The Macon Tigers and Brookfield Bulldogs took part in a back-and forth battle. In the end Macon emerged victorious 36-22. Blake Claas played the role of hero on the night when he put Macon on top with a touchdown pass to Chrisjen Rickeberg (Christian Rick-en-burg) with 5:27 remaining.
Class then put the cap on the game with a 1:32 left in the game, shortly after recovering a fumble.
Austin Ward with the call on KTCM 97.3 and centralmoinfo.com Claas finished the game with 178 yards passing and three touchdowns. He also added 73 yards rushing and one touchdown on nine carries. Macon head coach Pete Claas said the game swung on alternating turnovers early in the 4th quarter.
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In a game that featured five lead changes Coach Claas felt his team’s balance was the difference.
The Tigers finished with 203 passing yards and 139 rushing yards. For Brookfield they were led by Trace Alexander who had 27 carries for 134 yards and a touchdown. However, Brookfield head coach Scott Stevens said several other players stepped up to make contributions.
In the end two fumbles by Brookfield led to the two decisive scores for Macon. Stevens said those are mistakes they will have to fix going forward.
The win snaps Macon’s 3-game losing streak as they improve to 4-3 on the season. Brookfield falls to 2-5 with the defeat. You can hear full interviews with both coaches online at www.centralmoinfo.com
Macon coach Pete Claas
Brookfield coach Scott Stevens
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