Sports Briefs | Football enters playoffs as top seed

Football ends regular season with a win

Football defeated Horton Friday, 56-14. The Chargers enter the playoffs with a 7-1 record. 

The Chargers scored all 56 points in the first half. Junior Wyatt Wurtz had 240 total yards and 5 touchdowns. Senior Eli Oliver doesn’t normally run the ball, but he had a 49-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter. Oliver also returned a punt for a touchdown. 

Sophomore Jude Meseke had 5 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss. 

The Chargers enter the playoffs as district champions and top overall seed in the West. They open the postseason Thursday at home against 1-7 Belle Plaine.

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Volleyball season ends at substate

Volleyball ended its season Saturday with a loss to the top-seed Maranatha Christian Academy. 

The Chargers were able to win their first-round match against Cair Paravel in three sets. 

In the second round, the Chargers dominated the first set with a 25-16 win. 

Maranatha was able to bounce back though with two straight wins, 25-21 and 25-17. 

Volleyball ended the season with an 18-20 record, and missed advancing to the state tournament for the first time since 2017

The Chargers graduate four seniors: Annie Wright, Lexi Barnes, Paxton Meyer and Hadlee Diepenbrock.

Read about cross country’s regional performance in this week’s print edition of the Charger.

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