NYM Football: Parkers Prairie spoils NY Mills Homecoming
By John George firstname.lastname@example.org The New York Mills Eagles just couldn't keep their offense on the field long enough to stay with Parkers Prairie last Friday. The Panthers picked up their first win of the season with a 26-14 victory at Mills Homecom...
By John George
The New York Mills Eagles just couldn't keep their offense on the field long enough to stay with Parkers Prairie last Friday. The Panthers picked up their first win of the season with a 26-14 victory at Mills Homecoming game at Smith Field.
The Eagles only ran 35 plays on offense and had just four first downs. Parkers Prairie, meanwhile, ran 65 plays from scrimmage, and outgained NY?Mills by 82 total yards.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Panthers got on the board with a one-yard TD?run by quarterback Thomas Alton. Mills tied the score later in the quarter when Jordan Novak broke free for a 65-yard TD?run.
Parkers Prairie scored one more before the half, and tacked on a two-point conversion to go up 14-6.
The third quarter proved to be the true turning point of the game. NY?Mills had just one possession, totaling two plays, that ended with an interception.
Parkers Prairie put together two drives, running a total of 21 plays. Their first drive ended with a touchdown pass from Alton to Peter Lind. Alton's second TD?pass of the game. Their second drive after the interception, extended into the fourth quarter and eventually ended on another one-yard TD?run.
"For the most part this was a very even game," Eagle head coach Jon Kotaska said. "The big difference was the third quarter. We did not get the stops that we needed on third down."
Mills had four opportunities where they had Parkers Prairie in a third down and six yards or longer to go, and the Panthers converted on every one, as well as converting one fourth down situation to continue a drive.
Mike Baune scored on a 21-yard run in the fourth quarter. His two-point pass to David Ayers made the final, 26-14.
Mills had 133 yards rushing on 16 attempts, 86 yards coming on the two TD?runs. Novak finished with 79 yards rushing and 12 yards receiving on two catches. He also led the Eagles with 15 tackles and a fumble recovery.
New York Mills will hit the road Oct. 3 to face Browerville. The Tigers (3-2, 1-2 Prairie South) are coming off a 34-12 loss to No. 2-A?Royalton.
Browerville won last year's meeting at Smith Field, 17-13. The Tigers are currently ranked No. 4 in the minnesota-scores.net power ranking.
Friday, September 26
Parkers Prairie 26, NYM 14
Parkers Prairie 0-14-6-6--26
NYM 0- 6- 0-8--14
PP--Alton 1 run (2-point PAT failed)
NYM--Jordan Novak 65 run (kick blocked)
PP--Bates 11 run (Bates pass fro Malton)
PP--Lind 9 pass from Alton (kick failed)
PP--Uran 1 run (kick blocked)
NYM--Mike Baune 21 run (David Ayers pass from Baune)
1st Downs 4 15
Rush--yds 16-133 60-251
Pass yds 51 15
Return yds 110 21
Comp--Att-In 6-16-2 3-5-1
Fbles-lost 1-1 2-1
Pen-yds 3-17 5-25
Rushing--Baune 9-52-1; Jordan Novak 3-79-1; Erik Tumberg 4-2.
Passing--Baune 6-16-2, 51 yds; Tanner Wegscheid 0-3-0, 0 yds.
Receiving--David Ayers 3-19; Novak 2-12; Jarrod Norton 1-20.
Defense--Ty Bell 12 Tkl; Novak 15 Tkl, Int; Nate Burg 6 Tkl, FR; Ayers 11 Tkl; Ted Rohr 11 Tkl; Collin Ness 11 Tkl.
North Conf. All
OTC 2-0 4-1
United North Central 1-0 1-4
Pillager 1-1 1-4
Parkers Prairie 1-1 1-4
New York Mills 0-3 0-5
South Conf. All
#4-A Upsala/Swanville 2-0 5-0
#1-A K-M-S 1-0 4-1
#11-A Royalton 1-1 4-1
Browerville 1-2 3-2
Osakis 0-2 2-3
Royalton 34, Browerville 12
Otter Tail Central 16, K-M-S 12
Osakis 42, UNC 40 (OT)
Upsala/Swanville Area 34, Pillager 0
Section 6A Section All
Lake Park-Audubon 1-0 4-1
Browerville 1-0 3-2
Osakis 1-1 2-3
Mahnomen 1-0 1-4
Pillager 1-0 1-4
Parkers Prairie 1-1 1-4
New York Mills 0-2 0-5
Cass Lake-Bena 0-2 0-5