Tricounty News

Cubs begin, end football playoff

By Jamie Leither, coach

The Kimball football team was a very busy bunch of young men the past week as they started playoff football. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, the Cubs took on the Spectrum Sting. This was the second year in a row the Cubs hosted a playoff game and a rematch of Kimball's first game which they won 49-0. The Cubs knew they couldn't take the Sting lightly. The Cubs came out and proved they were ready to play playoff-style football. The Cubs jumped on the Sting 21-0 after the first quarter and 42-0 at half. The Cubs started resting players in the second quarter already. The First half was led by Cameron Hunt who threw for 159 yards and rushed for another 68. Cole Denn scored 2 tds. The defense allowed one first down in the first half. The second half started with many new players getting some playing time. Brady Mehr took over at the quarterback position and moved the offense very well. The Cubs scored on an 11-yard run by Mehr to close out the scoring for the game for the Cubs. The Sting played hard until the end by scoring 18 points late in the game, after all the starters were out of the game. With the win, the Cubs moved on in the playoffs and will meet up with Maple Lake Irish. Maple Lake beat Kimball 41-19 in the season so the Cubs are looking for playing better this time around.

The Kimball/Maple Lake game was played on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 27. This game turned out to be a slugfest between the two defenses. The Cubs brought their A game on defense. They shutdown the Irish all game long. The score after one half was

3-3 thanks to a field goal by Preston Peglow just before half and the defense that was led by linebackers Travis Wills and Tim Konz. Lineman Austyn Schleuter, Austin Roerick, Adam Laabs, Jarred Merchant, and Dallas Newman controlled the line of scrimmage most of the game. Everybody that played defense today played well. But was not enough as the Irish broke through in the fourth quarter and came away with a

9-24 score in favor of Maple Lake.

The coaching staff is very proud of the effort the players showed this week. We also would like to thank the fans that supported us all season long. The Cubs ended the season 5-5.