The Pioneers avenged their only loss in NEFL play, beating the North Bank Bulls 38-6.
St. Paul turned a 3-0 halftime lead into a rout with a dominating defense and an efficient offense that came alive once torrential rains subsided. Joseph Mapson caught two Cleve McCoy touchdown passes. Brock Keaton ran in a blocked field goal for a touchdown. And Donte Pettis returned an interception for a TD. Defensive end Rob Wills had several quarterback sacks, hits and hurries and intercepted a screen pass.
Players of the game:
Offense- Joseph Mapson and Cleve McCoy, with a huge assist from the offensive line.
Defense - Rob Wills.
Special Teams - Riza Mahmoud.
The win marks Pioneers Head Coach Mark Heiser's 100th victory in nine seasons leading the team
St. Paul wins the top seed in the Minnesota Division and will have a bye next week and play the winner of the Bulls-Brawlers game in two weeks. The game will be at Sea Foam Stadium.