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Pirates use air and ground attack to defeat Laporte

VERNDALE - Mack Jones threw for three scores and Taylor Willis recorded a punt return and a rushing touchdown in a regular season ending 38-0 win over winless Laporte on Thursday.

VERNDALE - Mack Jones threw for three scores and Taylor Willis recorded a punt return and a rushing touchdown in a regular season ending 38-0 win over winless Laporte on Thursday.

Jones' 69-yard pass to Ethan Orlando got the scoring started in the first quarter. Jones also connected with Zach Johnson on a 16-yard pass to end the first quarter at 14-0. The Pirates went to halftime up 20-6 on a connection from Jones to Schluttner.

After two scores from Willis, Ronn Cory ended the scoring with a 1-yard run.

Willis led the team in rushing with seven rushes for 75 yards. Jones completed three passes on seven attempts for 140 yards.

Laporte 0 0 0 0 - 0

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Verndale 14 6 6 12 38

First quarter

Vdl: Ethan Orlando 69 pass from Mack Jones (Zach Johnson kick) 11:36

Vdl: Johnson 16 pass from Mack Jones (Johnson kick) 9:00

Second quarter

Vdl: Mac Schluttner 55 pass from Jones (kick failed) :56

Third quarter

Vdl: Taylor Willis 37 punt return (kick failed) 10:47

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Fourth quarter

Vdl: Willis 18 run (kick failed) 10:45

Vdl: Ronn Cory 1 run (conversion failed) 5:10

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: V 36-240, L 50-180

Pass comp-att-int-yds: V 3-7-0-140, L 5-14-0-33

Total offense: V 380, L 213

Individual leaders

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Rushing: V-Taylor Willis 7-75, Matt Steege 6-49

Passing: V-Mack Jones 3-7-0-140

Receiving: V-Ethan Orlando 1-69, Mac Schluttner 1-55

Sub: V 4-2. Overall: V 6-2. Next: Verndale in Section 4 Nine-Man playoffs TBA.

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