Wallace Senior Blake Pelster completes the tackle of Maxwell’s Delano Hernandez during Friday’s game.
Football vs. Maxwell
Wallace competed in a tough game in Maxwell Aug. 31. The Maxwell Wildcats had a commanding 62-0 lead by halftime.
In spite of injuries and illness, the Wallace boys continued to battle. Quarterback Kaden Hager had to leave the game with an injury late in the second quarter so a few players had to play a different position in the second half.
In the third quarter, Wallace got on the board when Micah Swedberg found an opening down the sideline for a 65-yard QB keeper. Maxwell however, continued to put up points to increase their lead.
Wallace was able to score two more touchdowns in the final period. Early in the quarter, Swedberg found a wide open Blake Pelster in the corner of the end zone for a 24-yard touchdown reception.
Following a couple more Maxwell touchdowns, Wallace got one more score when Ethan Bowlin ran for a 14-yard touch down. Swedberg hit Kolton Hager for the PAT.
Maxwell went on to score an additional touchdown to make the final score 90-20.
Coach Rich Lee was concerned about the game due to the amount of illness and injuries that his team was dealing with, but he was pleased with how hard they battled and worked hard right up to the final buzzer.
By LaDonna Swedberg
Cross Country at NP St. Pat’s
The girls cross country team placed third at the North Platte St. Pat’s Invite on Aug. 30. They finished with 45 points, just one point behind second-place team Hershey.
Mariah Gardner placed eighth with a time of 24:02, Brianna Juarez placed 18th with 27:31, Hannah Robertson placed 20th with 27:56 and Emily Kennicutt placed 30th with 31 minutes even.
Coach Danielle King said she was blown away by the success of the first meet.
“The best part is the athletes know what to expect now, and the team will keep working harder to improve,” she said.
She is looking forward to the next meet, the Chase County Invite in Imperial on Sept. 6 at 4:30 p.m. CT.
Volleyball vs. Stapleton
The volleyball team lost 3-1 to Stapleton on Tuesday, Aug. 28. The girls won the second set 25-7, losing the first and third 19-25 and the last 22-25.
Natalie Marquardt led service aces with 17 and Chevi McClintock led kills with six. Sydney Pelster led digs with nine followed by Meredith Mcoy with eight.
The team played in a triangular in Grant Tuesday. They will play South Platte at home on Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. CT and Sutherland at home on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.