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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • No. 7 ranked Salisbury spoils Senior Night at Paris

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  • Salisbury seniors Jake Latamondeer and Austin Francis, along with sophomore Keegan Wyatt all scored two touchdowns Friday as part of the Panthers 49-6 football win against Paris that spoiled the Coyotes’ Senior Night.
    The win allowed Salisbury to claim a three-way tie for the Lewis & Clark Conference football championship with Westran and Marceline as all three schools posted identical 4-1 conference records.
    Class 1 7th-ranked Salisbury put up 21 points during the opening period and led 35-0 by halftime. The rest of their points were scored in the third quarter, and Paris scored a touchdown against the Salisbury jayvee unit in the final period.
    For his second straight week Austin Wyatt filled in as a running back nicely for Salisbury (8-1). Wyatt, who was a standout wide receiver before taking over the quarterback position during the first seven weeks of the season while Francis healed from a lengthy foot injury, led the  team in rushing with 92 yards on eight carries.
    Latamondeer rushed nine times for 74 yards. Sophomore Daniel Linneman gained 67 rushing yards and Francis had 51 reported Salisbury football coach Kirk Stott on Monday.
    Francis also completed 8 of 14 passes for 144 yards and a pair of TDs.
    Tight end Alex Wilson had two receptions that netted 71 yards and a score. Keegan Wyatt caught three passes for 51 yards and a touchdown to help pave the way.
    Salisbury limited Paris (3-6, 2-3 LCC) to only 84 yards of total offense in the game.
    Caleb Henke led the Panthers in tackles with 11 and Brady Francis had seven. Zach Wyatt and Wilson each had an interception.
    Sophomore Kyle Popkes replaced injured sr. Steven Hayhurst at quarterback and Popkes completed 7 of 18 passes for 46 yards and he threw two interceptions.
    Slater Stone rushed for 41 yards on 14 carries, but justin Wolfe was thrown for a loss of 3 yards on his six carries.
    Zac Baladenski had 15 tackles in the game for the Coyotes while Kole Berry and Wolfe each had 10.
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