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Cadets clamp down on Rebels in second half
Rebels football
The Effingham County Rebels, joined by members of the local Army National Guard Unit, carry U.S. flags onto the field before Friday's opening kickoff against the Benedictine Cadets at Rebel Field. - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff

 SPRINGFIELD - Benedictine's grip on victory was somewhat tenuous until it put Effingham County in a defensive sqeeze Friday night.

The Cadets, who led 21-7 at intermission, limited the Rebels to one first down in the second half en route to a 49-7 victory.

See the Sept. 16 edition of the Herald for complete details.