The Chanute Blue Comets hosted the Fort Scott Tigers in Chanute’s homecoming game on Friday. Fort Scott’s Alec Michaud’s 232 yards and a touchdown rushing pulled the Tigers to a 22-10 win.
On the first drive of the game the Blue Comets’ Jacob McDonald and Qualin Powell stuffed the tigers to barely any yardage, leading to a three-and-out. Unfortunately for Chanute, McDonald injured his knee on that drive. Chanute would also lose linemen, Colin Hutson and Powell later in the game.
“Any night you lose three linemen, that’s tough to overcome for anybody. I don’t care who you are.” Chanute head coach, Chris Shields on the injuries. “We’ll hope for the best. prepare for the worst.”
The Blue Comets would get on the board first with five minutes remaining in the opening quarter when, kicker, Jacob Adams knocked in a 29 yard field goal to put his Comets up 3-0. On the very next drive, Fort Scott quarterback, Matt Campbell would run in a 1 yard TD. Dalton Colvin would run in the two-point conversion giving the Tigers an 8-3 lead over the Blue Comets. The score would remain 8-3 until halftime.
After the halftime break, the Comets would receive the opening kickoff. After a turnover on downs the Tigers would bring the ball up for another 1 yard touchdown run by Campbell. The PAT was good landing Fort Scott a 15-3 lead.
On the Comets’ next drive, Briley Peavy was back to punt. A bad snap went over Peavy’s head and back into the endzone. Peavy picked it up and ran the ball 41 yards from the front of the endzone to gain Chanute a 1st down.
A few plays later, quarterback, Ty Bowman connected with Lane Harvey on a 58 yard touchdown pass. Adams popped in the PAT cutting the Tigers’ lead to 15-10.
With approximately seven minutes left in the 4th quarter of play, Harvey intercepted a pass from Campbell in the endzone and brought it back 43 yards. Then the comets ran a flea flicker, Bowman handed the ball of to Corbett Kimberlin who threw a 46 yard pass to Harvey. The Comets would not be able to capitalize and turned it over on downs. Harvey ended the game with a touchdown and two receptions for 104 yards, not including his interception.
On the next drive the Tigers pulled off a 92 yard drive, topping off with a two yard touchdown run from Michaud. The Tiger defense forced another turnover on downs and would run the clock down for the 22-10 win.