The Brainerd Warrior sophomore football team opened its season Thursday with a 55-8 win against the Fergus Falls Otters.
The Warriors jumped to an early lead as quarterback Chris Pederson ran 58 yards for the first score on the game’s first series.
The Otters turned the ball over and the Warriors scored again on an 8-yard run by Allen Jevning.
Other Brainerd scoring was by Pederson on a 6-yard run and on two 2-point conversion runs, Josh Howieson on a 6-yard run, Riley Fabian kicked three extra points, Jevning on a 5-yard run, Kyler Walczak on a 4-yard run, and Colton Borg on 48- and 2-yard runs.
Brainerd’s defense caused three turnovers, with Matt Hill and Spark Harper intercepting passes and Zach Stangl recovering a fumble.
The Warriors scored 29 points in the first quarter, 13 in the second, six in the third and seven in the fourth. Fergus Falls scored its only points in the fourth.
Brainerd hosts Willmar at 5 p.m. Thursday.