LEXINGTON - Land, air and...kick return. The West Carroll Thunder were firing on all cylinders far from home Saturday afternoon.
West Carroll (2-5) scored seven touchdowns and only failed on its last 2-point conversion in a 54-38 victory over the Lexington Minutemen (1-6).
Senior quarterback Shaun Magill was 8-for-13 passing for 167 yards and four touchdowns, and also rushed six times for 51 yards and a score. Two of his touchdown passes went to Steven Santeramo (3 receptions, 81 yards), and Marshall Benters also had a big day in the passing game (2 receptions, 73 yards, TD).
Brandon Sturtevant rushed five times for 71 yards and a touchdown, and also took a kickoff return to the house in the second quarter.
The Thunder drove about 3 hours for the game and dealt with a 23-minute halftime break.
“It was a back-and-forth game,” West Carroll coach Mike Bicksler said. “I was proud of our guys. First, you have the long drive down there, and I told our guys we might not be going to the playoffs, but this is what playoff football is all about. Being able to make a long drive and then compete in hostile territory.”
Logan Kolat scored on an 82-yard kickoff return and totaled 154 yards on 26 carries for Lexington (1-5). Kolat also caught a 29-yard TD pass from Andy Jolly, who the Thunder picked off three times.
West Carroll led 32-26 after three quarters.
“I was proud of the way our guys dug in in the fourth,” Bicksler said.