Seven first half touchdowns lead Redskins to rout of Bombers.
LITTLE RIVER — Someone apparently forgot to tell the Little River High School football team that Wakefield was 2-0 coming into Friday night's game and had outscored their opponents 130-46 in its two previous games. The Redskins scored seven touchdowns in the first half en route to a 58-12 homecoming victory over the Bombers.
Peyton Harvey set the tone for the night, returning the opening kickoff 65 yards for the score. The two-point conversion gave the Redskins a quick 8-0 lead. Little River and Wakefield then traded two touchdowns each, with Levi Swenson adding a 17 yard run and a TD pass of 30 yards to Bronson Rains to Little River's first quarter scoring, with one PAT good for two points and the Redskins led 22-12.
The second quarter was all Redskins, with Hunter Thomas scoring two touchdowns on the ground and Swenson throwing TD passes to Peyton Harvey and Graham Stephens. Add in a couple of two-point conversions and Little River stretched their lead at the half to 50-12.
After a scoreless third quarter, Thomas added his third touchdown of the night on a 25-yard run and the two-point PAT sealed the game for the Redskins 58-12.
Swenson finished the night a perfect 4 for 4 passing for 104 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for 66 yards on eight carries and one TD. Thomas carried the ball 10 times for 82 yards and three touchdowns. Harvey added 26 yards on five attempts as the Little River offense racked up 272 total yards on just 33 plays.
Stephens led the way on defense with five tackles. Harvey and Brayden Sears each had four, while Bryce Sears and Kody Hawkinson were credited with three a piece.
Little River improves to 2-1 on the year as they head to Solomon next Friday to take on the Gorillas, who are 3-0 and have outscored opponents 168-68 thus far. Kickoff is schedule for 7 p.m. at Solomon High School.
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