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PHOTOS: NLS defeats Pierz, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022

The Wildcats dominate Pierz in 28-6 win to advance to the Section 6AAA championship.

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Wildcats sophomore quarterback Blake Schultz fires the ball downfield during a Section 6AAA playoffs game against the Pierz Pioneers on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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NEW LONDON — The No. 1 seeded New London-Spicer Wildcats dominated the Pierz Pioneers en route to a 28-6 victory on Saturday.

The Wildcats will face No. 2 Albany at 7 p.m. on Friday with a trip to the Class AAA state tournament on the line.

Here are 10 photos from the game:

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Wildcats senior running back Hunter Downey tries for the endzone during a Section 6AAA playoffs game against the Pierz Pioneers on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Wildcats senior running back Gavin Degner pushes for the endzone during a Section 6AAA playoffs game against the Pierz Pioneers on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
No. 1 seed Wildcats defeat Pierz 28-6 in Section 6AAA semifinals.

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Wildcats junior running back Mason Delzer avoids a tackle during a Section 6AAA playoffs game against the Pierz Pioneers on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Wildcats senior defensive back Gabe Rohman intercepts the ball during a Section 6AAA playoffs game against the Pierz Pioneers on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Wildcats junior linebacker Grant Paffrath (12) forces a fumble and junior defensive back Luke Knudsen (26) recovers the ball during a Section 6AAA playoffs game against the Pierz Pioneers on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Wildcats junior linebacker Grant Paffrath makes a tackle during a Section 6AAA playoffs game against the Pierz Pioneers on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
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Wildcats senior split end Brycen Christensen makes a catch near the sideline during a Section 6AAA playoffs game against the Pierz Pioneers on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Wildcats seniors Kylar Rodriguez (20) and Reid Holmquist (10) combine for a tackle during a Section 6AAA playoffs game against the Pierz Pioneers on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
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Wildcats senior running back Hunter Downey tries for the endzone during a Section 6AAA playoffs game against the Pierz Pioneers on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Wildcats junior running back Mason Delzer charges ahead during a Section 6AAA playoffs game against the Pierz Pioneers on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune

Michael Lyne joined the West Central Tribune as a sports reporter in May 2022, following his graduation from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism and a minor degree in Spanish studies.

You may reach Michael at mlyne@wctrib.com, or by calling (320) 214-4345.
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