Spring football: Jamboree at Middleton
Blake 37, Leto 0
Chamberlain 31 Middleton 0
Spring game-breakers: In a second-half scrimmage against Middleton, Chamberlain's rushing duo of Demetrius West and Quadre Hearns got the offense going early. Hearns' 22-yard run helped the Chiefs drive to their first field goal by Josue Mondragon. On the next drive, West scored the game's first touchdown with a 2-yard run. ... Chamberlain quarterback Tyler Riddell balanced the offensive attack with two touchdown passes, a 9-yard pass to Eman Forkuoh and a 92-yard highlight-reel touchdown pass to Santonio Hunt. ... Middleton quarterback Cyrus Wade completed two fourth-down passes to Jaylen Faison in a late effort for the Tigers. But on the third fourth-down try at the Chiefs' 28-yard line, Chamberlain's Joe Simmons recovered a fumble to end Middleton's most successful drive. ... In his team's scrimmage against Leto, Blake tailback Andrew Kindell-Wilson spun off tacklers and powered his way to 95 rushing yards in his debut for the Yellow Jackets. With Omarion Coleman sidelined (hamstring), Kindell-Wilson got the carries and scored twice on touchdown runs of 9 and 38 yards. ... A fumble recovery was returned for a 25-yard touchdown by Khalid Scott that gave Blake a 21-0 lead and Andre Arenas recovered a fumble later in the jamboree.
Did you know? It was an exciting return to Middleton for Chamberlain defender Jayqwan Hall, who scored the Chiefs' final touchdown on a 33-yard interception return. Hall transferred from Middleton last year. ... Spotted on the sideline were scouts from Florida Atlantic, Bethune Cookman and Northern Iowa.
Audible: "We had our first winning season in eight years last year but we don't think that's good enough. We know we can be better than that this year." Riddell of the Chiefs' 5-4 record last year