MAYNARD — Wolverines’ senior safety Dean Schroeder made a game-saving tackle preserving a 22-20 victory over Murray County Central on MACCRAY’s homecoming.
With 50 second left, the Rebels had pulled within two points with their second consecutive touchdown after trailing 20-8.
Rebels QB Seth Bass, who had just thrown a short TD pass to bring his team within two points of the lead, kept the ball and seemed headed into the end zone when Schroeder drove the senior backwards.
It was a make-good for Schroeder, who had just been beaten in pass coverage when the Rebels had fourth and long.
The Wolverines started fast. On the fifth play of the opening series, Dylan Abraham threw down the middle to his 6-foot-5 tight end Bailey Boike, with no defender closer than downtown Maynard, on a 50-yard TD connection. The conversion pass to Schroeder made it 8-0.
The home team went up 14-0 at the 9:28 mark of the second with Abraham scooting into the zone from the one on fourth down standing up behind the right side of his line. Setting up the score, was a spot-on 25-yard strike to Schroeder, well covered, put it on the Rebel 2-yard line.
Down 14-0, Bass brought the Rebels back throwing for 132 on 14 of 20.
Abraham ran for 93 yards and passed for 126 yards, most all of that in the first half, though the senior did connect with Schroeder on a 19-yard TD play in the third.
MACCRAY 22, MCC 20
Murray CC (2-3, 2-3) 0 8 6 6— 20
MACCRAY (2-3, 2-3) 8 6 8 0— 22
MAC – Bailey Boike 50 pass from Dylan Abraham (Dean Schroeder pass from Abraham)
MAC – Abraham 1 run (pass fail)
MCC – Mitch Reinsma 44 pass from Seth Bass (Bass run)
MAC – Schroeder 19 pass from Abraham (Aaron Jaenisch pass from Abraham)
MCC – Reinsma 6 run (pass fail)
MCC – Kyle Schreier 3 pass from Bass (run fail)
Murray County Central
Rushing: 24-63… Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 14-20-132-0 … Fumbles lost: 2 … Penalties: 4-30
Rushing: Bass 8-29, Reinsma 7-21 … Passing: Bass 14-20-132-0 ... Receiving: Reinsma 3-34, Grant Rohrer 3-23
Rushing: 34-128… Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 8-21-126-2 … Fumbles lost: 0 … Penalties: 6-40
Rushing: Abraham 23-92, Andrew Schultz 8-20, Aaron Jaenisch 3-16 … Passing: Abraham 8-21-126-2 ... Receiving: Dean Schroeder 3-21, Bailey Boike 3-80, Jaenisch 2-5