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Chamberlain pummels Jefferson 30-6

With senior Dennis Lundy playing on defense and all special teams, Chamberlain coach Billy Turner tries to limit his use on offense. He likes using him only on certain occasions _ like when the Chiefs need an exciting big play. Lundy made the most of his limited offensive role Friday night with eight carries, two touchdowns, including an 85-yarder, and a 50-yard run that set up another score. To that he added an 81-yard kickoff return for a touchdown as the Chiefs rolled to a 30-6 Class 5A, District 8 win over Jefferson.

Chamberlain improved to 4-1 in district and 6-2 overall.

Lundy's night wasn't bad work for a player only supposed to be used to give the starting tailbacks a rest.

"At the start of the year, we really didn't expect to use him much on offense," Turner said. "And really, we still don't use him a lot. He was really our third back, and we were just going to put him in when someone needed a breather. Man, isn't he something? Tonight we planned on just using him on two plays: draws and traps."

On the game's third play, Lundy raced 50 yards on a draw to set up Joe Troupe's 6-yard touchdown run giving Chamberlain a 7-0 lead.

On Chamberlain's second possession, Lundy then scored on an 85-yard trap play to put the Chiefs up 14-0. After just two carries, Lundy had 135 yards.

"The line did a great job, and I just looked for the end zone," Lundy said. "This is all pretty exciting because I really didn't think they would use me at all this year as a running back. Well, maybe just to give a guy a rest or something. But I never expected all this."

All this is 11 touchdowns and a conference-leading 8-yards-a-carry average.

Jefferson (0-4, 1-6) scored early in the fourth quarter on a flea-flicker pass from Gregory Maddox to Carlos Blake. But Lundy answered with more of his magic by returning the ensuing kickoff 81 yards for a score.

"He is just amazing," Turner said. "If we hadn't had some guys get hurt in the opening week, who knows how much he would be playing on offense? I'm glad he's back there. He is just something else."

Lundy is grateful for the work. "I'm just glad to get to carry the ball a little," he said. "I'm just now feeling comfortable running it."

The game was stopped with 3:08 remaining in the fourth following an injury to Jefferson running back Larry Lowe, who was thought to have had a broken leg. paramedics needed to be careful about moving Lowe, the coaches agreed to end the game.

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