Penney, East Buchanan, West Platte win
Hamilton 34, Gallatin 23
Kellen Overstreet again proved too much for the Hornets’ opposition, and the senior aided Hamilton to a second win to start the season.
The senior running back scored all five of Hamilton’s TDs Friday night — on runs of 63, 5, 50, 7 and 60 yards — and dashed for 367 yards on 34 carries which proved enough to stop the Bulldogs’ steady effort in Gallatin, Mo.
This is the Wyoming commit’s second straight 350-plus-yard game.
Overstreet opened the game with two scores to give Hamilton (2-0) a 14-0 first-period edge, but Trystan Sunby’s 6-yard TD scamper cut the lead to 14-6, and following another Overstreet score, Gallatin quarterback Jacob Boyd (18 rushes, 151 yards) ran in for a 20-yard score to make it 22-15 at halftime.
But Overstreet’s 7-yard score put Gallatin (1-1) down two scores to its former Grand River Conference rival — enough to continue the Hornets’ win streak in this series; the Bulldogs haven’t won since 2007.
East Buchanan 46, South Harrison 6
East Buchanan laid waste to a strong Class 1 foe in Week 2 after winning going away to start the season.
Quarterback Colby Rapp buried South Harrison (0-2) with an 18-for-29, 282-yard night, and Nate Griffin chipped in on the other end with five catches for 78 yards.
East Buchanan (2-0) won both its games against Grand River Conference members.
Stanton Blake caught three passes for 72 yards for South Harrison, which has now lost twice to KCIers, and J.D. Johnson rushed for 89 yards.
West Platte 44, Wellington-Napoleon 7
The Panthers ruined their Week 2 foe’s lengthy road trip to Weston, Mo., with an explosive, 28-point third quarter, one that can go on quarterback Cody Guthrie’s YouTube highlight reel.
The signal-caller accounted for each of West Platte’s four TDs in the period — a 22-yard run, 70-yard kickoff return, 16-yard run and a 42-yard pass to Conner Salmons — to bury Wellington-Napoleon.
Guthrie, who also rushed for a 15-yard score before the teams battled in a scoreless second period, blazed for 195 yards on 21 scrambles and threw for 115 yards on 5-of-11 passing.
Kyle Tabaka added a 76-yard rushing score in the fourth.
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