PILLAGER — Tyler Tappe gained 171 yards on the ground on 12 carries while scoring four times as Pequot Lakes opened its season with a 38-6 win over non-conference foe Staples-Motley Thursday night.
Jordan Redmond netted 171 yards passing while throwing two touchdowns compared to just one interception for the Patriots.
Mike Beach’s 10-yard run was the Cardinals’ only score.
The game was played at Pillager due to the Patriots’ home field being under construction.
Pequot Lakes 7 13 12 6 — 38
Staples-Motley 0 6 0 0 — 6
PL-Chris Westman 39 fumble return, (C.J. Borleis kick).
PL-Tyler Tappe 6 run (Borleis)
SM-Mike Beach 10 run (run failed),
PL-Tyler Tappe 35 run (kick no good).
PL-Tyler Tappe 78 run (run failed)
PL-Tyler Tappe 40 pass from Redmond (kick failed).
PL-Kyle Narveson 36 pass from Jordan Redmond (run failed).
Rushes-yards: PL 230,
Pass comp-att-int-yds: 7-17-1-174 PL
Total offense: PL 404,
Overall: PL 1-0, SM 0-1. Next: Pequot Lakes at Detroit Lakes 7 p.m. Sept. 7; Staples-Motley at Hawley 7 p.m. Sept. 7.