Platte County holds off St. Joe Central
By Ross Martin St. Joseph News Press
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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