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October 12, 2013

Kings cool off Braves

McGehee's 3 TDs, Zeck's 3 interceptions highlight Cass' win.

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Zeck gave credit for his hat trick of interceptions to his teammates.

“It wasn’t just me,” he said. “I had all my teammates there with me, cheering me on. I couldn’t have done it without them. Our [defensive] ends did some work and our linemen went hard [rushing the passer] like they do every Friday.”

Cass enhanced its lead early in the fourth when McGehee broke loose again, this time from 24 yards, to make it 28-7, and Payton Young ran in the two-point conversion. But Mac answered quickly when K.J. Walton returned the ensuing kickoff 68 yards for a score to make it 28-14 with 7:35 to play.

But another interception by the 5-foot-4, 135-pound Zeck stopped Mac, and a two-yard TD plunge by Gabe Welch five plays later made it 34-14. On the conversion, 285-pound senior lineman Brady Barber played running back and capped the Kings’ senior night with a two-point run up the middle.

Maconaquah coach Mark Hartman was disappointed in his team’s performance. Coming in on a four-game win streak and bidding for their first five-game winning streak since 1991, the Braves hurt themselves with mistakes.

“It’s a simple fact,” he said, “we did not execute. We played well in spurts, but when you’re playing a team as well-coached and disciplined as Cass, you can’t play hit-and-miss football. You have to have all cylinders firing, and [Friday] we did not.”

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