The second-string football players for both the Raymore-Peculiar Panthers and the Belton Pirates saw plenty of action on Friday night, as Ray-Pec ran away with the game early and never looked back.
The score was 41-7 at halftime in favor of the Panthers who went on to win 62-14.
Scott Schaffner broke out as the star of the game, catching six of Ray-Pec junior quarterback Reed Davis’ seven completions. Schaffner tallied 175 yards over three touchdowns.
Davis, who racked up four touchdowns overall, threw for 216 yards. Running back Steve Brown gained 136 yards over fourteen carries and a touchdown.
Belton’s two touchdowns were scored by both Louis McKamey (on a 71-yard rushing play) and wide receiver Lewis Wilkins. Quarterback Tucker Perkins went 9-for-24 for the Pirates, throwing the one touchdown to Wilkins and one interception.
Before the game, two members of their respected schools’ administration met to pose with the I-49 trophy, known as Carry’s Hatchet, that goes to the winner of contests between Ray-Pec and Belton (pictured). Raymore-Peculiar assistant principal Jerry Edson and Belton High School principal Dr. Fred Skretta held the trophy during pre-game cermonies.
For more photos, check out The Raymore Journal online photo gallery of the game.