Six straight scores leads Bobcats to 41-7 win over Moniteau
Written by: Shane Lux on Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Clarion QB Chance Nagy under center, For full gallery click picture
Clarion erased an early deficit and scored six straight touchdowns to roll past Moniteau 41-7 Friday night at Memorial Stadium.
While Bobcats won the game, they did lose star tailback Colton Rapp to an injury in the game’s first series.
But what the Bobcats lost in Rapp, they more than made up for with the Minich twins of Sam & Logan who combined to rush for 205 yards on 20 carries with a touchdown apiece.
“We used Logan at tailback and Sam at fullback, both of them had very good games,” said Clarion head coach Larry Wiser.
Logan’s 37-yard touchdown run in the second quarter gave the Bobcats the lead for good following a short 2-play 48-yard drive; while Sam’s 41-yard scamper came immediately following a Warriors punt.
Clarion held a 20-7 lead at halftime.
Moniteau took the ball and the lead as they marched 70 yards in eight plays with quarterback Chance Nagy scoring on a 2-yard run.
“Defensively it wasn’t our best game; I was a little shocked when they went right down the field. But we settled down after that and played well in our gaps,” said Wiser.
Nagy however, would leave the game due to an ankle injury sustained late in the first half.
Clarion tied the game on their opening possession as Spencer Miller threw a screen pass to Camden Boggess who took it untouched for a 30-yard touchdown.
The Bobcats put the game away with a pair of third-quarter scores.
Keeven Weaver’s interception at the Bobcat 35-yard line; led to 11 plays later him scoring on a 21-yard run.
Spencer Miller scored from three yards out with 1:35 left in the third quarter thanks to Logan Minich’s big gainer of 47 yards earlier in the drive.
Brendan Zerfoss added a 24-yard fourth quarter touchdown for the ‘Cats.
Clarion outgained by 300 yards; 444-144 for the game.
“We played a great first quarter, but we have to play four quarters,” said Moniteau head coach John McCune. “It comes down to staying healthy and playing with heart.”
Manny McLean led Moniteau with 65 yards on 12 carries.
“Now we get ready for a short week and Redbank on Thursday,” said Wiser.
Clarion 41 Moniteau 7
Score by Quarter
Clarion – 7 13 14 7 – 41
Moniteau – 7 0 0 0 – 7
M – Chance Nagy 2 yd run (Cody Wise pat), 9:05
C – Camden Boggess 30 yd pass from Spencer Miller (Archer Mills pat), 6:44
C – Logan Minich 37 yd run (Mills pat), 8:21
C – Sam Minich 41 yd run (pass failed), 6:14
C – Keeven Weaver 21 yd run (Mills pat), 6:25
C – Miller 3 yd run (Mills pat), 1:35
C – Brendan Zerfoss 24 yd run (Mills pat), 7:10
First Downs 15 7
Rushes-Yards 43-373 33-67
Passing Yards 71 77
Comp-Att-Int 4-12-2 8-20-3
Total Yards 444 144
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1
Penalties-Yards 5-40 4-35
Punts-Avg. 2-32 4-32
Rushing: Clarion – Colton Rapp 2-12, Logan Minich 13-119, Keeven Weaver 3-57, Boggess 4-13, Sam Minich 7-86, Miller 3-49, Cutter Boggess 4-5, Zerfoss 2-27, Sterling Conner 1-4, Hunter Craddock 1-(-2), Traeson Douglas 1-8, Colton Zacherl 1-8, Team 1-(-13). Totals: 43-373. Moniteau – Manny McLean 12-65, Cody Wise 7-20, Nagy 7(-1), Nick Martino 1-0, Fitzingo 6-(-17). Totals: 33-67.
Receiving: Clarion – Boggess 1-30, Sam Minich 1-5, Weaver 2-36 Moniteau – Nick Martino 4-37, Wyatt Geibel 4-40.
Passing: Clarion – Miller 4-for-12 71 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception. Moniteau – Nagy 6-for-12 51 yards, 1 interception, Hunter Fitzingo 2-for-8, 2 interceptions.
Interceptions: Clarion – 3 – Jacob Selker, Weaver. Sam Minich. Moniteau – 2 – Geibel, Jared Lominski.
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