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DeCock’s big game lifts Falcons past Cougars

September 24, 2012
Marshall Independent

A wild stretch of less than 40 seconds in the fourth quarter highlighted a 36-13 win for Red Rock Central over Cedar Mountain/Comfrey in a Southern Minnesota Conference game played Saturday in Comfrey.

With his team holding onto a 14-13 lead, Jeff DeCock scored on a 13-yard run with 6 minutes, 40 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Just 10 seconds later, DeCock picked off a pass from the Cougars' quarterback and returned it 42 yards for a touchdown. He ran in the two-point conversion to put RRC up 30-13.

And DeCock still wasn't done. Moments later, he picked off another pass and returned it to the CM/C one-yard line. RRC's Jordan Schroepfer punched it in for the touchdown with 6:15 left in the game.

DeCock had a team-high eight tackles to go with his two interceptions. He also rushed for 85 yards on 11 carries with a touchdown and had a 69-yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter.

Mitchell Schroepfer led the Falcons' rushing attack with 10 carries for 125 yards and a touchdown.

The Falcons (2-2 overall) continue conference play Friday with a home game against Sleepy Eye.

RRC0 6 8 22-36

CM/C0 6 7 0-13

Scoring Summary

First Quarter

No scoring

Second Quarter

RRC-Mitchell Schroepfer 2 run (PAT fail), 11:55

CM/C-Brady Kerkhoff 9 run (PAT fail), 4:48

Third Quarter

CM/C-Kerkhoff 77 kickoff return (Sam Pendleton kick good), 11:54

RRC-Jeff DeCock 69 punt return (Jordan Schroepfer run), 3:09

Fourth Quarter

RRC-DeCock 13 run (DeCock run), 6:40

RRC-DeCock 42 yard interception return (DeCock run), 6:30

RRC-J. Schroepfer 1 run (kick fail), 6:15


Rushing: Mitchell Schroepfer 10-125, Jeff DeCock 11-85, Jordan Schroepfer 11-62, Dillion Benson 5-29.

Passing (comp-att-yards-int): Brady Bierl 4-8-33-1.

Receiving: DeCock 1-17, Jesse Rogotzke 1-6, Casey Engen 2-10.

Tackles: DeCock 8, J. Schroepfer 9, Henry Rogotzke 8.

Interceptions: DeCock 2, Engen.



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