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High School Football: Pirates tame Chargers 20-14

VERNDALE--Matt Steege ran 4 yards for a score and caught a 13-yard pass from Tate Bounds for another TD for the Verndale Pirates, who opened their season Friday, Aug. 31, with a 20-14 win over the Brandon-Evansville Chargers.

VERNDALE-Matt Steege ran 4 yards for a score and caught a 13-yard pass from Tate Bounds for another TD for the Verndale Pirates, who opened their season Friday, Aug. 31, with a 20-14 win over the Brandon-Evansville Chargers.

The game was a repeat of last year's Section 4, Nine-Man final, which Verndale won 26-16.

The Pirates trailed 8-6 after three quarters, but pulled the game out with two fourth-quarter TD passes from Bounds to Steege and Quinn Kern.

Brandon-Evansville 0 0 8 6-14

Verndale 0 6 0 14-20

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Second quarter

V-Matt Steege 4 run (run fail)

Third quarter

BE-Marshall Riedel 6 run (Keagan Schiele run)

Fourth quarter

V-Steege 13 pass from Tate Bounds (run fail)

BE-Riedel 67 run (run fail)

V-Quinn Kern 29 pass from Bounds (Jackson Weniger pass from Bounds)

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Team statistics

Rushes-yards: V 36-146, BE 37-231

Pass comp-att-int-yds: V 8-17-1-139, BE 7-20-1-100

Total offense: V 285, BE 331

Individual leaders

Rushing: V-Jarret Kveton 14-69, Matt Steege 14-48

Passing: V-Tate Bounds 8-17-1-139

Receiving: V-Brayden Vertina 1-51, Quinn Kern 2-46

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Overall: V 1-0. Next: Verndale hosts Park Christian 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7.

Related Topics: BRANDON-EVANSVILLE CHARGERS
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