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Alden-Conger falls to USC Rebels 55-0

By Chuck Hunt - Editor | Oct 3, 2021

On their first possession of their game against the Alden-Conger Knights on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 25, the United South Central Rebels ran five plays and then were forced to punt away the football.

However, the Rebels scored a touchdown on each of their next eight possessions of the ball on their way to a 55-0 rout of the Knights.

Four of those scores came in the first quarter, with two more each in the second and third quarters.

Score No. 1 came on a 15-yard pass play from Nick Bushlack to Colten Quade. Brendan Drescher ran in the two-point conversion.

The second TD was a Quade run from the one-yard line, with a pass from Bushlack to Taylor Conley for the two-point conversion.

The Rebels’ third touchdown of the first quarter was a 34-yard pass play from Bushlack to Conley, with a failed two-point conversion try. And the fourth score was a 15-yard pass completion from Bushlack to Quade with another failed two-point attempt.

That made the score 22-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Rebels would score 20 more points in the second quarter. The first was on a Bushlack to Jon Martinez pass for an 86-yard touchdown. Bob Schindler kicked the PAT. The second score was a nine yard run by Quade and another extra point kick by Schindler.

That made it a 42-0 half time score.

The Rebels got another Quade run for a touchdown, this time from seven yards out, with another Schindler kick for PAT. The final score was a Drescher eight yard run and a Schindler PAT kick.

The score at the end of three quarters was 55-0, which became the final score with running time in effect for the fourth quarter.

The Rebels racked up 387 yards of offense compared to the Knights’ 85. USC had 152 yards on the ground and 235 in the air. Alden-Conger had a negative five yards rushing and 90 passing.

The Knights actually ran more plays in the game than the Rebels, 48-41, but their drives ended with five punts, two fumbles, an interception, turning it over on downs once, and the first half coming to a close.

For the game, Bushlack completed 7 of 14 pass attempts for 235 yards and four touchdowns.

Martinez caught two passes for 137 yards, while Conley caught two for 56 yards and Quade three for 42 yards.

Drescher was the leading rusher with 65 yards on 10 carries. Bushlack had 52 yards on five totes and Quade gained 33 yards on five carries.

The Rebels next game was set for Friday night, Oct. 1, when they host the team from Cleveland for their annual homecoming game. Details will be in the next issue of the Faribault County Register.