SEMINOLE — The Chieftains of Seminole ushered in the 2018 campaign with a 39-7 victory over Harrah Friday night.

Seminole was never seriously threatened, leading 6-0 after one quarter and 32-0 at halftime.

Harrah averted a shutout when Jeff Roberson scored on a 4-yard run in the fourth quarter.

The Chieftains averaged 9.6 yards per rush by gaining 269 yards on 28 attempts. Jamon Dennis accounted for 147 yards on eight carries, including a 27-yarder to open the scoring. Dennis then followed with a 62-yard scoring caper in the second quarter.

Running mate Cameron Gunville was the game’s leading rusher with 147 yards on eight carries, including second-quarter touchdown efforts of 3 and 30 yards.

Seminole’s other second-quarter touchdown came on Chico Baker’s 42-yard pass reception from Cade Hammond.

Hammond was 5 of 9 through the airways for 116 yards.

Seminole’s only second-half scoring play was a 34-yard reception by Sabion Battles, also from Hammond.

Harrah was limited to 149 yards rushing on 45 attempts for a 3.3-yard average.

There was only one turnover in the game — a fumble by Harrah. The game was also pretty clean in the penalty department as Seminole had four infractions for 40 yards while Harrah had three infractions for 30 yards.

Seminole will entertain Tecumseh Friday, Sept. 7. Tecumseh upended Bethel 38-35 Friday.

Note: Report compiled by contributing writer Fred Fehr.