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USC falls to Mayer Lutheran 33-0

Rebels struggled to move the ball against the Crusaders’ defense

By Chuck Hunt - Editor | Nov 8, 2020

USC wide receiver Riley Staloch looks for running room in a recent game played in Wells.

Things did not go well for the United South  Central football team on Friday night, Oct. 30. The Rebels lost to the Mayer Lutheran Crusaders by a score of 33-0.

The Rebels nine possessions of the game ended with seven punts, one turnover on downs, and the end of the game.

The Crusaders had 26 first downs and 408 yards of offense to the Rebels three first downs and 60 yards of offense.

The Crusaders scored one touchdown in the first quarter, but the kick for point after touchdown missed, making the score 6-0.

They scored a touchdown in the second quarter on a 44 yard pass play and then made the two-point conversion and the score was 14-0 in their favor.

After no score by either team in the third quarter, the Crusaders scored three times in the fourth quarter. The first was on a one-yard run and the extra point kick attempt failed. The second was a four-yard run and the two point conversion pass attempt failed. The third score came on a 10-yard run and the extra point kick was good.

That last score came with eight seconds left in the game and made the final score 33-0.

The Rebels quarterback Ethan Dallman competed three of 11 pass attempts for 20 yards.

Jackson Spizzirri caught two passes for 17 yards and Nick Bushlack caught one pass for three yards.

Spizzirri led the rushing attack for the Rebels, gaining 31 yards on 18 attempts. Colten Quade had 11 yards on two attempts and Dallman had a minus two yards on six runs. USC had 40 rushing yards total.

Up next for the Rebels was a home game against St. Clair played on Friday, Nov. 6, after the deadline for this week’s edition of the Faribault County Register and will be included in the next week’s issue.

This week the Rebels play on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Waterville-Elysian-Morristown.