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Turnovers lead to loss for Prairie Valley football

The Prairie Valley football team fell to 0-2 this season after losing 38-22 on the road to Pine River/Backus last Friday.

The Nighthawks had no problem moving the ball in the game, but seven turnovers proved difficult to overcome. The Nighthawks ran 30 more plays in the game and picked up more than 100 yards of offense than their opponent.

Six turnovers in the first half for the Nighthawks led to a 38-0 deficit for the team at halftime.

"It is very difficult to come away with a victory when you turn the ball over seven times," head coach John Sieling said. "The Nighthawks dug a hole that was too deep in that first half."

They were able to rebound in the second half as Pine River/Backus would not score the rest of the game.

Quarterback Skyler Meiners scored two touchdowns running the ball in the second half, and he also threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Schlosser.

The Nighthawks rushed for 221 yards as a team in the game. Zach Olson ran for 73-yards and Meiners rushed for 59.

Schlosser led the Nighthawks' defense with seven tackles.

The Nighthawks will play their first home game of the season at 7 p.m. this Friday against Red Lake.