Prep football: Melrose 41, Morris Area 15

Prep football: Melrose 41, Morris Area 15

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Prep football: Melrose 41, Morris Area 15

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Zach Pierskalla rushed for 135 yards, three touchdowns, a two-point conversion and kicked four extra points as Melrose rolled Morris.

The Dutchmen outscored Morris 23-0 in the second and third quarters and Melrose outgained Morris 465-287 in total offense.

Gentry Middendorf added two touchdowns and 103 rushing yards for the Dutchmen.

Morris 7 0 0 8 15
Melrose 13 15 8 6 41

ME — Zach Pierskalla 14 run (Pierskalla kick)

MO — Isaac Wente 2 run (Noah Grove kick)

ME — Gentry Middendorf 68 run (kick failed)

ME — Pierskalla 24 run (Pierskalla kick)

ME — Pierskalla 7 run (Pierskalla run)

ME — Middendorf 35 pass from Matthew Beste (Pierskalla kick)

MO — Riley Biesterfeld 24 pass from Bryce Jergenson (Wente run)

ME — Ryan Preusser 4 run (kick failed)

Individual statistics

Rushing: MO — Wente 18-66, Bo Olson 9-64, Trent Welf 8-23, Jordan Thofft 3-3, Jared Anderson 1-1, Grove 1-(-1); ME — Pierskalla 25-135, Middendorf 11-103, Anthony Welle 4-21, Seth Noll 3-20 Preusser 7-21, Beste 1-0.

Passing: MO — Jergenson 7-11-0-100; Trent Elf 1-3-0-31, Corey Storck 0-1-0-0, Trent Marty 0-1-1-0; ME — Beste 7-10-0-165.

Receiving: MO — Biesterfeld 3-78, Olson 3-32, Storck 1-16, Sean Amundson 1-5; ME — Middendorf 3-53, Isaac Herkenhoff 2-65, Blake Gerads 1-43, Drake Meyer 1-4.

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