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Spartan red zone defense stifles Hubs

Posted: Monday, Oct 8th, 2012

Marquex Felix gains some extra yeards after contact in the Hubs’ 26-14 loss to Sycamore Friday night. (Photo by Eric Chalus)

SYCAMORE — The Hubs were able to move the ball against Sycamore Friday night, but with their backs against the wall the Spartans came up with some big defensive efforts to keep Rochelle out of the end zone on several occasions.

Rochelle moved the ball a total of 265 yards on the night and got deep into Spartan territory four times, but struggled finishing drives in a 26-14 loss that drops the Hubs to 5-2 on the season.

“We moved the ball pretty effectively,” said Hub coach Kevin Crandall. “But when we got down inside Sycamore’s red zone, they raised their level defensively and we didn’t respond very well to that.”

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