By Rob Calhoun
Mahomet-Seymour used great field position all night long and had two long kickoff returns to cruise past Charleston 55-14 in high school football Friday night.
The Trojans fumbled on their opening possession, giving the Bulldogs the ball at the Charleston 16. Three plays later, Luke Jonson scored on a six-yard run to give Mahomet-Seymour the early lead.
Charleston was pushed back to the 6-yard line on its next possession, and had a short punt as the Bulldogs had the ball in Trojans territory at the 27. It only took two plays as Wyatt Bohn hit Adam Dyer for a three-yard pass to make it 14-0.
The Bulldogs were able to get their first of three touchdowns from their special teams unit as they blocked a punt that recovered in the end zone by Jack Gallier for the score. Mahomet-Seymour had a 21-0 lead despite running only five offensive plays.
Charleston went three-and-out the next time they had the ball. Three plays later, the Bulldogs found the endzone again as Bohm threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Quenton Rogers.
The start of the second quarter, Mahomet-Seymour struck again. Luke Johnson scored for the second time in the game, this time on a one yard run to give the Bulldogs a 34-0 lead.
Midway through the second quarter, Charleston got its offense going after starting near midfield. Brett Spour scored on a three-yard run to get the Trojans on the board.
Mahomet Valient Walsh’s returned the ensuing kickoff 95 yards for a score.
Bohm hit Rogers late in the first half with a 44-yard pass for a touchdown. The Bulldogs led 48-7 at the half.
Charleston scored again midway through the third quarter as Spour had a hard-fought 18-yard run for his second touchdown of the game.
Rogers took the kickoff back 89 yards for a Mahomet score, the last points of the game.
Mahomet-Seymour gained 230 yards of total offense on 34 plays. Their average starting position was the Charleston 46-yard line. Charleston actually led in time of possession 30:43 to 17:17.
The Bulldogs are playoff eligible with a 5-0 record, 4-0 in the Apollo. The Trojans drop to 0-5, 0-3.
Charleston will play at Taylorville on Friday at 7 p.m.
|CHS: Jeremiah Hayes 11-29; Brett Spour 6-23 2 TD; Langdon King 4-7; Malik Perry 1-5; Aiden Archibald 2-0|
|MSHS: Luke Johnson 6-28 2 TD; Brayden Garrett 2-16; Ryken Kirby 2-6; Blake Knautt 1-5; Wyatt Bohm 3-(-9); Luke Dyer 2-(-9)|
|CHS: Brett Spour 8-28 74 2 INT|
|MSHS: Wyatt Bohm 13-16 197 3 TD; Luke Dyer 1-2 (-4) 1 INT|
|CHS: Chet Shrader 2-26; Luke Bonstetter 3-14; Aiden Archibald 1-14; Langdon King 1-13; Cody Bell 1-2|
|MSHS: Quenton Rogers 3-63 2 TD; Trey Peters 1-42; Carter Selk 4-38; Adam Dyer 2-27 1 TD; Luke Johnson 1-21; Valient Walsh 2-5; Mason Orton 1-(-4)|