Bagley is one of three area teams to start the prep football season on the right foot with a victory, handily beating Badger/Greenbush-Middle River.

Junior quarterback Ty Rolfson led the Flyers (1-0) in their no-huddle offense on Monday night, going 5-for-9 in passing for 70 yards and rushing for 48.

Walker Cage and Ben Thoma split touches at running back, Cage scampering for 100 yards in 12 rushes and Thoma pounding out 54 yards in 18 carries. They each scored two touchdowns.

Bagley takes on Pillager at 7 p.m. tonight. The Flyers beat the Huskies at home 26-20 last year, but tonight’s game is in Pillager. The Huskies go into the game 0-1 with a 53-0 loss to the defending Section 8 champion Mahnomen.

Sam Lavin also hopes to lead Clearbrook-Gonvick to a 2-0 start this weekend against Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal. He had two passing and two rushing touchdowns last weekend - combined with 207 rushing yards and 111 passing yards - in the Bears’ 36-12 win over Norman County East. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. tonight in Ulen.

Kelliher/Northome won its season opener Saturday, shutting out South Ridge 8-0. Today, the 2014 Section 7 champion Mustangs (1-0) head to Nevis, who went 9-2 last year and beat Bigfork 42-8 in last weekend.

The rainy, windy Saturday night also kept the score low between Blackduck and Polk County West, but the Thunder came out victorious 7-6. The Drakes (0-1) travel to Red Lake to take on the Warriors at 4 p.m. today at Red Lake High School.

Perhaps getting reacquainted with teammates and playing in games, a few area teams struggled in the first week of action.

Red Lake (0-1) led the season off with a tough matchup, traveling to Fosston (1-0) and losing 40-6. The Warriors will have another difficult contest against Blackduck on Friday.

Cass Lake-Bena (0-1) and Laporte (0-1) are both adjusting, this being CL-B’s second year of nine-man and Laporte’s first year playing a varsity schedule in seven years. Both teams are 0-1 after being shut out on the road in week one.

The Panthers lost 38-0 to Goodridge/Grygla. They host Warren-Alvarado-Oslo (0-1), who lost 42-7 to Ada-Borup in week one, at 7 p.m. tonight.

Laporte hopes to get in the win column after the 193-mile one way trip to a 71-0 loss to Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart (1-0). The Wildcats head south of Fergus Falls to Wheaton for tonight’s 5 p.m. matchup against Wheaton/Herman-Norcross (1-0).

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