The Chariton freshman football team fell in their season opener to Creston, 30-20, at Chariton Aug. 30. The freshman Chargers played well in the first half and led 14-12 at halftime but couldn’t quite hang on in the second half.

Jayden Allen-Winston led Chariton with 184 yards rushing on 26 carries and one touchdown. Aidan Mundt rushed for 40 yards on five carries and one touchdown. Ryder McGee rushed for 20 yards on six carries and one touchdown. Caleb Werts rushed for one yard on two carries.

“We played pretty well for our first game. We were proud of how hard the boys played. We made a few mistakes, but overall it wasn’t too bad for the first time out. We also had an injury in this game and that hurt in the second half. We were able to run the ball well in this game,” Coach Ben Schooley said.

At quarterback, Mundt went 2-3 for eight yards. Werts caught two passes and one for a two-point conversion.

Read the September 12, 2019 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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