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Cassopolis falls short at semi-finals

Cassopolis' historic season ended with a loss in the state semi-finals Saturday. // WSBT 22 photo

Cassopolis had the dream of making it to Ford Field and the state finals. But they found out playing Detroit Loyola can be a nightmare.

The Bulldogs had an incredible first half with 210 yards rushing. They were led by super sophomore Anthony Robinson who had 109 yards in just two quarters. Loyola not only scored 5 touchdowns in the first half, but they converted all five of their 2-point conversions.

The Rangers lone first half highlight came from Shane Los with the Touchdown. But Loyola led 40-6 at the break.

Los said, "They were a lot bigger than us. We had to get low. They just outmatched us today."

In the second half, it was more Bulldogs. Even with a running clock they were able to keep up a fast pace. The lead expanded to 46-6.

Cassopolis brought excitement to their fans as Brandon Anderson knifed his way through the "D". Unfortunately, the Blue Streak is over. The final score was 54-22. Coach Dan Purlee told WSBT 22 "Many special moments this season. You know the greatest season in the history of our school and our program. And we're awfully proud of that. And we took a step. If we can keep taking steps, we'll get where we want to be."

The Rangers finished the year 11-2, the most wins in school history, and this is the furthest the team has ever gone.

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