AITKIN - Sam Johnson's two second-half touchdowns sparked the Aitkin Gobblers in the second half as they overcame a 13-point deficit to defeat the Two Harbors Agates 20-13 in non-conference action Thursday.
Johnson led the Gobblers in rushing with 119 yards on 17 attempts. Cody Fossum carried the ball four times for 43 yards and a touchdown and led the team with 76 receiving yards.
Quarterback-strong safety Andrew Welshons completed 9 of 14 passes for 171 yards, converted two of three extra-point kicks and clinched the win for the Gobblers as he intercepted a pass to end a late drive by the Agates.
Two Harbors 13 0 - 13
Aitkin 0 20 - 20
TH - Ryan Guentzel run (XP failed)
TH - Guentzel run (XP failed)
Ait- Sam Johnson 26 run (Andrew Welshons kick)
Ait - Cody Fossum 4 run (Welshons kick )
Ait - Sam Johnson 36 run (kick failed)
Rushes-yards: A 39-235
Pass comp-att-int-yards: A 9-14-0-171
Total offense: A 406
Rushing: A- Sam Johnson 17-119, Cody Fossum 4-43
Passing: A- Andrew Welshons 9-14-0-171
Receiving: A- Cody Fossum 2-76, Anthony White 2-49
Overall: A 1-0. Next game: Aitkin vs. Greenway at Coleraine 7 p.m. Sept. 11.
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