Trojans edge Vikings 28-21 in semi-finalsPublished 9:25pm Saturday, October 27, 2012
BARNESVILLE — The Pelican Rapids Vikings went on the road this Saturday to take on a hungry Barnesville Trojan football team. The home team took the victory by a score of 28-21.
The Trojans wasted no time scoring on their first drive, Austin Martz scampered to the outside for a 40 yard touchdown, the kick was missed. Pelican fumbled on the next kickoff, and three plays later Barnesville found the end zone again on a seven yard run by Michael Strand.
The Trojans had a 14-0 lead before the Vikings even had the ball on offense.
Quarterback Devin Schell led his Viking offense down the field in the second quarter and scored the touchdown himself on a two yard run.
The Pelican Rapids defense held strong and got their offense good field position to set up their second touchdown on a six yard pass from Schell to Travis Haugen. The ballgame was tied at the half 14-14.
Barnesville battled back and answered in the second half with a two yard run by Strand for his second score of the night.
In a very back and forth game the Vikings answered that touchdown on a 10 yard scamper by Carlos Gutierrez and Pelican found themselves in the lead 21-20 going into the fourth.
After a few three and outs by both teams, the Trojans busted loose and put together one last scoring drive capped off by a seven yard run by Strand. The Trojan defense would hold for the remainder of the game and the final score was 28-21 in favor of the Trojans.
The loss caps off a 7-3 season for the Vikings.
Pelican Rapids 21, Barnesville 28
1 2 3 4 F
PR 0 14 7 0 — 21
BAR 14 0 6 8 — 28
(BAR) Martz 40 yd run (kick fail)
(BAR) Strand 7 yd run (Strand run)
(PR) Schell 2 yd run (Diaz Kick)
(PR) Haugen 6 yd pass from Schell (Diaz Kick)
(BAR) Strand 2 yd run (Kick blocked)
(PR) Gutierrez 10 yd run (Diaz Kick)
(BAR) Strand 7 yd run (Brandt run)
Rushing Yards 176 283
Passing Yards 96 57
(PR) Schell 20-110 yds 1 TD, Grahn 9-32 yds
(PR) Schell 7-14 96 yds 1 TD
(PR) Haugen 4-39 yds 1 TD, Bruggeman 2-53 yds