School / Sports
News - October 19, 2020
Chieftains extend winning streak
KIOWA- South Barber extended its win streak to four straight as the
Chieftains overwhelmed visiting Otis-Bison 68-18.
Coach Matt Cantrell and his squad hosted Caldwell Friday night, Oct. 16,
in a crucial District 6 contest as both teams are chasing Norwich for
the top spot in district standings.
South Barber, now 4-2 overall and 3-1 in district play, travels to South
Haven on Oct. 23 for the final district game then will head into the
playoffs on Oct. 29 against a yet to be named team from District 5.
Big Plays Early
The Chieftains got a pass interception from Caden Rathgeber to stop
Otis-Bisonís opening drive, and it took junior quarterback Gatlin Jewell
just two big plays to score the first points on a 23 yard run.
The Cougars struck back with a touchdown and were on the move again when
Caden Rathgeber got his second interception and returned it down to the
Otis-Bison 5 yard line. Senior runningback Emilio Perez took it over for
the score and 16-6 Chieftain lead after the first quarter.
The Cougars scored early in the second quarter to make it 16-12, then
South Barber exploded for 30 points led by the running of Perez and
junior quarterback Gatlin Jewell. The pair led their team to a big 46-18
lead at halftime.
Gatlin Jewell opened the second half with a long touchdown pass to Caden
Rathgeber for a 54-18 score. Another TD by Jewell, then Caden Rathgeber
ended the game with a pass interception that he returned 25 yards into
the endzone. The game ended with 68-18 final score.
Emilio Perez carried the ball 13 times for 153 yards and caught 3 passes
for 16 yards and had a pass interception on defense. Gatlin Jewell
rushed for a team high 221 yards on 18 carries and was 5 of 9 passing
for 103 yards. He also caught a pass from Perez for 8 yards. Caden
Rathgeber had one pass reception for 62 yards and had 17 yards rushing
on 3 carries. Freshman Bryson Rathgeber hauled in one pass for 25 yards.
Standouts on defense included junior Antonio Vasquez, senior Tyler
Schupbach, junior Ruston Erikson and sophomore Brent Duncan along
freshman Briggs Jewell.
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