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Tigers open play-off action Tuesday against Melrose

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Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta dropped the final regular-season football game to Yellow Medicine East 14-7 on Wednesday.

The Tigers finish 2-6 overall, earning the sixth seed in Section 6AAA. They start play-off action with a rematch against Melrose on Tuesday at St. John’s University.

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The Sting’s Austin Vikander put YME on the board with a 16-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

The Tigers tied it in the third on a six-yard run by Isaac Wente, but the Sting answered  with  an 83-yard touchdown reception.

The win snapped a 26-game losing streak for the Sting.  Their last win came on Oct. 26, 2010, against Lac qui Parle Valley in the first round of the Section 5AA playoffs.

Morris/C-A     0 0 7 0 — 7

YME                 7 0 0 7 — 14

Sting – Austin Vikander 16 run (Grant Lalim kick)

Tigers – Isaac Wente 6 run (Noah Grove kick)

Sting – Chase Richter 83 yard pass from Blake Lindstrom (Lalim kick)

MORRIS AREA/CHOKIO-ALBERTA

First downs: 13; Rushing: 46-190; Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 5-12-27-0; Fumbles lost: 4; Penalties: 7-65

Rushing: Isaac Wente 27-126, Jordan Thooft 7-26, Trent Wulf 7-35, Bryce Jergenson 2-2, Bo Olson 2-1; Passing: Bryce Jergenson 5-11-27-0, Noah Grove 0-1-0-0; Receiving: Trent Wulf 2-22, Bo Olson 1-6; Punting: Noah Grove 2-36.5;  Punt Returns: Bo Olson 2-43; Kick Returns: Corey Storck 3-68; Interceptions: Trent Wulf 1, Corey Storck 1; Fumble recoveries: none; Tackles (solo-assist): Nathan Anderson 5-3, Trent Wulf 4-3, Alec Gausman 2-2, Riley Biesterfeld 3-0, Gage Backman 2-2, Dillan Johnson 1-2, Trent Marty 1-0, Nate Vipond 0-2, Aaron Nelson 1-0, Corey Storck 1-0, Isaac Wente 0-1, Bryce Jergenson 0-1;  QB sacks: Trent Wulf 1

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST

First downs: 6; Rushing: 25-96; Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 4-14-141-2; Fumbles lost: none; Penalties: 3-20

Rushing: Austin Vikander 16-105, Landon Evans 4-6, Blake Lindstrom 4-(-8), Wyatt Hatch 1-(-7); Passing: Blake Lindstrom 4-14-141-2; Receiving: Chase Richter 2-91, Landon Evans 1-10, Grant Lalim 1-40; Punting: Grant Lalim 4-141; Interceptions: none; Fumble recoveries: John Espinosa 1, Cody Mathiowitz 1, Josh Hoernemann 1; Tackles (solo-assist): Ted Sjurseth 8-1, Cole Hatch 6-3, Landon Evans 5-2, Cody Mathiowitz 5-1, Josh Hoernemann 5-2; QB sacks: Cody Mathiowitz 1

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