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Jesse Hein celebrates after stopping Park Rapids' final drive of the game handing the ball to his brother Jordan Hein, who clinched the game on a two-yard run in the waning seconds. Photo by Bob Williams.

Perham advances to 8AAA final with victory over Park Rapids

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For a second straight playoff game, the #1-seeded Perham Yellowjackets (7-3) found themselves in a first-half dogfight. This time, with #5 seed Park Rapids (3-7).

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The Panthers took an early 7-0 lead and threatened, like Staples-Motley did last week, to take a lead into halftime.

However, the Perham defense stiffened in the waning seconds of the first half and shut down the Panthers in the second half to advance to the Section 8AAA final with a 28-14 victory.

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