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Royalton runs past Eagles

ROYALTON--After being shutout in the season opener and held to seven points in the second game, the New York Mills Eagles put up their highest output of the season scoring 18 points.

But a 19-point Royalton second quarter helped the Royals to a 38-18 victory.

The loss drops the Eagles to 0-3 overall and 0-1 in the Prairie Conference-South Division.

"A tough loss for us because I didn't feel that we played our best game," NY Mills Head Coach Matt Radniecki said. "Royalton came out and did what we expected but we weren't as disciplined as we needed to be to stop them on defense and offensively we just made too many little mistakes."

The Eagles committed three turnovers to just one from the Royals.

Royalton ran the ball down the Eagles' throats out-rushing NY Mills 244-53.

"Royalton attacked the outside and was very successful running counters and reverses but we knew they would do this. Give them credit because they did it well and ran hard."

Total yards were 357-249.

Charlie Peeters was able to move the ball in the air completing 16 of 30 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns.

"Charlie made some good plays at quarterback but just like our whole team we are really looking for some consistent team play from everyone."

Running backs Shane Novak and Tyler Patron were the recipients of the Peeters' scoring passes. Novak had five receptions for 46 yards. He scored from 22 yards out in the fourth quarter.

Patron scored on a six-yard pass from Peeters in the second quarter.

Dan Kraft threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Keaton Norton late in the game for the Eagles' final score.

"On offense, we had some success passing the ball and I believe that we will need to continue to pass for us to win games in the next few weeks.

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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