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Maple Grove Advances To Eight-Man Final

Maple Grove’s Brendan Russo pulls down the Pembroke quarterback for a sack during eight-man football action Friday in Pembroke. P-J photo by Scott Reagle

PEMBROKE — Maple Grove didn’t even know it would be playing eight-man football until the first week of the fall sports season.

Now the Red Dragons will play for a championship.

Ayden Reagle ran for 109 yards and two touchdowns, and also caught three passes for 78 yards as No. 3 Maple Grove beat No. 2 Pembroke 44-30 in the semifinals Friday night.

Jackson Gowan completed seven passes for 142 yards and a touchdown while also running for 92 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Red Dragons. Cade Egan caught three of those passes, including the touchdown, for 61 yards.

Kyle Trim was in on 12 tackles and had a sack while Jake Tomlinson was also in on 12 tackles to lead the Maple Grove defense.

The Red Dragons will take on the winner of tomorrow’s game between No. 1 Oakfield-Alabama/Elba and No. 4 Frewsburg to determine the region’s eight-man football champion.

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