Shaffer Scores Against Grain Valley
The Chillicothe Hornets Football Coaches,
Players and Fans had their first taste of competition for the upcoming
2016 season with the annual 4-team Jamboree, this year hosted by Richmond.
Each team had 12 plays, run consecutively, with
no punting, kicking or extra points. If a team failed to make a first
down, the drive started over at the 40 yard line.
Chillicothe's first match up was against Grain
Valley. The Hornets scored on a long drive that ended with a 1 yard
touchdown run from Preston Hayes. Chillicothe scored again a couple plays
later when Quarterback Jack Willard found Brett Shaffer in the end zone
for a 22 yard touchdown.
On defense, Chillicothe kept Grain Valley
out of the end zone thanks in part to interceptions by Kade Plattner and
In the second game, the Hornets Junior Varsity
players took on Smithville's JV players. Both teams moved the ball, but
both teams failed to score, with the game ending in a scoreless tie
In the final game, it was back to Varsity players
with Chillicothe taking on Richmond. The Hornets scored on a two yard run
by Josh Kille for their only score.
On defense, a
missed assignment gave Richmond a 40 yard touchdown run on a left side
sweep play on the first play. The Hornets kept the Spartans out of the end
zone the rest of the game.
After the jamboree, Chillicothe Coach Phil Willard said
his coaching staff saw some great hitting and some great hustle out of
his players, but said he also saw some
mistakes that needs to be corrected. He said that's what Jamborees
are for, so coaches can have some good action before playing the first
regular season game. In all, Willard said the team can build on what he
saw out of them in the Jamboree.