Braden Snyder throws for over 350 yards, and the Monticello Sages go to win the first playoff game against St. Joseph-Ogden 50-7.
The game was a bit of a repeat if you saw the last game of regular season for both teams as Monticello traveled to St.Joseph-Ogden during week 8 to beat the Spartans 50-7. This time in the playoffs it would be a different site as the Sages were the home team.
Braden Snyder connected on huge plays throwing for over 350 yards, most of his passing going to Devin Graham who caught a total of 197 yards. Snyder threw 10-11, getting three touchdowns, and rushing 47 yards with one touchdown. Devin Graham caught 5 for 197 yards. Alek Bundy ran six times for 49 yards rushing, along with an interception that was good for a 95-yard touchdown putting Monticello up 22-0 midway through the second quarter.
Crayton Burnett led the Spartans; he got a 2-yard touchdown run on a quarterback keeper late in the fourth quarter putting the score 43-7. Burnett continued to throw for 8-14 over 125 yards. Dwight Colvin ran the ball pushing hard for a total 86, losing one shot in the red zone early in the first quarter. Aiden Meyer led on receptions with two adding up to a total of 34 yards.
Monticello will continue to next week's playoff game at home against Anna-Jonesboro.
Play of the Game: Alek Bundy midway second quarter with an interception returning it for a 95-yard touchdown.