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Rochelle routs outmatched Payton

11/02/2013, 7:50pm CDT
By Clyde Travis

Despite coming in as a lower seed with an inferior record, Rochelle steamrolled Payton 60-18 Saturday in a Class 4A first-round playoff game at Lane Stadium.

Rochelle 60, Payton 18

THE SKINNY

Payton may have received the higher seeding because of its 8-1 record in the Chicago conference, but even with a 5-4 record Rochelle was a much superior team. 

TURNING POINT

The Hubs wasted little time as they scored on their first play from scrimmage on a 51-yard run by running back Evan White. 

THE STAR

White gained 161 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries, and Marquez Felix rushed for 117 yards and a score on five carries.  

BY THE NUMBERS

Rochelle’s ground game netted 439 yards to Payton’s 69 yards.

QUOTABLES

“I’m very proud of what we accomplished this season, for our third straight conference championship and making the playoffs for the third consecutive year.’’ — Payton coach Anthony Foltin

“We played a very tough schedule this year. It helps prepare you for the state playoffs.” — Rochelle coach, Kevin Crandle 

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