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Grahn’s 4 TDs put Vikings over Nighthawks [UPDATED]

Published 9:38am Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Updated 9:39am Wednesday, October 24, 2012

PELICAN RAPIDS — The third ranked Pelican Rapids Vikings hosted the sixth seeded Prairie Valley Nighthawks on this rainy and cold Tuesday night. The Vikings came out with a well earned victory by a score of 41-14.

Senior Quarterback and leader Devin Schell got this Viking team on the scoreboard first on a five yard quarterback keeper on their first possession of the night. But this persistent Pelican Rapids team was not done as they would drive down the field on their next possession, Tanner Grahn capped the drive off with a two yard touchdown run to give the Vikings a 14-0 lead to end the quarter.

Nathan Sillerud hauled in a 20 yard pass for a touchdown from Schell to start off the second quarter scoring for the Vikings, to give them a 21-0 lead. The Nighthawks finally got on the board on a six yard run from Hunter Arnold to end the half scoring at 21-6.

Pelican came out hungry in the second half and took any chance the Nighthawks had at winning the game. Grahn found the endzone three more times in the second half to cap off the Vikings scoring.

Tanner Grahn finished the night with 56 yards on ten carries and four touchdowns to pace the Vikings. Schell chipped in 60 yards on 13 carries and a score of his own.

With the win Pelican Rapids advances to the Section semi finals and will travel to Barnesville to take on the Trojans on Saturday night.


Pelican Rapids 41, Prairie Valley 14

1 2 3 4 F

PR 14 7 13 7 — 41

PV 0 6 0 8 — 14


1st Quarter:

(PR) Schell 5 yd run (Diaz Kick)

(PR) Grahn 2 yd run (Diaz Kick)

2nd Quarter:

(PR) Sillerud 20 yd pass from Schell (Diaz Kick)

(PV) Arnold 6 yd run (Kick Fail)

3rd Quarter:

(PR) Grahn 5 yd run (Diaz Kick)

(PR) Grahn 1 yd run (Kick Fail)

4th Quarter:

(PR) Grahn 11 yd run (Diaz Kick)

(PV) Hewitt 9 yd run (Riedel from Alberts)


Passing Yards 66 109

Rushing Yards 216 102

Total Yards 282 211


Rushing Leaders:

(PR) Schell 13-60 yds 1 TD, Grahn 10-56 yds 4 TDs

Passing Leaders:

(PR) Schell 6-9 66 yds 1 TD

Recieving Leaders:

(PR) Patrick Coleman 2-20 yds, Nathan Sillerud 1-20 yds 1 TD

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