ROXANA FALLS 42-34 IN GREENVILLE — The Greenville Comets are the cream of the crop in the South Central Conference. The Roxana Shells want to be a top SCC team.
On Friday in Greenville, the Shells proved they are definitely heading in the right direction. Roxana pushed the undefeated and SCC leading Comets, but came up just short 42-34.
The Shells trailed 7-6 after one quarter and 21-20 at the half, but grabbed a 26-21 lead at the 6:04 mark of the third quarter. Unfortunately, Greenville responded with a 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and never trailed again.
Logan Reardon was a beast for Roxana, carrying the ball 32 times for 246 yards and two touchdowns. He had 3-yard and 10-yard TD runs.
Blake Vandiver added 23 carries for 103 yards and a TD. Chance Foss had 132 yards passing and a pair of TDs. Foss and Alec Revelle hooked up for a 8-yard TD strike and Trace Gentry had a 25-yard TD reception.
Defensively, Roxana saw Luke Curtis and Seth Chester each accumulate four tackles and one interception apiece. Freshman Jordan Hawkins logged two sacks, while Gentry had one.
The Shells are now 3-2 on the season. Greenville is 5-0.
Roxana returns home at 7 p.m. in Week 6 against Litchfield.
WATERLOO DEALS CM THIRD STRAIGHT LOSS — The Civic Memorial Eagles dropped a 47-27 affair to Mississippi Valley Conference rival Waterloo on Friday at home.
CM trailed 27-14 after the first quarter, but cut it to 27-20 at the half before being outscored 20-7 in the second half.
Adam Hill was 18 of 41 for 358 yards under center with four touchdowns and one pick.
John Whitworth, starting in the backfield for the injured Zach Klocke, carried it 17 times for just 35 yards on the ground, but hauled in seven grabs for a team-high 173 yards and two TDs.
Nick Newell, Zach Williams, Devin Daniels and Michael May had 10 tackles each. Brayton Williams had seven tackles and one pick.
The loss was the third straight for the Eagles, who are now 2-3 overall and 0-2 in the talented MVC. Waterloo is 5-0 and 2-0.
CM heads to MVC-leading Highland at 7 p.m. next Friday.
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