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High School Football: Pierz rushes past Thunder Hawks

The Pierz Pioneers hosted the Montevideo Thunder Hawks Friday, Sept. 16.

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PIERZ — Jacob LeBlanc rushed for 204 yards and scored two touchdowns as the Pierz Pioneers defeated the Montevideo Thunder Hawks 35-21 in a Section 6-3A matchup Friday, Sept. 17.

LeBlanc scored on the game’s second play on a 60-yard burst and he put the game on ice with a 52-yard scamper early in the fourth quarter.

Reese Young scored on a 4-yard run early in the second quarter to hand Pierz a 14-0 lead.

Garret Cummings gave Pierz a 21-14 lead in the third quarter with a 1-yard plunge, but Montevideo tied the score at 21 at the end of the third quarter.

Early in the fourth, Cummings ran in a 10-yard score. LeBlanc finished the scoring with his second touchdown with just over three minutes left.

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The Pioneers rushed for 352 yards on 48 attempts.

Cummings was 3-of-7 passing for 60 yards.

Montevideo 0 7 14 0 - 21

Pierz 7 7 7 14 - 35

First quarter

P-Jacob LeBlanc 60 run (Kirby Fischer kick) 11:14

Second quarter

P-Reese Young 4 run (Fischer kick) 6:52

M-Devin Ashling 2 pass from Cooper Dack (Rafiel Valenzuela) 2:33

Third quarter

M-Francis O’Malley 43 run (Valenzuela kick) 10:43

P-Garrett Cummings 1 run (Fischer kick) 7:16

M-O’Malley 3 run (Valenzuela kick) 2:01

Fourth quarter

P-Cummings 10 run (Fischer kick) 10:40

P-LeBlanc 52 run (Fischer kick) 3:34

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: Prz 48-352, M 39-234

Pass comp-att-int-yds: Prz 3-7-0-60, M 3-12-1-46

Total offense: Prz 412, M 280

Individual leaders

Rushing: Prz-Jacob LeBlanc 18-204, Reese Young 11-81

Passing: Prz-Garrett Cummings 3-7-0-60

Receiving: Prz-Kirby Fischer 2-27, Young 1-33

Overall: Prz 3-0. Next: Pierz at Rockford 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23.

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