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A Jordan Hein swing pass to running back Payton Jordahl resulted in this 36-yard TD reception to put Perham ahead 7-0 with 8:52 remaining in the first quarter. Robert Williams/FOCUS

State Football: Perham defeats Esko 42-8


DULUTH -- Jordan Hein and Payton Jordahl each scored two touchdowns in the first half to lead Perham to an easy 42-8 victory over Esko in the Minnesota Class 3A state quarterfinals Saturday.

The Yellowjackets scored on three of their first four possessions to take a seemingly insurmountable lead over the Eskomos amid rain and high winds.

"These guys are just so focused," Perham Head Coach Mike Jordahl said. "It's amazing and I'm just so happy for everyone on the team."

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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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