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Monroe falls in D-VII playoffs

GLOUSTER — Monroe Central hung tough with with one of the better teams in Division VII, Region 27, but the Seminoles eventually dropped a 47-26 decision to Glouster Trimble in playoff action Friday night.

Senior Alex Kilburn rushed for 194 yards and two touchdowns for the Seminoles while Malachi Rose-Burton passed for more than 73 and a TD and ran for 64 and two more scores, but it wasn’t enough as the top-seeded Tomcats (7-0) reeled off 35 unanswered points to rally from a 20-12 deficit.

Kilburn scored on a 25-yard run and Rose-Burton converted the two-point run for an 8-0 lead.

Rose Burton then found Michael Bunning on a 29-yard TD strike and Rose-Burton ran in from 4 yards out as Monroe Central led 20-12.

However, it was all Brice Downs and GT. Downs ran for 180 yards and three touchdowns.

Garet Cramer charted 15 tackles for Monroe Central.

Regular Season

Bridgeport 28, Racine Southern 21

The Bulldogs (3-5) surprised a lot of non-believers with this road victory.

The Tornadoes had rushed for more than 700 yards last week against Beallsville.

Buckeye Local 28,

Newcomerstown 0

The Panthers (2-6) blanked the homestanding Trojans.

Trey Hoover scored three rushing touchdowns and Brian Palmer had a receiving six-pointer.

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