Warriors topple Wolverines 29-13
Lucas Gunnufson blazed 98 yards for one score and grabbed a 36-yard touchdown pass from Alan Peterson for another in leading the Warroad Warriors to a 29-13 victory Wednesday night over Wadena-Deer Creek.
Colter Pettit put both of WDC's touchdowns on the board with runs of seven and three yards.
Josh Sherman was WDC's top ground gainer with 94 yards on 27 carries. Pettit rushed 11 times for 64 yards. Logan Meyer picked up 60 yards on 15 attempts.
Scott Fillhouer caught three aerials for 25 yards in the loss. Jordan Rentz grabbed two passes for 41 yards.
The 1-7 Wolverines will go on the road Tuesday for a 6 p.m. Section 6AA game with state-ranked Breckenridge.
WDC 0 7 6 0 - 13
Warroad 14 7 8 0 - 29
WDC: Colter Pettit 7 yd run (PAT Logan Meyer kick), Pettit 3 yd run (PAT failed)
Warroad: Lucas Gunnufson 98 yd run (PAT failed), Gunnufson 36 pass from Alan Peterson (PAT Ross Merriman run), Rhett Warmsbecker 28 yd run (PAT kick), Merriman 12 yd run (PAT Peterson run)
Pequot Lakes 53,
Wadena-Deer Creek 14
Jacob Box and Logan Lange each crossed the goal line three times last Friday as Pequot Lakes whipped Wadena-Deer Creek in a Homecoming game.
Box rambled 57 yards for the game's first touchdowns and turned two of his three catches into touchdowns from 15 and 28 yards out. Pequot Lakes quarterback Nevin Greer, who was six of seven throwing the ball, also hit Andrew Blaeser with a 25-yard TD.
Logan Lange hurt the Wolverines on the ground by breaking off scoring runs of 24, 26 and 36 yards. Lange finished the game with 138 yards on 14 carries.
The Class 2A Wolverines lost for the sixth straight time after opening the season Sept. 3 at Park Rapids with a 19-13 win. The Class 3A Patriots, who were coming off their first loss of the season, built a 40-0 halftime lead by the half and did not allow WDC on the board until the fourth quarter.
"Pequot Lakes is a very physical team," WDC head coach Tom VanErp said. "Their size and speed overwhelmed us in the first half."
Despite the pounding, VanErp was pleased with the way the Wolverines focused on their final regular season game with Warroad and ended the shutout with two Josh Sherman touchdowns.
"We talked at halftime about getting something positive going in the second half and build for Game 8 and the playoffs," VanErp said. "We were able to work out some things in the second half and had some success with our run game."
Sherman broke off an 11-yard scoring run for WDC's first touchdown. He then scooped up a Pequot Lakes fumble and returned it 36 yard for WDC's first defensive touchdown of the season.
Logan Meyer was WDC's top ground gainer with 32 yards on seven carries. Jordan Rentz grabbed four passes for 27 yards.
PL 21 19 7 6 - 53
WDC 0 0 0 14 - 14
PL: Jacob Box 57 yd run (PAT failed), Box 28 yd pass from Nevin Greer (PAT Logan Lange run), Lange 24 yd run (PAT Conner Leagjeld kick),
Andrew Blaeser 25 yd pass from Greer (PAT Leagjeld kick), Lange 26 yd run (PAT failed), Box 15 yd pass from Greer (PAT failed), Lange 36 yd run (PAT Leagjeld kick), Nolan Michaelson 29 yd run (PAT failed)
WDC: Josh Sherman 11 yd run (PAT failed), Sherman 36 yd fumble return (PAT Sherman run)
First Downs 17 15
Yards Rushing 328 158
Yards Passing 91 46
Total Yards 419 204
Passes 6-7 6-17
Intercepted by 0 0
Fumbles lost 0 1
Penalties 6-35 6-30