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Montevideo American-News - Montevideo, MN
  • Playoff loss to Wildcats ends football season

  • New London-Spicer knocked Montevideo out of the Section 6AAA playoffs with a 61-0 win over the Thunder Hawks Tues­day at New London.
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  • New London-Spicer knocked Montevideo out of the Section 6AAA playoffs with a 61-0 win over the Thunder Hawks Tues­day at New London.
    The Wildcats rushed for 316 yards and never had to punt as they avenged a 20-18 loss to Montevideo last year that gave the Thunder Hawks the West Central Conference North championship.
    Matt Fischer had two receptions for 49 yards for Montevideo.
    Eagles claim Goose Call
    Lac qui Parle Valley handed the Thunder Hawks a 27-6 defeat last Wednesday at Montevideo in what will likely be the final meeting in football in the near future between the two neighboring rivals.
    Lac qui Parle Valley is leaving the West Central Conference and the two teams are in different enrollment classes, eliminating the possibility of meeting in the playoffs.
    Austin Haas returned the opening kickoff 64 yards for the Eagles to Monte­video's 19-yard line to set up a quarterback sneak by Dylan Erickson for the first score of the game.
    Justin Welling recovered an Eagles fumble and the T-Hawks went on an 87-yard, nine-play drive, capped by a 45-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Troy Diggins to Austin Hiepler.
    The momentum of the game turned in the second quarter when the Eagles capitalized on a bad snap from center on a punt that set up J.D. Struxness' 5-yard TD run.
    Stuxness caught a 24-yard scoring pass from Kellen Kessler to give the Eagles a 19-6 halftime lead from which the T-Hawks could not recover.
    The Eagles claimed possession of the Goose Call traveling trophy. Monte­video leads the Goose Call series, which began in 2001, eight wins to four.
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