The job isn’t done yet.
That’s the message Missouri Cyclones Head Coach Troy Robertson is sending his team following Saturday’s 23-0 victory over the Kane County Marauders to finish the regular season as the Great Midwest Football League’s only undefeated team (10-0).
“I did not expect it,” Robertson said about going undefeated. “I wouldn’t say we are on top just yet. Let’s see how the next couple of weeks play out. Hopefully we get some of these injured guys back.”
The Cyclones will host the Missouri Valley Pitbulls (6-4) Saturday, Aug. 30, at Borgia. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. That is one of two playoff matchups in the GMFL Gateway Conference. In the other semifinal, the Midwest Chargers will host the Warren Township Wolves.
“We’ve had a lot of young guys step up and take the reins this year,” Robertson said. “BJ Buckner has been our MVP thus far. The play of Kelvin Williams, Devi Greer, Ike White and Chad Denningmann can’t go unnoticed either. There are plenty others. Chris Mosley has been playing well on both sides of the ball all year.”
Hosting Kane County, the Cyclones had to dodge thunderstorms through much of the game and it was delayed multiple times.
The Cyclones went ahead, 7-0, and rode out another rain delay. It was 21-0 at the half, and the second half turned sloppy for both teams. While the Cyclones continued to step up, trouble in the red zone stopped drives. The defense scored the only points of the second half, a safety, to close out the game.