Kearney doubles up Platte County
By Joe Caronia PrepsKC staff writer
It was homecoming Kearney as it hosted the Platte County, and the Bulldogs did not disappoint the home crowd, as they doubled up the Pirates 44-22.
Quarterback Austin Hinck scored the first two touchdowns of the game. Both scores were read options to running back Brock Broughton, and as the Pirates defense collapsed on Broughton, Hinck pulled the ball back and kept it for scores of 8, and 12 yards.
The Pirates came right back when Tyler Cooper threw a 10 yard scoring pass to Matthew Barmann. Darius Taylor converted the kick and the score was 14 -7.
Late in the second quarter with the Pirates looking for the tying score, Bulldog Kale Harmon intercepted a pass in the end zone. The Bulldogs took over with one minute, 55 seconds left in the half and drove the length of the field capped off by a 30-yard touchdown pass from Hinck to Zack Miller with just five seconds left in the half. The snap was fumbled on the conversion try and the score was 20 -7.
Broughton took over in the second half. On fourth and one from the 33-yard line Broughton took a direct snap breaking through the line going all the way for his first score of the night. He ran the same play for the two-point conversion.
The Pirates would not give up. Cooper connected with Aliek Reed for a 21-yard touchdown. The Pirates then tried a surprise on side kick that they failed to recover. Hinck threw a check down to Broughton coming out of the backfield and he followed his blocking 51 yards for another score.
Broughton took one more direct snap and scored for the third time, from 5 yards out. The snap was bobbled on the kick and the score was 41-14.
The second half was all Bulldogs, their final score a 48 yard field goal Dylan Weir.
The Pirates refused to quit with less than a minute to play Copper hit Zack Hamilton with a 45 yard score. Nick Blaha ran in the conversion for the final score of the night.
This victory runs the Bulldogs record to 4-1, and a perfect 3-0 in the league. They will host Park Hill next week.
The Pirates suffered their first league loss of the season and stand with an overall record of 3-2. They will welcome North Kansas City next week.
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