By: Joel Herrig
Murray County News Sports
The MCC Rebels wrapped up the 2018 Football regular season on Wednesday night when they traveled to Tracy to take on the TMB Panthers. The Rebels and the Panthers had the best records coming into the final game of the season with the Rebels 6-1 and the Panthers 5-2 but the District title would not be played for by the two teams. In fact by the time the game started the Rebels already had the District won because New Ulm Cathedral beat Springfield earlier in the day eliminating the Tigers from the District title chase. Only games played within the Subdistrict count towards the title and with the Rebels undefeated coming into the game on Wednesday and Springfield having one loss beginning the day and TMB having two, the Rebels were already the winners once the Springfield game ended with their loss. MCC still wanted to win Wednesday night heading into the playoffs but mistakes cost the Rebels.
The game was decided in the first half and though that is often said in this case it was clear. MCC struggled with turnovers something that they have not struggled with much this season. MCC’s first five possessions in the first half finished with two punts and three turnovers. TMB took advantage of the Rebels lack of offense for points.
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