Landon Koenig runs

MayPort-CG junior Landon Koenig attempts to break free from a tackler during MPCG’s 36-0 win over Richland on Friday, Aug. 20 at Jerome Berg Field on the Mayville State University campus.

MAYVILLE – MayPort-CG head coach Adam Sola and the Patriots kicked off their season Friday, Aug. 20 with their best offensive threat, Ethan Bergstrom, standing on the sidelines.

The 2020 all-region selection injured his thumb in the state American Legion baseball tourn-ament this summer and suffered a wrist injury one week into football practice.

But even without their most dynamic weapon, the Patriots still had more than enough firepower to beat the Richland Colts in the season opener for both clubs.

Sophomore Matthew Rexine ran for 126 yards and three scores and junior Landon Koenig passed for one touchdown and ran in another to lead MPCG to a 36-0 win over the Colts at Jerome Berg Field.

“We made a few too many mental mistakes, but you can’t complain too much when you have a lot of guys in new positions,” Sola said.

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