Hornets benefited from great play and great field position to
manhandle the Kansas City Lincoln College Prep Tigers 63-7 in
the first round of the District Tournament. Chillicothe fired on
all cylinders, getting 7 different players into the end zone,
and holding a 200+ yard per game running back to under 100 yards.
After forcing Lincoln to punt on their first
possession, Chillicothe used just three plays to go 25 yards
into the end zone, one of Josh Kille's two scores on the night.
Kille led the running attack with 138 yards to unofficially put
him over 1,000 yards on the season, despite limited carries the
last couple of games due to injuries. Kille scored again
on the next Hornet drive on a 30 yard run.
Six of the Hornet scoring drives were under 40 yards.
Chillicothe's Dean Adkins ran it in from 5 yards out for a 21-0
lead after the first quarter.
Lincoln scored on their next drive, an 8 play, 80 yard
drive that accounted for nearly 2/3rds of the team's total
offense on the night. Lincoln star running back Travis Martin
had a 48 yard run on the drive, but he would finish the night
with just 73 total yards.
Answering their coaches cries of "it's still
early, stay focused", Chillicothe scored three more times in the
second quarter on another Adkins run, a Jack Willard field goal
and a Cade Snyder to Tristen Sewell 19 yard pass with 8 seconds
left. The play was set up for a 41 yard punt return by Brett
Tanner Lent and Adler Marshall both scored in the
3rd quarter and Cade Koehly finished the scoring in the 4th.
Chillicothe used all of their players in the game, including
some freshmen that were moved up to varsity for the district
game. The Hornets were in striking distance again in the 4th
quarter but had Freshman QB Jaden Winder take a knee four times,
to give the ball back to Lincoln Prep.
plays at Richmond in the district semi-finals