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Quarterback Gabe Pankonin looks to use a block from lineman Gene Schleeter, #69, in the first quarter of the football opener at Pelican Rapids.

Pelican Rapids shuts down Yellowjackets in opener

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The Vikings' defense made a statement at home against the Yellowjackets, shutting down the Perham offense to the tune of under 100 total yards for the game in a 31-7 win to start the football season.


"We certainly were exposed," Head Coach Mike Jordahl said.

The Yellowjackets were held to 80 yards of total offense, 56 on the ground and 24 on three passing completions.

Conversely, the Vikings put up 351 total yards, with a whopping 280 on the ground.

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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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