Chieftains fall to Patriots after slow second half

Dillon Hike threw for 245 yards and three touchdowns and Jared Prince caught four passes for 102 yards and two scores but Millard South still ran past Bellevue East 47-18 Friday night.

The Chieftains allowed 232 yards on the ground and 341 yards of total offense.

On offense, the Chieftains gained 325 total yards.

In addition to Prince’s big night, Austin Black caught six passes for 80 yards while Keenan Roth caught three passes, including one touchdown.

Jackson Abe led the Bellevue East rushing attack with 55 yards on 11 carries.

Millard South converted on four of its 11 third down attempts while Bellevue East was 2-for-14 and 2-for-7 on fourth down conversions. In addition to the turnovers on downs, Bellevue East lost three fumbles and one interception.

Brandon Wold led the Chieftain defense with seven tackles while Grant Higgs, Jesse Farland and Andrew Woerner each had six.

Bellevue East trailed 21-18 late in the second quarter but was held scoreless the rest of the game. The Patriots scored on a three yard run to close out the first half and added three more touchdowns in the second half.

The Chieftains got on the board first with a 10 yard strike from Hike to Roth. After the Patriots answered with a touchdown, Prince scored from seven yards out.

Two Millard South touchdowns later, Prince caught a 69-yard strike from Hike to cut the deficit to 21-18.

Eagles beat Monarchs on late touchdown

Papillion-La Vista led No. 7 Omaha Central 14-9 late in the fourth quarter but the Eagles scored with only 11 seconds on the clock to steal a win and send the Monarchs to 0-2 on the young season.

Chad Lechtenberg threw a nine yard touchdown pass to Cal Mathison in the third quarter to give the Monarchs the lead. The Monarchs held the Eagles scoreless in the third quarter and most of the fourth before allowing the winning touchdown.

Lechtenberg completed 24 of 35 passes for 196 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions.

Nate White led the rushing attack with 18 yards on seven carries. Mathison led the Monarch receivers with 12 receptions for 85 yards and one score while Jack Noble caught five passes for 57 yards. David Richardson caught a touchdown pass from Lechtenberg in the second quarter.

Mike Cargill and Jake Dinges both had double digit tackles for the Monarchs and Donn Vacek grabbed an interception.

Skutt handles Cougars

It’s been a tough start to the season for Gross after facing the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams in Class B to open the season.

Friday it was No. 1 Skutt that handed the Cougars a lopsided 49-10 loss at Skutt.

The SkyHawks struck first and took a 14-3 lead into the second quarter, where they opened up their lead. Trevor Yanovich hit an 18-yard field goal for the Cougars to get on the board.

Skutt scored 28 points in the second quarter with three rushing touchdowns and a punt return for a touchdown. The Cougars trailed by as much as 49-3.

Gross got the last score of the game when Longar Bak returned a blocked punt 12 yards for the game’s final touchdown.

The Cougar offense posted 173 total yards.

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