St Paul bounces South Coffey County in District contest

St Paul Indian entertained the South Coffey County Titans on this Friday night contest.  Coming into the game SCC would bring a 2-5 overall record and 2-2 in league play.  Their last contest was a close loss to the Madison Bulldogs 28-24.  The Indians coming off of a win over Marmaton Valley, improved their record to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in league play.

SCC elected to receive the kickoff.  Alex Mate kicking into the wind, would be brought back by Dawson Leimkuhler for a 10 yard return.  Luke Gillis would start things off with a 5 yard running play.  SCC offense would muff the snap and recover their own fumble.  SCC turned the ball over to St Paul on downs.  St Paul’s Adam Albertini started the high scoring contest with a TD on the second play from scrimmage.  The extra point was no good.  St Paul would lead 6-0.  Again Alex Mate would kickoff into the wind and SCC would return the ball to the 35 yard line.  Jett Harvey would look for Kolgan Ohl on a pass play, but Caleb would step in and break up the play.  Again the Indians defense would hold the Titans and force them to punt.  Adam Albertini would get a 35 yard return, but it was marred by holding call on the Indians.  Braven Born would run a QB keeper and gain 10 yards.  Adam Albertini would score a running TD.  The extra point was no good.  With 7:07 left in the first quarter St Paul would lead 12 to 0.  SCC would start the offensive series with some running plays.  The Indian defense hung tuff and SCC was forced to punt again.   Born would find Brenden Doherty in the end zone for a TD strike.  Doherty would also score the extra point.  St Paul would lead 20 to 0.  SCC again would fail to get anything going on offense and would punt.  Adam Albertini would run the ball back for a TD on the punt.  This would be called back on a holding penalty.  Albertini would not be denied, as he would score on a 30 yard TD run.  Keaton Kennedy would run in the extra point.  St Paul 28  SCC 0.  This is how the 1st quarter would end.

Jett Harvey would start the 2nd quarter with a pass play to Luke Gillis.  Collin Carlson would sack Harvey on the next play.  A St Paul penalty would keep their drive alive.  Jacob McNeill would find Dawson Leimkuhler for a first down pass play.  Two plays later Jett Harvey would find Dawson Leimkuhler for a 15 yard TD  strike.  The extra point was no good.  St Paul 28  SCC 6.  SCC would kick off and Adam Albertini would return the ball for a 15 yard return.  Braven Born would find Caleb Pecha for a 20 yard pass.  Collin Carlson would bust through the defensive line for a 15 yard run.  Keaton Kennedy would seal the deal with a 5 yard TD run.  Anthony Albertini would run in the extra point.  St Paul would go up 36 to 6.  After St Paul switched end zones Alex Mate would kick with the wind for a touchback.  Again SCC would stall on offense and would punt to the Indians.  Adam Albertini would return the ball for a 20 yard run.  Born would find Caleb Pecha for a TD pass with 6:19 left in the second quarter. The extra point was good.  St Paul 44  SCC 6.  Mate would kickoff for a touchback.  SCC again could not get the offense going and would punt on this series of plays.  On a rare set of offensive plays for St Paul, they would turn the ball over on downs.  Harvey would try to get some offense going for SCC.  On his second play, Braven Born would intercept the ball and take it to the St Paul one yard line.  Grant Hutcherson would run the ball in for a St Paul TD.  Keaton Kennedy would tack on the extra point.  St Paul 52  SCC 6.  Again Mate would kickoff for a touchback.  Again Brave Born would intercept a pass from Jett Harvey.  This series the Indians would turn the ball over on downs.  SCC would get the ball back for one final series, but time would expire before they could get any traction on offense.  The win move St Paul to 7-1 overall and 3-1 in district play.  The loss moves South Coffey County to 2-6 overall and 0-4 in district play.  The Indians travel to Sedan to face the Blue Devils for their final game of the season. With a win, the Indians secure a playoff spot for a second year.