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Russell's Rally Falls Short in Ellsworth

RHS FootballThe Russell High School football team dropped to 0-2 on the season after suffering a 27-14 loss in Ellsworth on Friday, Sept. 13.

The Broncos took a 6-0 lead late in the first quarter on Alex Baldwin's 53-yard pass to Matt Pfannenstiel. Ellsworth (1-1 overall, 1-0 NCAA) answered back 17 seconds later on Takota Anderson's 47-yard run to go up 7-6. The Bearcats extended their lead to 14-6 just before halftime when Anderson found Ian Trapp on a 35-yard pass. Ellsworth then went up 20-6 on Mo Rojas' 7-yard run late in the third quarter.

Russell rallied in the fourth quarter, driving 80 yards in 11 plays and finishing with a 10-yard TD pass from Baldwin to Eric Rourke to make it 20-14. But on the ensuing kickoff, Anderson ended the Broncos' comeback hopes with an 89-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Ellsworth out-gained Russell 242-222 in total yards. Reshean Holloway led the Broncos with 94 yards rushing. Baldwin completed 3 of 9 passes for 69 yards and two scores. Ellsworth's Anderson passed for 130 yards, rushed for 62 and accounted for three touchdowns.

Russell has now lost seven-straight dating back to last season. The Broncos play their next two games at home and start that stretch on Friday against league rival Beloit (2-0). Gametime is at 7pm. Catch the game on Classic Hits 95.9 and


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