Smith throws for 207 yds, 2 TDs

The Chariton JV football team began their season with a 28-20 loss to Wayne at Chariton Aug. 31. The JV Chargers dug themselves an early hole falling behind 16-0 after one period and they couldn’t quite catch up. Chariton also didn’t take good enough care of the ball with four turnovers.

“We played really well for the last three quarters. After digging a hole to start with we battled back and the kids never gave up,” Chariton JV Head Coach Josh Snook said.

Chariton quarterback Mason Smith had an outstanding night going 12-17 through the air for 207 yards and two touchdowns and one interception. He also scored one two-point conversion.

“I think that is the most yards by a JV quarterback in the 12 years I have coached JV football. Mason played really well all night,” Coach Snook said.

Wyatt Chipp also had an outstanding night receiving catching three passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns including a 70-yard score.

Offensively, Chariton had 272 total yards including 207 yards passing. They also rushed for 65 yards on 24 carries.

Kasyn Paige led the team in rushing with 62 yards on 18 carries. Smith rushed for eight yards on two carries. Roman Ilyenko rushed for two yards on two carries. Cameron Phipps rushed for minus seven yards on two carries.

Read the September 8, 2020 edition of the Chariton Leader/Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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