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Mountain Iron-Buhl beats Stephen-Argyle in OT in 9-man quarterfinals

BEMIDJI—Senior Jericho Peterson scored on a seven-yard run in overtime as Mountain Iron-Buhl topped previously undefeated Stephen-Argyle 28-20 at Chet Anderson Stadium in the quarterfinals of State 9-man football.

Mountain Iron-Buhl (10-2) now faces off against Mountain Lake Area (10-0) in the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 16, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Mountain Lake Area topped Verndale 23-6 on Friday.

Stephen-Argyle jumped out to a 14-0 lead after the first quarter, but Mountain Iron-Buhl came back with its own shutout quarter, 14-0 in the second for a tie game at halftime. The teams then traded scores again, Mountain Iron-Buhl getting the lone third quarter touchdown, and Stephen-Argyle the lone fourth-quarter touchdown on a four-yard Hunter Yutrzenka run to send it to overtime.

Stephen-Argyle finishes the season 11-1.