ROCKFORD - Cody Stangl rushed for 109 yards and three touchdowns and after a week off the Mike Weber-Chad Lanners duo connected five times for 101 yards and a score in the Pierz Pioneers 28-6 Central Minnesota Conference victory over Rockford Friday.
Stangl scored from 2, 6 and 5 yards out and Lanners caught a 37-yard touchdown pass from Weber, who threw for 166 yards on 11-of-19 passing.
Pierz continued to hurt itself, however, as it fumbled four times and Weber threw one interception.
The Pioneers did pick off Rockford quarterback Ryan Diedrich five times.
Stangl, Lanners and Mitch Woitalla each had one interception and Kyle Bednar had two.
Jake Zahurones finished with 15 tackles and a fumble recovery.
"We moved the ball very well, but turnovers hurt us," said Pierz head coach Leo Pohlkamp. "We ran the ball extremely well and stuffed Rockford's rushing game.
"We have to stop hurting ourselves with turnovers."
Pierz 0 14 0 14 - 28
Rockford 0 0 0 6 - 6
Prz-Cody Stangl 2 run (Travis Kahl kick) 11:56
Prz-Chad Lanners 37 pass from Mike Weber (Kahl kick) 3:36
Prz-Stangl 6 run (Kahl kick) 3:32
R-Nate Bigley 78 pass from Ryan Diedrich (kick blocked) 4:19
Prz-Stangl 5 run (Kahl kick) 2:33
Rushes-yards: Prz 239, R 40
Pass comp-att-int-yards: Prz 11-19-1-166, R 13-32-5-228
Total offense: Prz 405, R 268
Rushing: Prz-Cody Stangl 15-109, John Omann 12-82, Tanner Tetrick 5-28, Zach Doroff 3-16, Mitch Woitalla 3-6, Shawn Huls 2-10, Jake Nelson 2-6, Mike Weber 3- (-18)
Passing: Prz-Weber 11-19-166
Receiving: Prz-Chad Lanners 5-101, Tyler Monson 3-29, Omann 2-36, Woitalla 1-0
Conference: Prz 2-1, R 0-3. Overall: Prz 3-1, R 0-4. Next game: Pierz hosts Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 7 p.m. Friday.
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