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Kapenga Runs for 207 Yards and 4 TDs as Vikings Advance with Win Over Panthers

By Craig Olson, 10/29/23, 2:45PM CDT


Jack Kapenga ran for 207 yards on 21 carries and scored four touchdowns on Saturday as the Pelican Rapids Vikings eliminated Park Rapids by the score of 50-21 in the Section 8AA semifinals.  Pelican Rapids had a total of 436 rushing yards and 491 yards of total offense in the contest.  Timmy Guler added 79 rushing yards, scoring twice, and also completed 5-of-10 passes for 33 yards.



Other statistical leaders for the Vikings were Jack Paulson (5 carries, 64 yards, 2 catches, 30 yards), Mark Kapenga (5 carries, 35 yards) and Treyvon Benson (4 carries, 28 yards, 5 catches, 25 yards).  Maclain Hovland completed both of his passing attempts for 22 yards.  Defensively, Jack Kapenga had 6 solo tackles and 8 assisted tackles and Channing Russman added 3 solo tackles and 4 assists.  Sacks were recorded by Guler (2), Luke Sjolie (1.5), Justin Jacobson (1), Russman (1) and Jack Kapenga (0.5).

Pelican Rapids (9-1) will try to avenge their only loss of the season when they face the defending Class AA champion Barnesville Trojans (10-0) for the 8AA title on Friday at 5:30pm at the Fargodome.