Orangeville eliminates Clippers from 8-man playoffs

Amboy quarterback Tucker Lindenmeyer is off to the races on a long gain while Orangeville’s Brayden Cahoon tries to chase him down in the semifinals of the 8-man playoffs on Nov. 13 at the AHS field. (News photo)

Broncos roll to 34-12 victory in semifinals

AMBOY – When Orangeville denied Amboy-LaMoille-Ohio of the go-ahead touchdown with a tremendous goal-line stand in the third quarter, it was like a torpedo ripping a giant hole in the Clippers’ ship.

Right after that, the Clippers took on more water as the Broncos’ offense embarked on a long, time-consuming scoring drive and Amboy never recovered in a 34-12 loss to Orangeville in the semifinal-round of the Illinois 8-Man Playoffs on Nov. 13 at the AHS field.

The 10th-seeded Clippers closed out the season with a 7-5 record, while third-seeded Orangeville (11-1) advanced to the 8-man state championship game against top-seeded Polo (12-0) to be played at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 at Monmouth College. Orangeville and Polo did not face each other during the regular season. The Marcos made it to the title game with a 50-14 drubbing of Biggsville (West Central).

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