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ELK MOUND — Just a single point separated Fall Creek and Elk Mound at halftime of last Friday’s Cloverbelt football contest played on the Mounders’ home turf.
The teams each scored a pair of second-quarter touchdowns but a good PAT kick following one of its scores put the visiting Crickets ahead 13-12 at the intermission.
Unfortunately, Elk Mound would not score again while Fall Creek added another pair of TDs – one in the third and another in the fourth quarter – for 13 more points to spoil the Mounders’ 2021 Homecoming 26-12. The loss also extinguished any playoff hopes the hosts may have harbored.
“I felt that Fall Creek really brought it on the offensive and defensive line and created a situation that caused us to be hurried in the backfield and at the quarterback position,” said Elk Mound head coach Dave Lew.
“We just could not get a lot of things going Friday night, one highlight was Avery Kaanta and his kickoff return for a touchdown that gave us a spark, but it just was not enough to finish,” he added.
No team or individual statistics were available Monday afternoon when the Messenger went to press.
With their fifth loss in the past six weeks, the Mounders dropped into a sixth-place tie with Neillsville/Granton in the Cloverbelt standings with a 1-4 mark. Overall, the Mounders are 2-5.
Elk Mound will look to rebound when it travels to Mondovi to face a tough Buffaloes’ squad this Friday, October 8. Elk Mound will then host Stanley-Boyd in the regular-season finale on October 15.