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High School Football: Patriots rout Raiders to advance to semifinals

Pequot Lakes hosts Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin in the Section 7-3A Quarterfinals Tuesday, Oct. 25

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PEQUOT LAKES — Bryer Nordby scored two touchdowns on 116 total yards as the No. 2 Pequot Lakes Patriots jumped out to a 40-0 first half lead en route to a 56-14 victory over the No. 7 Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin Raiders in the Section 7-3A Quarterfinals Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Grant Loge threw for 151 yards and two touchdowns while Griffin Hoffman rushed for 144 yards and a touchdown for the Patriots who improved to 7-2 this season.

John Elsenpeter added 94 rushing yards and a touchdown for Pequot while Jaiden Biley, Riley Larson, and Emmett Johnson each scored a touchdown.

Pequot advances to the Section 7-3A Semifinals and will host Aitkin Saturday, Oct. 29.

Greenway 0 8 0 6 – 14

Pequot Lakes 27 13 0 16 – 56

First quarter

PL-Cullen Kratochvil 22-yard reception from Grant Loge (Tommy Blommer kick) 11:18

PL-Jaiden Biley 3-yard run (pass failed) 6:23

PL-Bryer Nordby 3-yard run (kick failed) 2:52

PL-John Elsenpeter 4-yard run (Grant Loge run) 1:00

Second quarter

PL-Riley Larson 1-yard reception from Grant Loge (Tommy Blommer kick) 8:50

PL-Bryer Nordby 36-yard run (kick failed) 7:33

G-Carter Cline 16-yard reception from Derek Gibeau (John Duffy run) 1:51

Fourth quarter

PL-Emmett Johnson 16-yard reception from Clay Erickson (Kamrin Hulke run) 11:53

G-Ethan Eiden 8-yard reception from Derek Gibeau (pass failed) 6:20

PL-Griffin Hoffman 45-yard run (Kamrin Hulke run) 4:31

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: PL 33-318, G 38-114

Pass comp-att-int-yds: PL 12-24-1-201, G 6-10-0-74

Total offense: PL 57-519, G 48-188

Individual leaders

Rushing: Griffin Hoffman 12-144, John Elsenpeter 10-94, Bryer Nordby 2-39, Kamrin Hulke 4-33, Darby Bolter 2-10, Jaiden Biley 1-3

Passing: Grant Loge 8-12-151, Clay Erickson 4-12-50

Receiving: Bryer Nordby 3-77, Cullen Kratochvil 3-56, Emmett Johnson 2-35, Riley Larson 2-18, Kamrin Hulke 1-8

Overall: PL 7-2. Next: Pequot Lakes hosts Aitkin 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.

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