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The Lumberjacks were deadlocked with the Vikings 6-6 at halftime and slowly pulled away over the second half to secure the win on the road. Markus Pokornowski ran back a punt early in the first quarter for a 35-yard touchdown, but Cloquet missed the extra point kick and led 6-0 after the opening quarter. The Vikings tied the score in the second quarter when Johnny Snaza picked up a fumble and ran in from three yards out, but the two-point conversion run was stuffed by the ’Jacks. Just after halftime the Lumberjacks went up by seven when Cloquet quarterback D...