-17
Overall: Prz 2-0. Next: Pierz at Montevideo 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17.
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