MACKINAW — Any hope for a Deer Creek-Mackinaw playoff berth ended with Friday's 13-6 Heart of Illinois Large Division loss to Downs Tri-Valley.
The Chiefs (3-5, 0-4) scooted out to a 6-0 halftime leads thanks to Zack Horve hitting Samu Ojanen for a 34-yard touchdown. However, T-V (5-3, 3-1) went ahead for good off a Jake Reeser one-yard run. He added a fourth-quarter insurance TD.
Horve finished with 176 passing yards, completing 11 of 18 attempts.