Park football: Wolfpack pounded by Bears 55-22
White Bear Lake rolled up 400 yards of total offense and had five touchdowns of 20 yards or longer in a 55-22 thrashing of Park Friday in White Bear Lake.
On the Bears' homecoming game, White Bear Lake found big play after big play to build a 49-6 lead in the third quarter. Running back Nick Truen rushed for 187 yards on 11 carries, good for 17 yards a carry, and three touchdowns. Truen had rushing touchdowns of 80, 40 and 10 yards for the Bears.
White Bear Lake (3-1, 3-1 SEC) also had a 71-yard touchdown pass from Trey Anderson to Nick Timmons on a screen play on the second play from scrimmage in the second half.
Jacob Newman intercepted two passes for the Bears and returned one 40 yards for a touchdown on the ensuing Wolfpack possession to make it 42-6 in the third quarter.
Park (1-3, 1-3 SEC) had five turnovers in the game - three interceptions and two fumbles - and committed seven penalties for 40 yards.
Wolfpack running back Dylan Smallidge rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries. Smallidge had 75 yards in the first half and added 78 in the third quarter before leaving the game with a knee injury. The extent of the injury wasn't known after the game, but it didn't appear serious.
Smallidge had touchdown runs of 21 and 8 yards and both came after White Bear Lake pulled its defensive starters from the game.
Park finished with 379 yards of total offense and will face seventh-ranked Cretin-Derham Hall Friday in Cottage Grove.
See the full story and photos in the Sept. 26 issue of the Bulletin