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NRHEG prevails in offensive shootout

 

By JIM LUTGENS
Editor/Publisher

With two weeks of tragedy in the rear-view mirror, the NRHEG Panthers were finally able to have a normal week of practice in preparation for their Friday, Sept. 30 football clash with Sibley East.

That’s probably a good thing.

The Panthers needed to be sharp and were in an exciting 38-29 triumph in New Richland.

“This was a huge win for us,” said Panthers coach Dan Stork, whose team ran its record to 4-1 with its fourth straight victory. “Sibley East is a very good football team.”

The Wolverines were also bigger on the defensive line, but in the end it didn’t matter as the Panthers went about business as usual.

“Perry Peterson once again put on a show,” said Stork. “Our offensive line really played well against a much bigger Sibley East line.”

Peterson continued to play at a breakneck pace, rushing for 175 on 30 carries as NRHEG outgained the visitors 412-348.

Sam Prigge complimented Peterson’s running with his best passing night of the season, going 12-for-16 for 220 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.

“Sam had a huge night,” said Stork. “The offensive line did an awesome job giving him time to find his receivers and he was on the money. Cole Staloch, Brady Agrimson, Noah Sletten and Sawyer VanMaldeghem all had huge catches.”

Prigge hit Agrimson with a 21-yard touchdown in the first quarter and, in the second, connected with Staloch for 28 yards and Sletten for 21 yards as NRHEG led 24-15 at halftime.

Sibley East made it interesting in the second half, pulling within 24-23 after three quarters and nearly tying it at 30 early in the fourth, but Prigge and Staloch connected again in the fourth to ice it.

Alex Buckmeier led the defense with 5 tackles.

The Panthers play this Friday at LeSueur-Henderson.

 

NRHEG 38, Sibley East 29

SE                7        8        8       6      — 29

NRHEG          8       16        0      15     — 38

 

First Quarter

NRHEG — B.Agrimson 21 pass from Prigge (B.Agrimson pass from Prigge)

SE — Durham 1 run (Lindquist kick)

 

Second Quarter

NRHEG — Staloch 28 pass from Prigge (B.Agrimson pass from Prigge)

SE — Bates 14 run (Durham run)

NRHEG — Sletten 21 pass from Prigge (Staloch pass from Prigge)

Third Quarter

SE — Durham 23 run (Durham run)

Fourth Quarter

NRHEG — Peterson 7 run (pass failed)

SE — Holmquist 68 pass from Bates (kick failed)

NRHEG — Staloch 14 pass from Prigge (Prigge run)

 

                                     SE         NRHEG

First Downs                     12                 24

Rushing attempts              32                47

Yds. Rushing                   228              192

Passing                         3-6-1        12-16-1

Yds. Passing                    120              220

Total plays                         42              66

Total Yds.                        348             412

Penalties                         8-80             2-25

Fumbles-lost                    1-1              0-0

Third down                      4-8             6-11

Fourth down                     0-5            2-2

Punts-Avg.                     1-36.0         2-32.0

 

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing — NRHEG: Peterson 30-175; Sletten 7-28; VanMaldeghem 7-4; Prigge 6 —16; SE: Durham 17-143; Bates 12-59; Rodriguez 4-20; Messner 1-4; Bates 2-2

Passing — NRHEG: Prigge 12-16-220; SE: Bates 3-5-120; Lindquist 0-1-0

Receiving — NRHEG: Staloch 4-94; B.Agrimson 3-48; Sletten 3-41; VanMaldeghem 2-37; SE: Holquist 3-120

Punt returns — NRHEG: Peterson 1-7

Kickoff returns — NRHEG: Staloch 4-68; Peterson 1-4; SE Durham 3-67; Messner 1-12; Snyder 1-8

NRHEG DEFENSE (tackles)

Buckmeier 5; Peterson 4.5; Sletten 3, 1 int.; Bailey 2.5; Jensen 2.5; Schultz 2; Leibeg 54; C.Agrimson 2; Staloch 1.5; Jacobson 1.5; B.Agrimson 1; Stork .5; Hogstad .5; Thompson .5

 

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