- FOOTBALL: Millard West Takes Advantage of LSW Mistakes
By Kellan Heavican
Millard West capitalized on a handful of Lincoln Southwest miscues en route to a 42-23 win on Friday afternoon in front of 2,301 fans at Seacrest Field.
The Wildcats (3-0) had a trio of drives that took three plays or less to score throughout the game and converted three of the four Silverhawk turnovers into points.
Millard West running back Brody Belt carried the ball 15 times for 236 yards and 4 touchdowns. His first came from 61 yards on the first play of scrimmage of the game. Southwest responded with a 10-play 72-yard drive that ended in a Dylan Jorgensen 25-yard field goal.
In the second quarter, Millard West stretched the lead to 14-3 when quarterback Giavonni Guido scored on a 3-play drive from 21 yards out. On the ensuing possession LSW drove to the 11-yard line before TaeVyyn Grixby fumbled.
But LSW would respond to cut the deficit to 14-10 before half as Jacob Ahlschwede found Justin Holm on a 19-yard touchdown reception.
Millard West only needed two plays before Belt rumbled for 64 yards to stretch the lead 21-10. Again, LSW responded but a red zone interception halted the drive. On the ensuing drive, LSW forced a punt and Alec Devall muffed the catch, but an illegal formation made the Wildcats punt again. This time, Devall secured the catch, but fumbled on the return.
The Wildcats used one play as Hunter Schnuerle found a 46-yard touchdown reception to make it a 28-10 game. As in the first half, LSW responded as Jacob Beckner capped a 8-play 76-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown run that made it 28-17. But Belt carried his team to the win, but scoring on the ensuing possession to put the game out of reach.
Ahlschwede went 20 of 40 for 164 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. The Silverhawks (2-1) outgained Millard West 367 to 296. Beckner finished with 114 yards on 28 carries with one touchdown.