High School Football: Patriots fall in OT

Pequot Lakes at Thief River Falls Oct. 14

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THIEF RIVER FALLS — Grant Loge threw for 306 yards and four scores, but missed conversions came back to haunt Pequot Lakes in a 43-42 overtime loss to Thief River Falls Friday, Oct. 14.

The Patriots led the Prowlers 28-6 early in the third quarter, but Thief River Falls scored the next two touchdowns to get back in the game and used a rushing attack for 365 yards to end Pequot Lakes four-game winning streak.

Loge connected with Riley Larson on a 61-yard pass to open the scoring in the first half. A pass to Bryer Nordby for 14 yards and a Nordby one-yard plunge gave Pequot Lakes a 22-6 halftime lead.

The Patriots increased it to 28-6 on a 64-yard strike from Loge to Cullen Kratochvil early in the third quarter.

After two scores from Thief River Falls, a 3-yard run from John Elsenpeter gave the Patriots a 36-21 lead.


The Prowlers clawed back again and tied the game late in the fourth quarter.

In overtime, the Patriots got on the board on a pass from Loge to Kratochvil from 2 yards.

After Pequot missed the two-point conversion, the Prowlers came back with a 10-yard and the successful kick to win.

Kratochvil led the Pequot Lakes receivers with five catches for 91 yards and was followed by Riley Larson with three catches for 90 yards.

Pequot Lakes 8 14 14 0 6 — 42

Thief River Falls 6 0 15 15 7 — 43

First quarterPL-Riley Larson 61 pass from Grant Loge (Cullen Kratochvil pass from Loge) 8:32

TRF-3-yard run (conversion failed)Second quarter

PL-Bryer Nordby 14 pass from Loge (Darby Bolter run) 1:53

PL-Nordby 1 run (conversion failed) 0:34

Third quarter

PL-Kratochvil 64 pass from Loge (conversion failed) 11:33

TRF-14-yard run (conversion failed) 6:27

TRF-35-yard run (kick) 3:12

PL-John Elsenpeter 3 run (Nordby pass from Loge) 1:04

Fourth quarter

TRF-17-yard run (kick) 8:24

TRF-13-yard run (conversion successful) 1:43


PL-Kratochvil 2 pass from Loge (conversion failed)

TRF-10-yard run (kick)

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: PL 28-175, TRF 56-365

Pass comp-att-int-yds: PL 15-25-1-306, TRF 0-1-0-0

Total offense: PL 53-481, TRF 57-365

Individual leaders

Rushing: PL-John Elsenpeter 13-66, Bryer Nordby 5-41, Darby Bolter 4-37, Caden Nelson 5-23, Grant Loge 1-8

Passing: PL-Loge 15-25-1-306

Receiving: PL-Cullen Kratochvil 5-91, Riley Larson 3-90, Nordby 3-57, Riggs Magnuson 2-45, Bolter 1-16, Nelson 1-7

Overall: PL 5-2. Next: Pequot Lakes hosts Perham 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19.

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