Playoff football

Colin Jueneman, Hanover, rushes towards the end zone in Friday's game against Axtell. In pursuit are Axtell's Dakota Barber (No. 44) and Mitchell Buessing. Photo by Kara Bruna

Big plays are common in eight-man football and for Hanover, it helped the Wildcats tuck away a 52-6 regional title Friday night against visiting Axtell.

“Big plays definitely hurt us,” said AHS coach Eric Detweiler. “We would miss a few tackles and lane assignments and that hurt us. If anything it definitely hurt our momentum in the game.”