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By Ben and Irishdew
Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

Rebels take on Broncos

 

September 19, 2019



Last Friday, September 13, the 2-0 International Falls Broncos took the 194-mile trip down to Willow River to take on the 2-0 Rebels.

In this section 7AA matchup, the Rebels kicked off to the Broncos to start the game. After allowing a few first downs, the Rebels rallied and sacked International Falls’ quarterback Jace Hallin, causing a third down and 20 yards to go. Rebels Brady Watrin followed with a quick tackle for no gain. It was fourth down and 20 yards on the 49 yard line and the Broncos were forced to punt. Eli Werner returned the punt for a touchdown, but a penalty flag on the Rebels brought it back. Soon after, Junior Blake Juhl rushed for a 62-yard gain bringing the Rebels into the red zone, where Werner carried the ball 12 yards into the end zone for a touchdown, followed by an unsuccessful two-point attempt.

The Rebels’ defense forced a quick 3 and out and on the ensuing play Mason Olson connected to Brady Watrin for a 29-yard gain. A few plays later Olson found Landin Kurhujetz for a 14-yard receiving touchdown and found Werner again for the two-point conversion. After a boot of a kickoff by Freshman Sam Knezevich, Werner intercepted Hallin’s pass. The drive, however, didn’t go anywhere and the Rebels punted. The first quarter ended with the Rebels leading 14-0.

The second quarter was scoreless and the Broncos kicked off to start the second half. Logan Orvedahl took a handoff 60 yards for a touchdown but couldn’t get in for the two point try. Later in the third quarter, a wild snap led to the Broncos punter being engulfed in a sea of red as he lobbed the ball right into the hands of Blake Juhl, who snatched up the ball and returned the interception for a pick-six. Moose Lake Willow River led 26-0.

In the fourth quarter, Mason Olson hit Adam Olson on a slant route into the endzone. Two-point conversion failed. Rebels led 32-0. Jordan Fjosne and Austin Tomczak both had takeaways, an interception and fumble recovery respectively. Logan Privette finished the game with two quarterback sacks and two tackles causing International Falls to lose yards. Sophomore Ethan Burton and Juhl led the Rebels in tackles.

The Rebels’ defense had another dominant, shutout performance as the Rebels won 32-0.

This Friday, September 20, the Rebels head to Aitkin to take on the 7AA Gobblers. Kickoff is at 7 o’clock. Aitkin is 3-0 and yet to give up a single point this year, beating Duluth Denfeld, Greenway, and Virginia by 58, 28, and 30.

Last Monday, the Moose Lake Willow River’s Junior Varsity football team defeated the Pine City Dragons, in the rain, 6-0 on the Dragon’s home field.

 

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