Rickermann, Bradshaw and Branch pace Festus Tigers attack in win over St. Charles West

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FESTUS, Mo–Every team wants to have its best player on the field, but one week after losing without injured all everything Kaian Roberts-Day, and with the Baylor commitment limited Friday, the Festus Tigers bounced back with a 49-7 win at home against St. Charles West on Senior night to end the regular season.

The Warriors took the opening kickoff and drove methodically down the field, until a combination of offensive penalties and the Festus defense stalled the drive at the Festus 6 yard line.

Festus responded with a methodical drive of its own, capped by a short Landen Bradshaw touchdown run. Later a much longer scamper, a 67-yard variety from Bradshaw made it 13-0. Senior QB Cole Rickermann found Isaac Stucke to grow the lead to 19-0. A Trent Young interception in the endzone spoiled West’s best chance to get on the board late in the first half.

In the second half, back-to-back touchdown connections from Rickermann to Arhmad Branch put the game away. Roberts-Day and Essian Smith found paydirt with touchdowns of 62 and 61 yards respectively.

St. Charles West got on the board with a Will Gates 26 yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter.

Festus improves to 4-4 heading into district play while St. Charles West finished the year at 3-5.

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