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Broncos Blanked by Minneapolis in Opener

RHS FootballThe Russell High School football team committed four turnovers and was held to just 72 total yards in a 34-0 season-opening loss to Minneapolis on Friday, Sept. 6 at Shaffer Field in Russell.

It was deja vu for the Broncos. Last year, the Lions held Russell to 66 yards in a 45-0 win in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis (1-0 overall, 1-0 NCAA) controlled the game from start to finish. The Lions scored on their first three drives and led 20-0 at halftime. Minneapolis added two more touchdowns in the third quarter.

Russell finished with 46 yards rushing and 26 passing. Reshean Holloway ran for 31 yards. Holloway and Alex Baldwin combined to complete 2 of 9 passes for 26 yards and an interception. Jordan Swanson had both catches.

Minneapolis racked up 396 yards, 314 of that on the ground. Gage Mortimer led the way with 161 yards rushing and three touchdowns.

Russell (0-1, 0-1) has lost six-straight and 12 of their last 13 games. The Broncos will try to break that streak on Friday when they travel Ellsworth. Gametime is at 7pm. Catch the game on Classic Hits 95.9 and www.krsl.com.

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