The Junior Aces football team is one game away from another perfect season. Saturday, the 7th and 8th grade team plays at Robinson in the season finale.
Mount Carmel [7-0] did not get caught looking ahead last weekend, instead recording a convincing 46-18 win at Fairfield.
The Aces scored all of their points in the first 13 minutes, leading 46-0 before calling off the dogs.
Daxton Peach and Travis Kennard once again led the Junior Aces attack. Peach rushed for 117 yards on 7 carries, two of those for touchdowns.
Kennard totaled 61 yards on 4 attempts, and 2 TD’s. He also blocked a punt that Luke Berberich scooped up and ran back 12 yards for a touchdown.
Quarterback Justin Carpenter completed 3-of-10 passes for 53 yards, one of then a 27-yard scoring flip to Kennard.
On defense, Elijah Laws and Jacob Webb led the way with 2 tackles for loss. Berberich added one.
Webb and Grady Wilkinson both recovered fumbles for the Junior Aces.
“Everything we did was right,” said Aces coach Gary Fortner, who had to call the plays we well last week in the absence of son Zack, who is in Japan on a business trip.
Fortner expects a tough game this week against the Junior Maroons.
The game scheduled for October 8th at Evansville Memorial has been cancelled, according to Fortner.
Fairfield defeated the 5th and 6th grade Aces, 20-14.
Quarterback Luke Gould looked impressive in the air, hitting 3 of 8 passes for 132 yards and 2 touchdowns, both to Austin Rager on flips of 81 and 22 yards.
Noah Singer had 2 tackles for loss. Gary Harness and Jaden Merritt added one apiece, for the Junior Aces, now 4-3 on the season.