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In a game that was unique in that both the McPherson Middle School seventh and eighth grade football teams combined their rosters on Monday when hosting Garden Plain, but then the game went down to the very end before the Junior Pups scored a close 24-22 victory.

According to Head Coach TJ Jackson, the kids played great overall while getting outstanding plays from Kaiden Harold, Leighton Witte and Carter Allen.

Garden Plain took the Junior Pups to the final seconds of the game when they scored a touchdown to make the score 24-22 but missed on a two-point conversion attempt to give McPherson the tight victory.

Next up for the Middle School teams will come on Thursday when the seventh graders will host Newton Chisholm, while the eighth graders will go on the road to Newton Chisholm.

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