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MCC falls to St. Clair; T-M-B controls RRC

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In Section 3 Class A football action Tuesday night, Murray County Central fell to St. Clair 55-0 and Tracy-Milroy-Balaton won 40-8 over Red Rock Central. In the semifinals at 3 p.m. Saturday, St. Clair will go on to play Adrian and T-M-B will take on United South Central. Top-seeded Adrian and second-seeded United South Central enjoyed first-round byes.

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St. Clair 55, MCC 0ST. CLAIR — It was a tough night for Murray County Central. Unable to generate any amount of offense until the second half when they were already down 42-0, the Rebels were fighting an uphill battle. “We were our own worst enemy tonight,” head MCC football coach Travis Van Overbeke said.“We had good opportunities but we just weren’t able to get it going.”MCC was held scoreless by a tough St. Clair defense, and on the offensive side of the ball, senior running backs John Goebel and Tyler Hauser accounted for every single point for the Cyclones. Goebel had four touchdowns and Hauser had three. St. Clair rushed 39 times for 317 total yards on the ground.MCC totaled only 131 yards in the game. Quarterback Seth Bass was 18-33 with three interceptions in his last game, for a total of 161 yards. Logan Kluis had nine rushes for 21 yards for the Rebels.Defensively, Kluis also had 12 tackles, and Nick Petersen had eight tackles — three of which were for a loss. Even after their tough loss, MCC is still looking forward.“We are looking forward to the future. We have five seniors graduating, so we have a lot of guys coming back. We’ll see what happens next year,” Van Overbeke said.MCC finished its year 2-7 overall, and St. Clair is currently is 3-6.MCC 0 0 0 0 — 0 St. Clair 28 14 13 0 — 55 

T-M-B 40, RRC 8

TRACY— Brett Swenhaugen accounted for three of the Panthers’ six touchdowns, two on the ground and one through the air, as he led his team to another round of the playoffs on Saturday.Swenhaughen’s first touchdown came in the second quarter, on a one-yard run. He then threw to Elijah Koening for his second score on a 51-yard pass. In the third, Koening scored twice himself, both on two-yard runs. Swenhaughen’s last score came from a four-yard run in the fourth.The only score for RRC came from junior Jordan Schroepfer on a 27-yard run late in the fourth.Schroepfer ended with 17 carries for 86 yards, and the Rebels’ Swenhaugen had 93 yards on 14 carries.Taylor Bunting was 5-17 passing for RRC, for 85 yards and an interception. Swenhaughen was 13 of 21 with 281 yards and a touchdown for T-M-B.RRC totaled 166 yards on the evening, and T-M-B totaled 459.RRC finished its season with a record of 2-7, and T-M-B is currently 6-3.RRC 0 0 0 8 — 8
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