Lathrop, Lawson, Chillicothe earn victories

By The St. Joseph News-Press staff
Posted: September 20, 2013 - 11:07 PM

Chillicothe 17, Cameron 14

The Hornets inched to their season’s third victory thanks to Zach Alperin’s game-winning 25-yard field goal.

Chillicothe’s kicker broke a 14-all tie in the third quarter, answering Cameron punt returner Kody Peterson’s 66-yard scoring sprint.

Coming off a win over Bishop LeBlond, Cameron (3-1, 1-1 Midland Empire Conference) — No. 9 in Class 3 — didn’t complete any of its five pass attempts, while Chillicothe (3-1, 1-1) connected on just six.

Hornets running back Tyler Long (78 yards on 25 totes). Long’s 3-yard TD run gave the Hornets a 14-0 second-period lead, but Joe Pratt plowed in from 3 yards out to put the Dragons on the board before halftime.

Peterson’s punt-return dash wasn’t enough to sustain the comeback, however.

Lawson 55, North Platte 12

The Panthers scored for the first time all season, but those points came well after Lawson did more than enough damage to coast to victory at North Platte.

The Cardinals rolled to a 35-0 halftime lead behind end zone cameos from touchdowns from three different players.

Damein Sapp scored twice in the second quarter — on a 14-yard pass from Garrett Titus and a 59-yard run — and Preston Smidt followed suit with 2- and 3-yard TD jaunts.

Tristan Rickel scored the 0-4 (0-2 KCI) Panthers’ first points of the fall with a 2-yard TD plunge. Kyle Bledsoe rushed for 96 yards in defeat.

Lathrop 39, West Platte 17

The balanced rushing attack for the Mules accounted for five of the team’s six touchdowns in its first game as Class 2’s No. 7-ranked squad.

Robert Askren ran for two touchdowns and added a 27-yard interception return for a score as well.

Caleb Myers had a 58-yard jaunt, while leading the Mules (4-0, 2-0 KCI) in rushing with 80 yards.

Jack Callahan passed for 146 yards for West Platte (1-3, 0-2). The only touchdowns for the Blue Jays came on the ground, with Justin Rhodes and Josh Rife accounting for touchdowns. Rhodes had 70 yards.

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