High School Football: Aitkin betters Pine City by 43 points

Aitkin hosted Pine City Friday, Sept. 9.

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AITKIN — Jacob Williams rushed eight times for 173 yards and scored four rushing touchdowns and a punt return for a touchdown as the Aitkin Gobblers defeated the Pine City Dragons 73-30 Friday, Sept. 9.

Alex Palm scored a 5-yard rushing touchdown and a 70-yard kick return as the Gobblers went into halftime with a 50-0 lead.

Zach Ehnstrom and Kane Beirne each added rushing touchdowns while Ian McNevin caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from Braden Smith to cap off the scoring for Aitkin as they improved to 2-0 this season.

Pine City 0 0 16 14 – 30

Aitkin 30 20 15 8 – 73

First quarter

A-Jacob Williams 6-yard run (Williams run) 7:57

A-Jacob Williams 35-yard punt return (Kane Beirne run) 5:18

A-Alex Palm 5-yard run (Williams run) 4:15

A-Zach Ehnstrom 4-yard run (run fails)

Second quarter

A-Jacob Williams 45-yard run (Zach Ehnstrom pass to Braden Smith) 6:53

A-Kane Beirne 1-yard run (kick fails) 6:05

A-Jacob Williams 35-yard run (kick fails) 0:31

Third quarter

A-Jacob Williams 56-yard run (Zach Ehnstrom kick good) 11:32

PC-15-yard run (pass good) 6:28,

PC-30-yard run (pass good) 0:59,

A-Alex Palm 70-yard kick return (Braden Smith pass to Ian McNevin) 0:48

Fourth quarter

PC-5-yard run (run good) 9:39

A-Ian McNevin 45-yard from Braden Smith (Will Henline run) 6:08

PC-30-yard run (run fails) 1:12

Overall: A 2-0. Next: Aitkin at Two Harbors 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16.

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