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Broncos Top Republic Co. for First Win

Sorry, you have not enough rights to view this image.The Russell High School football team earned their first win of the season on Friday, Sept. 21, beating Republic County 42-14 in Belleville.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Broncos (1-3 overall, 1-3 NCAA) took control with a pair of second quarter touchdowns by Dylan Walker.  Russell led 14-0 at halftime.

Chase Prester added a TD late in the third quarter to give the Broncos a 22-0 lead.

The two teams combined for five fourth quarter touchdowns - three by Russell and two by Republic County (0-4, 0-4).  But the Buffaloes never got closer than 22 in the final quarter.

Walker had his biggest night as a Bronco.  The senior halfback rushed for 215 yards and two touchdowns.  Prester followed with a career-high 98 yards on the ground and two scores.  Noah Gfeller had 36 yards rushing and a touchdown.  Kyle Schroeder also rushed for a TD.

Russell outgained Republic County 438-204 in total yards.  All 438 yards came on the ground.

The Broncos snap a six-game losing streak with the victory.  The Buffaloes have now lost 18-straight games dating back to the 2010 season.

Russell returns home for their next two games and begins that stretch on Friday when they host SE-Saline (2-2).  It's also homecoming at RHS.  Kickoff is at 7pm.  Countdown to Kickoff begins at little earlier at 6:15pm on Classic Hits 95.9 and www.krsl.com.

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