High School Football: Pillager falls to Osakis 34-12

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ALEXANDRIA — Osakis’ Isaac Hetland rushed for 136 yards on 28 carries and scored three touchdowns as No. 3 Pillager lost 34-12 to the No. 2 Silverstreaks 34-12 in the Section 6-2A semifinals Friday, Nov. 20.

Hunter Gjovik rushed nine times for 28 yards and a touchdown to lead the Huskies rushing attack.

Osakis topped the Huskies 29-6 in last year’s section final. Pillager topped the Silverstreaks 30-16 in the 2018 section final.

Hetland scored the first two touchdowns of the game to give Osakis a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter. A 10-yard rushing touchdown made it 20-0 Silverstreaks, but Pillager got on the board on a one-yard run from Gjovik. Hetland scored his third touchdown and Osakis led 28-6 at the half.

A 37-yard connection to Cole Hiltner from Gjovik made it 28-12 and Duncan Vanderson of Osakis finished off the scoring with a 28-yard fourth quarter touchdown run.


Osakis outgained Pillager by a margin of 379-154 led by Hetland and by Vandergon who rushed 25 times for 132 yards.

Pillager’s Blake Clark completed five passes for 52 yards and Hiltner hauled in three catches for 54 yards.

Pillager 0 6 6 0 - 12
Osakis 8 20 0 6 - 34

First quarter
O-Isaac Hetland 3 run (Duncan Vandergon run)


Second quarter
O-Hetland 10 run (conversion failed)
O-Bauer Kilmek 10 run (Hetland run)
P-Hunter Gjovik 1 run (conversion failed)
O-Hetland 1 run (kick failed)

Third quarter
P-Cole Hiltner 37 pass from Gjovik (conversion failed

Fourth quarter
O-Duncan Vanderson 28 run (conversion failed)

Team statistics
Rushes-yards: Pill 22-50, O 59-289
Pass comp-att-int-yds: Pill 7-18-1-104, O 6-11-0-90
Total offense: Pill 154, O 379


Individual leaders
Rushing: Pill-Hunter Gjovik 9-28, Quinton Laveau 4-14, Griffin Decker 7-7, Blake Clark 2-1
Passing: Pill-Clark 5-15-3-52, Gjovik 1-1-0-37, Decker 1-2-1-15
Receiving: Pill-Cole Hiltner 3-54, Laveau 1-26, AJ Gratke 1-16, Decker 1-9, Gjovik 1-(1)
Overall: Pill 3-4.
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