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High School Football: Top-seeded Pillager advances to 6-2A semifinals

PILLAGER--Jack Bentson ran for a pair of touchdowns leading the top-seeded Pillager Huskies to a 26-6 win over the No. 8 Staples-Motley Cardinals in the Section 6-2A quarterfinals Tuesday, Oct. 23.

PILLAGER-Jack Bentson ran for a pair of touchdowns leading the top-seeded Pillager Huskies to a 26-6 win over the No. 8 Staples-Motley Cardinals in the Section 6-2A quarterfinals Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Bentson's 1-yard blast in the opening quarter and a 16-yard run by Tucker Peterson put the Huskies up 14-0 at halftime.

An 11-yard run by Luke Woidyla and 24-yard scamper by Bentson made it 26-0 before Staples-Motley's Josh Lombard tossed a 23-yard TD strike to Matthew Fisher in the fourth quarter.

Peterson finished with 123 yards rushing on 17 carries for the Huskies who held a 253-104 advantage in total yardage.

Pillager, which beat the Cards 44-22 during the regular season, hosts Morris in the semifinals Saturday, Oct. 27. Morris beat West Central 11-8 Tuesday.

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Staples-Motley 0 0 0 6-6

Pillager 8 6 6 6-26

First quarter

P-Jack Bentson 1 run (Luke Woidyla run)

Second quarter

P-Tucker Peterson 16 run (pass fail)

Third quarter

P-Woidyla 11 run (run fail)

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Fourth quarter

P-Bentson 24 run (pass fail)

SM-Matthew Fisher 23 pass from Josh Lombard (run fail)

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: SM 20-38, P 48-203

Pass comp-att-int-yds: SM 10-22-2-66, P 4-8-1-50

Total offense: SM 104, P 253

Individual leaders

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Rushing: SM-Cade Schmidt 17-45; P- Tucker Peterson 17-123, Jack Bentson 6-32, Luke Woidyla 16-41

Passing: SM-Josh Lombard 5-11-1-47, Max Strickland 5-11-1-19; P-Erik Peterson 4-8-1-50

Receiving: SM-Jordon Carlson 2-28, Cade Schmidt 4-10; P-Luke Woidyla 1-29, Cade Barrett 2-16, Spencer Schaefer 1-13

Overall: SM 1-8, P 8-1. Next: Pillager hosts No. 4 Morris in Section 6-2A semifinals time TBA Saturday, Oct 27.

Related Topics: STAPLES-MOTLEY CARDINALS
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