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Columbia blows through Mt. Carmel, wins playoff game No. 1

By on October 27, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Eric Read scores one of his four touchdowns on a pass reception in first half action Saturday. (Mark Hodapp)

Columbia wide receiver Eric Read will never forget Saturday’s Class 4A playoff game against Mt. Carmel.

Read scored four touchdowns, leading Columbia to a 57-22 victory at Columbia High School. Read scored all four of his touchdowns from almost every possible vantage point. He caught one touchdown pass; scored another on a punt return; and returned an interception for a touchdown. He also added a 30-yard touchdown for good cause.

Charles Farris scored three more touchdowns.

Columbia (9-1) will find out later tonight who they will play next week in the second round of the playoffs.

Meanwhile, Dupo (6-4) and Waterloo (5-5) saw their seasons come to an end.

Maroa blew out Dupo, 54-6, in Saturday’s Class 1A playoff action at Maroa. Waterloo lost to Alton-Marquette,  28-21, at Alton City Park on Friday night. To read more on the Waterloo playoff game, click here.

To get an in-depth breakdown on the game and to hear from Columbia players and coaches, pick up a copy of this week’s edition of the Republic-Times.

Mark Hodapp

Sports Editor