For the third week in a row the Melcher-Dallas Saints were roughed up on the gridiron.

M-D lost for the third week in a row by a lopsided margin after opening the year with a 50-14 win over Seymour.

Friday it was Gladbrook-Reinbeck with the 88-0 blanking of the Saints in Melcher.

The Rebels jumped to a 50-0 halftime cushion and they coasted from there.

The Rebels totaled 12 touchdowns in the game, three each from Keagan Giesking with 139 yards rushing on eight attempts and three by Eli Thede.

Eight of the Rebel scores came on the ground.

M-D struggled to get any kind of offense going the entire night.

Quarterback Steven Krpan was 3-of-11 passing for 15 yards.

Top rushers for M-D were Max Enfield with 15 yards and S. Krpan with 16. Ryan Krpan caught two passes for 14 yards.

M-D lost the turnover battle 3 to 2. The Saints had fumble recoveries by Steven Krpan and Noe Von Trzebiatowski.

Leading the defensive charge for the Saints on the tackle charts were Von Trzebiatowski with 3.5 stops.

Perry Bell can be reached at sports@journalexpress.net or by calling the newsroom at 641-842-2155.

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