Senior Luke Kuennen (No. 40) tries to get past the defender in a recent game. Also pictured is Riley Buchheit (No. 77). (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Three second-half touchdowns by No. 9 Gladbrook-Reinbeck was too much for the Turkey Valley football team to overcome Monday night in the second round of Class A playoff action as the Trojans lost 22-34.
TV ends the season 7-4 overall.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck (9-2) moves on to face No. 3 Wapsie Valley (11-0) in the quarterfinals Friday, Nov. 8.
Back and forth
The Rebels struck first Monday, scoring on a Dustin Dinsdale 53-yard run. With the point-after kick, it was 7-0 GR.
The Trojans answered, when Riley Meirick took the handoff 6-yards for the score. Luke Kuennen broke the goal line for the two-point play to make it 8-7 Trojans.
Kuennen extended the Trojan's lead when he scored on an 8-yard dash. The two-point try failed, making it 14-7.
Still in the first, Rebel Camden Kickbush scored when he took the pigskin 18 yards to the house. The PAT was blocked, preserving the TV lead.
There were no scores in the second quarter.
The Rebels took the lead for good in the third quarter when Chase Clark scored on a 4-yard carry. Clark scored again in the fourth quarter on a 10-yard rush.
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