MMCRU Royals 5th grade team has undefeated season

Thursday, November 15, 2018
In their final game in the Dakota Dome Gage Johnson kicks a field goal.
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Congratulations to the MMCRU fifth grade youth football team as they completed back-to-back undefeated seasons. These Royals followed up last yearís undefeated season with an even more impressive season this year as the boys played tougher competition and did so while not allowing one single point scored on them all season long!

Last year the team played teams from KP/RSM and Le Mars, but this year, with the numbers still growing, the Royals Youth Association reached out to the Sioux Border Conference youth football league to see if they could join.

The Sioux Border Conference plays by individual grade, where as the previous league played third and fourth grades together as well as fifth and sixth grades the same.

Kamden Bork makes a great run against the Tanagers.
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In the Royals first game of the season, they hosted Sioux City East in Marcus and won by a score of 12-0. East coaches spoke with the Royals coaches at mid-field after the game and explained it was Eastís first loss in two years.

The following week the Royals welcomed Sioux City North to Marcus where the Royals won 18-0. Even though North and East both had more players on the sidelines, and a few of them much bigger than the home team, the Royals proved a smaller school can win with hard work, determination, and great team chemistry.

The following week, the team traveled to Lawton Bronson, winning 27-0. During that game the Royals were up 27-0 at halftime, and the coaches were able to get some boys playing different positions the entire second half.

The fifth grade team takes a team photo in the end zone after the last game of the season, capping off their undefeated season.
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The final week was much anticipated as the final game of the season was to be played inside the Dakota Dome vs. Vermillion, S.D. The Tanagers came in with an identical 3-0 record, but the Royals were clicking on all cylinders breaking the game open in the second half, coming away with a 32-0 victory.

Other teams competing in the league are Sioux City Saders, South Sioux City Neb.; Sgt. Bluff, Sioux City West, Woodbury Central, and Dakota Valley S.D.

The coaches and parents are very excited for what the future holds! Keep up the good work young Royals!