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The 2013 football season is in the books for the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tigers. As the No. 6 seed in Section 6AAA, the Tigers fell to No. 3 Melrose 41-15 Tuesday at St. John’s University in Collegeville.

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The Dutchmen, now 6-3, play at Annandale at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The teams were tied 7-7 after Isaac Wente scored on a two-yard run in the first quarter.

Melrose quickly answered with another touchdown and proceeded to put the game out of reach for the Tigers. Zach Pierskalla ran for three touchdowns and Gentry Middendorf ran for one long score and caught a pass for another.

Riley Biesterfeld scored the Tigers’ final TD on a 24-yard pass from quarterback Bryce Jergenson in the fourth quarter.

Wente carried 18 times for 78 yards. Bo Olson picked up 28 yards on the ground and another 31 in the air. Biesterfeld caught three passes for 78 yards. Four turnovers hampered the Tigers’ upset bid.

Melrose 41 Morris/CA 15

Morris/C-A     7   0  0 8 — 15

Melrose         13 15 7 6 — 41

Dutchmen – Zach Pierskalla 14 run (Pierskalla kick)

Tigers – Isaac Wente 2 run (Noah Grove kick)

Dutchmen – Gentry Middendorf 68 run (kick failed)

Dutchmen – Pierskalla 24 run (Pierskalla kick)

Dutchmen – Pierskalla 7 run (Pierskalla run)

Dutchmen – Middendorf 35 pass from Matthew Beste (Pierskalla kick)

Tigers – Riley Biesterfeld 24 pass from Bryce Jergenson (Wente run)

Dutchmen – Ryan Preusser 4 run (kick failed)

Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta

First downs: 1; Rushing: 38-146; Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 8-17-128-3; Fumbles lost: 2; Penalties: 1-5

Rushing: Isaac Wente 18-78, Bo Olson 5-28, Trent Wulf 6-17, Jordan Thooft 7-22, Jared Anderson 1-1; Passing: Jergenson 7-14-97-2, Trent Wulf 1-1-31-0, Corey Storck 0-1-0-0, Trent Marty 0-1-0-1; Receiving: Riley Biesterfeld 3-78, Bo Olson 3-31, Storck 1-11, Trent Wulf 1-8; Punting: Grove 2-63 (31.5)

MELROSE

First downs: 20; Rushing: 51-300; Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 7-10-165-0; Fumbles lost: 0; Penalties: 8-65

Rushing: Zach Pierskalla 25-135, Gentry Middendorf 11-103, Anthony Welle 4-21, Seth Noll 3-20, Ryan Preusser 11-21, Matthew Beste 1-0; Passing: Beste 7-10-165-0; Receiving: Middendorf 3-53, Isaac Herkenhoff 2-65, Blake Gerads 1-43, Drake Meyer 1-4; Punting: Tyler Braegelmann 1-35 (35.0); Interceptions: Noll 1, Meyer 1

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