East Buchanan tops Plattsburg, stays perfect

By Cody Thorn The St. Joseph News-Press
Posted: September 20, 2013 - 10:34 PM

Once Colby Rapp’s passing re-emerged, so did East Buchanan’s offense.

Forced into a starting role due to Eddie Kilgore’s leg injury, Rapp passed for a pair of touchdowns and ran for another as the Bulldogs rolled to a 46-12 victory past Plattsburg on Friday night at East Buchanan High School.

The Bulldogs (4-0, 2-0 KCI) scored 40-plus points for the third time this season and mixed in a strong rushing attack to go with the newly installed sophomore signal-caller’s 152 yards passing.

Brent Schultz proved to be the biggest benefactor on offense, hauling in three catches for 82 yards, including a pair of scores — the first two-touchdown performance of his career.

“It really wasn’t that much different because Colby and Eddie, all summer, 7-on-7s, practices, have pretty much taken 50-50 snaps, even if Eddie is the starter,” Schultz said of the mid-week change to Rapp. “It wasn’t that much different; I just had to get used to Colby’s arm. We have a lot of receivers ... lot of playmakers. This week just happened to be my week, I guess. “

Rapp tossed incompletions on his first two attempts, but his third went for a 37-yard gain to Nathan Griffen. His fourth pass soared 31 yards for a Schultz touchdown.

In his first start since Week 9 in 2012, Rapp had four completions of more than 30 yards — with Schultz hauling in two of those. Schultz’s 33-yard reception set up the first of Chase Rowland’s two touchdown runs that made it 22-0 early in the second quarter.

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