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Derik Gaudette makes a move after catching a Charlie Peeters pass against Browerville.
Derik Gaudette makes a move after catching a Charlie Peeters pass against Browerville.

Ranked Browerville blanks NY Mills 27-0

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The Eagles football team faced a tough task matched up against undefeated Browerville. The Tigers entered Friday's game ranked third in the state 1A rankings and proved it with a 27-0 shutout.

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"There's a reason why they're undefeated," Head Coach Matt Radniecki said. "They have a lot of experience and tradition over there."

The Tigers are a grind it out football team and pounded the ball on the ground against NY Mills. The longest play from scrimmage was 11 yards and the Eagle defense did a good job of defending against big plays.

"I'm really proud of our kids. We tackled better and didn't give up long runs and the kids kept on playing. They didn't lie down and quit and had some fun playing football and that's important."

Browerville played nearly flawless football with only one penalty and one turnover.

"They don't beat themselves."

Strong on both sides of the ball, the Tigers held the Eagle offense at bay.

"We're a little frustrated offensively but we're really close to making some nice plays. We don't have consistency on offense. At the same time, we were happy defensively."

The loss drops the Eagles to 1-6. The final home game for NY Mills' seniors brings Pillager to town.

"Pillager is not a real physical football team but they are strong at the skills positions. Last year the kids competed really well against Pillager and I expect us to have a good effort and we have a definite chance if we put it all together."

Pillager ended the Eagles football season last year in overtime 36-34.

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