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Mustangs return to Dome with 60-42 win; Raiders fall 28-0

Published: Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 12:09 a.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 12:10 a.m. CDT

Murray 60, Adair-Casey 43

MURRAY — Murray quarterback Austin Halls rushed for 389 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Mustangs to a 60-43 quarterfinal victory over Adair-Casey Friday night.

Halls scored on touchdowns of 50, 65, 36, 65 and 35 yards for the Mustangs. Halls connected with Cody Scroggie for an 18-yard touchdown pass on a fourth-and-16 play with 19 seconds left in the second quarter to give the Mustangs a 28-23 halftime advantage.

Seth Nerness added touchdown runs of 15 and 55 yards which rushing for 141 yards on 18 carries for the Mustangs (12-0).

Clayton Plowman rushed 28 times for 225 yards and four touchdowns for Adair-Casey (10-2). He also returned an interception 4 yards for a touchdown as the Bombers took an 8-6 lead in the first quarter. Jordan Wheatley added 124 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.

For the second year in a row, Murray advances to the semifinal round in the Cedar Falls UNI-Dome against Gilbertville Don Bosco (11-0) at 9:05 a.m. Thursday. Elk Horn-Kimballton/Exira (12-0) faces Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn (12-0) in the other semifinal at 12:05 p.m. The four Eight-Man semifinalists are a combined 47-0.

The championship game will be 10:05 a.m. Nov. 15.

Council Bluffs St. Albert 28, Mount Ayr 0

COUNCIL BLUFFS — The scoreboard at the end of the night read 28-0 in favor of the home team, but the game was much closer than the score indicated as Mount Ayr suffered its first loss of the season to Council Bluffs St. Albert.

The Raiders held the powerful Falcon offense to its second-lowest point total of the season, while outgaining the Falcons in the first half, with half of the Falcons first-half yardage coming on one play.

But turnovers and penalties proved to be Mount Ayr's downfall, as the Falcons twice scored on defense in the first half, and Mount Ayr left a score on the board after an illegal procedure penalty inside the 5-yard line.

On the first series, Tucker Culjat scored on an interception return after Erik Freed caught a pass from Jacob Sobotka, turned and the ball popped out of his hands and into Culjat's.

On the final play of the half, Sobotka's arm was hit as he threw the ball and the ball popped into the air and right into the hands of St. Albert's Sean O'Neill who raced into the end zone, giving the Falcons a 21-0 halftime lead.

Mount Ayr finishes the season with an 11-1 mark.

Playoff scores

Eight-Man

Don Bosco, Gilbertville 42, Clarksville 6

Exira-EHK 39, Glidden-Ralston 36

Murray 60, Adair-Casey 43

Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 42, Newell-Fonda 38

Class A

Hinton 42, Akron-Westfield 28

BGM, Brooklyn 28, Lynnville-Sully 13

Wapsie Valley, Fairbank 46, North Tama, Traer 20

Logan-Magnolia 46, Woodward-Granger 14

Class 1A

Dike-New Hartford 34, Aplington-Parkersburg 14

Emmetsburg 55, IKM-Manning 7

Iowa City Regina 38, Maquoketa Valley, Delhi 14

Council Bluffs St. Albert 28, Mount Ayr 0

Class 2A

Dyersville Beckman Catholic 32, Waukon 20

Spirit Lake 21, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 17

Mediapolis 48, Bondurant-Farrar 14

Carroll Kuemper Catholic 22, West Marshall, State Center 13

Class 3A

Sioux City Bishop Heelan 21, Lewis Central 0

Decorah 21, DeWitt Central Clinton 14

Grinnell 49, South Tama County 35

Williamsburg 31, Winterset 13

Class 4A

Southeast Polk 49, WDM Dowling Catholic 14

Cedar Falls 28, Pleasant Valley 21

Ankeny 27, WDM Valley 10

Cedar Rapids Xavier 28, Cedar Rapids Prairie 7

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