Quarterback Cleve McCoy threw two touchdown passes -- one to Delane Woods and one to Davarus Branigan -- and the Pioneers' defense and special teams got in on the scoring in a 31-7 victory over the Minnesota Sting at East Ridge High School in Woodbury.
Linebacker Dominique Young and defensive tackle Brandon Murdock scored second half touchdowns -- Young's on a blocked punt and Murdock's on a fumble return -- to help the Pioneers pull away in the second half. St. Paul led 10-0 at halftime.
Kicker Eric Ellestad nailed a 35-yard field goal for the Pioneers' other points.
The Sting scored their points on an interception return for a touchdown.
St. Paul is now off for the Memorial Day holiday weekend and will resume play May 30th, with an away game against the Twin Cities Titans. The Pioneers are now 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the NEFL.
Players of the Game:
Offense - Riza Mahmoud, running back.
Defense - Brandon Murdock.
Special Teams - Dominique Young.