The Mahnomen Indians, ranked second in Class A, piled up over 500 yards of total offense and rolled to a 54-0 victory at New York Mills Friday night.
Mahnomen was now won 49 straight regular season games. The Indians last regular season loss was a 28-6 defeat at the hands of Lake Park-Audubon on October 9, 2009.
Going into the game against the Eagles, Mahnomen was averaging over 52 points per game offensively, while the defense was giving up just six points per contest. The Indians led all Class A teams in the state in "points differential" by outscoring their opponents by more than 46 points per game.
Mahnomen would score on its first play from the line of scrimmage with quarterback Tom Pavek racing 45 yards for a touchdown.
New York Mills fumbled on its next two possessions and the Indians took advantage each time, getting a five-yard TD run from Jake Worms and a 46 yard scamper from Kody Lefebvre.
The Indians scored twice more in the second quarter. Pavek got his second touchdown on a 37-yard run and Worms got his second on a four-yard carry that was set up by a 76-yard run by Pavek, who was injured on the play and did not return. A penalty on the Eagles for a horse collar tackle moved the ball inside the five yard line and Worms scored on the next play.
Mahnomen led 35-0 at halftime.
The Indians received the second half kickoff and put together a methodical drive that took over five minutes off the clock that ended on a one-yard scoring plunge by Worms.
The Eagles' Sam Erkenbrack had an interception and a nice return down to the 17 yard line late in the third quarter, but the Eagles were unable to take advantage of the turnover as Mitch Foss recorded an interception for Mahnomen three plays later.
Freshman Izaiah Asher displayed his speed and quickness with touchdown runs of 57 and 56 yards on back-to-back carries on the Indians' two possessions in the fourth quarter. Asher only had four carries, but finished with 120 yards
Mahnomen gained a total of 455 yards rushing on the night. New York Mills was held to less than 100 yards in total offense, all of which came on the ground.
Despite not playing in the second half, Pavek led the Indians with 159 rushing yards and two touchdowns on just three carries. Levebre gained 67 yards rushing and added 37 receiving yards. Worms rushed for 53 yards and scored three times.
Josh Olson led the Eagles with 47 yards rushing. Zach Frost, who leads New York Mills with 343 yards on the season, did not play after suffering a season-ending injury in the Eagles' previous game at Blackduck.