Chiefs pick up first I-70 win

Monday, September 11, 2017

ALMA -- After dropping its first two I-70 Conference contests, the Santa Fe football team got on the right track Friday with a 55-19 home win over Lone Jack.

Senior Devin Breland ran for 261 yards and four touchdowns and passed for 194 yards and a pair of scores to pace the Chiefs, who accumulated 610 yards in total offense.

Breland had touchdowns runs of 7 and 63 yards in the first quarter and connected with senior Matt Peters for a 73-yard scoring strike for an 18-0 second-quarter lead.

The Mules (0-4, 0-3 I-70) had three of the next four touchdowns, junior Hunter Ward hooking up with senior Jayson Swartz on passes of 34 and 5 yards and then returning a kickoff 49 yards following a 15-yard TD catch by Peters to narrow the deficit to 26-19.

Santa Fe closed out with four unanswered touchdowns, starting with Breland runs of 8 and 95 yards. Senior Jared Rieves rumbled 11 yards for a score and junior Tanner Begemann capped the spree with a 42-yard run.

Peters caught three passes for 93 yards and Begemann rushed for 87 to lead the Chiefs (2-2, 1-2), who host Concordia on Friday.

Slater 42, Missouri Military 36

MEXICO -- Senior Keshawn White snapped a 36-36 tie with a 2-yard touchdown run in the closing minutes Friday to give Slater its first victory of the season, and the first in Michael Horton's head-coaching career, 42-36 at Missouri Military Academy.

This was a game of shifting momentum, with the Colonels going into halftime holding a 28-20 edge as senior quarterback Pedro De Rosa scored on runs of 25 and 10 yards and threw a pair of touchdown passes: 39 yards to sophomore Forrest Drummond and 68 yards to junior Styles Fountain.

The Wildcats scored the game's first points when White caught a 16-yard pass from freshman Keegan Zdybel. The two connected again on a 15-yard scoring strike and Zdybel found sophomore Max Zdybel with an 11-yard toss.

The only scoring in the third period was a safety, as Slater sophomore Brody Jacobson got a sack in the end zone.

White gave the 'Cats a lead with a 19-yard run and Keegan Zdybel made it 36-28 with a 5-yard bootleg, but Missouri Military (0-4) caught up on junior Matt Thibodeaux's 10-yard dash and a two-point conversion before White made the decisive play.

White rushed for 155 yards and Zdybel had 133 passing yards, including 52 yards on four receptions by sophomore Aden Campbell, to pace Slater (1-3) -- which travels to El Dorado Springs on Friday.

Chaffee 45, Sweet Springs 7

CHAFFEE -- Sweet Springs has won both of its I-70 games this season, but remained winless outside of the conference with Saturday's 45-7 loss at Chaffee (3-1).

Information on the game had not been received by press time Monday. The Greyhounds (2-2) resume league play Friday at Orrick.

Contact Chris Allen at callen@marshallnews.com

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