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Football: Verndale remains unbeaten against Hancock

The Hancock Owls dropped their second football game of the season to undefeated Verndale Friday, Oct. 6 in Verndale. The Pirates scored early and often to improve to 6-0 on the season with a 61-18 win over the Owls. Hancock falls to 4-2 on the year. Verndale is ranked sixth in the state in 9-man football according to MN Football Hub.

Verndale was led by quarterback Mack Jones, who passed for 190 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for 131 yards and three scores. Luke Weniger had 163 yards on the ground for the Pirates and also scored twice.

Hancock’s Kaleb Koehl had two passing touchdowns, one to Brandon Kellenberger and one to Tyler Timmerman before his 90-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Hancock will travel to Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Friday, Oct. 13 for an afternoon game. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m.

Verndale 61, Hancock 18

Hancock..........6 6 0 6 – 18

Verndale.........19 12 14 16 – 61

Brooke Kern

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