Axtell lined up against Dundy County-Stratton twice this season and both results were quite similar. This latest matchup was in the first round of the D-2 playoffs and the homestanding Tigers ended the Cats’ season winning 42-8. On September 9, DC-S prevailed 40-7.
Axtell closed at 4-5 and bade farewell to three seniors— Ashton Hawkins, Brock LeClair and Tyler Stoddard. These Cats’ four-year record was 15-20 with three playoff appearances. The last playoff win for Axtell was in 2010.
DC-S scored on the first play from scrimmage with a 65-yard TD run and found the end zone from long range (47 yards or longer) three more times in the opening half. The Tigers also had a couple of medium range TD runs.
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