North Callaway's Adam Reno has been running all over the rest of the Eastern Missouri Conference varsity football teams this season like a bulldozer and isn't showing any signs of letting up.
For those looking for to find a way to break through that armor, last Friday at home Reno punished Wright City to the tune of 200 rushing yards, which included an 11-yard touchdown run, on 24 carries as the Thunderbirds came out on to 43-7.
North Callaway's lead in this game never stopped growing and featured touchdowns in the first and second quarters followed by advantages of 16-0 in the third and 13-7 in the fourth. Another reason for all this excitement were Dawson Wright's touchdown catches of 19 and 22 yards and Tully Thomsen was 6-for-7 for 108 passing yards, two scores and one interception. Austin Edwards also charted a 76-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and a 41-yard scoring burst to end up with two carries for 63 yards.
"I wasn't happy with our first-half offensive performance and either was the team," said coach Kevin O'Neal. "The defense played well all game. Wright City averages almost 400 yards a game and we held them to 39. That includes 19 carries for minus-31 rushing yards and six sacks."
Wright City is now 3-3 overall, 2-2 EMO. The Thunderbirds, 5-1 overall, 4-0 EMO, are at Van-Far for a league game on Friday.