The Demons were looking to get back on track with a win in Keokuk last night and the defense came up with some big plays to get things going. The Keokuk Chiefs scored on the game’s opening drive as quarterback Kevin Jennings hooked up with Juilius Hurt for a 41 yard touchdown pass to go up 7-0. But not long after that Washington’s Landon Coker intercepted a pass deep in Demon territory and returned it to the Chief nine which set up a Jordan Vittetoe touchdown. Then on the ensuing drive Parker Turner picked off a pass in Chief territory and returned it to the nine to set up another touchdown as the Demons led 14-7. The Chiefs lost their leading rusher Elliot Vandenberg late in the first quarter with a rib injury and didn’t return until the fourth quarter. Washington would get two more touchdowns in the first half to lead 26-7 at halftime. The Demons led 30-12 but a touchdown and two point conversion mid way through the fourth quarter put the Chiefs within 12. The Demons again came up with a defensive play late as Landon Coker picked off a pass in Chief territory and took it into the end zone to seal the win 39-20. Both teams were able to put constant defensive pressure on each other and there were several fumbles because of a wet field. With the win Washington move to 3-2 and 2-1 in the district. Keokuk is 1-4 and 0-3 in the district. Washington will next host Mount Pleasant for homecoming.
Other 3A District 5 Scores
Mount Pleasant 28 Clear Creek Amana 14
Fairfield 28 Fort Madison 8
Williamsburg 67 Oskaloosa 7