Chaffee losing streak hits 34 games

Friday, November 4, 2005

Another long football season has come to an end for Chaffee, as Valle Catholic handed the Red Devils their 34th straight loss last night at Dempsey Field.

The Red Devils suffered a 34-6 defeat in the final game of Class 1 District 1 action. They have not won a district game in their last 22 tries.

Chaffee's loss also marks the first winless season for first-year head coach Charlie Vickery, one of Southeast Missouri's winningest high school coaches and a member of the Missouri State Football Coaches Hall of Fame.

The Red Devils (0-10, 0-3 districts), who trailed 21-0 at halftime, were outgained by the district champion Warriors 335 yards to 109, including 299-66 on the ground.

Trailing 27-0 in the fourth quarter, junior quarterback Michael Lee scored Chaffee's only touchdown on a 25-yard keeper with 5 minutes left in the game. Lee ran twice for 26 yards and was 5-of-10 passing for 43 yards. He also threw an interception.

Junior tailback Kent Courtney rushed for 33 yards on 16 carries.

Charleston 35, Scott City 8

Scott City finished 3-7 with a loss at home.

St. Vincent 49, Hayti 28

Defending Class 1 state champion St. Vincent ended its season at 7-3 with a road win against Hayti.

OTHER EVENTS

* Central's junior high girls basketball team swept two games against host Sikeston.

In the A game, Central won 27-12 with eight points from Sadie Pittman.

Adeline Yates scored nine points in the Tigers' 30-2 victory in the B game.

-- From staff reports

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