High School Football: S-M drops season finale to West Central

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BARRETT — Chandler Braith returned a fourth-quarter interception 80 yards for a touchdown in the No. 5 Staples-Motley Cardinals 48-27 loss to the No. 1 West Central Knights in the Section 6-2A semifinals Friday, Nov. 20.

West Central racked up a 445-166 advantage in total offense and led 34-6 at halftime, the only Cardinals score came on a 2-yard run by Hunter Martin.

Quarterback Isaiah Schultz ran seven yards for a score in the third and tossed a 14-yard strike to Max Strickland in the fourth.


Staples-Motley 0 6 7 14 — 27
West Central 6 28 14 0 — 48

Second quarter
SM-Hunter Martin 2 run (kick fail)

Third quarter
SM-Isaiah Schultz 7 run (Dominick Gomez kick)

Fourth quarter
SM-Max Strickland 14 pass from Schultz (Gomez kick)
SM-Chandler Braith 80 interception return (Gomez kick)


Team statistics
Rushes-yards: SM 12-42, WC 31-306
Pass comp-att-int-yds: SM 10-21-2-124, WC 9-16-1-139
Total offense: SM 50-166, WC 65-445

Individual leaders
Rushing: SM-Sivert Klefsaas 9-8
Passing: SM-Isaiah Schultz 10-21-2-124
Receiving: SM-Chandler Braith 5-84
Overall: SM 2-6.
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