Friday Night Lights IX: valiant effort falls short
What an incredible night at Swanville! In the second quarter, the B-B-E Jaguars football team is trailing 14-6 tonight to the once-beaten Upsala/Swanville Area Patriots.
Update: the Jaguars took a 20-14 lead early in the fourth quarter!
Later in the fourth quarter the No. 3-seeded Patriots took a 22-20 lead. The No. 6-seeded Jaguars battled furiously on their last drive of the game, but they stalled out on fourth down with 10 seconds to go.
FINAL: Upsala/Swanville Area 22, B-B-E 20. The Jaguars finish a truly roller-coaster style season with a final record of 2-7 overall. USA moves on to face Mayer Lutheran in Mayer on Saturday in the section semifinals.
Section 4A playoff quarterfinal scores on Oct. 25:
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 8, Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity 6 (at Lester Prairie, No. 5 seed beats No. 4 seed in a cliffhanger)
Mayer Lutheran 38, Kimball Area 12
Area football playoff scores on October 25:
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 28, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 20
MACCRAY 50, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 6
Pillager 50, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 6
Parkers Prairie 26, New York Mills 6
Breckenridge 41, West Central Area/Ashby 6
Canby 21, Dawson-Boyd 7
Maple Lake 54, Minneapolis Edison 14
Paynesville Area 42, Minnewaska Area 14
Sauk Centre 28, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 20
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 38, St. Agnes 12
BOLD 47, Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 0
Minneota 48, Ortonville 6
Albany 25, Montevideo 0
New London-Spicer 35, Melrose Area 12 (this game was tied 7-7 in the second quarter, but the No. 3-seeded Wildcats cruised from that point on)
Litchfield 27, Holdingford 13
Jordan 44, Rockford Area 15
Osakis 56, Benson 12