Kennett too much for East Prairie 28-13
EAST PRAIRIE -- The Kennett Indians defeated the East Prairie Eagles 28-13 Friday night to secure its first win of the 2011 season.
The game began with the Eagles and Indians committing two turnovers each in the first quarter. Kennett took a 7-0 lead following the four turnovers on a 17-yard touchdown rush by Darius Warren at the 2:27 mark of the first period.
East Prairie tied the contest at seven following an 11-yard touchdown run by the Eagles' Adrian Soto with 11:53 remaining in the second period.
Neither team scored the remainder of the first half as Kennett committed its third and fourth turnover of the game. Warren had a team-leading 22 carries for 172 yards rushing in the first half for Kennett. Soto had a team-leading 13 carries for 85 yards for the Eagles in the first half.
Kennett mounted an 83-yard scoring drive on its first possession in the second half to take a 14-7 lead with 5:25 remaining in the third quarter. The drive was highlighted by a 36-yard touchdown run by Warren.
Kennett extended its lead to 21-7 with 6:51 remaining in the fourth quarter when Kennett's Logan Dollins rushed the ball into the end zone from the East Prairie five.
The Eagles, which were held to net gain of 134 yard offensively in the second half, scored its only touchdown of the second half with 4:41 remaining in the game when Frankie Nave calculated a 2-yard rushing touchdown.
Kennett padded its lead to 28-13 with 1:59 remaining when Indians' quarterback Adam Grantham had a 4-yard rushing touchdown.
Kennett's Darius Warren led the Kennett ground attack tallying 266 yards rushing on 31 carries. Kennett's Logan Dollins had 11 carries for 78 yards in his return from a Week 1 leg injury.
Warren had two rushing touchdowns for Kennett. Dollins and Bud Hilburn each recorded one rushing touchdown. Hilburn was 4 for 4 in extra-point kicks.
East Prairie freshman Adrian Soto led the Eagles ground attack with 22 carries for 127 yards and one touchdown.
Kennett and East Prairie are both 1-3 after four weeks of play.
Cape Central hangs on to beat Jackson
JACKSON -- The Cape Central Tigers withstood a Jackson rally in the final minute of the game to defeat their rivals 14-12 on Friday night.
Cape Central opened a 14-6 lead when Jacob Campbell scampered in from 17 yards out with 1 minute, 20 seconds left.
But Jackson quarterback Lowgn Wren pulled the Indians within two when he scored from 37 yards out on fourth-and-4 with 32.6 seconds left.
The Indians (1-3) lined up in a swinging gate formation to go for the 2-point conversion, and the Tigers (3-0) snuffed out the pass to thwart the attempt.
But Jackson recovered the onside kick at the Tigers' 47-yard line. Cape Central's Alex Davis-Carter intercepted Wren on the first play from scrimmage to end the Indians' rally.
It was the second consecutive year that Cape Central defeated Jackson.