Platte County holds off St. Joe Central

By Ross Martin St. Joseph News Press
Posted: September 16, 2011 - 10:32 PM



Jeff Wallace didn’t want to think about last week or last year.

 

The Central coach knows the team must learn from Friday’s 19-15 loss to Platte County at Noyes Field. For the third straight game — all losses — the Indians failed to score in the second half.

 

Last week, Central lost 44-41 to Lee’s Summit North after squandering a 14-point halftime lead.

 

“Kids are resilient,” Wallace said. “I don’t think last week crept into their minds at all. I know it didn’t creep into (the coaches’) minds. It’s a new game, new week, new time. We’ve got to go back and find a way. That’s why we’re all here.”

 

Central (1-3) led Platte County 15-13 at the break, but three turnovers ended up the Indians’ downfall.

 

The second led to the go-ahead score, and the third ended Central’s final possession and allowed Platte County to run out the clock.

 

Platte County (2-2) turned the second — Central quarterback Darrin Dudley’s lone interception thrown — into the winning score. Four plays after JT Taylor picked off Dudley on the near sideline, Platte County quarterback Krae

 

Kelso found the end zone from 2 yards out with 10:34 left.

 

Central gained possession twice more but couldn’t mount a winning drive.

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