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Nordics win battle of unbeatens

End 8-game slump against Trojans

September 29, 2012
By RON DEUTER - Sports Editor , The Daily News

FELCH - North Dickinson left its eight-game losing streak to rival Forest Park in its rearview mirror here Friday night.

For those not paying attention, try looking some 500 yards back.

North Dickinson opened a 19-0 first quarter lead and never let off the throttle, putting up what could be the most points ever allowed by a Forest Park football team in a 55-27 victory at James D. Priestap Memorial Field.

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North Dickinson's Ken Pekarek (4) takes on Forest Park's Austin Snell (28).

"This feels good," Nordics coach Joe Reddinger said, his team knocking of its rival for the first time since 2006. "Obviously, we're happy, and maybe even surprised a little bit."

The Nordics, improving to 6-0, totaled 506 yards of offense, gaining 451 on the ground. Tim Hruska, who burned up field for an 83-yard touchdown on his first touch of the game, finished with 200 yards on 11 carries. He also added a 53-yard score in the the fourth quarter, which brought on a running clock.

"North Dickinson is everything in a team that we suspected they'd be," Forest Park coach Bill Santilli said. "We harped all year about our potential. We know we have a lot of work to do and tonight showed it.

"North Dickinson proved they can come off the ball. They proved they can tackle. They proved that they are tough up front and they are fast. And we didn't have answer for any of those things tonight."

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