PARK RAPIDS -- Travis Kelley and Casey Stark combined to figure in all Pine River-Backus scoring as the Tigers opened the football season Thursday with a 27-8 victory over Park Rapids.
Kelley caught three touchdown passes, all from Stark, and ran for a fourth-quarter score.
"Kelley, offensively, was definitely outstanding," Tigers coach Randy Schwegel said. "Stark is a sophomore. He's never played quarterback before. Basically, last year he just kicked for us. He came in, in his first real competition, and did a nice job. I was happy with him and everybody."
Schwegel singled out the defensive play of linebackers Thomas Anderson and Nate Winn and defensive tackle Joe Bresnahan.
Pine River-Backus 0 20 0 7 -- 27
Park Rapids 0 0 0 8 -- 8
PRB-Travis Kelley 26 pass from Casey Stark (extra point failed)
PRB-Kelley 14 pass from Stark (run failed)
PRB-Kelley 17 pass from Stark (Stark run)
PRB-Kelley 2 run (Tyler Johnson kick)
Rushes-yards -- PRB 37-157, Park 41-106
Pass comp-att-int-yards -- PRB 3-10-0-57, Park 2-5-1-18
Total offense -- PRB 214, Park 124
Rushing -- PRB-Alan Anderson 16-63, Thomas Anderson 4-45
Passing -- PRB-Stark 3-10-0-57
Receiving -- PRB-Kelley 3-57
Overall -- PRB 1-0. Next game -- PRB at Bagley 7 p.m. Sept. 5.
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