Wildcats get second shutout win

Monday, September 16, 2019

MEXICO -- Junior Keegan Zdybel threw for three touchdowns and ran for another Friday as the Slater football team remained unbeaten with a 48-0 non-conference win at Missouri Military Academy.

Zdybel connected with sophomore Jakorie Terrill for a 25-yard TD during the opening period, then found his favorite target with a 13-yard toss to senior Aden Campbell -- who would catch five passes for 157 yards to give him 15 receptions for 315 yards and six touchdowns this season.

Zdybel would run the ball in from 15 yards out and then find Campbell with a 2-yard toss for a 27-0 halftime lead.

Senior Chandler Zdybel opened the second half with a 2-yard touchdown run. Campbell would go 85 yards with a pass from sophomore quarterback Griffin Moore and Zdybel would score again before the period was over by scooping up a fumble and returning it 60 yards.

The Colonels (1-2) were limited to 62 yards in total offense by a Purple defense which forced three fumbles. Keegan Zdybel had one of those along with two interceptions for Slater (3-0).

The 'Cats opened the season with three wins for the second year in a row, only instead of playing an 8-man game in the fourth week they will host Midway on Friday.

Sweet Springs 54, Concordia 17

SWEET SPRINGS -- Sophomore Cole Lovercamp ran for 211 yards and five touchdowns Friday as Sweet Springs crushed visiting Concordia for Homecoming, 54-17.

The Orioles began their I-70 Conference campaign in promising fashion, senior Brayden McGinnis passing 49 yards to senior Colby Stein to set up senior Jose Bermudez's 25-yard field goal. However, the Greyhounds scored seven straight touchdowns to put the game out of reach.

Lovercamp got it started with a 65-yard spring, then senior Hunter Sims capped the next Sweet Springs possession with a 1-yard quarterback sneak. Lovercamp scored from 18 yards out to end the opening period and then struck with a 23-yard run early in the second frame.

A 10-yard Sims keeper and 18-yard Lovercamp dash sent the 'Hounds' into halftime with a 46-3 cushion. Lovercamp finished Sweet Springs' scoring with a 10-yard run during the third quarter.

Concordia (0-3, 0-1 I-70) tacked on points with McGinnis' 3-yard pass to Stein and a 1-yard plunge by junior Dante Stockwell.

The 'Hounds accumulated 515 rushing yards and six sacks, three by junior Tyler Bernard, who also recovered a fumble. Sweet Springs (3-0, 2-0) originally had an open date this week, but apparently has scheduled University Academy -- who it last played in a 49-28 Class 1 Sectional loss in 2010 -- Saturday in Kansas City.

Santa Fe 38, Lone Jack 20

ALMA -- Santa Fe got its first win of the season Friday as senior Dakota Boehmer threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns for a 38-20 I-70 Conference home decision over Lone Jack.

The Chiefs broke out to a 30-0 lead, scoring three first-quarter touchdowns. Boehmer went deep twice to junior Hunter Ballenger, with passes of 51 and 80 yards, for the first two scores.

Sophomore Owen Hostetter picked off a toss in the Mules backfield and returned it for a touchdown near the end of the opening period and the Boehmer-Ballenger tandem was good for a 35-yard strike.

Lone Jack (0-3, 0-2 I-70) scored three touchdowns to close to within 10 points heading into the fourth quarter, but was blanked the rest of the way while the Chiefs added a TD on Boehmer's 1-yard sneak after he found junior Drew Schmidt to convert on fourth down and 20.

Hostetter had nine tackles and recovered two fumbles for Santa Fe (1-2, 1-1), which heads to Wellington-Napoleon on Friday.

Contact Chris Allen at callen@marshallnews.com

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