Neodesha, KS – In one of the fiercest Tri-Valley League rivalries, the Cherryvale Chargers used a big first half lead to improve to 4-1 overall and in league play with a 49-14 win over Neodesha.

“Offensively we scored on the first 2 plays of the night. We really moved the ball well and were able to score.” said Cherryvale football head coach Harry Hester.

Even though the Chargers ran 2 fewer plays than Neodesha, Cherryvale outgained the Bluestreaks 442 yards of offense to 245 yards. The difference was Cherryvale’s ability to run the ball, with 322 yard on the ground.

Trevor Raida had 9 carries and 145 yards rushing and 1 touchdown. Nick McPherson had 10 carries for 101 yards and a touchdown in the win. Zaine Lantz also contributed with a rushing touchdown of his own.

Quarterback Cade Addis was 7 of 12 with 120 yards passing, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception.

Despite the big offensive win, Coach Hester points to improvements that still need made.

“A bad snap on a punt gave them great field position. A bad kick and a couple of penalties helped them get in to the redzone right before half and they capitalized. We have some things to clean up. We will watch film and we will get better.”

Cherryvale is now 4-1 overall and 4-1 in the Tri-Valley League and will host Caney Valley, who defeated winless Erie tonight. Neodesha falls to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the Tri-Valley League and will travel to Leon-Bluestem for another league match up.