High School Football: Pierz advances to section finals in rout

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PIERZ -- Matthias Algarin of Pierz scored on a 68-yard punt return and rushed for two more for the No. 2 seeded Pioneers as they crushed the No. 3 seeded Minnewaska Lakers 48-0 Saturday, Oct. 26, in the section 6-3A semifinals.

Micheal Leidenfrost opened the scoring with a 31 yard interception return. Leidenfrost also recorded a 72 yard touchdown run in the second quarter and was Pioneers rushing leader with eight carries for 92 yards.


Minnewaska 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Pierz 21 21 0 6 -- 48

First quarter
P-Micheal Leidenfrost 31 interception return (Maverick Kowalczyk) 10:21
P-Matthias Algarin 3 run (Maverick Kowalczyk kick) 6:37
P-Blake Kowalczyk 5 run (Maverick Kowalczyk kick) 1:24
Second quarter
P-Micheal Leidenfrost 72 run (Maverick Kowalczyk kick) 5:40
P-Algarin 37 run (Maverick Kowalczyk kick) 3:01
P-Algarin 68 punt return (Maverick Kowalczyk kick) 1:01
Fourth quarter
P-Ross Boser 1 run (kick failed) 6:16

Team statistics
Rushes-yards: P 44-261,
Pass comp-att-int-yds: 4-2-0-52,
Total offense: 48-313,

Individual leaders
Rushing: P-Leidenfrost 8-92; Algarin 8-72, Blake Kowalczyk 5-18, Ross Boser 5-15
Passing: P-Peter Schommer 2-4-0-52
Receiving: P-Preston Veith 1-24, Algarin 1-28
Overall 10-0
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