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Holton Crushes Chapman, Improves To 2-0
By Jake Spalding
Copyright: MSC Sports

Chapman, KS

After a last second victory in week one at rival Nemaha Central, Holton traveled to Chapman and took it to the Fighting Irish, putting up the most points since week 5 in 2018 when they placed 58 points on Royal Valley. Holton found the end zone early and often throughout the first half, scoring four touchdowns in the first quarter including a interception returned for a score.

The 'Cats continued to dominate offensively into the second frame as well as on the defensive side. Scoring three more times while only allow one touchdown to the Irish with just :20 seconds left in the half, to lead at the break 47-6. Each team would cross the goal line once in the second half to round out the game with Holton improving to 2-0 on the year with the 55-13 win.

Holton's defense rattled Chapman quarterback Trevor Erickson throughout the game. Erickson was coming off a week 1 performance where he accounted for over 260 offensive yards and four touchdowns and one interception. However against a tenacious Wildcat defense led by Konnor Tannahill, Dustin Chermok and Canon Karn, Erickson only accounted for 121 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions with the second pick being returned for a score by Karn. The disruptive defense also forced two fumbles in the contest.

The 'Cats dominated on the offensive side as well with six touchdowns in the first half, Holton saw Tannahill score twice while Kale Purcell, Slater Skaggs, Addison Hundley and Karn all found the end zone on rushing scores. Holton racked up 257 yards on the ground and 31 through the air to out gain the Irish 288-134 in the opening half. Head coach Brooks Barta would take the opportunity to get varsity experience for some younger players for almost the entirety of the second half.

Holton (2-0) was led on the ground by Karn who had 108 yards on just 7 carries including a breakaway 76 yard score, as Skaggs also had 7 carries for 60 yards and two scores. The 'Cats were able to get twelve different backs involved with at least 2 totes each.

After such a dominant win, Holton will now have their first home game of the season as they host Big 7 league rival Perry-Lecompton in what many believe will be for the Big 7 league title with both teams currently ranked inside the top 4 of class 3A. You can stream the game with live video for free on the Holton Channel on mscsports.net as well as on your radio dial as the game of the week on KNZA 103.9FM.


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