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Crookston blows past WDC 47-12

Crookston took advantage of the cold wind when it could to build a 27-0 halftime lead and never looked back en route to winning 47-12 over the WDC football team Friday night.

Jared Quanrud's quick 25-yard touchdown run allowed the Pirates to take control just two minutes into the game. Crookston would add a 42-yard touchdown pass from Ethan Hulst to Chris Dufault near the end of the stanza for a 13-0 lead.

Jake Sanders scored the first of his three touchdowns in the second quarter for Crookston. Sanders ran it in from three yards out and Dufault had his second touchdown reception on a 39-yarder to give the Pirates the 27-0 lead at the break.

The Wolverines came alive in the second half, scoring on Donny Tabery's 16-yard run, but the Pirates responded on consecutive touchdown runs by Sanders.

Crookston closed out their scoring on a 15-yard pass to Ryan Erickson from Matt Desrosier for the 47-6 lead with 2:15 left to play.

With one second remaining, Antonio St. Marie scored from 33 yards to give the Wolverines another six points for the final 47-12.

St. Marie led the Wolverines with 51 yards rushing, followed by Riley Snyder with 41, but WDC was held to 167 total offensive yards. Defensively, the Wolverines managed to intercept Crookston twice in the loss.

Crookston had 381 total yards in the win.

Because of Minnesota Education Association week, the Wolverines hosted Pequot Lakes at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

WDC at Crookston on Oct. 13

Pirates 47, Wolverines 12

WDC 0 0 6 6-12

CRK 13 14 14 6-47

First Quarter

CRK-Jared Quanrud 25 run (Elliott Hulst kick)

CRK-Chris Dufault 42 pass from Ethan Hulst (kick failed)

Second Quarter

CRK-Jake Sanders 3 run (pass failed)

CRK-Dufault 39 pass from Sanders (Ben Barvels pass from Ethan Hulst)

Third Quarter

WDC-Donny Tabery 16 run (pass failed)

CRK-Sanders 15 run (pass failed)

CRK-Sanders 6 run (Josh Thomas run)

Fourth Quarter

CRK-Ryan Erickson 15 pass from Matt Desrosier (run failed)

WDC-Antonio St. Marie 33 run (No PAT attempted)

Team Statistics

Rushes-yards: WDC 45-144; CRK 40-223

Pass Comp-Att-Int-Yards: WDC 1-6-0-23; CRK 7-13-2-158

Total offense: WDC 167; CRK 381

Individual Statistics

Rushing: WDC-Antonio St. Marie 4-51; Riley Snyder 12-41; Ryan Kephart 10-19; Matt Stone 7-18; Donny Tabery 9-12; Kevin Tumberg 2-2; Aaron Kern 1-1

Passing: WDC-Tabery 1-3-23; Kern 0-3

Receiving: Kephart 1-23