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MMC falls at Woodbine, 27-0

Monday, October 8, 2007

Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn assistant football coach Brad Cave, middle background, talks strategy with his team during a quarter break in recent action in Marcus. The Eagles host Westwood Friday night. Photo by Paul Struck.
WOODBINE - It was a long and fruitless trip for the injury-riddled Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn football team on Sept. 28, as the Eagles ventured out of Class A District I play to meet Woodbine of District 2 on its home turf.

The result was not good, as the host Tigers jumped to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter on the way to a 27-0 victory.

MMC could not generate any sustained offensive push playing without leading ground-gainer Jacob Lehnhoff, who broke his leg in the early going the week before at Kingsley-Pierson.

Brian Williams, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn football coach, gives instruction to Eagle Kyle Wester during recent football action in Marcus. Photo by Paul Struck.
Because of injuries, MMC coach Brian Williams shuffled the deck and put junior quarterback Jordan Boekhout at the helm and shifted quarterback Justin Henke into the backfield hoping to find some pop for the offense that has struggled all season.

Boekhout completed 7-21 passes for 66 yards and rushed for 11 yards, while Henke rushed for nine yards, and Lukas Nelson eight. That 103 total yards of offense was just not enough to get the Eagles into the end zone this night.

Jerad Letsche caught three passes for 56 yards, and Darren Morse three for eight yards to lead the MMC receivers.

Woodbine rushed 10 times for 162 yards, and passed 8-13 for 81 yards.

Tucker Petersen and Letsche led MMC's defense with 14 tackles apiece, and Blaine Dammann had seven.

"Unfortunately, the game was pretty much the same story as the previous weeks," said Eagle coach Williams. "Defense played well except for a couple big plays and a special teams mistake, and the offense continues to struggle.

"We have tried several small adjustments to get the offense started, with no improvement, so we've decided to take on a new offensive game plan for this week. Hopefully, you'll see improvement in moving the ball and points scored."

The Eagles host district foe Westwood Friday in Marcus for Homecoming 2007.

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