Upperclassmen shine as Falcons blow out Wildcats, 69-28

Blair Oaks running back Jacob Graessle follows the block of J.J. Kresl during the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s game with the Mongomery County Wildcats at the Falcon Athletic Complex. To view this and other photographs, please visit www.newstribune. com/photos.

Blair Oaks running back Jacob Graessle follows the block of J.J. Kresl during the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s game with the Mongomery County Wildcats at the Falcon Athletic Complex. To view this and other photographs, please visit www.newstribune. com/photos. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

WARDSVILLE, Mo. — The district streak may have ended at nine, but the Blair Oaks Falcons are back in the playoffs for the 10th straight time. And that’s all that matters now.

The Falcons struck early and often, scoring 35 points in the first quarter and 34 in the second to rumble to a 69-28 win over Montgomery County in the Class 2 District 9 finale.

“We told the seniors, ‘It’s 10 years of being in the playoffs and you don’t want to be the first senior class not to get there,’” Blair Oaks coach Brad Drehle said after the Senior Night win.

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