Football advances to second round of playoffs

Jacob Meseke | editor in chief

The Chargers handled the Belle Plaine Dragons easily Thursday, winning 54-13. 

The Chargers got off to a hot start, forcing a safety on the second play from scrimmage. The Chargers built on to lead 54-0 at half. Belle Plaine was able to score two touchdowns in the second half.

Junior quarterback Wyatt Wurtz led the offense with 177 total yards and three touchdowns. Junior Miguel Hernandez ran for 58 yards and two touchdowns. Senior Logan Clark had five catches for 75 yards and one touchdown. Junior Tate Deever led the team in tackles with 7, and sophomore Jude Meseke had 3 tackles for loss.

The Chargers will now face the Marion Warriors (6-3) Friday. The Warriors defeated Salina-Sacred Heart last week 38-14. The Chargers defeated Sacred Heart 42-7 last month.

With a win, the Chargers would make it past the second round of playoffs for the first time in school history. 

Photos by Baylie Tharman, Abby Wallin and Payton Wurtz.

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