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Minnesota Class 2A, Section 6 football playoffs: Lumley, Holdingford drop Breckenridge

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. - Injuries to two quarterbacks several weeks ago forced Holdingford to introduce the Wildcat formation to the offense. Now, it has become the team's bread and butter. Running back Victor Lumley, who takes the snap in the Wildc...

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. - Injuries to two quarterbacks several weeks ago forced Holdingford to introduce the Wildcat formation to the offense.

Now, it has become the team's bread and butter.

Running back Victor Lumley, who takes the snap in the Wildcat, ran for 203 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries to lead the Huskers to a convincing 32-7 road victory against Breckenridge on Tuesday in the first round of the Minnesota Class 2A, Section 6 playoffs.

"We pretty much wanted to find something new," Lumley said of the Wildcat, which puts several running backs and no quarterback in the backfield to confuse the defense. "We didn't have a quarterback so we couldn't throw it. Six games later, we feel pretty comfortable doing it. We execute it pretty well."

No kidding.

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Lumley several times executed a fake handoff to a running back before taking the ball himself for huge chunks of yardage.

He ran for touchdowns of 8, 30 and 29 yards. Lumley also had a run of 47 yards out of the Wildcat.

Holdingford's defense limited Breckenridge to just one first down en route to a 6-0 lead in a penalty-laden first half.

The Cowboys (5-4) managed 46 total yards of offense in the first two quarters. The team's only first down came on a 10-yard run by Dylan Summerville on a fake punt as time expired in the first half.

Holdingford (6-3) piled up 95 rushing yards in the first half.

Lumley gave the Huskers a 6-0 advantage on an 8-yard touchdown run with 1:30 remaining in the first quarter.

Breckenridge went three plays-and-out in its first five possessions.

The teams combined for 10 penalties in the first half

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"Not many teams have played against it," Lumley said of the Wildcat. "Sure, they might have seen it on tape. But they are not sure what to expect."

Breckenridge shot themselves in the foot several times with penalties in the second half, and never found an offensive rhythm.

The Huskers scored three times in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Holdingford will travel to top-seeded Crosby-Ironton on Saturday for a second-round matchup.

"If we play like we did today, I guarantee we'll win," said Lumley, whose team was defeated by Breckenridge 33-13 in the first round of last year's playoffs.

Holdingford 6 0 6 20-32

Breckenridge 0 0 0 7- 7

H-Lumley 8 run (pass failed)

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H-Lumley 30 run (pass failed)

H-Hellman 4 run (Hedlund run)

B-Johnson 64 run (Hiedman kick)

H-Lumley 29 run (run failed)

H-Feia 6 run (pass failed)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: H, Lumley 27-203, Feia 14-72, Maciej 7-15, Hellman 2-8, Athman 1-9. B, S. Erlandson 10-37, Johnson 6-73, Busse 1-7, G. Erlandso 1-0, Halstensgaard 8-43, Summerville 1-10.

PASSING: H, Hellman 2-4-0 32, Lumley 2-2-0 11. B, Busse 6-13-0 29.

RECEIVING: H, Maciej 1-1, Kasella 3-42. B, Johnson 2-2, S. Erlandson 1-7, Summerville 2-16, Hozbauer 1-4.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Heath Hotzler at (701) 241-5562

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