February 7, 2016

Pinconning gridders dropped in district finals

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Nathan Labean makes a big defensive stop for Pinconning.
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Quarterback Casey Pashak delivers a 64-yard touchdown strike to Lucas Foco.
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Pinconning gets geared up before the football game held at Kelly-Shorts Stadium on Central Michigan University.
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The Spartans celebrate after punching in touchdown against Clare.
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Pinconning's Lucas Foco drops a stiff arm on a Clare defender on Saturday. Nov. 7.

MOUNT PLEASANT — The Pinconning football team was defeated by Clare 28-18 in the Division 5 district title game at Central Michigan University's Kelly Shorts Stadium Saturday afternoon, Nov. 7.

The Spartans finish the season at 7-4, but gave the unbeaten Pioneers (11-0) all they could handle before falling 10 points short.

The Spartans trailed only 14-6 at halftime and stayed within striking distance of the Pioneers in the second half but couldn't get over the hump.

Check out the next edition of the Independent for more on the game.

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