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Kit Carson's defense was rolling last Friday as they held Kiowa scoreless for most of the game.
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Kit Carson Gets First Win of the Season over Kiowa, CW Tigers Still Looking for a Win

By Betsy Barnett

September 19, 2023

Week 3 is in the books for 6-man football across southeastern Colorado. Kit Carson finally grabbed a much-needed win over Kiowa (0-3) on Friday night, 52-22. The Wildcats are 1-2 on the early season and will now begin A-6 East 6-Man conference play in Eads on Friday night, Sept. 15. The Eagles also enjoyed their first win of the season over Tribune, KS.

The Cheyenne Wells Tigers are still looking for that first win. Early season injuries caused them some issues when they lost their starting quarterback Zach Dickey to a separated shoulder injury. They had also lost senior Perry Chadwick who did return on Friday against Peetz. The Tigers gave it all they had but they couldn’t quite get past the defense of the Bulldogs losing a heartbreaker, 40-38.

The Tigers (0-3) will also begin A-6 East conference play this Friday, Sept. 15 in Cheraw against a Wolverine team who is also looking for their first win of the season.

Kit Carson controlled the game with Kiowa from the get-go as Kiowa didn’t score until the fourth quarter.

The Wildcats got on the board early in the first quarter as senior Keaton Marriott carried the ball for a 24-yard touchdown run leaving the score at 6-0.

Kit Carson scored three more times in the second quarter. First, at the 9:21 mark junior Fernando Fierro carried the ball in a 21-yard touchdown run. Josiah Irwin hit the two-point PAT kick leaving the score at 14-0.

The Wildcats then took to the air for two successful touchdown passes coming from quarterback Mason Marriott. With 7:44 left in the second Mason hit brother Keaton for a 32-yard touchdown pass. The Irwin kick was good leaving the score at 22-0. Next, Mason Marriott found Fierro with less than a minute left in the first half on a 19-yard touchdown pass play. Again, Irwin was successful with the PAT leaving the Cats in total control at the intermission, leading, 30-0.

Kit Carson would put an insurance policy on the score with 6:57 left in the third quarter when Mason Marriott found Brennan Framel for a 43-yard touchdown pass play. The kick was no good, leaving the score at 36-0.

At the start of the fourth quarter with 7:46 left in the game Fierro put on a show running the ball back 58-yards for a Wildcat touchdown. The Irwin kick was also good leaving the Wildcats in total domination, 44-0.

Kit Carson did allow Kiowa to score two touchdowns both coming off kick returns.

Fierro scored one more time on an 11-yard touchdown run, and Kiowa ran that kick off back for the final score of the game, 52-22.

Fierro led in the rushing department with 10 carries for 114 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Keaton Marriott carried 8 times for 56 yards and one touchdown.

Mason Marriott had a strong performance throwing the ball as the sophomore was 11-for-15 attempts for 202 yards and 3 touchdown passes. Marriott worked with four different receivers on the night including Irwin who caught four passes for 59 yards, Keaton Marriot with 3 completions for 60 yards and a touchdown, Framel with one completion for 43 yards and a touchdown, and Fierro with 2 catches for 33 yards and a touchdown.

Irwin scored 10 points off the PAT kicks.

Rowdy Koch, Mason Marriott, Framel, Keaton Marriott and Aidin Corry all had 8 tackles on defense. Irwin added 6 more tackles. Koch also blocked a kick, and Mason Marriott intercepted one pass.

Cheyenne Wells Tigers

The Tigers suffered their third loss in as many games in a tight contest with Peetz, 40-38. Both teams were closely matched, but in different offensive areas. The Bulldogs dominated the air with 246 yards passing to the Tigers’ 114 yards passing. But the Tigers controlled the ground attack with 227 yards rushing compared to 125 yards rushing for the Bulldogs.

Senior Perry Chadwick was back in action for the Tigers and threw 24 passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns. He would also carry 7 times for 72 yards.

Ethen Garay was also strong offensively for the Tigers as the senior had 2 receptions for 37 yards and carried 18 times for 78 yards rushing.

Chason Turner carried 9 times for 56 yards rushing.

Sophomore Trey Scheler had 2 carries for 22 yards rushing and caught 2 passes for 33 yards receiving.

Corey Hill had 3 receptions for 35 yards.

No defensive stats were available.

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