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CMR Prepares for Playoff Opener against Senior

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 CMR football is where it belongs - in the playoffs. And now that they're in, they know it's win or go home.

"You can't take it for granted at all. Not everyone gets to be out here, not everyone gets to play football even. So it's huge that we have an opportunity to play and go out and win a state championship," said senior LB Jed Engerbretsen.

"Can't have any bad games in the playoffs. If you lose, you're out. We're playing against good teams and I think we're better than all the other teams so we just need to play the way we can," said junior RB Andrew Grinde.

Before the Rustlers can compete for a state title, they need to get out of the first round. CMR already beat Billings Senior earlier this year 24-14, but know Senior has some play makers. Their offense is led by sophomore dual-threat quarterback Nathan Dick who has Senior averaging 25 points a game.

"Their quarterback scrambled a lot last time which killed us so we need to stop him and limit the big plays," said senior Bryce Cuchine.

"We know they have a couple good athletes on offense. They have Sulser at receiver and their quarterback, Dick, he's a good runner and really quick, makes plays with his legs. So we just got to contain him and we'll be fine," said Engerbretsen.

As for CMR, they want to continue what they've been doing. The Rustlers are riding a 4 game win streak and rank 2nd in total offense, putting up 29 points a game.

"Same as always. Run the ball, pass the ball. Great team, great line. Follow the hogs and do our thing," said Grinde.

Beating a team once is tough enough, but CMR will have to do it twice if they want to keep their state championship hopes alive. So we'll see just how tough the Rustlers are on Friday night

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