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YMCA Blaze report for Sept. 13
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MONROE - The Monroe YMCA Blaze football teams played early-season 2011 games this past weekend. From grades 4 through 8, the Blaze players wear full padding and play against other area teams from southern Wisconsin. Here is their submitted game reports from Saturday:Fourth GradePlaying in their first tackle football game on Saturday, the fourth-grade Blaze football team lost a close game 18-12 against Poynette.After allowing a long touchdown on the first series of the game, Monroe's defense, led by Travis Edmunds and Aaron Ziolkowski, stepped up and slowed down the Poynette offense for the rest of the first half.Monroe's first score came on a long drive in the third quarter, with Nick Bansley scoring from seven yards out.