Milwaukee County overcame a sluggish start to rout the last-place Sheboygan Rebels, 48-12, on Aug. 13 at Hart Park.

With their second straight win, the Chargers (5-3) moved into a second-place tie with Door County in the Northern Conference of the Midstates Football League.

Alec Tyler gave the Chargers a 7-0 lead with a first-quarter interception return for a touchdown.

Milwaukee County's offense didn't find its groove until the second quarter when quarterback Shannon King hit Shaq Russell for a 52-yard touchdown to increase the Chargers' lead to 14-6.

After the Chargers defense forced a three and out, Russell returned the ensuing punt 55 yards for a touchdown to give Milwaukee County a 21-6 advantage at halftime.

The Chargers used its running game to take time off the clock in the third quarter before taking a 27-6 lead on a 7-yard touchdown run by Chris Ford.

King threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, connecting with Duce Johnson for a 40-yard strike, Derrick McCall for a 21-yard touchdown and Russell for a 26-yard score.

He finished 10-for-20 for 286 yards and four touchdowns and also ran for 26 yards.

Montel Taylor led the Chargers with 29 yards on five carries. Jermaine O'Conner ran four times for 25 yards, and Ford had 21 yards on five carries. Johnson caught three passes for 99 yards, and Russell netted 78 yards on his two receptions.

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Milwaukee County will host the Muskego Hitmen at Hart Park in their regular season home finale at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20.

The game has serious playoff implications, as the fourth-place Hitmen (4-4) are one game behind the Chargers and Destroyers with two games to play. Milwaukee County would clinch a playoff spot with a victory over Muskego.

Racine (8-0) has already locked up first place and the bye from the Northern Conference.