High School Football: Undefeated Pierz coasts to resounding victory

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PIERZ -- Mathias Algarin was a force to be reckoned with for the Class 3A’s top-ranked Pierz Pioneers, who defeated the Melrose Dutchmen 51-7 in a section 6-3A and Mid-State Subdistrict 1 matchup Friday, Oct. 11.

The senior running back only carried the ball six times, but it was for 155 yards and three of those carries came on runs of 41, 58 and 35 yards. He also returned a punt 49 yards for another TD.

Carter Moulzolf ran 41 yards for a score and Ross Boser’s 8-yard run in the fourth wrapped up the scoring for the Pioneers, who held a 340-109 yard advantage in total offense.

The undefeated Pioneers have outscored their opponents 318-41 over seven games and have won four by shutout.


Melrose 0 0 7 0 -- 7
Pierz 7 22 16 6 -- 51

First quarter
Prz-Mathias Algarin 41 run (Maverick Kowalczyk kick) 4:18

Second quarter
Prz-Algarin 58 run (M. Kowalczyk run) 8:50
Prz-Carter Moulzolf 41 run (M. Kowalczyk kick) 3:41
Prz-Algarin 35 run (M. Kowalczyk kick) 0:56

Third quarter
M-Tyler Rademacher 5 run (Roland Nelson kick) 8:17
Prz-Blake Kowalczyk 1 run (Carter Moulzolf pass from Peter Schommer) 3:07
Prz-Algarin 49 punt return B. Kowalczyk run) 1:28


Fourth quarter
Prz-Ross Boser 8 run (run fail) 1:55

Team statistics
Rushes-yards: Prz 32-295, M 44-94
Pass comp-att-int-yds: Prz 2-3-0-45, M 2-13-0-15
Total offense: Prz 35-340, M 57-109

Individual leaders
Rushing: Prz-Mathias Algarin 6-155, Carter Moulzolf 3-41, Blake Kowalczyk 7-34, Michael Leidenfrost 5-23, Ross Boser 2-10
Passing: Prz-Peter Schommer 2-3-0-45
Receiving Prz-Brandon Stuckmayer 1-33, Blake Kowalczyk 1-12
Overall: Prz 7-0. Next: Pierz at Maple Lake 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16.
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