No. 2 senior Ben Wright protects the football as he looks for holes in the Aitkin defensive line. 


On a cold Friday night, Oct. 23, in Mora with muddy conditions on the field, the Mustangs held off a good Aitkin squad 28-16. The victory kept the Mustangs undefeated with a 3-0 record. Mora rushed the ball 60 times for 288 yards and only attempted one pass. It was a balanced rushing attack as four players carried the ball more than 10 times. The defense held Aitkin to only 186 total yards. 


First quarter:

MORA: Kobe Swanson 46-yard TD run (Caleb Anderson-two point conversion) 

Second quarter:

MORA:  Ben Wright 4-yard TD run (Kobe Swanson -two point conversion) 

AITKIN: 10-yard TD pass (two point conversion is good)

Third quarter: 

AITKIN: 17-yard TD run (2-pt. conversion is good) 

MORA:  Nick Nelson 3-yard TD run (2-pt. conversion failed) 

MORA:  Caleb Anderson 3-yard TD run (2-pt. conversion failed) 

Fourth quarter:  




Kobe Swanson  11 carries 78 yards 1 TD

Nick Nelson 17 carries 76 yards 1 TD 

Caleb Anderson 12 carries 72 yards 1 TD 

Ben Wright 18 carries 65 yards 1 TD 


“It was a game of momentum swings. We had it for much of the first half.  Aitkin scored late in the half and carried that momentum into the early part of the second half to tie the game. We got it back on a big fumble recovery on a punt. After scoring we pooched the kickoff into an open area and recovered. We were able to march in and re-take control of the game. We usually have very close games against Esko. If it’s a typical Mora/Esko game there will be some offensive fireworks.”  


Mora travels to Esko Friday, Oct. 30 for a 4:45 match-up with the Eskomos.  Esko will enter the game with a 2-1 record.  Esko is coming off a 21-7 victory over Pine City.  


Mora 3-0

Annandale 3-0

Brooklyn Center 3-0

Spectrum 2-1

Foley 2-1 

Milaca 1-2

Pine City 1-2

Minneapolis Henry 0-3

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