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Week 8 Football Previews Titans’ need win for chance at playoffs

By Staff | Oct 12, 2016

GRAETTINGER – Since Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire has aspirations of making the playoffs this year, a win over Harris-Lake Park on Friday is essential.

Having lost to Newell-Fonda in district play, 35-6, in Week 3, the Titans must win out for a chance to make the playoffs.

Meanwhile, Harris-Lake Park (7-0, 5-0) is in the driver’s seat in Class 8-Man District 2 after defeating Newell-Fonda, 33-27, last week. The two teams were tied 21-21 at halftime with the Wolves obviously winning the second half.

Harris-Lake Park accomplished the win with a balanced attack. Quarterback Bryce Perkins was 17-of-24 passing for 193 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the win. Trevor Gunderson led the ground attack with 183 yards and four touchdowns on 33 carries.

The stats from that game mirror Harris-Lake Park’s accomplishments during the regular season. Perkins is 88-of-125 passing for 1,333 yards and 26 touchdowns. He has been interception just twice. Gunderson has 740 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground on 112 carries.

Jordan Kyle is the Wolves’ top receiver and he has 31 catches for 514 yards and 14 touchdowns while Cale Helling has 367 yards and five touchdowns on 19 catches and Gunderson had 28 catches for 361 yards and six touchdowns.

While GT/RA isn’t quite as balanced, back Colton Roth leads the way with 1,051 yards and 21 touchdowns on 151 carries. Quarterback Jacob Conlon has 09 yards and 12 touchdowns on 93 carries. Conlon also is 49-of-79 passing for 709 yards and five touchdowns with three interceptions.

Four players have over 100 yards receiving led by Eric Sundall with 12 catches for 234 yards, Nate Larson has 11 catches for 190 yards, Roth has nine catches for 155 yards and Chris Conlon has 13 catches for 106 yards.