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Needing a win to keep their season alive, the Milwaukee County Chargers did so in convincing fashion.

The Chargers crushed the Racine Threat, 66-0, on Aug. 27, earning them the final playoff spot from the Northern Conference of the Midstates Football Leauge.

Milwaukee County will play at No. 2 seed Door County in the first round of the playoffs at 3 p.m. on Sept. 10.

The Chargers led 7-0 after the first quarter against the Threat but blew the game open with 34 points in the second quarter. The rout was on in the second half, as Milwaukee County scored 13 points in the third quarter and 12 in the fourth quarter.

Quarterback Shannon King ran the ball five times for 143 yards and three touchdowns. Montel Taylor gained 70 yards and scored a touchdown on 10 carries and Joe Brooks had 61 yards and a score on six carries.

Aunton Terry caught five passes for 95 yards and Shaq Russell had a touchdown catch from Dominique Johnson.

Milwaukee County finished in third place of the Northern Conference at 6-4, edging 5-5 Muskego for the final playoff spot. Muskego lost 20-7 to Door County on Aug. 27.

The Racine Raiders won the conference at 10-0 and received a first-round bye. The winner of the game between Milwaukee County and Door County (7-3) will advance to face the Raiders at Horlick Field in Racine in the Northern Conference Championship Game on Sept. 17.

The Chargers and Door County split the season series, with the Destroyers winning 25-13  on June 25 and Milwaukee County pulling out a 21-20 win on Aug. 6.

In the Southern Conference, which is made up of teams from Illinois, Quad City (7-3) will face the Chicago Thunder (7-3) with the winner to face Lincoln-Way (10-0) in the conference championship game.

The MSFL Championship Game is scheduled for Oct. 1 at Hart Park in Wauwatosa.

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