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Park Rapids’ Drew Bade (11) and head coach Aaron Morris looked on as Josh Severtson (13) returned a punt during Saturday’s Section 8AAA playoff game against Pequot Lakes.

Patriots overcome 26-0 deficit to upset Panthers in section semifinal game

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     Pequot Lakes was in a dire situation near the end of the third quarter of Saturday afternoon’s Section 8AAA football semifinal playoff game against Park Rapids at Vern Weekley Field.


     When Josh Severtson opened the second half by returning the kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown, Pequot Lakes faced a 26-0 deficit against the top seed in the section and one of the top defenses in the state.

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