The SEK champion Chanute Blue Comets matched up with the Fort Scott Tigers in the first round of this years’ playoffs on Friday. Chanute took the 28-7 win.
Chanute was lead by senior Tyler Davis who ran for 108 yards on six attempts and a touchdown.
“[Davis] played awesome he ran the ball hard. He didn’t have many carries but he had over 100 yards rushing and he played great on defense too. So, a great night for TD,” Chanute’s head coach Clete Frazell said.
The Tigers won the toss and chose to receive. They started on their own fifteen yard-line and on the first play Jacob Stinett made his first of many big runs and advanced the tigers 30 yards. Unfortunately for Fort Scott, on 4th & 4 they didn’t complete the conversion. Stinett finished with 85 yards on 17 carries.
After many empty drives on both sides, the Comets finally put the first score of the game on the board. Chanute started on their own 25 yard-line. They advanced up to the 38 and then Chanute ran a “Philly Special.” Senior quarterback Ty Bowman tossed the reverse to senior Briley Peavy. Then Bowman went out as a receiver. Peavy completed the pass to Bowman and he ran the ball all the way to the house for a 62 yard TD run. Senior Jacob Adams popped in the extra point and Chanute leads 7-0 with 1:43 left in the half.
Bowman finished with one reception for 62 yards and a touchdown, along with going 4-10 for 70 yards passing, and 10 rushed for 76 yards. Adams ended the night 4/4 on extra-point attempts.
On the next Tiger drive, junior quarterback Will Wunderly threw a pass that was caught by Peavy on Chanute’s 25 yard-line. He ran the interception back 75 yards for a big pick-six with 0:43 left before halftime.
Peavy ended the contest 1-1 for 62 yards and a touchdown passing, two rushes for twenty yards, three receptions for 55 yards, and two interceptions.
At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Davis broke open and ran the ball 83 yards for a touchdown to put Chanute up 21-0.
Then on Chnaute’s last drive of the game senior Jaden Cosin ran the ball 66 yards for the fourth Comet touchdown.
On Fort Scott’s last drive they drove 65 yards downfield and scored on a one-yard touchdown run from Andrew Reed. Reed ended the game with 125 yards and a touchdown on 21 attempts.
The Blue Comets will go on to play the Louisburg Wildcats who beat the Atchison Redmen 14-7 on Friday.