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Nemaha Central Remains Unbeaten After Victory in Road Tilt with Perry Lecompton
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports

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After toughest tests in week five Nemaha Central and Perry Lecompton did battle against each other on the gridiron in one final tune-up for District play and even before the rain rolled in the Thunder sounded as Nemaha Central earned the 30-13 win. 

The Thunder got off to a strong start as Mitchell Henry busted a 46-yard run on the first offensive play of the contest and that sparked a drive that was nine plays that finished with a 13-yard touchdown pass from Henry to Mitchell Heiman making it 7-0 with 7:49 left in first quarter. After a turnover on downs by the Kaws Nemaha Central was setup with solid field position and scored again this time with a 15-yard run on a jet sweep by Cole Kramer making 13-0 after the missed PAT with just less than four minutes left in the first quarter. Perry Lecompton broke through about one minute of game play later as Dalton Kellum busted a 79-yard touchdown but the PAT was blocked and it was 13-6 Nemaha Central with just less than three minutes left in the first quarter. 

The rest of the points in the first half belonged to Nemaha Central as they netted a 27-yard field goal by Caleb Henry and got a five-yard touchdown run by Henry to make it 23-6 and had an opportunity just before the half for more points by miss fired on a 37-yard field goal. 

In the second half the Thunder defense was the story forcing a trio of turnovers and special teams blocked two punts to give Nemaha Central multiple short fields. However the Thunder were only able to get points once with the great field position as they were set up on the Kaw 16-yard line after the first blocked punt and found the endzone on a four-yard touchdown run by Henry making it 30-6. The Kaw defense kept the Thunder for making the spread even bigger but the Kaw offense struggled to find any consistency on offense until late in the game when they scored with less than a minute left on a six-yard touchdown run by Kellum to make it 30-13. 

In the win Henry speared headed the Thunder on offense rushing for 122 yards on 24 carries with two scores and was 8-17 for 155 yards with a touchdown. Cameron Feldkamp hauled in a pair of passes for 61 yards, while several other guys contributed. On defense the Thunder kept an opponent under 20-points for the 17th time in the last 30 games and forced three turnovers as Henry and Noe Gauna each had an interception and Heiman recovered a fumble. The offensive and defensive lines were selected as Community National Bank "Player's to Bank On" on KMZA. 

Perry Lecompton in the loss was led by Kellum who 182 yards rushing on 21 carries with 79 coming on one run and finished the endzone twice. 

The win keeps Nemaha Central unbeaten on the season now 6-0 and extends their Big Seven win streak to 20-straight games, while the loss sends Perry Lecompton to 4-2 on the season. Both teams open District play next week as Nemaha Central will host unbeaten Sabetha and Perry Lecompton travels to Royal Valley. 

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