Rebels start playoff run strong with Dragon shutout

By Joel Herrig

Murray County News Sports

The MCC Rebels went into the playoffs as the number one seed in Section 3A. MCC hasn’t been the top seed in a football playoff as long as I can remember. The playoffs are never easy especially in a very even section this year, but the Rebels found themselves facing off against they’re rival the Adrian Dragons. After playing a hard fought game in the regular season the Rebels were not going to take this game lightly and they did not.

When playing a rival you can throw out the teams’ records and in this case, I think that helped the Rebels. Adrian has struggled this season but taking on a team that gave you a tough game earlier in the year the Rebels were not going to have a letdown. MCC came out fired up and it showed from the opening kick. The Rebels dominated this game. They would get two drives in quarter one the first ended with a Mason Woldt touchdown run of one yard. The Rebels combined the running game and some key passes.

MCC marched down quickly to score with 7:19 remaining in the quarter. Their second drive actually continued into the second quarter as the Rebels chewed up the clock and the yardage. This time Mason Woldt threw a perfect pass to the cutting Blake Schmitz for a 15-yard touchdown and again the extra point was good. The Rebels led 14-0 early in the second quarter. It looked like the scoring might be over in the first half but Justin Benda would get an interception and returned it to the Dragons one-yard line. A play later Benda scored the touchdown and with the Woldt PAT, the Rebels led at the half 21-0.

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