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USC scores 42 in triumph over WEM

Rebels fell behind early but took control in the second quarter

By Chuck Hunt - Editor | Nov 15, 2020

The snow was flying as USC wide receiver Riley Staloch evades a WEM defender. Staloch had seven receptions during the game and scored three touchdowns. The Rebels had 418 total yards on offense.

Finally a big win.

After several weeks of scoring just a few points, the United South Central Rebel football team’s offense exploded and defeated the Waterville- Elysian-Morristown Buccaneers 42-6 on a snowy field in Waterville last Wednesday night.

The Buccaneers actually scored the first touchdown and led 6-0 at the end of the first quarter. However, the Rebels scored 22 points in the second quarter and 14 in the third on their way to the big victory.

The Rebels amassed 418 total yards of offense in the game while limiting the Buccaneers to just 86.

WEM’s score came on a 10 play, 50-yard drive that ended with a touchdown on a two-yard running play with 1:05 minutes left in the first quarter. The try for the two-point conversion failed.

The Rebels responded with three scores in the second quarter.

The first one came on a seven play, 40-yard drive. The touchdown came on a six-yard pass from Ethan Dallman to Riley Staloch just over a minute into the second quarter. Dallman ran in the two-point conversion and the Rebels took over the lead, 8-6.

Their second score came on a 61-yard drive accomplished in just three plays. The TD came on a 51-yard pass from Dallman to Jackson Spizzirri. The two-point conversion was good with a pass from Dallman to Staloch.

Rebels led 16-6 with 4:06 left in the first half.

The third score came on a 10-yard pass from Dallman to Staloch, to complete a seven play, 40-yard march. This time the pass for two-points was incomplete. The Rebels led 22-6 with 19 seconds left in the half.

In the third quarter, the Rebels scored a touchdown on a 16-yard pass play from Dallman to Staloch. It was the finish of an eight play, 53-yard possession. The try for a two-point conversion pass play was incomplete, but the Rebels lead was up to 28-6.

Just three minutes of game time later USC had another score, going 80 yards in just four plays. After a couple of big gains including a 39-yard run by Spizzirri, the score came on a 26-yard run by Colten Quade. Micah Hamson ran the ball in for the two-point conversion and the Rebels led 36-6.

USC would get one more touchdown in the fourth quarter. It came on a big 56-yard pass completion from Jon Martinez to Brendan Drescher. The try for a two-point conversion failed. Final score was 42-6.

Dallman was 10 of 17 passing for 174 yards and four touchdowns. Martinez was 1 for 1 for 56 yards. Nick Bushlack was 2 of 3 for 21 yards.

Staloch caught seven passes for 104 yards and three TDs. Drescher had one for 56 yards and a TD. Spizzirri had two catches for 48 yards. Luke Pederson had one for 25 yards and Dallman two for 18 yards.

Spizzirri led the rushing with 93 yards on 14 carries. Quade had 36 yards on five attempts and Dallman 34 yards on seven tries.

USC had 15 first downs to WEM’s six, 167 rushing yards to their 46 and 251 passing yards to their 40.

Next up for the Rebels, now 2-3 on the season, is a section playoff game on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Who they play and where had not been determined as of press time for this week’s edition of the Faribault County Register.

St, Clair Loyola 13

USC 6

Another tough loss.

The United South Central Rebels got the first score of the game on Friday night, Nov. 6, but they were unable to come away with the win.

The Rebels fell 13-6 to the St. Clair/Loyola Cyclones during USC’s homecoming football game.

USC got off to a great start, taking the opening kickoff and marching 80 yards down the field in eight plays for a score.

After a series of running plays which gained between five and 10 yards each, the Rebels scored on a 29-yard run from Jackson Spizzirri.

The run for a two-point conversion by Ethan Dallman failed, but with 7:16 left in the first quarter, the Rebels led 6-0.

The score would stay that way for the rest of the first quarter and all of the second and third quarters.

USC’s next possessions came to an end with three punts, turning it over on downs and two fumbles and an interception.

St. Clair/Loyola’s next possessions ended in two fumbles, a punt, turn over on downs and end of the half, with two punts and a fumble ending their possessions in the third quarter.

But, in the fourth quarter, the Cyclones put on a 70-yard, five-play march down the field which ended up with a 46-yard pass completion for the touchdown. The point after touchdown (PAT) was good and the Cyclones had a one-point lead, 7-6, with 10:57 left in the game.

The Rebels next possession ended when they went for it on fourth and one and did not make it.

St. Clair/Loyola then needed five plays to go 27 yards for a touchdown. It came on a nine-yard run. This time the Rebels blocked the kick try for PAT and with 7:46 left in the game, the Cyclones led 13-6.

The Rebels next possession ended with an interception and the Cyclones ran out the clock to end the game.

USC actually topped St. Clair/Loyola in many of the stats of the game.

The Rebels had 12 first downs to the Cyclones 10, had 226 yards of offense to their 186, 189 yards rushing to their 147 and had the ball 26:43 of game time to their 21:17. The Cyclones did have two more yards passing, 39 to 37, than the Rebels.

Dallman was 2 of 7 passing for 34 yards and Nick Bushlack was 1 of 2 for three yards. Dallman and Bushlack each caught a pass for three yards each, and Riley Staloch caught one for 31 yards.

Spizzirri rushed for 134 yards on 24 carries, while Colten Quade had 33 yards on 11 carries. Dallman had 20 yards on nine attempts and Bushlack two yards on one carry.

Next up for the Rebels was a game at Waterville-Elysian-Morristown on Wednesday, Nov. 11.