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Willmar, 56201
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

GROVE CITY -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City will take a perfect record into its West Central South Conference finale after leveling Paynesville 34-0 on Friday night.

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The win gives ACGC (5-0, 7-0) at least a tie for the conference title. The Falcons host Yellow Medicine east (4-1, 5-2) Wednesday with a chance to win the title outright.

The Falcons held the Bulldogs' offense to 32 total yards, 13 rushing and 19 yards through the air.

The Falcons rushed for 244 yards and three quarterbacks combined for 11 completions and 142 yards.

Short touchdown runs by Micah Nordin, Kent Whitcomb and Justin Schroeder gave the Falcons a 22-0 lead after three quarters. There was also a safety in the third quarter on a tackle in the end zone by Michael Amore.

Nordin finished with 133 yards in 19 snaps. Starter Dominic Hopp was 8-for-11 for 90 yards throwing.

Eric Peterson had four catches for 53 yards for the Falcons.

ACGC 34, Paynesville 0

Paynesville (1-4, 1-6) 0 0 0 0 -- 0

ACGC (5-0, 7-0) 7 7 8 12 -- 34

ACGC - Micah Nordin 2 run (Josh Cunningham kick)

ACGC- Kent Whitcomb 4 run (Cunningham kick)

ACGC - Safety. Tackle in end zone by Michael Amore

ACGC - Justin Schroeder 1 run (kick fail)

ACGC - Nick Leither 8 run (kick fail)

ACGC - Joshiah Puckett 8 pass from Damien Zaeska (kick fail)

Paynesville

Team statistics

First downs: 3 ... Rushing: 27-13 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 6-15-19-0 ... Fumbles lost: 0 ... Penalties: 8-48

Individual statistics

Rushing: Randy Leyendecker 6-15, Matt Hansen 3-9 .... Passing: Jamie Paul 6-19-19-0 .... Receiving: Hansen 4-9, Alex Naujokas 2-10.... Punting: 8-26.0 .... Interceptions: none .... Fumble recoveries: Jordan Spaeth

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City

Team statistics

First downs: 20 ... Rushing: 53-244 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 11-14-142 ... Fumbles lost: 1 ... Penalties: 8-78

Individual statistics

Rushing: Micah Nordin 19-113, Justin Schroeder 4-44, Nick Leither 6-33, Vance Martin 6-19, Kent Whitcomb 5-5, Ryan Bergstrom 1-15 .... Passing: Dominic Hopp 8-11-90-0, Nordin 2-2-44-0, Damien Zaeska 1-1-8-0 .... Receiving: Eric Peterson 4-53, Nordin 2-30, Bergstrom 2-34, Cullen Fischer 1-22, Josiah Puckett 1-8 .... Punting: Peterson 2-38.0 .... Interceptions: none .... Fumble recoveries: none .... Tackles (solo-assist): Cory Mahn 3-4, Eric Peterson 3-2, Nick Leither 3-2, Josh Cunningham 5-1, Jared Peterson 1-4 ... QB sacks: E. Peterson 1 ... Blocked punt: Mahn

NEXT -- ACGC: Wednesday home vs. YME ... Paynesville: Wednesday home vs. Benson.

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