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Tom Holland scores on a kickoff return

Tigers down Minnewaska with late TD

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The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta football team kicked off the 2011 season with a 13-6 victory at Minnewaska Friday.

Tied 7-7 since the first quarter, the Tigers called a screen play near midfield with three minutes left in the fourth quarter.

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Tanner Picht snagged the short pass from Jake Torgerson and sprinted 53 yards to paydirt for the win.

The Tigers went up 7-0 on the opening kickoff when Tom Holland scooted 80 yards and Mac Beyer kicked the conversion.

Later in the first quarter, a one-yard burst by Laker Andrew Ostrander made it 7-6 and Landon Thiel booted the conversion for a 7-7 tie which lasted through two more quarters and most of the fourth.

Minnewaska didn't have a turnover but suffered its second tough loss after opening a week before losing 7-0 at St. Peter.

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