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Unfinished business for McCool Junction in six-man championship

McCool Junction back in six-man championship game
Published: Nov. 17, 2020 at 10:45 PM CST
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MCCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. (KSNB) - McCool Junction football (10-0) is back in the six-man championship game after finishing runner-up in 2019. Their only loss came in that championship game to unbeaten Harvard.

Coming into this season, they have not missed a beat. The only difference is teams knew McCool Junction was one of the favorites to get back to Ron & Carol Cope Stadium.

“Everybody in their locker room has McCool Junction as the number one team to come and get," McCool Junction football coach Jarrod Weiss said. "I think we’ve done a good job just taking it game by game. Our kids have approached it that way. We’ve done it in practice that way. We don’t get any farther than the next game we play. You know what Friday is just the next game we have and that’s just how we’ve approached it.”

After coming so close to finishing the job, the Mustangs came into this season with a new team motto, “Unfinished Business.”

“Last year our team motto was finish and obviously it didn’t get finished," McCool Junction senior Owen McDonald said. "So, now it is unfinished and I think we’ve taken that into every single game. Every single rep in the weight room. It’s just been a great motto for us.”

“For them it’s not over yet," Weiss said. "It was a pretty subdued semifinal win for us at Cody. I mean that was another step for us. While maybe last year we were really excited to beat them and get to the final. But this year it’s again.. unfinished.”

The Mustangs face unbeaten and fourth-seed Sterling in the title game this Friday, Nov. 20. Game kicks-off at 7 p.m. at UNK.

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