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Northland Blitz head to semi-final playoff game

The Northland Blitz semi-pro football team beat the Twin City Sabercats 22-0 in their first playoff game Saturday, July 28, at NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior.

The defense proved again why it's No. 1 in the league by only allowing less than 75 yards offense by the Sabercats. The Blitz came out strong, but were riddled by penalties.

Quarterback Junior Gregory connected in the second quarter with Hollis Dukes for a 19-yard touchdown and Gregory completed the series with a 2-point conversion run.

After halftime, the next scoring drive from the Blitz came from a Gregory throw to Terrance Wenzel for a 29-yard touchdown. The defense began to tear apart the Sabercats with two interceptions by linebacker Harden Henry and defensive tackle Trent Anderson, both of Superior.

The third touchdown came from Gary Brooks of Cloquet, with a hand-off from backup quarterback and Cloquet native John Diver.

The Blitz advance to the semi-final game against the Minnesota Mudd Dawgs on Saturday, Aug. 4, at noon in New London, Minn.

The Blitz, based in Duluth, are part of the Midwest Premier Football League, a 10-team semi-pro league in Minnesota and North Dakota.

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