Neosho Youth Football teams split their Week 3 games between Earl Campbell Stadium against Seneca on Saturday and Bob Anderson Stadium against Webb City White on Sunday.
A roundup and photos from Sunday’s games will be in Friday’s edition of the Daily News.
In Week 4, Neosho Black teams return home against East Newton, while Neosho Gold teams hit the road to Lamar.
Neosho Black 30, Seneca 14
SENECA — Neosho Black ran its record to 3-0 behind the solid play of both the offensive and defensive lines.
On the offensive side, Denver Welch, Bostyn Patterson, and Logan Cass alongside Chase Stuart, Zane Rinehart, Peyton Snow, Cyres Ludiker, Lance Kesinger, Dalton Kesinger, and Jess Porter did the groundwork for the skill players.
On the defensive side, Kaleb Patterson, Camp Ramsey, Branden Hood, Welch, Levi England, Daniel Molina, Lance Kesinger, and Dalton Kesinger wreaked havoc on Seneca from the defensive line.
Logan Decker rushed for 157 yards, one touchdown, and two conversions on 17 carries and that day included eight carries of more than 10 yards.
Neosho Black quarterback Cade Spiva added 45 yards and three touchdowns and one conversion on eight carries.
Bostyn Patterson ran for 21 yards on two carries, Hudson Williams 14 yards on five carries, and Molina three yards on a single carry.
Spiva completed three passes for 21 yards with Finn Versluis catching a pair of passes for 18 yards and Welch rounding it out with one grab for the other three yards.
Dalton Kesinger returned a kickoff for five yards.
Defensively, Williams led the way with seven tackles, Spiva and Lance Kesinger each had six, Dalton Kesinger had four, Logan Decker three, Welch two, and Kaleb Patterson, Bostyn Patterson, Cass, Versluis, Hood, England, and Molina each had one.
Bostyn Patterson recovered a fumble and Decker returned his interception 39 yards.
Information for Neosho Black and Seneca’s fifth grade contest was not received by deadline. A story on this game could possibly be in Friday’s edition.
Neosho Black 32, Seneca 6
SENECA — The young Wildcats improved to 3-0 on the season with a dominating defensive performance leading the way.
Blayne Patterson finished with nine tackles and three interceptions.
Kelton Shaffer and Wyatt Woodward each recorded six tackles.
Cale Vandorn and Mason Spiva each made five stops.
Huck Spires had four tackles and made an interception to give the young Wildcats four picks overall.
Aiden McCrory, Cole Rinehart, Christopher Lopez, Drew Weelborg, and Andre McCamish each stepped up with two tackles apiece.
Meanwhile, offensively, behind the big boys upfront of Connor Pace, Christopher Lopez, Ryan Counts, and McCamish, Neosho Black battered away on the opposition with the running game.
Patterson rushed for 95 yards and two scores on six carries, Woodward 93 yards and two touchdowns and two conversions on eight carries, Nate McAfee 27 yards and one conversion, and Spiva and Spires each tallied three yards on conversion runs.
In the special teams department, Woodward returned a kickoff 15 yards.
Neosho Black 30, Seneca 8
SENECA — A third Neosho Black team improved to 3-0 on the season after a convincing win Saturday over Seneca.
On the offensive side, Neosho Black tallied nearly 300 total yards with their offensive line of Roper Graham, Jesse England, Rhys Counts, Makalia Gregg, Jaxson Yoakam, Max Kissel, and Thomas Cass again effective in the trenches.
Asher Mutz rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 96 yards and one more score, which proved to be one of the highlights of the day. Mutz hit Easton White on a short pass that developed into a 83-yard touchdown.
White rushed for 54 yards and one touchdown, while Blaze Morgan added 50 yards and one TD.
The young Wildcats fell behind 8-6 early on, but answered the bell with 24 unanswered points.
On defense, Graham led the way with 13 tackles and Aerian Owens joined Graham in double-digit tackles with 10.
Hayden Carter finished with seven stops, Mutz had six, the trio of Yoakam, Kissel, and England each had four, and Tanner Whaley and White added three each.
Luke and Mark Workman, along with Counts and England, were the anchors in the middle of the Neosho Black defense.