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SPENCER/COLUMBUS FOOTBALL DROPS WIAA POSTSEASON GAME AT CUMBERLAND


The Spencer/Columbus football team lost a WIAA Division 4 postseason game at Cumberland on Friday, ending its season with a 5-3 record. (File photo)

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CUMBERLAND – For the second week in a row, the Spencer/Columbus Catholic football team took on an undefeated team, but this time the Rockets couldn’t pull off the upset.


A week after beating unbeaten Amherst, Spencer/Columbus was overwhelmed by undefeated Cumberland, losing 42-8 in a WIAA Division 4 postseason contest on Friday night at Cumberland High School.


The Beavers scored two touchdowns in the first three minutes and rolled out to a 34-0 lead by halftime.


Spencer/Columbus’ touchdown came with 2:33 left in the game from running back Eden Jacobson, who was held to 24 yards rushing on 15 attempts.


Cumberland quarterback Maddux Allen and the Beavers’ passing game proved unstoppable.

Allen was 12-for-16 for 289 yards and five touchdowns. Allen hit Travis Runberg for a 65-yard touchdown on the opening play of the game, threw a 37-yard score to Jack Martens on the Beavers;’ next possession, and added TDs of 28 and 13 yards to DeShaun Ames, and 27 yards to Martens, all before halftime.


Cumberland (8-0) moves on to a Level 2 postseason game against Stanley-Boyd. Spencer/Columbus has its season end with a 5-3 record.


Beavers 42, Rockets 8 Spencer/Columbus 0 0 0 8 – 8 Cumberland 22 12 8 0 – 42 First Quarter C – Travis Runberg 65 pass from Maddux Allen (Gavin Jarchow pass from Allen), 11:43. C – Jack Martens 37 pass from Allen (Runberg pass from Allen), 8:01. C – DeShaun Ames 28 pass from Allen (run failed), 2:54. Second Quarter C – Ames 13 pass from Allen (pass failed), 7:38. C – Martens 27 pass from Allen (pass failed), 1:19. Third Quarter C – Samuel Schradle 38 run (Runberg pass from Allen), 7:36. Fourth Quarter SC – Eden Jacobson 12 run (two-point conversion good), 2:33. Team Statistics First downs: Spencer/Columbus 11; Cumberland 16. Rushing (att-yards): SC 35-97; C 19-116. Passing (comp-att-yards-int): SC 4-8-24-0; C 12-16-289-0. Total yards: SC 121; C 405. Penalties (no.-yards): SC 2-20; C 10-85. Fumbles (total-lost): SC 1-1; C 0-0. Punting (no.-avg.): SC 3-25.7; C 1-26.0. Individual Statistics Rushing: SC, Dominic Post 11-55, Eden Jacobson 15-24, Gage Stratman 6-8, Max McGiveron 2-6, Xane Adler 1-4. C, Samuel Schradle 8-65, Jack Martens 2-23, Drew Griffith 2-14, Ryley Otto 2-13, Maddux Allen 3-5. Passing: SC, Stratman 4-8-24-0. C, Allen 12-16-289-0. Receiving: SC, Jacobson 4-24. C, Martens 4-103, Travis Runberg 3-99, DeShaun Ames 5-87. Records: Spencer/Columbus 5-3; Cumberland 8-0.

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