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Football: Packers pummel Eagles

West Fargo's Zach Neer breaks away from the Fargo Davies' defense Friday night at the Fargodome. David Samson/The Forum

As a relatively new football team, Fargo Davies hasn't received much love. Winless through their first three games, the Eagles were hoping to turn the tide against West Fargo.

The Packers had other plans.

In ruthless fashion, West Fargo dominated 42-7 on Friday to pick up its first Eastern Dakota Conference win of the season, and improve to 2-1 overall. The Packers now are ranked No. 4 in North Dakota 3A, and No. 3 in the coaches' poll.

Davies fell to 0-1 and 0-4, respectively.

West Fargo was led by senior quarterback Matt Ruff, who threw for three touchdowns and 102 yards with no picks.

But the highlight of the night once again came from Shane Siverson. The senior, who last week broke a school rushing record with a 96-yard touchdown run, broke another record Friday when he intercepted a pass in the third quarter and returned it 98 yards for the score. The old 1972 school record, held by Tony Reeves, was 87 yards.

In total, West Fargo accumulated 307 yards of total offense. The top Packers rusher was Alex Spacek, who had 10 carries for 82 yards and a touchdown. Zac Neer and Brady Schwartz each had two rushing attempts for a combined 82 yards of total offense. Schwartz made two of West Fargo's touchdown receptions, while Adam Solum and Drew Lemke made one apiece.

The Packers next game is big: homecoming. The matchup starts at 7 p.m. Friday against Williston. The Coyotes are winless, however, and coming off a 40-6 loss to WDA-leading Minot.