Area football: Pepin-Alma 51, New Auburn 14The Eagles locked up a playoff berth in their regular-season finale by routing the Trojans on the road and finishing with a 4-3 record in the South Lakeland Conference.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Game recap: The Eagles locked up a playoff berth in their regular-season finale by routing the Trojans on the road and finishing with a 4-3 record in the South Lakeland Conference.
"I think we're playing the best ball we have all year," said P-A coach Mike Olson, adding, "We're a young team. I think we've grown a lot this year."
Difference maker: The Eagles' defense intercepted five passes and recovered a fumble.
"The defense put us in some nice position," Olson said.
Top players: P-A sophomore Cole Carroll picked off two passes while senior teammate Danny Kujak intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble.
Carroll also scored the game's final touchdown on a 40-yard run.
P-A sophomore Ryan Erickson rushed for two touchdowns and 84 yards on 11 carries while teammate Jacob Lerum, a junior, completed 8 of 10 passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns. Lerum also rushed for two touchdowns.
Next up: Division 6 playoffs: P-A (5-4 overall) vs. TBA, 7 p.m. Tuesday