The Chanute Blue Comets met up with the Field Kindley Golden Tornadoes on Friday. Chanute took the 14-13 win, in a game littered with penalties. The refs through out the laundry 17 times throughout the game. Field Kndley cause twelve of which for 115 yards and Chanute accounted for the other five for 60 yards.
Field Kindley won the toss and elected to differ until the second half. Chanute started in their own 40 for a drive that would in end in a turnover on downs after a horrible horsecollar no call on a Ty Bowman run.
Bowman would finish the game with 52 yards and a touchdown rushing and 4/13 for 49 yards passing.
The Golden Tornadoes started on their own 22 and on their second play of the drive, quarterback Aaron Rutherford icked off what would be a fantastic passing night with a 78 yard touchdown pass on a flat route to Darell Jones. Paxton Banzet’s PAT attempt was good and Field Kindley lead 7-0.
Rutherford finished the night 20/32 for 217 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Jones accounted for 144 of those yards on six catches and of course, a touchdown.
Towards the end of the first quarter, the Golden Tornadoes punted and pinned the Comets to their own three yard line. On that drive Comet senior Jaden Costin was slammed pretty hard and left the game with a lower back injury. Eric Erbe would fill in and play a great game for a freshman in his first Varsity performance.
“We knew Eric would be ready to step up if his number got called. He’s a gamer and he’s a good football player and he did what he was supposed to do,”Chanute head coach Clete Frazell said.
Nonetheless, Chanute’s drive would continue. The Blue Comets owuld hold the ball fo 24 plays and nearly ten minutes when the drive stalled out on the Field Kindley 24 and senior Jacob Adams came on for the 41-yard field goal try. He missed
On Chanute’s first drive of the second half, they would start from tehir own two after another gorgeous Field Kindley punt. Their drive would end in a punt of teir own that put Field Kindley on the Chanute 31.
A couple of penalties later, Rutherford threw his only pick of the night to Chanute senior Briley Peavy. He ran the ball up 27 yards to put CHnaute on their own 40 to start the next drive. Erbe caught a pass and ran around most of Field Kindley’s defense to give the Comets first and goal at the four. Bowman ran it in for a touchdown and Tyson Lucas tacked on the extra point to tie the game at seven a piece.
In the fourth quarter Peavy gave an amazing punt of his own to pin the Golden Tornadoes to their own five. Despite the referees giving Field Kindley a first down on a play that they were easily a yard back without measuring (TWICE), Field Kindley punted the ball away.
The Blue Comets’ next drive would start on their own 34 and on a fake punt peavy would run the ball 63 yards for the touchdown, Lucas’s PAT would be good again and Chanute would gain the 14-7 lead.
On the last Golden tornado drive of the night, Tyrone Johnson would make a fantastic one handed grab and would go down on the Chanute three. Steh Bromley would run it in for a touchdown.
Johnson finished with eleven receptions for 58 yards and Bromley finished with ten rushes for 35 yards and the touchdown.
Now down 14-13 Field Kindley need to try a two-point conversion. They tried to flat route that had been working all night, but this time Chanute’s Garrett Almond tipped the ball up and Tyler Davis came down with an interception to seal the deal. Blue Comets 14, Golden Tornadoes 13.