St. Marys’ Trace Mabry (89) and Hunter Fultz (77) celebrate after Mabry’s second fumble recovery of the game in the first quarter of a Division III, Region 12 first round playoff on Friday against Greenville.

The rout was on from the get-go.

St. Marys opened Friday’s Division III, Region 12 playoffs with a bang — scoring 28 first-quarter points as the Roughriders scored on their first six drives and eight of their first nine overall to advance to the next round with a convincing 56-21 victory against Greenville at Grand Lake Health System Field. 

Four different players scored a touchdown, Gavin Reineke threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another and the Roughriders (5-2) have a date next week in the second round as they host No. 9-seeded Franklin — who defeated Vandalia Butler 14-6 on Friday.

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