Crosby-Ironton at International Falls

Crosby-Ironton at International Falls

October 26, 2021 0


The International Falls football team got their first playoff win since 2012 last night as they defeated the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 28-14 in the Section 7AA quarterfinals.  The first quarter was scoreless but it was not for lack of chances for the Rangers offense.  The Bronco defense stopped CI inside the 10-yard line twice in the first twelve minutes.  The Rangers took advantage on their third time inside the 10-yard line as quarterback Dylan Klancher scored from 2-yards out and with the extra point kick converted, it was 7-0 Rangers with 8:45 left in the 2nd quarter.  The Broncos would answer with a 2-yard touchdown run of their own with 1:09 left in the half as freshman Cooper Crandall scored.  The two point conversion failed and it was 7-6 at the half.  For the second straight home game, the Falls offense that had been stagnant in the first half, took the 2nd half kickoff and drove down the field for a score.  This drive was 83 yards in 7 plays with the first play being a 42 yard pass from Ben Glowack to Alex Larson.  Glowack would finish the drive with a 5-yard TD run and 2-pt conversion run and the Broncos led 14-7.  It would stay that way until the 4th quarter when Tristan Thompson ran in from 14 yards out, and with Glowack running in the 2-point conversion, the Falls held a 22-7 lead with just under 9 minutes left.   The Broncos added some insurance with 2 minutes left as Glowack hit Alex Larson on a 10-yard pass to put the Falls up 28-7.  CI scored with 13 seconds left for a final score of 28-14.  Glowack finished the night 8-22 with 147 yards passing and 2 scores and he added 76 yards rushing on 15 carries and those two 2-point conversion runs.  After the game, Bronco center and linebacker Cameron Schulz describes why he plays with such passion.

The Broncos now face #1 seed and undefeated Moose Lake Willow River on Saturday at 2:00 in the Section 7AA semis.  We will have the game on K104 and with pregame at 1:35.  The Rebels defeated the Broncos 55-0 in week 2 contest played in Willow River.


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