Rebels advance to the Section 3A semi final against TMB


By Joel Herrig

Murray County News sports

The Major League Baseball playoffs this season have become known for marathon games that last four hours even without extra innings. Well they had nothing on the MCC Rebels and the Tracy Milroy Balaton Panthers on Tuesday and Wednesday. The game began on Tuesday night as scheduled but was suspended at halftime. That required the two teams to meet again in Slayton on Wednesday afternoon to finish the game at 5:00 p.m. It was the second meeting of the season between the two teams and though the Rebels didn’t shutout the Panthers the second time around, they maybe played a more dominating style of football.

This game began Tuesday night in Slayton under the veil of rain sometimes falling, sometimes blowing sideways, and at other times gently settling on the players and field. The flashes of lightning in the distance was a concern but the game played on until halftime. The game started quickly as the Rebels put together an 80 yard drive for their first touchdown of the game. It was a drive that didn’t take many plays even though the Rebels ran it on every play.

Zach Aanenson and Kellan Johnson led the attack for the Rebels with each player contributing key runs. The Rebels ran left where the line cleared out everyone in the way. Kellan Johnson  finished the drive with a 17 yard touchdown run and Aanenson made the extra point putting the Rebels up 7-0 with 9:14 to play in the first quarter. 

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