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Providence Academy QB Jackson Canfield scores on a five-yard run. Photo by Bob Williams.

5AAA Football Playoffs: Lions escape Rockets

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PLYMOUTH -- Much like Perham's Section 8AAA final victory, the #2-5AAA Providence Academy Lions (9-2) escaped a defensive battle, defeating the #5 Rockford Rockets (5-6) by a score of 15-14 to capture the Section 5AAA championship.


The victory propels the Lions to the quarterfinal round of the state tournament, where they will face the Yellowjackets (8-3) Saturday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m. at Husky Stadium on the campus of St. Cloud State University.

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Robert Williams
Robert is the Sports Editor of Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Williams worked prior in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 
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