Effingham’s slim playoff hopes were dashed after a 21-0 loss to Mt. Zion.
Effingham’s defense kept Mt. Zion’s offense in check and also forced three turnovers but the offense couldn’t put anything together.
Mt. Zion did what no one has done all season and that is hold Terrence Hill to just 86 yards on 32 carries, however the passing game came up with 114 total yards, the highest of the season.
Mt. Zion scored with 5:07 left in the first quarter on a 86 yard touchdown run by Price. Mt. Zion added one more score with 29.7 seconds left in the half on a 18 yard touchdown pass from Price to Kuhle to make it 14-0 at the half. Mt. Zion would add one more score with 1:22 left in the game on a 40 yard pass from Price to Kuhle.
Effingham will now be ineligible for the playoffs and will finish their season next week as they host 5-3 Mahomet-Seymour.
Passing: Wolfe (6-14, 72 yards); Vasquez (4-12, 31 yards, INT)
Rushing: Hill (32-86 yards); McCabe (2-24); Wolfe (2-(-9)); Vasquez (2-(-1))
Receiving: McDermith-Herron (12-84); Hill (5-25); H. Smith (4-6).