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Football | Packers fall short at Northfield

September 30, 2018

NORTHFIELD — The Austin Packers put up a good fight on Friday in a Big Southeast crossover game at Northfield, but the Raiders kept the pressure on and ultimately claimed a 36-20 victory.

Northfield grabbed a quick 7-0 lead, but the Packers evened the score with a 14-play, 90-yard drive capped by Nate Murphy’s 22-yard touchdown run on fourth-and-goal.

The Raiders scored the next 16 points, but again Murphy responded, this time with a 21-yard pass to Andrew Schumacher. That duo would later connect again for a 25-yard TD, but it was too little, too late as the Packers fell to 1-4.

NORTHFIELD 36, AUSTIN 20

Austin 0 7 7 6 — 20

Northfield 7 3 13 13 — 36

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