By Rob Calhoun

Mahomet-Seymour scored four touchdowns in the second quarter on their way to a 48-10 win over Charleston at Trojan Hill.

The Bulldogs took the opening kickoff and marched right down the field. After getting the ball at the Charleston 9-yard line, the Trojans defense tightened up. Mahomet-Seymour turned the ball over on downs.

Charleston, working with bad field position, went three-and-out on their first series. Forced to bad into a gusting wind of 22 mph, the Bulldogs got the ball at the Trojans 28 after an 18-yard punt. It took Mahomet-Seymour one play as quarterback Wyatt Bohm hit Luke Johnson for a touchdown to give the Bulldogs the lead.

Charleston’s Aiden Dukeman attempts to regain control of the ball as he runs past the Mahomet-Seymour defensive line. Dukeman recovered the fumble. (Photo/Chet Piotrowski)

Charleston fought back on their next possession. The Trojans, using the run went down the field. Mahomet-Seymour aided the drive with a couple of penalties. Charleston got the ball to the Bulldogs 14, before settling for a 33-yard field goal from Connor Woodley to make it 7-3.

Mahomet-Seymour took the next drive and went on an 11-play, 80-yard drive that resulted in their second score of the night. Mitchell Gallier scored on a three-yard run to make it 14-3.

After another Charleston three and out, Bulldogs defensive standout Nick Golden broke though and blocked the punt. Golden recovered the ball and Mahomet-Seymour was in business again with the ball at the Trojans’ 13. After a Charleston penalty, the Bulldogs struck again with a 13-yard touchdown pass from Bohm to Dream Eagle.

Mahomet-Seymour scored two more touchdowns in the second quarter. The first one came after a fumble by Charleston. The second after another short drive for the Trojans to make it 34-3 at the half.

The Bulldogs scored once in the third quarter on a two-yard run by Nolan Nierenhausen. It was the first of two touchdown runs for the senior in the second half.

Charleston found the end zone for the first time in the fourth quarter. Chet Shrader caught his first touchdown pass of his varsity career on a 9-yard toss from Jack Nelson.

Mahomet-Seymour outgained Charleston 474-152.  The Trojans were able to get the running game going as two backs combined for over 100 yards.  Wyatt Shrader had 61 yards on the ground while teammate Aiden Dukeman gained 48.

The Bulldogs are now 5-0 on the season and 4-0 in Apollo Conference play. The Trojans drop to 1-4 and 0-3 in the conference. Charleston will be at home on Friday to face Taylorville. It will be Homecoming for the Trojans.

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15:31OPPLuke Johnson28Pass From Wyatt BohmKyle Walmer07
28:19CHSConnor Woodley33Field Goal 37
25:13OPPMitchell Gallier3RunKyle Walmer314
23:32OPPDream Eagle8Pass From Wyatt BohmKick Missed320
22:44OPPDream Eagle30Pass From Wyatt BohmKyle Walmer327
21:41OPPValient Walsh21Pass From Wyatt BohmKyle Walmer334
31:12OPPNolan Nierenhausen2RunKyle Walmer341
46:38CHSChet Shrader9Pass From Jack NelsonConnor Woodley1041
42:31OPPNolan Nierenhausen22RunKyle Walmer1048



Charleston: Nate Shrader 18-61; Aiden Dukeman 11-48; Collin Patterson 3-11; Jack Nelson 12-(-5) Mahomet-Seymour: Luke Johnson 17-112; Ryken Kirby 4-49; Nolan Nierenhausen 4-38 2 TD’s; Valient Walsh 5-24; Wyatt Bohm 4-6; Hayden Marxmiller 1-5; Mitchell Gallier 1-3 1 TD; Quenton Rogers 1-3; Adam Dyer 1-2; Braden Houchin 1-2; Dream Eagle 1-0


Charleston: Jack Nelson 7-9 37 1 TD Mahomet-Seymour: Wyatt Bohm 13-21 230 4 TD’s


Charleston: Chet Shrader 2-14 1 TD; Wyatt Strader 1-13; Luke Nelson 1-8; Langdon King 1-8; Aiden Dukeman 1-(-2) Mahomet-Seymour: Valient Walsh 3-64 1 TD; Dream Eagle 4-61 2 TD’s; Luke Johnson 2-39 1 TD; Nolan Nierenhausen 2-37; Quenton Rogers 2-29

All photos by Chet Piotrowski