Ethan Bergstrom dives for a touchdown

MayPort-CG junior Ethan Bergstrom dives toward the goal line during a rushing attempt in the first half in MPCG’s homecoming game against Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page on Sept. 17 at Mayville State.

MAYVILLE – MayPort-CG head coach Adam Sola knew he needed a little magic to ignite his offense and dig out of a 12-6 halftime hole against Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page on Sept. 17.

But Sola didn’t pull a rabbit out of a hat to start the second half against the Spartans.

He pulled Ethan Bergstrom.

In a surprise move, Bergstrom, an all-region tailback in 2020, took the reins as MPCG’s quarter-back to start the third quarter and delivered a record-setting performance against the Spartans.

The 5-foot-9 junior rushed 31 times for a school record 390 yards and five touchdowns, leading the Patriots to a 36-20 come-from-behind win over their longtime rivals in MPCG’s homecoming game.

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