Broad helps Tartans clinch first place

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Jacob Broad rushed for three touchdowns as the Wallaceburg Tartans clinched first place in the Kent junior football league Friday.

The Tartans scored five unanswered TDs after halftime in a 48-7 win over the last-place Chatham-Kent Golden Hawks.

Broad led the Tartans' second-half outburst with 54- and 51-yard touchdown runs.

The Tartans finish the regular season with a 5-1 record. The Golden Hawks (0-5) have one game left but won't make the playoffs.

Also Friday, the Blenheim Bobcats beat the McGregor Panthers 30-22 to climb into a second-place tie with the idle Ursuline Lancers.

The Bobcats and Lancers are 3-2 with one game left. The Panthers (2-3) are in fourth place.

Tartans 48, Hawks 7

At CKSS, Broad also scored on a two-yard run. He finished with 152 yards on nine carries.

Marc Kellett ran 10 times for 126 yards, including a four-yard touchdown.

Brad Maxim scored on a 45-yard run and kicked six extra points.

Brady Pataki and Jalen Fischer added touchdown runs of two and four yards, respectively.

Ethan Smith of the Tartans had 63 yards on six carries.

Pataki led Wallaceburg's defence with seven tackles, Brady Noyle and Falcon Jacobs had five apiece, and Broad recovered a fumble.

Brad Paraskevopoulos of the Golden Hawks had 88 rushing yards, including a three-yard touchdown. Trevor Niven kicked the extra point.

CKSS quarterback Sinjin Rountree was 5-of-7 for 65 yards. Eric Penny and Sam MacPherson each had two catches for 23 and 21 yards, respectively. Avery Schaffer had 26 rushing yards.

Dorion Payne made seven tackles for the Golden Hawks, Nolan Hakr had six and an interception, and Niven made five tackles.

Bobcats 30, Panthers 22

At Blenheim, Tanner Shuian led the Bobcats with 119 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He scored from 15 and four yards out.

Quarterback Jeremy Wammes ran eight times for 46 yards and a TD.

Brayden Pegg scored the Bobcats' other touchdown on a 65-yard kickoff return.

Robbie Faflak kicked three extra points and Mo Ibari booted a 30-yard field goal. Ibari also had 36 rushing yards.

Jake Hansen had six tackles, a sack and a forced fumble for the Bobcats, who led 9-0 at halftime. Pegg had five tackles and two knocked-down passes, and Denver Brown had five tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.

Richard Foster added five tackles, Austin Miller had four and a fumble recovery, Cody Weiburg also made four tackles, and Matt Lee had a fumble recovery.

The Panthers' statistics were not submitted.

The regular season ends Wednesday. CKSS visits Blenheim while McGregor hosts Ursuline at the Chatham-Kent Community Athletic Complex.



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