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Monticello looks towards their rematch as they get set for the 3A State Finals for High School Football. Monticello who is 13-0 along with their opponent Byron played each other last year where Byron came out on top 21-20. 

 

The Sages have made to the playoffs all ten seasons with Head Coach Cullen Welter, and he got much support through those seasons.

 

 

The team has played well all season long, putting up an average of 40 points. Many of the seniors have a lot of experience and can play with a trait that not many have said Coach Welter.

 

 

The Sages again lost to Byron last year in the Quarter Finals by just one point and to give another reminder, Monticello's Atheltic Director Ed Sheehan left the scoreboard up saying 20-21, 4th quarter with 0:00 seconds. 

 

 

With it being Monticello's first ever title game Regional Radio News' Will Johnson asked Welter if he thought there might be some nervousness before the big game.

 

 

Byron known well for running the ball, and Monticello now and then has let teams catch a break on some runs. Will Johnson asked Coach if there may be some concern with the run.

 

 

Coach Welter had some final words on he felt going into the final game.

 

 

The Monticello Sages will play at Memorial Stadium on Friday afternoon at 4. Tune in to 95.9 FM WEZC or stream the game live at dewittdailynews.com.

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