OSWEGO – A big first quarter and ground game on the night launched Oswego to a 64-16 win over Three Rivers League 8-man rival Chetopa.
Oswego’s ability to score started from the first kick-off with Jace Wilson going 69 yards. Wilson would run in the 2-point conversion for an 8-0 lead.
Chetopa, who finished with just 74 yards rushing, quickly went three-and-out, giving the Wilson and the Oswego offense another opportunity to put points up on the board. This time it was a short 4-yard run by Wilson, mixed with an Isaac Elliott 2-point conversion. Oswego expanded their lead to 16-0 with 9:38 left in the first.
Chetopa was 5 of 24 in their passing game and plagued with 4 interceptions and only punting twice.
Just 24 seconds later Oswego’s offense would take back over and find the endzone with a pass from Wilson to Lance Teal on a 20-yard touchdown reception. Elliott would not be stopped with a 2-point conversion and Oswego took control of the game with a 24-0.
The Oswego defense would go on to help set up 3 more scores in the first quarter including a Jace Wilson 19 yard run, Jance Landes 72 yard run and Ethan Sinclair 33 yard run. All three scores were followed up successful 2 point conversions.
Oswego led Chetopa 48-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Levi George continued the offensive scoring for Oswego with a 6 yard run. Colton Goddard would haul in a pass from Harley Smith to convert for 2 points and Oswego lead grew to 56-0
The Green Hornets were able to avoid the shut out with two scores in the 2nd quarter, including a Damon Wilkerson 75 yard pick-six. Wyatt Vanatta would claim the first score for Chetopa before that with a 10 yard touchdown scamper and 2-point conversion.
Oswego was able to close out the night when Black Wolf threw to Harley Smith for the final score of the game.
Oswego had 319 total yards on the ground and only 2-of-9 through the air with 33 yards and one interception.
Oswego will host another Three Rivers League opponent in Marmaton Valley. Chetopa will travel across the state line next week to face Liberal, MO.