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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Milan extends their winning streak with a 42-0 win over Schuyler

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  • QUEEN CITY, Mo. – Milan got 331 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns on the ground as the Wildcats handled Schuyler County, 42-0.
    With Schuyler trailing 14-0 late in the second quarter the Rams had the ball first and 10 on the Milan 20. Back-to-back penalties pushed Schuyler all the way out to the 40-yard line and they were forced to punt. Milan took possession and drove down and had a first and goal with just three seconds left. Milan head coach John Dabney reached into the bag of tricks and called for the wide receiver reverse pass. Holden Stallbaumer connected on the pass and just like that Milan went into half up 21-0.
    “That play just really hurt us. We felt like going into half down 14-0 we were still in the game, but being down 21-0 was a total different story,” said Schuyler County head coach Nick Wooldrick.
    Dabney preached to his players all week that this was just another game. Just like every other game this season the running game came out and took control of the game, this time it happened to be in the second half. Aaron Richardson rushed 25 times for 132 yards and a score. Tyler Collins rushed 10 times for 96 yards and a score.
    “We did a fairly good job slowing their running game in the first half, in the second half they just came out and imposed their will on us,” said Wooldrick.
    Last week Zach Schmitter rushed the ball 41 times for 250 yards. On Friday he only rushed 10 times for 47 yards. Dan Haley went 5-for-13 for 63 yards through the air.
    “I am very pleased with how our defense played tonight. We were able to come out and make tackles and just play good solid defense,” said Dabney.
    The win marks the 25th straight regular season win for the Wildcats, and not surprisingly Dabney doesn’t want his team focusing on the streak.
    “I tell them you can’t worry about the past, you have to take care of this season and this week. Every year is a new team with a new identity,” said Dabney.
    The Milan players may not be looking for No. 26, but they will try for it next week when they host North Shelby.
    Schuyler will travel to Knox next week looking for win No. 2 this season.

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