MCC Wins on Parents Night Against TMB
The MCC Rebel football team ended their regular season on a high note with a exciting 41-38 win over the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers!
TMB started with the football to open the game, however on the opening play of the game they turned the ball over to the Rebels. The Rebel then was able to take over with great field position, there used the field position to their advantage and took an early 7-0 as Zach Aanenson was able to march into the endzone from 4 yards out. After the teams traded punts on their ensuing possessions, the Rebel were once again able to get into the endzone off a Aanenson scamper off the left end making the score 14-0 in favor of the Rebels.
After a quarter dominated by the Rebels, the Panthers were able to respond with 14 unanswered points of their own tieing the game at 14 points apiece midway through the second quarter. However, the Rebels responded to this 14 point swing with one of their own as they scored 14 unanswered points to end the second quarter. The first score came on a 21 yard touchdown burst by Ethan Swanson, and the next came from Aanenson from 1 yard out. The two scores made it 28-14 Rebels as the half came to a close.
TMB was able to strike first in the second half cutting the lead to 28-22, however the Rebels were once again able to respond as Aanenson was able to score his 4th and 5th touchdown runs of the night from 2 and 8 yards out in the 3rd quarter. Giving the Rebels a 41-22 lead at the end of the quarter.
The Rebels were able to withstand a furious 4th quarter comeback by the Panthers, as they scored 16 unanswered points cutting the lead to 3 points late in the 4th quarter. The Rebel offense was able to ice the game with a couple 1st down conversions late in the quarter, diminishing the hopes of the Panthers for a completed comeback. The Rebels were able to hold on for a 41-38 victory, making their record 4-4 as the regular season came to a close.
FInal stats for the night had Zach Aanenson with 33 carries for 186 yard and 5 touchdowns, Swanson with 15 carries for 121 yards and 1 touchdown, Mason Woldt finished 7 of 13 passing for 71 yards and also booted through 5 extra points. Swanson, Justin Benda, and Matt Woldt all had 2 catches on the night. Defensively the Rebels were lead by Noah Boerboom with 8 tackles, and Dylan Johnson with 7 tackles and an interception.
Season Comes To An End At Home Against Dragons During Playoffs
Unfortunately the MCC Rebels were unable to defend their Section 3A championship, as they were ousted in the first round by the Adrian Dragons by a score of 14-6.
The first quarter of the game saw both offenses struggle to get anything going as no points were scored by either team in the opening quarter. The defenses of both teams continued to be the strong suit of both teams through much of the second quarter. The only points of the quarter came on a 27 yard touchdown run by Zach Aanenson with less than a minute to go in the quarter. The Rebel defense was able to stop the Dragons at the 1 yard line as time expired on the half making the score 6-0 in favor of the Rebels.
The 2nd half saw continued struggles by the Rebel offense as they were unable to garner any points in the 2nd half. The Dragons however were able to break through the stingy Rebel defense to score 14 unanswered points. The Rebels were unable to overcome the deficit ending their season with a 14-6 loss.
Seniors playing their last game for the Rebels include: Zach Aanenson, Brandon Winter, Braylen Jacobson, and Seth Atwood.
Final Stats for the night had Aanenson with 25 carries for 140 yards and 1 score. Defensively the Rebels were lead by Teagen Peschges with 13 tackles, Noah Boerboom with 12 tackles, and Kolten Wendorff with 10 tackles.