Story and Photos by Dominic Baima

Two touchdowns in the fourth quarter helped propel the Charleston freshmen to a 16-6 win over Mt Zion on Thursday night at Trojan Hill.

After an afternoon of on and off rain, the freshman teams from Charleston and Mt. Zion faced off on a wet and muddy field. Neither team could get very far and left the field scoreless at the half.

Mt. Zion was the first team to score when quarterback Devon Kelley felt pressure from the Charleston defense and ended up running the ball in himself to score Mt. Zion’s only points of the night.

Mt Zion Freshman Quarterback Devon Kelley runs in the ball for the Braves’ only touchdown of the night Thursday. (Photo/Dominic Baima)

Charleston quarterback Luke Bonnstetter connected with Jacob Roe for a big pass play that set up Charleston to start the fourth quarter from the 7-yard line. Charleston’s Ben Coffey quickly started the fourth quarter by running in a touchdown and two-point conversion to give Charleston an 8-6 lead.

Charleston freshman quarterback Luke Bonnsetter looks towards sophomore Jack Roe on the final play of the third quarter before making the pass, setting Charleston up to start the fourth quarter from the 7-yard line. (Photo/Dominic Baima)

Bonnstetter later connected with Roe again, who this time ran it all the way in for Charleston’s second touchdown. Coffey ran in for another successful two-point conversion to give Charleston the 16-6 win in its final game of the season.

Sophomore Jacob Roe makes a catch on a pass from freshman Luke Bonnsetter that he runs in for a Charleston touchdown Thursday. (Photo/Dominic Baima)

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