Perham gets early edge against Otters

Contributed / Perham Public Schools

Perham’s offensive line put up an impressive show against the Fergus Falls Otters at home on Wednesday night taking the win 34-8.

The one-two punch of Chas Melvin and Colton Hackel got the job done for the Yellowjackets. Perham’s first touchdown would come from Hackel on a 2-yard run in the first. Melvin would grab the second making the run from 3 yards out.

Hackel would also take the next two touchdowns for Perham. With one being from 9 yards and one from 4 yards. He set up Melvin with a 60-yard run to get the fifth touchdown of the game for the Yellowjackets. Melvin wrapped up the second quarter with a 2-yard run.

The Yellowjackets ran for 220 yards in the first half bringing them to a 34-0 advantage at halftime.

Logen Schake broke out the scoring for the Otters in the second half. Fergus Falls’ Andrew Johnson picked up the ball and the two-point conversion for the Otters.


Hackel and Melvin led the Yellowjackets attack throughout the duration of the game. Hackel tallied a total of 172 yards and three touchdowns on 18 rushes. Melvin followed with 88 yards, two touchdowns on 15 carries.

Fergus Falls Otters. 0 0 8 0 - 8
Perham YellowJackets 14 20 0 0 - 34

Natalie Hilden is the Sports Editor at the Perham Focus and Wadena Pioneer Journal. Hilden graduated from South Dakota State University in May of 2020. She came back to Northern Minnesota the place she has called home since she graduated from Nevis High School in 2017.
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