A late interception helped seal a 21-14 victory for the Chariton JV football team in their final game of the season against Southwest Valley at Chariton Monday night.
With Chariton leading 21-14 with 1:15 left in the fourth quarter, Alex Bates intercepted Southwest Valley’s pass on the five-yard line as they were driving in for the winning score.
The win gave Chariton a final season record of 4-2.
“The guys played great tonight. I was very proud of everyone. It was a great group of guys to coach this year. For them to finish the year 4-2 was great!” Chariton JV Head Coach Josh Snook said.
Jayden Allen-Winston had an outstanding night running the ball rushing for 158 yards on 20 carries and one touchdown.
Chariton jumped out to a 14-0 lead with two touchdowns in the first quarter. The JV Chargers added another touchdown in the second period to go up 21-0 at halftime. Southwest Valley scored once in the third and once in the fourth to cut it to 21-14 but Bates’ late interception sealed the win.
For the game, Chariton had 213 total yards including 196 yards rushing and 17 yards passing. They also had nine first downs. Chariton committed three turnovers and they committed nine penalties for 60 yards.
Ryder McGee rushed for 20 yards on 10 carries and one touchdown. Sam Primakov rushed for 14 yards on three carries. Bates rushed for five yards on three carries. Logan Caudill rushed for one yard on one carry and he had one touchdown. Heston Irving rushed for seven yards on one carry. Octavio Garcia rushed for minus nine yards on one carry.
At quarterback, Caudill went 1-3 for 17 yards with two interceptions. Bates caught one pass for 17 yards. Wyatt Chipp kicked three extra points.
Defensively, Brody McReynolds had seven solo tackles and two and one tackle for loss. Bates had seven solo tackles and one interception. Kaden Fitzgerald had six solo tackles, one interception and one pass breakup. McGee had five solo tackles, three assists, one tackle for loss, one fumble recovery and one pass break up.
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