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Football: Mitchell 27, Land O'Lakes 17

LAND O'LAKES — Mitchell responded to its first loss of the season with a hard-fought 27-17 victory against Land O'Lakes on Friday night.

"It was really important that this team show up tonight," Mustangs coach Scott Schmitz said. "We played hard, we played our brand of football."

Mitchell running back Dan Barber had all four of his team's touchdowns and rushed for 250 yards. He opened the scoring on fourth down in the first quarter with a 43-yard run up the middle.

On their next possession, the Mustangs (5-1, 2-1) lost a fumble in the red zone, and the Gators took advantage by driving down the field. A 22-yard Andrew Dowler field goal cut the deficit to four.

After the half, Barber extended the lead with another 43-yard rushing touchdown and a 33-yard score.

Land O'Lakes running back Harrison Wood did all he could to carry the Gators (1-4, 0-3) on the ground, shouldering the rushing responsibilities with 52 yards.

It was quarterback James Pensyl who scored an early fourth-quarter touchdown, however, before Barber added a 60-yard rushing touchdown.

Pensyl led a late aerial attack on the last drive with 63 passing yards before his 2-yard touchdown run.

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