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Cowboys lasso Vikings 33-7

Published 11:07am Friday, October 18, 2013

FARGO — Fighting for key playoff position, the Breckenridge Cowboys were able to hold the rushing attack of Pelican Rapids to 91 yards on the way to a 33-7 victory Thursday in the Fargodome.

The Vikings opened the scoring with a one yard plunge by Nick Thompson, but the rest of the evening would belong to Breckenridge as it saw quarterback Parker Busse takeover scoring three touchdowns before the half.

Neither team notched a point on the scoreboard in  the third, but the Cowboys would score twice more in the fourth to put the game on ice.

“Breckenridge did a good job with there defense and we weren’t able to get things established the way we did most games this year,” Viking coach Dave Haugen said. “We played hard throughout the game and am pleased with the effort.  We’ll find some positives and look to play better next time out.”

The Vikings were led on the ground by Ryan Bruggeman with 22 carries for 68 yards, while teammates Travis Haugen (37 yards) and Nathan Sillerud (31 yards) each had two catches in the game.

Busse led the Cowboys with 15 carries and 120 yards and two touchdowns, while also going 1-for-4 with a touchdown pass in the game.

The Vikings, receiving the fourth seed in Section 8AA playoffs, will host Osakis at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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