The Blair and Arlington football teams came up short on the road Friday, while the Fort Calhoun Pioneers made the most of their homecoming game, winning 47-6.

Fort Calhoun Football

Pioneers senior Kaden Therkildsen comes up with a first-quarter catch Friday against Douglas County West at Fort Calhoun High School.

Pioneers bounce back

A week after dropping an overtime game to Arlington, Fort Calhoun responded with a 41-point victory against Douglas County West.

“Our team was extremely motivated after our overtime loss last week,” coach Andrew Christensen said. “They did a great job coming to work everyday and staying locked in.”

The Pioneers jumped out to a fast start with 33 first-half points. Quarterback Grant Halford connected with receiver Michael Shirley just before the intermission to push the lead to 27 points.

With the win Fort Calhoun improved to 4-3 on the season.

Blair Football

Blair quarterback Jason Stewart, right, hands the ball off to Dex Larsen on Friday at Elkhorn Mount Michael.

Bears come up just short

Turnovers cost the Bears as they as they tried to come back from a 21-14 halftime deficit Friday at Elkhorn Mount Michael. Coach Bryan Soukup's team had four turnovers during the second half of the 24-21 loss, which dropped it to 3-4 this season.

The Bears' Colin Quick led his team with two touchdown catches on Jason Stewart passes, while Morgan Rump scored on a quarterback sneak during the first half.

Defensively, Blair held the Knights to just three second-half points. It forced two second-half turnovers as well.

Eagles fall to Boys Town

Arlington took a 12-0 road lead at Boys Town on Friday, but the Cowboys earned a 27-12 win.

“We had some opportunities during the second half to regain the momentum, but you have to give Boys Town credit,” Eagles coach Steven Gubbels said. “They were able to finish a big third quarter drive and we were not able to respond in kind.”

The loss dropped AHS to 2-5 this season. Josh Miller and Jesse Thompson scored the Eagles' touchdowns.

For the full story and these games, and additional photos, check out Tuesday's Washington County Pilot-Tribune or go online to that same day.

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