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Ty Haverland had a big game defensively recovering a fumble deep in Staples-Motley territory leading to a score and wiping three points off the scoreboard after blocking this field goal attempt in the first quarter. Photo by Bob Williams.

8AAA football quarterfinals: Jackets overcome shaky start to defeat Cardinals


Three Perham first half turnovers allowed the Staples-Motley Cardinals (0-9) to hang with Perham (6-3) in the first half of the opening game of the Section 8AAA football playoffs.

Perham came out ready to play in the second half and put the game away with three third quarter touchdowns en route to a 34-12 victory.

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Robert Williams
Robert has been the Sports Editor for the Focus since 2010 covering multiple state and national championship teams and is a mainstay at state tournaments each season covering the successful, athletic programs of Perham and New York Mills High Schools.
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