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Archive for Saturday, September 30, 1995

KAWS CRUSH LANSING

September 30, 1995

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— Perry-Lecompton won its homecoming game Friday night, 30-6, over Lansing.

As much as Craig Roberts would have liked to kiss the homecoming queen, Perry-Lecompton's senior running back resisted.

``She's Scott's girl friend,'' Roberts explained.

Craig Roberts and younger brother Scott combined for 193 rushing yards on Friday night as the Kaws crushed Lansing, 30-6, to make it a happy homecoming.

At halftime, Craig and Erin Dorssom were named homecoming king and queen. That's when Craig eschewed the traditional kiss.

Brother Scott appreciated the gesture, too.

``It would have hurt, but I would have gotten over it,'' the younger Roberts said afterward. ``Besides, Erin would have made me feel good about it.''

Craig, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound senior, and Scott, a 5-11, 188-pound junior, started in the backfield for the first time since the Kaws' opener. Craig missed a couple of games with a knee injury and Scott sat out a pair of contests with a groin injury.

Together again on Friday night, Craig rushed for 118 yards in 20 carries and Scott gained 75 yards in a dozen carries. Scott also intercepted a pass that set up a late P-L touchdown.

This is the first and, of course, last year the Roberts brothers have been in the same backfield. Scott was an end last year and played sparingly with the varsity.

``It's great. I love it,'' Craig said about lining up with his brother in the Kaws' veer offense.

``He runs hard on every play,'' Scott said about his older brother. ``The defense can't key on just one of us.''

Throw quarterback Luke Fergus into that mix, too. Opponents can't key on the Roberts' brothers or Fergus will burn them.

Fergus, who began the season as a running back with the Robertses in a wishbone offense, ran for two touchdowns and threw for another Friday night. Fergus finished with 84 aerial yards and 42 on the ground.

Meanwhile, the Kaws' defense, led by tackle Joe Dean who had a sack and a couple of hurries, held the Lions to 37 yards of total offense and only four first downs, one by penalty. At halftime, Lansing had just four yards and no first downs.

``They looked great,'' P-L coach Charlie Golder said of his defense. ``We held Piper to less than 50 yards of offense and we had everybody healthy then. And we have everybody healthy now.''

Perry-Lecompton, 3-2, will travel to Kansas City, Mo., St. Pius X next Friday. Lansing dipped to 1-4.

Perry-Lecompton 30, Lansing 6

Lansing 0 0 6 0 -- 6

Perry-Lecompton 0 10 6 14 -- 30

P-L -- FG Nate Lovercheck 26

P-L -- Luke Fergus 13 run. (Lovercheck kick).

Lansing -- Clint Caton 3 run (Kick failed).

P-L -- Phillip Harvey 10 pass from Fergus (Kick failed).

P-L -- Fergus 12 run (Lovercheck kick).

P-L -- Scott Roberts 1 run (Lovercheck kick).

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