Blair Oaks stuffs Macon, advances to state semifinals

Blair Oaks defensive back Tanner Kemna (8), celebrates after the Falcons recover a fumble during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Class 2 quarterfinal game against Macon in Wardsville. Blair Oaks won the game 27-14.

Blair Oaks defensive back Tanner Kemna (8), celebrates after the Falcons recover a fumble during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Class 2 quarterfinal game against Macon in Wardsville. Blair Oaks won the game 27-14. Photo by Kelley McCall.

WARDSVILLE, Mo. — All the buzz heading into Blair Oaks’ state quarterfinal game was about Macon’s dominating defense, a unit that allowed only 3.8 points per game in 2011. The Falcons weren’t listening.

The Falcons hung 27 points on the Tigers and advanced to the Class 2 semifinals with a 27-14 victory Saturday afternoon.

After falling behind 7-0 early, Blair Oaks’ offense went to work, responding with 21 straight points. The defense then hung on to pull out the win.

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“I’m extremely proud of our kids,” Blair Oaks coach Brad Drehle said.

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