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Area Football: No. 1 PCM routs Chariton, Baxter gets first win

Baxter sophomore Cody Damman celebrates a first-quarter rushing touchdown against Moravia on Friday night. Damman finished with two passing TDs and a rushing score in the Bolts' 36-21 victory.
Baxter sophomore Cody Damman celebrates a first-quarter rushing touchdown against Moravia on Friday night. Damman finished with two passing TDs and a rushing score in the Bolts' 36-21 victory.

CHARITON — Class 2A No. 1 PCM allowed 80 total yards to Chariton and needed just 11 first downs offensively to win 60-0 in the 2A District 8 opener on a wet and rainy Friday night.

Aidan Anderson had 224 total yards and three touchdowns, August Stock threw for 92 yards and had a pair of TDs and PCM stayed unbeaten.

Anderson kicked off the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run and then scored on a 33-yard run later in the first quarter as PCM (3-0 overall, 1-0 in district play) led 21-0 after 12 minutes.

Sage Burns had a 20-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, too.

In the second, Andrew Mitchell returned a fumble 64 yards for a TD, Stock had a 9-yard TD run and Brayden Berger hauled in a 28-yard TD pass from Stock to put the Mustangs up 41-0 at halftime.

The first-team offense got one series in the second half and Anderson broke off a 71-yard TD run on the first play from scrimmage.

Carson Duinink had an 89-yard TD catch from Carson VandeLune and Gavin Fenton had a rushing touchdown in the third quarter to cap the scoring.

Anderson finished with 179 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries.

Fenton added 27 rushing yards on five carries. Burns totaled 23 yards on two carries. Stock had one passing TD and one rushing TD.

VandeLune threw for 96 yards and a TD.

The Mustang offense completed just six passes but gained 188 yards with those completions. Anderson had one catch for 49 yards, Gatlin Boell had two catches for 15 yards and Fenton caught one pass for seven yards.

Tyler Kuecker was 6-of-8 in his PATs and booted two touchbacks on 10 kickoffs.

The defense was led by Connor Bennett’s 4.5 tackles. Gabe Lanphier had an interception and Mitchell scored on a fumble recovery. Boell also recovered a fumble.

Landon Fenton, Dylan Warrick and Burns all had three tackles each on defense.

Chariton (0-3, 0-1) has been shut out in every game of the season so far. The Chargers have been outscored 135-0.

Baxter 36, Moravia 21

BAXTER — Rory Heer rushed for a pair of TDs and caught a third and Cody Damman added two passing TDs and a rushing TD as Baxter’s football team got its first win of the season in wet and rainy conditions on Friday.

The Bolts (1-2) led the non-district game 22-15 at halftime.

Baxter drove right down the field on its first possession of the game as Cody Damman capped the drive with a TD run.

Moravia (0-3) answered with a rushing TD of its own to get within 8-7. A rushing TD by Heer made it 16-7 and Heer’s receiving TD from Damman in the second quarter made it 22-15 at halftime.

In the third, Damman hooked up with Kael Johnston for a TD and Heer’s fourth-quarter rushing touchdown capped the victory.

Heer finished with 153 rushing yards and two scores and had three catches for 18 yards and a TD. He also had a team-high 11 tackles, 10 of which were solos.

Damman was 7-of-8 through the air for 56 yards and two scores and he rushed for 93 yards and a TD.

Johnston finished with two catches for 32 yards and a TD and also had a third-quarter interception for the Bolts’ defense.

Nate McMinamen tallied 10 tackles and two tackles for loss, Grant Borts finished with eight tackles and Trice Clapper added 6.5 tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack. Cael Shepley chipped in four tackles.

Moravia was limited to 197 total yards and 15 passing yards.

BCLUW 27, Lynnville-Sully 0

SULLY — Lynnville-Sully was held to 101 total yards during a 27-0 loss to BCLUW on Friday.

The Comets got their first win of the season in the Class A District 7 opener, rushing for 261 yards.

Kyle Squires rushed for 40 yards to lead the Hawks (1-2, 0-1), while Dakota Seastrom had one catch for 21 yards. Conner Maston threw for 33 yards and one interception and rushed for 12 yards.

The Hawks’ defense was led by Lane Fisk’s 11.5 tackles and four tackles for loss. Squires tallied 7.5 tackles and two tackles for loss.

Jesse Moore rushed for 136 yards and three TDs to lead BCLUW (1-2, 1-0).

Interstate 35 50, Colfax-Mingo 0

TRURO — Interstate 35 recorded its third shutout in three games after a 50-0 home win over Colfax-Mingo on Friday during the 1A District 7 opener for both teams.

The Tigerhawks (0-3, 0-1) were held to 97 total yards.

Jayden Horrach rushed for 91 yards on 26 carries, Cole Bracewell had one catch for 15 yards and Zach Steenhoek hauled in one pass for five yards.

Colton Lind was 2-for-10 through the air for 20 yards and an interception.

Tanner Gorman had 6.5 tackles to lead the defense, while Tevin Wamsher had six tackles and Nate Jones collected five tackles.

The Roadrunners improved to 3-0 on the season. I-35 is outscoring its opponents 126-0.

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