Jace Sprague tossed three touchdowns leading the Pioneer Ridge eighth grade varsity football team to a 44-8 home win against Baldwin, Sept. 24th.
Sprague hooked up with Matt Layng for two touchdown passes and added another touchdown pass to Tyler Henry.
Keegan Michael rushed for touchdown runs of 30 and 55 yards.
Leon Gaeta finished the scoring with a touchdown run of 20 yards.
Providing up front blocking were offensive lineman Wyatt Hollingshead, Layng, Garrett Borth, Devlin Specht, Hayden Mulford and Coy Reynolds.
The defense was anchored by Michael, Henry, Austin Bond and Specht.
“The team played well in a lot of facets,” said Coach Kevin Collins, “The kids are really playing a physical brawl of football on defense. We still have room for improvement.”
Now 4-0, the team continued its season at Paola, Oct. 1. Results were not available at press time.