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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Paynesville's Chris Strodtman (55) and Caleb Burris (2) bring down Warroad receiver Alex Sandahl late in the first quarter of the Class AA quarterfinals on Friday at Big Cat Stadium in Morris.

State Football Playoffs: Paynesville falls to Warroad


By Rand Middleton

MORRIS -- Two flashy teams with quick feet were featured on the Big Cat Stadium turf on a perfect November night for football.

Despite a five-hour bus ride from the far north, the Warroad Warriors looked fresh as the full moon overhead as they overran the Paynesville Bulldogs 34-12 on the Minnesota, Morris campus in the Class AA state tournament quarterfinals Friday.

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