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Eskomos rein in hot Rebels

Defense proves the difference in county rivalry

On a cool Friday night in Willow River, Esko pulled off a 20-18 upset to end the Rebels' four-game winning streak.

Despite four turnovers on the night, the Eskomos took advantage of an interception and an 87-yard return for a touchdown by Preston Lowe which broke a 12-12 tie. With a two-point conversion - also by Lowe - the Eskomos were able to hold off a late push by the Rebels in picking up the road victory.

"We hung in there," head coach Scott Arntson said. "Offensively we didn't execute like we wanted to, but our defense stepped up big all night long."

With each team failing to produce on...