Pierz machine rolls over WDC
Top-ranked Pierz ousted Wadena-Deer Creek from the Section 8AA playoffs Tuesday night with a 47-7 romp and handed head coach Leo Pohlkamp his 200th career coaching victory.
Tyler Millner scored on runs of 10 and 48 yards and returned a kickoff 80 yards for six. Millner was one of five Pierz runners that put the ball in the end zone.
The Pioneers rolled up 319 yards with their rushing game. Robbie Skiba, Josh Lanners, Robert Kowalzek and Nathan Tomala also cashed in on touchdown runs. Skiba broke off a 61-yard scoring run and led the Pioneers with 88 yards on seven attempts. Lanners had 78 yards on nine carries. Millner picked up 63 on just three attempts.
The Pioneers were leading 35-0 in the third quarter when WDC's Logan Meyer went over from the two. Meyer logged 108 yards on 15 carries. He also caught three passes for 26 yards.
The Wolverines end the season 0-9. The 8-1 Pioneers will host fifth-seeded Holdingford Saturday at 1 p.m. for the right to advance to the Section 8AA finals at the Fargodome.
Pierz 47, WDC 7
WDC 0 0 7 0 - 7
Pierz 14 21 6 6 - 47
WDC: Logan Meyer 2 yd run (PAT Jacob Ludovissie kick)
P: Josh Lanners 4 yd run (PAT Brad Trapp kick), Robert Kowalzek 1yd run (PAT Trapp kick), Nathan Tomala 6 yd run (PAT Trapp kick), Tyler Millner 48 yd run (PAT Trapp kick), Millner10 yd run (Trapp kick), Millner 80 yd kickoff return (PAT failed) Robbie Skiba 61 yd run (PAT failed)
WDC: Logan Meyer 2 yd run (PAT Jake Ludovissie kick)
Yards Rushing 78 319
Yards Passing 57 16
Total Yards 135 335
Passes 5-12 1-3
Intercepted By 0 0