The Sully Buttes Charger football team turned two Faulkton Area turnovers in the first half into touchdowns, and then held on and pulled away late to seal a 24-8 victory Friday night in Onida.
A Trojan fumble in the first half at the 43 resulted in a Devan Kleven to Grant Johnson touchdown pass and extra point, plus a Kleven interception in the second quarter was capped by a Mackenzie Weinheimer ten yard rush, plus the extra point to push the score to 16-0 at the half.
In the second half Faulkton came out and adjusted to the Sully Buttes offense, and scored midway through the third quarter to make the score 16-8. Late in the game the Chargers used an 80 yard scoring drive, capped by a Kleven to Jaxon Yackley 38 yard score with 2:12 left to seal the victory.
The Chargers now finish the regular season at 8 and oh. They’ll open Region 1 in 9B football playoffs Thursday night against Hitchcock Tulare, whom the Chargers faced on September 8th, and had a 40-0 win.