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The Monroe City Football team hosted the South Shelby Cardinals for their annual Homecoming game. The Panthers proved to be a powerhouse defensively against the Cardinals, ending the game with a victory score of 38-12.

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Head Coach David Kirby stated, “The team played well and I am very excited to see how much more we can continue to improve.  We need to sure up some things in all areas of the game, but the boys are showing a lot of promise.”

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The Panthers dominated the field with offense and defense plays throughout the entire game. Quarterback Kyle Hays had four complete passes, seven attempted passes, 45 passing yards and one interception. Keenan Batsell ended the game with 252 yards, 28 carries which includes an 81-yard touchdown run and had a total of three touchdowns throughout the game.

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Aaron Plumb had 10 carries, 68 yards and one touchdown. Antwuan Battle had a total of six carries gaining 38 yards. Hays had 4 carries loosing 13 yards and Joshua Talton had 2 carries gaining 1 yard. Dalton McAfee received the ball adding 14 yards for the Panthers, along with Plumb with 13 yards, Battle with 11 yards and Buhlig with 7 yards.

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The Monroe City varsity football team has a home non-conference game vs. Helias, of Jefferson City, on Friday, October 11 with kick-off set for 7 p.m.

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