ST. PAUL, Kan. – St. Paul hosted Three Rivers League rival Chetopa on Friday night. The St. Paul Indians came into the game looking to continue their quest to repeat as the Three Rivers League 8-Man Champions. The Indians did just that, throttling the Hornets 48-0 in a game that ended at halftime by way of the 8-Man mercy rule.
The Indians rushed the ball for over 200 yards as an offense, while also posting a total of 5 rushing touchdowns. The other touchdown came from their lone passing completion of the night, a 28 yard strike from Senior quarterback Braven Born to fellow Senior Brendan Doherty.
Running back Albert Albertini led the Indians rushing attack, accounting for over 140 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns.
St. Paul improves to 2-0 (2-0 in the TRL) on the season, while Chetopa drops to 0-2 (0-2 in the TRL).
The St. Paul Indians will look to stay perfect next week as they host the Frankfort Wildcats in a non-league contest. While the Chetopa Hornets will travel to take on win-less Altoona-Midway in a Three Rivers League contest.
Note: St. Paul and Marmaton Valley are currently tied for first in the Three Rivers League 8-Man division with both sitting at 2-0 overall (and 2-0 in the TRL). They are slated to meet head to head in Marmaton Valley on Friday, October 13.