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PHOTOS: Scenes from Moorhead Spuds football home opener at Jim Gotta Stadium

The Moorhead Spuds dropped their home football opener Friday night against Brainerd

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Moorhead’s Ben Hrdlicka is tackled by Brainerd’s Dylan Gross during their season opener on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at Jim Gotta Field.
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MOORHEAD — Brainerd scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to rally past the Moorhead Spuds on Friday night in Minnesota high school football at Jim Gotta Stadium.

The Spuds are 1-1 this season after winning their season opener against St. Cloud Tech.

Spuds quarterback Gavin Quade completed 25 of 49 passes for 332 yards. Owen Thielges added 12 catches for 143 yards.

Below are scenes from Moorhead's home opener:

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Moorhead quarterback Gavin Quade slings a pass against Brainerd on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at Jim Gotta Field.
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Brainerd’s Nolan Johnson gets tackled by Moorhead’s Karson Wendt on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at Jim Gotta Field.
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The Moorhead Spuds throw up four fingers in the air at the start of the fourth quarter against Brainerd on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at Jim Gotta Field.
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Moorhead quarterback Gavin Quade rushes against Brainerd on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at Jim Gotta Field.
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Brainerd’s Jake Merseth avoids Moorhead’s Oliver Judd and Ben Hrdlicka before getting pushed out of bounds by Max Stenehjem on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at Jim Gotta Field.
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Moorhead’s Owen Thielges attempts to escape the grasp of Brainerd’s Sean Holbrook during their home opener on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at Jim Gotta Field.
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Brainerd’s Marcello Getty runs through the end zone after his touchdown during their game against the Moorhead Spuds on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at Jim Gotta Field.
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Moorhead’s Owen Thielges goes down just barley outside of the end zone against Brainerd’s Sean Holbrook during their season opener game on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at Jim Gotta Field.
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Moorhead’s Oliver Judd celebrates a touchdown that was recalled moments later due to a false start during their season opener game against Brainerd on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at Jim Gotta Field.
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Moorhead’s DJ Smith narrowly escapes the grasp of Brainerd’s John Hagen during their season opener game on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at Jim Gotta Field.
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Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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