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6-Man playoffs: Custer-Hysham-Melstone erupts for quarterfinal win over Westby-Grenora

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Posted at 5:37 PM, Nov 04, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-04 19:37:48-04

HYSHAM — Custer-Hysham-Melstone reeled off 37 consecutive spanning the second and third quarters Saturday on the way to a 65-28 6-Man quarterfinal playoff victory over Westby-Grenora.

Quarterback Layne Duncan had seven total touchdowns — five passing and two rushing — as the Rebels marched into next week's semifinal round.

Custer-Hysham-Melstone will host Centerville in Custer on Saturday for a berth in the 6-Man title game. Centerville beat West Yellowstone 48-15 in their quarterfinal game (highlights below).

With the game tied 22-22 in the second quarter, Duncan threw a 70-yard touchdown pass to Trent Kuntz to begin the Rebels' scoring onslaught. After that, Duncan found Luke Ragland on a 35-yard TD pass, then Caden Green scored on a fumble recovery for Custer-Hysham-Melstone's defense. At that point the score was 44-22.

Duncan threw another touchdown pass to make it 52-22 with 7:33 left in the second, then Jordan transfer Nolan Kammerman returned an interception for a TD for the Rebels' second defensive touchdown to put them ahead 59-22.

Custer-Hysham-Melstone improved to 10-1 and has now won 10 in a row since a 72-39 loss to next week's opponent — Centerville — in the season opener.

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