STAPLES - Brandon Wing rushed for two scores and added another via a 60-yard touchdown pass from Alex Jansson as No. 3 seed Staples-Motley easily dispatched No. 6 East Grand Forks 44-0 in the quarterfinals of the Section 8-3A playoffs Tuesday.
Blake Petrich rushed 11 times for 73 yards and scored the Cardinals' first two touchdowns while Jansson added a 14-yard TD run as S-M out-gained the Green Wave 476-91 in total yards.
Next up for the Cardinals, who ended the regular season ranked fifth in 3A, is a matchup at No. 2 Perham at 6 p.m. Saturday in the section semifinals.
East Grand Forks 0 0 0 0 - 0
Staples-Motley 8 20 16 0 - 44
SM-Blake Petrich 3 run (Alex Jansson run)
SM-Petrich 8 run (conversion no good)
SM-Brandon Wing 14 run (kick failed)
SM-Jansson 14 run (Haaland pass from Jansson)
SM-Dylan Shequen safety
SM-Wing 2 run (Conversion no good)
SM-Wing 60 pass from Jansson (Wing run)
Rushes-yards: EGF 27-76, SM 51-336
Pass comp-att-int-yards: EGF 3-11-1-15, SM 3-5-1-140
Total offense: EGF 91, SM 476
Rushing: EGF Darrin Haggard 6-20, Cody Restau 4-23, Berrera 5-24; SM Petrich 11-73, Dylan Hales 6-71, Jansson 11-48, Wing 7-42, Cody Hoemberg 6-28, Brandon Flickenger 5-37, Grant Longbella 2-25, Gavin Kadlec 3-12
Passing: EGF Haggard 3-11-1-15, SM Jansson 3-5-1-140
Receiving: EGF Luke Misialek 1-3; SM Wing 1-60, Hales 1-60, Halland 1-20
Overall: SM 9-0. Next: Staples-Motley at No. 2 Perham in Section 8-3A semifinals 6 p.m. Saturday.
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