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Tribune photo by Tom Larson Morris/Chokio-Alberta receiver Chandler Erickson catches a pass and tries to break away from Paynesville defensive back Mitchell Peck (3) while his Bulldogs teammate Nicholas Dingmann moves in to help during the first quarter on Friday in Paynesville. Peck had just a handful of Erickson's jersey but was able to hang on and make the stop.

Prep Football: Tigers edge Bulldogs 26-24

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PAYNESVILLE -- Chandler Erickson took a pass from Jake Torgerson and busted free down the sideline on an 82-yard touchdown play, leading to a Morris/Chokio-Alberta shading of Paynesville 26-24 on Friday.

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Paynesville had the Tigers almost stopped facing third-and-eight on their 18 yard line.

That put MCA up 26-18.

Caleb Burris, who had scored on an 85-yard kickoff return in the third quarter teamed up with quarterback Matt Quade on a 52-yard scoring play that got the Bulldogs within 26-24.

The conversion pass failed and the Tigers maintained the lead.

Torgerson passed for 204 yards.

Nathan Meyer rushed for 105 yards for the Dogs' offense.

Morris/CA 26, Paynes. 24

Morris/CA (2-0) 8 6 6 6 -- 26

Paynesville (1-1) 0 6 12 6 -- 24

M - Tanner Picht 2 run (Picht run)

P - Nathan Meyer 35 run (run failed)

M - Picht 4 run (pass failed)

P - Anthony Johnson 8 run (pass failed)

M - Jake Torgerson 1 run (pass failed)

P - Caleb Burris 85 kick return (pass failed)

M - Chandler Erickson 82 pass from Torgerson (pass failed)

P - Burris 52 from Matthew Quade (pass failed)

Morris/Chokio-Alberta

Team statistics

First downs: 17 ... Rushing: 45-188 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 11-28-204-0 ... Fumbles lost: 2 ... Penalties: 5-30

Individual statistics

Rushing: Tom Holland 17-89, Tanner Picht 11-48, Jordan Staples 10-43, Jake Torgerson 8-4 ... Passing: Torgerson 11-28-204-0 ... Receiving: Chandler Erickson 6-136, Logan Manska 5-68

Paynesville

Team statistics

First downs: 11 ... Rushing: 44-213 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): not available ... Fumbles lost: 0 ... Penalties: 5-26

Individual statistics

Rushing: Nathan Meyer 22-105, Matthew Quade 12-69, Anthony Johnson 8-41, Whitcomb 1-0, Andrew Topp 1-(-2) ... Passing: not available ... Receiving: Karsch 1-6, Caleb Burris 1-52, Topp 1-2

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