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High School Football: Pioneers hang on to top Tigers

The Pierz Pioneers traveled to Morris.

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MORA — Trevor Radunz caught two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown and recovered a fumble as the Pierz Pioneers forced two red-zone turnovers late in the fourth quarter to defeat the Morris/Chokio-Alberta Tigers 25-22 Friday, Oct. 1.

Reese Young had 141 total yards and a touchdown and Zac Jones added 66 rushing yards for the Pioneers.

Linus Heidemann kicked two 26-yard field goals in the first half as Pierz improved to 4-1 on the season.

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Pierz 10 3 6 6 - 25
Morris/Chokio-Albera 0 6 8 8 - 22

First quarter
P-26 yard FG Linus Heidemann 7:03
P-Trevor Radunz 17 yard interception return (Heidemann kick) 6:20

Second quarter
P-26 yard FG Heidemann 9:36
M-Toby Gonnerman 12 pass from Brandon Jergenson (run fail) 3:39

Third quarter
M-Jackson Loge 3 pass from Jergensen (pass good to Cole Wente) 7:31
P-Reese Young 19 run (pass fail) 4:11

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Fourth quarter
P-Zac Jones 34 run (run fail) 10:22
M-Dylan Rose 60 yard pass from Jergenson (Durgin Decker run) 6:12

Team statistics
Rushes-yards: Prz 50-232, M 32-187
Pass comp-att-int-yds: Prz 5-7-1-121, M 8-22-3-137
Total offense: Prz 57-353, M 54-324

Individual leaders
Rushing: Prz- Reese Young 17-88, Zac Jones 7-66, Jacob LeBlanc 10-27, Kirby Fischer 9-35, Trevor Radunz 4-19
Passing: Prz- Andy Winscher 5-7-121
Receiving: Prz- Reese Young 2-53, Max Barclay 1-28, Zac Jones 1-23, Jacob LeBlanc-1-17
Overall: Prz 4-1. Next: Pierz hosts Melrose 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8.
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