Perham at Pequot Lakes
It was another great battle with the Perham Yellowjackets visiting the Pequot Lakes Patriots on the gridiron. First – the kudos goes to the grounds crew at PLHS. The field looked extraordinary after the Thursday snowstorm!
The Pequot Lakes defense was put into some tough spots early after the opening kick was recovered by Perham and the Patriots fumbled on their first true possession. Both times the defense came through and kept the game scoreless. The Patriots got on the board shortly after Bode Magnuson ran a fake punt 39 yards to the Perham 10 yard line. On 4th & goal, Magnuson converted again, connecting with Alex Morgan in the back of the end zone for six. The Patriots defense held tough, and Magnuson broke off a 71-yard touchdown run in the second quarter for a 14-0 lead that the Patriots took into halftime.
The second half started the same as the first – Pequot Lakes kicked off short and recovered to begin with the ball. It was yet another 4th down the Patriots cashed in as Magnuson and Morgan hooked up again to push the lead to 21-0. In the 4th quarter, the Yellowjackets finally found their rhythm. Very early in the quarter the lead was cut to 21-8, and then to 21-14 with about 3 minutes to go. The Patriot offense recovered the onside kick and was able to convert a couple third down plays to seal the game. Pequot Lakes goes to 2-1 on the year and travels to Fergus Falls next week. Pregame 5:30pm on KLKS Talk 100.1 & rjbroadcasting.com.
Team Stats: Total Yards – Pequot Lakes 339, Perham 308; First Downs – Perham 17, PL 11; Turnovers – PL 2, Perham 4; Penalties-Yards – PL 6-63, Perham 7-62
Perham Leaders: Josh Peterson 26-88 yds rushing, td; 22/34 passing, 194 yds, td, 2 Int
Finn Diggins 12 rec, 104 yds; Chas Melvin 6 rec, 53 yds
Pequot Lakes Leaders: Bode Magnuson 10/24 passing, 112 yds, 2 td; 16 rush, 164 yds, td
Alex Morgan: 5 rec, 52 yds, 2 td; Carter Sjoblad 13 rush, 47 yds, Int; Ryan Monahan 2 Int