Clay Center running back Caleb Carson began his season with a career night against the Falcons, rushing for 303 yards on just 18 carries. He scored four touchdowns on the ground, but the score that hurt Riley County the most was his one in the air that won the game with just 13 seconds left.
Falcons senior quarterback Bryce Chavis scored all of Riley County’s touchdowns. Chavis rushed for 139 yards on 18 carries and was 9-of-24 in the air for 167 yards.
“It was a tough, hard-fought game,” Falcons head coach Steve Wagner said. “We executed our offense well, but had a lot of trouble stopping (Caleb) Carson. He was a load.”
Before Carson threw the game-winning pass in the closing seconds, Riley County tied the game at 26-all with less than two minutes left in regulation.