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Football Team Wins First Round of Playoffs

Freeman 62, Exeter-Milligan 26

The Freeman Falcons hosted the Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves on Thursday evening for the first round of State Playoffs. The Falcons came up with Freeman’s first playoff win in school history. Freeman was able to score four times in five and half minutes during the first quarter to gain early momentum and set the pace for victory.

Ryan Busboom and Taylor MacKichan started off the scoring in the first quarter with a 19-yard touchdown pass. An Exeter-Milligan fumble set up a short field for Freeman’s next touchdown when Jordan Pella scored on a 6-yard run. Exeter-Milligan fumbled for another quick Freeman score. Pella found the end zone again with a 1-yard touchdown rush. The last score of the quarter came when Elliott Mencl rushed for 5 yards. The score at the end of the first quarter was Freeman 28, Exeter-Milligan 0.

The second quarter found both teams scoring. Freeman had three touchdowns while Exeter-Milligan scored twice. Freeman’s first touchdown of the quarter was another 1-yard run by Pella. Exeter-Milligan then answered with two touchdowns in a row. The first touchdown was a 60-yard rush. Exeter-Milligan’s next touchdown was a 1-yard run. Freeman then scored the next two touchdowns. Mencl found the end zone again with a 1-yard touchdown run. Evan Buss closed the quarter with one more score by intercepting a pass and rumbling for 12 yards. The score at halftime was Freeman 48, Exeter-Milligan 14.

Exeter-Milligan started the scoring in the third quarter with a 26-yard touchdown rush. Freeman answered the score when Mencl slashed his way for a 43-yard touchdown. The score at the end of the third quarter was Freeman 52, Exeter-Milligan 20.

Both teams were able to score in the fourth quarter. Mencl had his fourth touchdown rush for 9 yards. Exeter-Milligan found the end zone for the last time on a 5-yard touchdown run. The final score of the game was Freeman 62, Exeter-Milligan 26.

Coach Jensen stated, “One of our team goals was to control the line of scrimmage, and I really believed the line did a good job with this tonight. We had the advantage of playing Exeter-Milligan during the regular season and were able to adjust and make corrections from the first game.”

Freeman will now travel to Bancroft to compete against the Bancroft-Rosalie Panthers on Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 PM.

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