Cherryvale Clinches Playoff Spot For Week 6 Rematch

Cherryvale, KS – Just win. That’s all the Cherryvale Chargers needed to focus on the field. Off the field it was senior/parents night. With emotions running and a playoff chance still alive, the Cherryvale Chargers didn’t allow any off field emotions or looking to extend their season distract them from a the task of defeating Southeast-Cherokee Thursday night.

“Got off to a good start and then were able to play some players and secure a playoff spot. Defense played well. Great team effort.” said Cherryvale coach Harry Hester.

The Chargers offense score the first 35 points of the game. 4 touchdowns and 4 extra points in the first quarter alone. Cherryvale would score again, and for the final time in the contest, in the middle of the second quarter. It would be capped off with a 2 point conversion for a halftime score of 35-0.

Southeast’s lone score came late in the 4th quarter with a running clock and fresh faces on the field for Cherryvale.

Cherryvale’s offense racked up 308 total yards. 252 yards rushing and only 56 yards passing on a brisk Thursday night. Quarterback Cade Addis was 3 of 11 for 56 yards and a touchdown. Addis only rushed once on the night for a 6 yard touchdown run. Nick McPherson lead the Cherryvale offense with 73 yards rushing, Kortland Verge had 47 yards on the ground and a touchdown, Trevor Raida added 27 yards and a touchdown, and Garrett Novotny chipped in with 21 yards and a touchdown.

Cherryvale improves to 7-2 overall. They share the Tri-Valley League title with Humboldt and their 1st round playoff opponent Caney Valley, a rematch from Week 6 that was played in Cherryvale. The second meeting will take place in Caney on Halloween night.

Southeast’s season comes to a close at 0-7 and 0-2 in district play.