Frontenac hands Prairie View second loss of the season

The Prairie View football offensive machine ran into another tough class 4A opponent on Friday, Oct. 14, when they traveled to Frontenac to take on the Raiders. Both teams took a 5-1 record into the game.

Frontenac put points on the scoreboard first on a rushing touchdown midway through the first quarter. The extra-extra-point attempt was no good, and the Raiders were on top 6-0.

Midway through the second quarter, Frontenac scored again on a 5-yard rushing touchdown by Collin McCartney. A two-point conversion failed and the Raiders padded their lead, 12-0.

The Raiders’ Michael Doria picks off a pass on Prairie View’s 29-yard line with three minutes remaining in the half, but fails to get past the Buffalo defense. However, with under a minute left to play, Doria gets another interception on the Prairie View 45.

Trying to put together a drive late in the half, Frontenac’s pass with under a minute to go is intercepted by Prairie View’s Zach Theis. The Buffaloes are unable to score before the half, and the game remain 12-0 Frontenac.

In the third quarter, the Raiders’ defense stalls a Prairie View drive, and the Buffaloes punt the ball away. The Prairie View defense stops the next Frontenac drive on Raiders’ 45-yard line and the Buffaloes take over on downs.

The Buffaloes stop another Frontenac drive with a minute to go in the third quarter when Bodi Isenhower recovers a Charger fumble and Prairie View lines up first and 10 on the Frontenac 45-yard line in the final minute of the quarter. Moments later Isenhower carries the ball 58 yards for a touchdown. The point-after attempt is missed.

Prairie View was on the scoreboard, but Frontenac was up 12-6.

Early in the fourth, Frontenac scores another touchdown on a 1-yard run by McCartney, but again the two-point conversion fails. The Chargers are ahead 18-6.

Frontenac puts another six points on the board when Prairie View punts the ball away and the Chargers’ Mario Menghini sprints down the field for a 55-yard punt return and another touchdown. This time the two-point converse is successsful, and Frontenac extends its lead 24-6.

In the fourth quarter with about five minutes to go, the Buffaloes’ Gage Pugh breaks free on a long run that puts his team on the 15-yard line. Moments later, Bodi Isenhower will punch it into the end zone on a 4-yard rushing touchdown. The two-point conversion fails, but the Buffaloes cut the lead. Frontenac wins the game 26-12.

Frontenac had 286 total yards in the game, with 230 yards rushing and 56 yards passing. Prairie View had 189 total yards with 161 yards rushing and 28 yards in the air.

The Buffaloes, now 5-2 for the season, will meet Anderson County this Friday at home.

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