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Monday Night Football Massacre

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KELLY WEESE // SPORTS EDITOR

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Receiver, Cole Childs, separates himself from defenders on a 66-yard touchdown reception. The Chaps scored a season high 56 points.

 On a night where the Chaps offense had its best scoring game of the season, the defense answered with a goose egg of its own. A fumble on the opening kickoff was the only mistake of the game. The momentum swing didn’t affect the defense. On the following drive, a Tigers fumble was picked up by safety, Quincy Skanes, who returned it for a touchdown and started the rout. “The ball came loose and I picked it up and ran with it,” Skanes said. “I played quarterback in high school and I used to get in the end zone a lot, so it feels good to be back.” With the win, the Chaps improve to 4-2 on the season.

After a lack of production in the last two games by the offense, the running game stole the spotlight. Dontrel Chance reached the end zone twice. His first touchdown came from 75-yards out and followed it with a 29-yard score on the next drive. In the blow out, seven different backs recorded carries. The Chaps pulled starters early, making way for the second and third-stringers. “I didn’t expect all of the running backs to play, but they did and they shined,” Chance said. The running attack opened up the passing game in the second quarter. Receivers, Marquez Beeks and Cole Childs, both added touchdown receptions to put the Chaps up 48-0 at the half.

Coming off a bye week, the Chaps defense returned two turnovers for touchdowns and pitched their first shut out of the season. Along with Skanes’ fumble recovery, linebacker Devin Coney, intercepted the Tigers quarterback and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown. “Any time the kids do this well, it’s great. The big thing I’m looking for, is for us to continually get better,” coach Foster said.

Running back, Jakari Cammon, got playing time in the backfield throughout the third quarter. Cammon scored two rushing touchdowns, putting an exclamation point on the night. “When you have so many running backs, you never know when your opportunity will come up,” he said. Cammon made the most of his time on the field scoring from 9 and 47-yards out. “I got to show what I can do tonight.”

After a final score to end the third quarter, a continuously running clock sped up a scoreless fourth. The blowout gave us a look at what the Chaparral football team has in store for next year. With the 56-0 victory over a notorious opponent like Olivet Nazarene, the future of COD football looks bright.

ONU sets up to punt. The Chaps came out victorious in the only night game of the season.

ONU sets up to punt. The Chaps came out victorious in the only night game of the season.

The Chaps will have a short week of practice before traveling to North Dakota on Saturday to play division rival North Dakota Science College. When asked about how to prepare for the short week, coach Foster said, “It’s going to be the same, we aren’t going to change a whole lot with the routine.” After beating North Dakota 47-7 in their first meeting, the Chaps look to continue their post-season hopes with another big win this weekend.

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