With a rainstorm making for tough playing conditions at Hart Park, the Milwaukee County Chargers pulled away in the second half for a 28-6 win over the Racine Threat.

The Chargers have won three straight to move to 3-2. Milwaukee County sits alone in the third and final playoff spot in the Midstates Football League's Northern Division.

Quarterback Shannon King hit receiver Aunton Terry for a 60-yard touchdown pass to put the Chargers up 7-0 in the first quarter.

Running back Montel Taylor went on a 5-yard run to make it 14-0, but the Threat cut it to 14-6 at halftime.

Milwaukee County's defense didn't allow the Threat to move into the red zone the entire second half, which allowed the offense time to put the game away with a pair of scores.

Taylor added his second touchdown of the game with a 9-yard scamper in the third quarter. Jermaine O'Connor put the game away in the fourth quarter with an 8-yard touchdown run.

King finished 7-for-16 for 157 yards and also ran for 28 yards. Taylor led the Chargers with 53 rushing yards on seven carries, while Rashawn Herron ran 10 times for 50 yards. Terry caught three passes for 84 yards.

The Chargers hold the final playoff spot from the Northern Division by a full game over the Muskego Hitmen. Door County is in second place at 4-1, and the Racine Raiders lead the division at 5-0.

League leaders

Herron is the MSFL's third leading rusher at 346 yards on 58 carries and fifth in rushing touchdowns with three.

King is in third place in passing yards with 780 and in fourth place in rushing yards with 297.

Up next

Milwaukee County will host the first-place Raiders at Hart Park at 7 p.m. July 30.

The Raiders came away with a 28-18 win when the two teams met in Racine in the season opener on June 18.

Milwaukee County will host Jacarrie's Kicks4Kids, a Milwaukee nonprofit that takes gently used shoes and refurbishes them for school-age children of need. The Chargers will also host the nonprofit Re-Creation Station, which takes thrown away or recycled items and turns them into crafts to teach children the need for recycling.