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Packers fall to EDC co-leader South

A strong defensive effort wasn't enough for West Fargo Friday, as Fargo South held the Packer offense to 66 total yards to escape with a 14-6 win in Eastern Dakota Conference football action.

The Packers got off to a good start, thanks to a 12-yard Declan Genova touchdown run, which gave them a 6-0 lead less than five minutes into the game. But the score would be a rare highlight on a night where West Fargo turned the ball over four times and surrendered three sacks.

The Bruins, who at 4-0 in the EDC remain tied atop the conference standings with West Fargo Sheyenne, overcame their own offensive sloppiness, pulling ahead for good on a 3-yard touchdown pass from Wyatt Hanson to Jamal Spiyee 1 minutes and 5 seconds before halftime.

South then stretched its lead to 14-6 early in the third quarter when Hanson and Dawson Weisenberger connected from six yards out. The Bruins ran 57 plays to the Packers' 33.

The West Fargo defense, which forced two takeaways, was led by Marcus Gulley, who had a game-best nine tackles.

The loss drops the Packers to 0-4 in conference play and 1-6 overall. They travel to face Grand Forks Central, which is also winless in the EDC, next Thursday at 7 p.m.