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Banner County falls at Arthur


John Verser

Kaden Huber, right, runs over a defender on an attempt to reach the goal line in the Oct. 3 game at Minatare. The Wildcats lost last week, 48-38, at Arthur County.

Banner County dropped a close 48-38 game at Arthur County last Friday.

Coach Heath Johnson said the game was even closer than the final score indicated.

"The game as a good one...while the loss margin was ten, it was about two the entire game," he said. "We went up 18 right away, then made some mistakes that allowed them back into the game. The second half was a back and forth situation. We had a fumble, a holding in the end zone (automatic safety), and some blown coverages that cost us the game. We had so many opportunities you really can't pin one mistake on the loss.

"Arthur is a good...

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