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By Ally Ziegenfuss, Maquoketa Valley senior
DELHI – Last Friday was a sad night for the Maquoketa Valley football team.
A 26-14 loss to Alburnett wasn’t what the Wildcats had in mind.
Maquoketa Valley got two touchdowns from Ben Dzaboff on a 3-yard run and a 5-yard pass to Jobe Ellison in the second half. Carter Funke completed each touchdown with the field goal kicking.
“Our kids played their best football since week 2,” Coach Wes Wilson stated.
The team worked hard, but came up short.
Alburnett showed it is a good team. The Pirates didn’t turn the ball over, which was the key to the game, and scored in both halves. A 38-yard touchdown was made by Alburnett as the first half ended and they continued to score.
“There were four plays that changed the outcome and it so happened that Alburnett made those plays and we did not,” Wilson said. He also said if those plays had gone MV’s way, the game could have been drastically different.
Leading tacklers were Funke with 13, Tanner Hargrafen with 12 and Steve Huber and Jeremy Bacon with eight each.
The junior varsity team lost to Alburnett.
This ‘Cats travel to Durant tonight.