EAST GRAND FORKS - Brandon Wing rushed for 144 yards and scored a touchdown as Staples-Motley started its season with a 24-7 win over East Grand Forks Thursday.
The Cardinals scored 24 unanswered points after the Green Wave took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.
Cody Hoemberg found the end zone on a pair of short touchdown runs in the second and fourth quarters while Alex Jansson hit Tanner Roberts with a 59-yard touchdown strike to round out the Cardinals' scoring plays.
Dylan Hales also helped pace the Staples-Motley rushing attack with 95 yards on 13 carries.
Staples-Motley 0 12 6 6 - 24
East Grand Forks 7 0 0 0 - 7
EGF-Luke Misialek 25 pass from Darin Hager (kick good)
SM-Cody Hoemberg 2 run (kick no good)
SM-Brandon Wing 4 run (conversion failed)
SM-Tanner Roberts 59 pass from Alex Jansson (conversion failed)
SM-Hoemberg 2 run (conversion failed)
Rushing yards: SM 57-320
Pass comp-att-int-yards: SM 3-5-1 99, EGF 4-10-1 65
Total Yards: SM 419
Rushing: SM-Wing 25-144, Dylan Hales 13-95, Hoemberg 10-35, Jansson 5-41, Gavin Cadlek 3-14
Passing: SM-Hager 3-5 99
Receiving: SM-Roberts 1-59, Seth Haaland 1-26, Jason Johnson 1-14
Overall: SM 1-0. Next: Staples-Motley vs. West Central at Barrett 7 p.m. Sept. 11.
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