High School Football: Top-ranked Pierz crushes Holdingford

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HOLDINGFORD -- Carter Moulzolf ran for two touchdowns for Class 3A’s top-ranked Pierz Pioneers, who rolled past the Holdingford Huskers 47-0 in a Mid-State Subdistrict 1 game Friday, Sept. 20.

It was the third shutout of the season for the unbeaten Pioneers who have outscored their opponents 171-28. Pierz led 41-0 at halftime and played the second half in running time with their reserves. The Pioneers compiled a 418-43 yards advantage in total offensive yardage.

Moulzolf scored on runs of 4 and 53 yards and finished with 83 yards on three carries. Michael Leidenfrost rushed twice for 74 yards including a 57-yard scoring romp. Mathias Algarin carried seven times for 36 yards and a 10-yard score.

Blake Kowalczyk ran 5 yards for a Pierz TD at the end of the first half. Ben Virnig picked up 107 yards on three carries, all in the second half, including a 63-yard run to the endzone.

Quarterback Peter Schommer completed 3-of-3 passes for 76 yards, including a 27-yard scoring toss to Alex Barclay.


Pierz 14 27 0 6 -- 47
Holdingford 0 0 0 0 -- 0
First quarter
Prz-Mathias Algarin 10 run (Maverick Kowalczyk kick) 4:03
Prz--Alex Barclay 27 pass from Peter Schommer (Kowalczyk kick) 3:45
Second quarter
Prz-Carter Moulzolf 4 run (K kick) 11:23
Prz-Michael Leidenfrost 57 run (Kowalczyk kick) 8:56
Prz-Moulzolf 53 run (kick fail) 6:52
Prz-Blake Kowalczyk 5 run (Maverick Kowalczyk kick ) 2:32
Fourth quarter
Prz-Ben Vernig 63 run (run fail) 6:10
Team statistics
Rushes-yards: Prz 33-342, Hold 37-24
Pass comp-att-int-yds: Prz 3-3-0-76, Hold 3--4-0-19
Total offense: Prz 36-418, Hold 41-43
Individual leaders
Rushing: Prz-Carter Moulz 3-83, Michael Leidenfrost 2-74, Mathias Algarin 7-36, Ben Virnig 3-107
Passing: Prz-Peter Schommer 3-3-0-76
Receiving: Prz-Barclay 1-27, Mathias Algarin 1-21, Blake Kowalczyk 1-28
Overall: Prz 4-0. Next: Pierz at Eden Valley-Watkins 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27.
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