Rebels turn the ball over five times in playoff loss

Published 12:18 am Sunday, October 31, 2010

Southland couldn’t overcome five turnovers in a 28-14 loss at No. 2 Triton (10-0 overall) in the Section 2AA football semifinals Saturday.

The No. 3 seeded Rebels (7-3 overall) racked up 177 rushing yards, but they dropped a punt and threw four interceptions which resulted in two of Triton’s touchdowns.

“We had them right where we wanted them, but you just can’t have those kinds of turnovers in a big game and expect to win,” Southland head coach Shawn Kennedy said.

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Southland scored on its first possession of the game to go up 7-0, but Triton tied things up when it scored on a fake field goal.

“We knew it was coming but we couldn’t stop it,” Kennedy said.

Triton, which had just 125 yards on the ground, put the game away with a touchdown with 1:30 left in the game.

Southland rushing: Nick Schmitz, 16-for-66; Mike Goergen, 10-for-52; Sam Noterman, 4-for-32, TD; Tyler Kressin, 6-for-23; Grant Hegge, 3-for-4

Southland passing: Noterman, 8-for-21, 86, TD, 4 INT

Southland receiving: Alan May, 4-for-55, TD; Nick Schmitz, 1-for-16; Grant Hegge, 3-for-15