Chiefs upend Concordia, 50-34
CONCORDIA -- Junior Guthrie Baldwin ran for 171 yards and three touchdowns Friday to lead the Santa Fe football team to a 50-34 win at Concordia.
The victory ended the Chiefs' eight-game losing streak to their I-70 Conference neighbor. Since beating the Orioles 26-24 in 2005, Santa Fe had been out-scored in the series, 380-75.
Baldwin scored on runs of 7 and 39 yards and junior Ben Hinz snuck in from three yards out as the Chiefs jumped out to a 20-6 first-quarter lead. Baldwin added another 39-yard dash and Hinz hit senior Truman Sleeper with a 48-yard bomb to go into halftime with a 32-26 edge.
Santa Fe broke the game open with three straight touchdowns in the third period, Hinz keeping for 44- and 50-yard dashes and junior Ben Reeders breaking off a 35-yard run.
Although Concordia (2-3, 2-2 I-70) had 473 yards of total offense, including 188 yards and two TDs by junior Patrick Hastings, three turnovers hurt its cause.
The Chiefs (2-3, 1-3), who generated 504 yards of offense, return home to face Sweet Springs on Friday.
Sweet Springs 40, Orrick 0
SWEET SPRINGS -- Sweet Springs posted back-to-back shutouts for the second year in a row Friday with its 40-0 home win over I-70 Conference rival Orrick (0-5, 0-4 I-70).
Senior Austin Boland rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns, on first-quarter runs of 75 and 21 yards. Junior Rhett Snider rumbled in from 14 yards and senior Andrew Krause scored on a 22-yard quarterback keeper during the second period.
The Greyhounds polished off the win in the third frame with a 1-yard plunge by senior Trevor Phillips and Boland's 66-yard punt return.
Junior Justin Mitchell had 10 tackles and got in on a pair of sacks for Sweet Springs (2-3, 1-2).
Fayette 55, Slater 12
FAYETTE -- Fayette generated 266 yards and four touchdowns on the ground Friday during Friday's 55-12 Lewis and Clark Conference victory over visiting Slater.
The Falcons (2-3, 1-0 L&C) busted out to a 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, extending it to 40-6 by halftime. Junior Sam Moore ran for 116 yards and three TDs, with sophomore Ahmad McCutcheon gaining 124 yards on 10 carries.
The Wildcats scored on a pair of runs by senior Cole Skinner, of 65 yards in the second period and 2 yards in the fourth.
Slater (0-5, 0-1) returns home Friday to face Salisbury.