It was a tale of two halves Friday night for the fourth-ranked Seminole Chieftains (6-0, 3-0).
It was a tale of two halves Friday night for the fourth-ranked Seminole Chieftains (6-0, 3-0). The first half belonged to the starters, who tallied 331 yards of offense on only 15 plays and never saw the down marker go past 2. Seminole reserves played the second half, and the Chieftains won convincingly over Prague, 46-6, with all of their points coming in the first 24 minutes of the game. Chieftain running back Trenton Newson opened the scoring only 30 seconds in as he burst for a 46-yard run on the game's second play. One minute later, he scored again from the 6 after a Stefan Wright interception, and Seminole led 14-0. Prague, led by freshman quarterback Bo Riggs, was forced to punt on three consecutive first-half possessions after an interception on the first drive. With 2:47 remaining in the first quarter, Newson again scored on a long run — this time from 56 yards out — and the Chieftains led 27-0. With 41 seconds left in the first quarter, Wright returned a Red Devil punt 75 yards for another touchdown, closing the opening quarter scoring with Seminole ahead 34-0. Harvey, in the first half alone, completed seven of his eight passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns. His only mistake was an interception on the next possession. Wright closed the first-half scoring for the Chieftains with a 6-yard run with 2:16 on the clock. Newson finished the half with four carries for 110 yards and three touchdowns, and Davis's numbers were also impressive — four catches for 129 yards and one score. Seminole coach Mike Snyder was pleased with his team's first-half performance. "We had a business-like approach in our practices with week, and we played that first half in a business-like manner," he said. A bright spot for the Red Devils was Riggs. Just a freshman, he faced the No. 4 team in Class 3A in his first-ever start at quarterback. He finished the game with 28 carries for 54 hard-earned yards. Prague coach Dan Maly said, "I am extremely proud of him; his first start against a team like this. Tough kid and a team player." In the second half, the Red Devils put together a 12-play drive that stalled at the Seminole 1-yard line. However, they got points on the board with 2:16 remaining in the contest as another Red Devil freshman, Trevor Cooper, scored on a 4-yard run. That score was set up after receiver Aaron Guess took a jet sweep handoff 16 yards inside the Chieftain 10-yard line, giving Prague a first-and-goal. District play will resume next week for both teams. Seminole will travel to Bristow, and Prague (1-6, 0-4) will be at home against Bethany.