BAXTER — Back-to-back weeks, two big plays, two big wins.
Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s football team has been the beneficiary of some timely turnovers the last couple of weeks, and those turnovers have led to blowout wins. On Sept. 27 against Nevada, it was Bryce Kemp with a 94-yard fumble return for a touchdown to break the game wide open, and last Friday, Logan Cory’s second-half interception kicked off a big rally for the Raiders.
The Raiders led by only eight points coming out of halftime against Interstate-35, but on one of the opening plays of the second half, Cory picked one off and ran it back to the 14-yard line. CMB punched in a score from there, and it started a 28-0 rally to end the game and give the Raiders a 56-20 victory at home.
CMB dominated the game on the ground. Both quarterback Zach Samson and running back Gabe Schabillion rushed for more than 160 yards and three touchdowns.
Samson added two more TDs through the air to Austim Moorman and Kemp.
Cory and Moorman had the turnovers for the Raiders. Both intercepted passes, and Cory also recovered a fumble.
Clayton Weltha led the team with 10 tackles, followed by Cory with eight. O’Connor Austin had seven tackles. Nick Litell recorded six. Kemp, Hunter Gunderson and Samson each had five. John Engle and Jordan Coughenour both had four apiece.