A-J triples Patriots, 36-12
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This is kick off return. Jacob Pegram runs the ball, Konner Smith #42 blocking and #5 Tristan Ablett blocking during the game against Anna-Jonesboro Wildcats. Massac heads to Murphysboro on Friday.
— Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
This is kick off return. Jacob Pegram runs the ball, Konner Smith #42 blocking and #5 Tristan Ablett blocking during the game against Anna-Jonesboro Wildcats. Massac heads to Murphysboro on Friday. — Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
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There were three, my opinion, key points in Massac County’s 36-12 loss to the Anna-Jonesboro Wildcats Friday.

The first occurred with just over a minute and a half left in the first half. Massac had taken possession with 2:25 left in the first quarter but two incomplete passes left them facing third down and 10.

A Braden Fritch to Eli Rose completion gave Massac an 8-yard gain and left them facing fourth down with two yards to go.

Massac’s Dillon Stoner plowed off tackle and appeared to have made the necessary yardage, albeit by a scant margin, but the officials’ spot of the ball left Massac a few inches short of first down yardage, and Anna took over on downs.

With a 7-0 lead already, Anna put together a seven-play, 57-yard scoring drive for a 14-0 lead, and Massac was under the gun early. With Fritch completing five passes and Stoner turning in a couple of good runs, the Pats got in the end zone with 8:13 left in the second frame; Fasnacht’s extra point attempt was no good and the score was 14-6.

The second turning point was just before the end of the first half. Stoner had just intercepted a Jay Kemp pass and returned it to the A-J 40-yard line. Fritch ran a keeper and picked up almost 15 yards to put Massac in business at Anna’s 26.

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