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Russell Drops District Opener to TMP

RHS FootballThe Russell High School football team fell behind 21-0 less than five minutes into their Class 3A, District 15 opener and ended up losing 49-0 to rival Thomas More Prep at Shaffer Field in Russell on Friday, Oct. 18.

The Monarchs (2-5) led 21-0 after the first quarter, 42-0 at halftime and added one more touchdown in the third quarter.

TMP outgained the Broncos 272-88 in total yards and forced Russell into four turnovers.

Zach Boxberger had 37 yards rushing for Russell and Chase Prester 34.

TMP's Max Megaffin passed for 114 yards and three touchdowns - two to Ryan Mayorga and another to Cameron Fouts. Nick Schmidt rushed for 130 yards and two TD's.

Russell falls to 1-6 overall, 0-1 in district play and has been outscored 165-0 over their last three games.

The Broncos will need a win over Hoisington on Friday to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Cardinals are 2-4 after losing their district opener to Scott City 14-0. Friday's game kicks off at 7pm at Shaffer Field in Russell. It is also senior recognition night. You can listen to the game on Classic Hits 95.9 and streamed here on www.krsl.com.

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