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Football: Agates break Broncos for homecoming

Two Harbors junior Sam Johnson (44) carries the ball during Two Harbors Homecoming game against International Falls. Johnson had 58 yards and the only two touchdowns in the 14-0 Agate win. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)1 / 3
(From left) Two Harbors students Spencer Jackson, Tori Bott, Grace Hietala and Lilka Mojkowski cheer the Agates on during their 14-0 win over International Falls. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)2 / 3
Two Harbors' Karsen Holm (9) and Joey Marker (25) look to tackle International Falls' Simon Palm during the Agates 14-0 Homecomingvictory over the Broncos. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)3 / 3

Two Harbors Sam Johnson scored the only two touchdowns of a sloppy, muddy 14-0 homecoming win over International Falls on Friday, Oct. 5.

Johnson had 58 yards and the team rushed for only 132 yards in a game where field conditions were as much of a story as the play.

The field was soft and muddy before the game started. The turf deteriorated and prevented either team from gaining traction. The mud also led to multiple bad snaps for both teams and eight total turnovers — five for Two Harbors and three for the Broncos.

Johnson scored from 1 yard out early in the first quarter and broke away for a 42-yard score in the second quarter.

Mason Meyer made a tackle in the Broncos' own end zone for a safety in the only score of the second half.

Two Harbors (5-2) is off Friday, Oct. 12, and will play at Eveleth-Gilbert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. With a win, the Agates would clench a first-round bye in the Section 7AAA playoffs and play Oct. 27 in the section semifinals.

Two Harbors 6-6-0-2—14

Int'l Falls 0-0-0-0—0

TH — Sam Johnson 1 run (run failed)

TH — Johnson 42 run (run failed)

TH — Mason Meyer safety

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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