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Broncos Shutout by Minneapolis in Opener

Russell vs Minneapolis - Week 1The Russell High School football team was held to just 66 total yards of offense and suffered a 45-0 season-opening loss at Minneapolis on Friday, Aug. 31.

It was the first time the Broncos have been shutout since Week 8 of the 2008 season when they lost to Phillipsburg 40-0.

Minneapolis (1-0 overall, 1-0 NCAA) controlled the game from start to finish.  The Lions took a 7-0 lead just 13 seconds into the game on Matt Comfort's 51-yard run.  Minneapolis added three more first quarter touchdowns to go up 25-0.  The Lions led 31-0 at halftime and 38-0 at the end of three quarters.Russell vs Minneapolis - Week 1

All 66 of Russell's yards came on the ground.  Keltonn Morris led the way with 37 yards.

Minneapolis had 322 total yards.  Comfort led the way with 135 yards on the ground and two scores.  Garrett Lott had two touchdowns.

Russell (0-1, 0-1) goes after their first win again on Friday, Sept. 7 when they host NCAA league foe Ellsworth.  Gametime is at 7pm.  Countdown to Kickoff begins at 6:30pm on Classic Hits 95.9 and www.krsl.com.

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