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Football: Summers, DGF run away with it to hand Perham its first loss

Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton's Jordan Summers ran for 340-yards on 43 carries in the Rebels' 35-20 win over section rival Perham.

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Perham's Braylon Rach carries the ball into a pair of Rebel defenders in the Yellowjackets' 35-20 loss against Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton on Sept. 16, 2022 from Ted Meinhover Field.
Tris Anderson / Perham Focus
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PERHAM – Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton has high expectations for the 2022 football season, and it showed why on Friday night in Perham.

The Rebels (3-0) handed the Yellowjackets (2-1) their first loss by a score of 35-20. Jordan Summers ran for 340-yards on 43 carries for three touchdowns in a Section 8-3A matchup.

Summers scored for the first time with 35 seconds left in the first half before punching in the two-point conversion to take a 16-8 lead at the half. He then broke off a 60-yard run for a touchdown early in the third quarter. Summers completed the hat trick with a 14-yard touchdown scamper late in the fourth quarter to put the Rebels ahead 35-14.

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Perham's Evan Kovash carries the ball intothe rebel defense in the Yellowjackets' 35-20 loss against Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton on Sept. 16, 2022 from Ted Meinhover Field.
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DGF outgained Perham 408-149 yards. However, the Yellowjackets big-play montra struck several times to keep things close. Evan Kovash picked off Owen Leach for a 70-yard defensive touchdown to tie the game at 8-8 in the second quarter. Kovash crossed the goal line again on an eight-yard touchdown throw-and-catch from Blaiz Schmidt to make it 29-14 in the third quarter.

Trailing by three touchdowns, Schmidt connected with Braylon Rack for 32-yards t in the final three minutes to cut the deficit to 15. Perham got the ball back after a fumble before turning it over on downs with 1:28 left.

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Schmidt threw for 106 yards on 12-for-24 passing with two touchdowns. Kovash led receivers with five catches for 51 yards. Schmidt was also the leading rusher with 21 yards on six carries. Carson Beyer led Perham with 13 tackles, while Ben Shumansky had 10.

The Yellowjackets are back on the road this Friday where they will look to win the Battle for the Paddle for a second consecutive season. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

DILWORTH-GLYNDON-FELTON 8 8 13 6 – 35

PERHAM 0 8 0 12 – 20

SCORING- FIRST QUARTER- DGF- Owen Leach 6-yard TD pass to Brody Friend, Leac two-point pass to Jordan Summers good, 8-0, 6:10

SECOND QUARTER- PERHAM- Evan Kovash 70-yard INT return for TD, Braylon Rach two-point run good, 8-8, 11:06; DGF- Jordan Summers- 2-yard TD run, Summers two-point run good, 16-8, 8:35

THIRD QUARTER- DGF- Summers 60-yard TD run, Hayden Hauf PAT good, 23-8, 8:35; DGF- Leach 2-yard TD run, PAT no good, 29-8, 0:00

FOURTH QUARTER- PERHAM- Blaiz Schmidt 8-yard TD pass to Kovash, two-point run no good, 29-14, 8:33; DGF- Summers 14-yard TD run, PAT no good, 35-14, 3:55; PERHAM- Schmidt 32-yard TD pass to Rach, two-point run no good, 35-20, 2:40

PERHAM TEAM TOTALS- 8 first downs, 43 rushing yards, 106 passing yards, 149 total yards, 3-10 third down, 1-3 fourth down

PERHAM OFFENSE- RUSHING- Schmidt 6 carries, 19 yards; Rach 6 carries, 13 yards; Hudson Hackel 4 carries, 8 yards; Noah Thompson 1 carry, 3 yards; PASSING- Schmidt 12-24, 106 yards, 2 TD, INT; RECEIVING- Kovash- 5 catches, 51 yards, TD; Thompson 4 catches, 9 yards; Rach 1 catch, 32 yards, TD; Alex Ohm 1 catch, 12 yards; Gage Aanenson 1 catch, 2 yards

PERHAM DEFENSE- Carson Beyer 13 tackles; Ben Shumansky 10 tackles; Gage Aanenson 9 tackles; Sawyer Dilbeck 9 tackles; Rach 7 tackles, 1 FF; Thompson 7 tackles; Hackel 5 tackles; Kovash 5 tackles; Jacob Daniels 5 tackles; Kaden Feldt 4 tackles; Jaxon Vetch 2 tackles; Ashton Detloff 1 tackle; Brandon Sandberg 1 tackle; Brock Melgard 1 tackle

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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