Mora No. 7 Caleb Anderson catches an interception vs. Eveleth-Gilbert. 


The Mora Mustangs varsity football team opened the 2020 season with a 51-0 drubbing of Eveleth-Gilbert Friday, Oct. 9. Mora used a stable of running backs to run for 422 yards and seven touchdowns. The game went running time late in the third quarter. 

               1      2      3      4      T

Mora        6      30    13    2      51

E-G          0      0      0      0      0


First quarter: 

Ben Wright 6-yard TD run (two-pt conversion failed)

Second quarter: 

Nick Nelson 11-yard TD run (Wright runs in two-pt. conversion)

Ben Wright 44 -yard TD run (two-pt. conversion failed)

Kobe Swanson 29-yard TD run (Nelson run in two-pt. conversion)

Nick Nelson 9-yard TD run (Caleb Anderson to Andrew Rasmusson for two-pt. conversion)

Third quarter:

Kobe Swanson 16-yard TD run (two-pt. conversion failed)

Ben Wright 13-yard TD run (Derrick Kohlgraf kicks the extra point)

Fourth quarter: 

Safety – Joe Bakke sacks the quarterback in the endzone

Nick Nelson 13 carries 193 yards two touchdowns

Kobe Swanson seven carries 95 yards two touchdowns 

Ben Wright nine carries 86 yards three touchdowns 

Caleb Anderson two for four 17 yards 

Andrew Rasmusson one catch 10 yards 

Ben Wright one catch seven yards

From the Coach

“We were excited to get back on the field and compete. Our players did everything that we asked them to in the off-season. They finally got to see the fruits of that labor on the field. It was a good start for us. Our backs ran hard, and the offensive line did a great job. Our defense pitched a shutout and we were able to get a lot of young players in the game to gain some varsity experience.” — Head Coach Troy Erickson


Mora vs. Pine City 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at Mora H.S. 

Pine City is coming off a 19-14 win over Two Harbors.

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