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Cardinals Fall Short In Regional Matchup

Posted 11/9/2017

By Pilar Martin

SEDGWICK—The Sedgwick Cardinals ended their season last Friday night in a heartbreaking loss to Ell-Saline. Sedgwick was ahead most of the game until the latter part of the third quarter when Ell-Saline took the lead. The Cardinals hung in there battling until the very end, but Ell-Saline won the contest 44-41.

Ell-Saline scored first taking the score to 7-0. Brayden Francis scored for Sedgwick on a 63-yard reception, and followed that up by kicking in the extra point. Score was 7-7 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, quarterback Hooper Schroeder scored on a 1-yard run into the end zone. Francis kicked in the extra point. Francis scored again, kicking a on a 26-yard field goal. The Cards took the lead 24-7. Ell-Saline followed with a 1-yard run to score and the extra point was good.  Sedgwick led 24-14 at the half.

In the third quarter, Francis scored again on a 27-yard reception, and kicked in the extra point. The Cards went up 31-14. Ell-Saline managed another 7 points to bring the score to 31-21.

In the fourth quarter, Ell-Saline scored first for an additional 7 points. Francis kicked in another 29-yard field goal for 3 points. The score stood at 38-28. But Ell-Saline went on a 16-point run, taking over the game 44-34. Cauy Root scored for the Cards on a 21-yard reception and Francis kicked in the extra point.

Ell-Saline moved on in the playoffs to play Plainville Friday night.


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