Monday, Dec 22, 2014
Carterville Beats Benton, Advances to Quarterfinals
CARTERVILLE -- A week ago, Carterville junior Dalton Hoch knocked away the potential game winning two point conversion to preserve the Lions' 35-34 overtime win at Vandalia in the opening round of the playoffs.
Saturday, Hoch upped the ante--picking off Benton quarterback Mat Buntin four times to help the Lions to a dominating 30-14 win over the Rangers in the second round of the 3A playoffs.
Carterville forced five turnovers and recorded a safety to earn a trip to the quarterfinals.
Fellow juniors Michael Aschemann and Phillip Frangello took care of the load offensively for Carterville. Aschemann threw a touchdown and ran in another to go with Frangello's two rushing scores.
Dylan Sheeks scored both of Benton's touchdowns, as the Rangers finished the season 9-2.
Carterville (8-3) will host Greenville next week.
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