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Payton Jordahl (25) and Jordan Hein (7) found themselves in unusual territory as the Buccaneers defense shut down Perham's rushing leaders to advance to the state final and end the Yellowjackets' season. Robert Williams/FOCUS

State semis: Blue Earth Area defeats Perham 31-21

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MINNEAPOLIS - The vaunted number one defense in Class 3A of Blue Earth Area found a way to contain Jordan Hein and Bucs' running back David Franta scored three touchdowns in a 31-21 state semifinal victory over the Perham Yellowjackets at Metrodome Saturday.

Franta scored his second rushing touchdown of the opening half with 20 seconds remaining in the second quarter to give the Buccaneers a 24-13 lead going into the break. The Bucs never trailed in the game.

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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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