Playoffs, Semifinals: W Metamora 17 - Rochester 50 | (13-0)
Rochester was rolling on offense on Saturday. Their running back had over 200 yards rushing and 5 TDs. The quarterback added 255 yards through the air. Unlike last week, this game was not a close, nail-biting game. It was an absolute thrashing of a good team in the semifinals of the playoffs. McMinn played his part in the scoring too, tackling the opposing quarterback in the end zone for a safety in the 3rd quarter. Rochester will play for the title this Friday in the Memorial Stadium.
Next Game: vs. Alleman - 11/26 (Playoffs, Illinois Class 4A Championship)
Playoffs, Nebraska Class A Championship: W Millard South 20 - Millard North 28 | (11-2)
Millard North trail 7-20 at halftime, but started the second half on fire. The Mustangs scored on all three of its 3rd quarter possessions. They held on to their lead in the 4th quarter and beat their rivals to win the Nebraska Class A Championship. Fisher has the games leading tackler finishes with 12 total tackles (7 solo, 5 assisted).
Playoffs, Regional Quarterfinal L South Fort Myers 33 - Barron Collier 2 | (8-4)
Barron Collier was completely shutdown by SFM's defense only gaining 140 yards of offense and didn't put up a single offensive score. It was a disappointing loss for the Cougars who are now eliminated from the playoffs. Campbell had 4 rushes for 22 yards.
Playoffs, Regional Quarterfinals W Coconut Creek 0 - St. Thomas Aquinas 59 | (11-0)
Aquinas started off the playoffs in what looked more like a preseason tune-up game than a playoff game. Aquinas used a very strong rushing attack (198 yards) and a dominating defense (only 108 yards allowed) to cruise to an easy victory. Rudock had a quite day because he really didn't need to do much. He was 7 of 10 passing for 126 yards...no TDs and no INTs. There is plenty of video of Rudock in the highlights.
Next Game: vs. Cooper City - 11/26 (Playoffs, Regional Semifinal)
Playoffs, Area: W Skyline 0 - DeSoto 38 | (10-2)
DeSoto scored on each of their first 4 drives and racked up 478 yards of offense. In the same time frame, Skyline had just 1 first down that was the result of a DeSoto penalty. DeSoto's defense was dominant and held Skyline scoreless as they cruised into the 3rd round of the playoffs. Vincent has missed some time, and I didn't see any indication either way if he played.
Next Game: vs. Bowie - 11/27 (Playoffs, Regional)
Playoffs, Area: L Allen 35 - Trinity 37 | (9-2)
Allen fought their way back from a 10 point halftime deficit with 21 second half points, but came up just short. Allen scored a TD with just under 2:30 minutes left, but failed to convert an onside kick and Trinity ran out the clock. Trinity had previously only made 1 fieldgoal this year, but made 3 against Allen which proved to be a big factor in a 2-point game.
Mike Orloff and Marcus Grant
L Salisbury School 24 - Lawrence Academy 21 | (7-1)
Lawrence Academy won the Independent School League Championship last week, but had one remaining non-conference game to deal with. Salisbury entered the game, like Lawrence, undefeated. Lawrence went ahead 14-0 early, but Orloff was injured and the team struggled afterwards. The loss was a tough way to end a very good season. Hopefully Orloff's injury is minor. It was a knee injury and he did return the game for a while before reaggravating it.
Did not play:
- Jake Duzey - Season Over
- Ray Hamilton - Season Over
- Henry Krieger-Coble - Season Over
- Austin Blythe - Season Over
- John Raymon - Season Over
- Nicholas Law - Season Over
- Jordan Walsh - Season Over
- Melvin Gordon - Season Over (may have withdrawn and committed to Wisconsin)
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