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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Indians beat Mt. Vernon 25-7

  • The Seneca Indians defeated the Mt. Vernon Mountaineers by a score of 25-7, Thursday night in Seneca.
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  • The Seneca Indians defeated the Mt. Vernon Mountaineers by a score of 25-7, Thursday night in Seneca.
    "There were 64 teams that went into districts tonight and only 32 are moving on. We're really happy to be one of them," said Indians head coach Dan Scheible.
    The Indians jumped off to a solid lead as they scored twice in the first quarter. The first two Indian scores set the tone for the game. Seneca's Kaden Schrader blocked a Mountaineer punt, caught the live ball on a bounce and ran for the first score. The second score was a Payton Rawlins to Jalen Skaggs pass.
    Seneca had all its tools working on offense. Both tailbacks, Marty Mailes and Braxton Graham, picked up about 100 yards for the night. And Rawlins connected again with Skaggs for a 25-yard catch and run for the third Seneca touchdown, with 6:25 left in the second quarter.
    As well as the offense was working, Coach Scheible was most pleased with his defense.
    "Our defense did a great job all night," he said. "I think they held them to only three first downs in the second half."
    During the third quarter, Rawlins was injured and Kyler Ng stepped in the critical quarterback slot for the Indians. Seneca's offense had to adjust to a new play-caller, but by the fourth quarter they drove down the field and scored again on a Ng to Butch Ferguson pass with 1:40 in the fourth quarter, with the final score 25-7 Seneca.

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