No. 2A Mahnomen-Waubun extended its winning streak to 17 games and handed Pelican Rapids its first loss of the season 28-6 in Waubun Friday, Sept. 20.
The Thunderbirds scored the first four touchdowns to put the game on ice by the third quarter.
Quarterback Tanner Pazdernik opened the scoring on a four-yard run late in the first quarter and threw an eight-yard pass to Nathaniel Olson early in the second quarter for a 14-0 lead at halftime.
Pazdernik added his second of the day on a six-yard run three minutes into the second half and Brodie Bement polished off the game with a 47-yard scoring run.
McHale Korf connected with Logan Fahje on a 22-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter to get the Vikings on the board.
"Mahnomen-Waubun was able to control the line of scrimmage as they controlled the ball and the scoreboard," said Vikings head coach Dave Haugen. "We were close to a couple of big plays but against a good team like Mahnomen-Waubun you need to make the play when you get the chance as you don't get many opportunities. I felt like we kept working and competing and actually improved as the game went on. If we can learn from this game and continue to improve we can still be successful moving forward."
Bement continued a strong first half of the season with 184 yards on 20 carriers. Pazdernik added 11 yards on 21 attempts.
The Vikings fall to 3-1. Mahnomen-Waubun takes a 4-0 mark and the streak into Ada for a big matchup with the 3-1 Cougars.