Kimball football playoff v Maple Lake

Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
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By Jamie Leither, Coach

The Kimball football team traveled to Maple Lake for the first round of playoffs. This was a rematch of Kimball's Homecoming game in which the Irish handled the Cubs that night. The Cubs came into Maple Lake to put a better effort this night. With the weather not cooperating with us with light rain and winds between 45 and 55 m.p.h., this was going to be a tough night for offenses. The Cubs fought hard as the Irish went into halftime with a 6 to 0 lead. The Cubs defense was giving the Irish offense fits with good tackling and flying to the football. The Irish wore the undermanned Cubs down in the second half and won the game with a 24 to 0 score. The Cubs offense could not move the ball in the weather and tough Irish defense. The Cubs finished with 67 yards rushing and minus one yard passing. The rushing was led by junior running back Danny Lochen and senior runningback Ty Filzen.

The defense was led by senior lineman Mitch Pramann who had 13 tackles, followed by junior linebacker Travis Schiefelbein with 11 tackles. The defense played with great emotion and passion. This game marked the final game as Cubs for four seniors. They are Ty Filzen, Mitch Pramann, Tyler Loch, and David Joseph. I would like to say thanks to these young men for their effort and hard work over the years. I would also like to thank the many people who supported these young men throughout the season. Everybody from those who helped raise money to those making team meals on Thursdays. Thank you for all the help.