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Cyclones outlast Doggers, 27-22

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 27th, 2010

Photo 1: Southeastís Zach Eisenbarth (20) breaks a tackle in action Friday against Lingle-Fort Laramie. The Cyclones defeated the Doggers 27-22 to earn the No. 2 seed heading into this weekendís 1A playoffs. Photo 2: Lingle-Fort Laramie's Brodey Serres (20) attempts to break a tackle by Southeast's Skyler Easton. Photo 3: Dogger Jordan Mirich hurdles a tackle Friday against Southeast's Manny Contreras.

Zac Zimmererís 61-yard touchdown run near the end of the third period proved to be the game-winner as the Southeast Cyclones held off the Lingle-Fort Laramie Doggers 27-22 in the regular season finale for both teams Friday in Lingle.

With the victory, Southeast earned the No. 2 seed in the playoffs and will host Rocky Mountain Friday at 6 p.m. while the Doggers take the No. 3 seed and travel to Dubois for kick off at 1 p.m. Friday.

Both teams ended the regular season 6-2 overall and 5-2 in the conference standings.

Lingle-Fort Laramie took the opening possession and went 55 yards on six plays, capped off by a Jordan Mirich four-yard touchdown run and Brodey Serres added the two-point conversion to give the No. 3 ranked Doggers an early 8-0 lead.

Southeast came right back, however, on the following possession.

The Cyclones took over on their own 44-yard line and on second and nine, Skyler Easton broke free for a 22-yard gain to set up and first and 10 at the Lingle-Fort Laramie 45-yard line.

Zimmererís 12-yard run on second and nine set up another first down for the Cyclones at the Dogger 18-yard line, but the Lingle-Fort Laramie defense stiffened.

The Doggers for Southeast into a third and six from the 14-yard line, but Zimmerer found an opening and got just enough to move the chains to set up a first and goal from the eight-yard line.

Eastonís one-yard run on second and eight was nullified after a block in the back penalty on the Cyclones and moved the ball back to the 24-yard line where it was second and goal.

For the complete article see the 10-27-2010 issue.

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