HOLTON — The Frontenac High School football team overcame a six-point deficit in the first quarter to get a 55-21 win over Holton on Friday to earn a spot in sub-state.
After trailing early in the contest, the Raiders quickly regained the lead in the second quarter and pulled away in the second half en route to coasting to the win.
Frontenac drew first blood in the opening minutes of the game, going up 6-0 touchdown pass from Peyton Brown to Broc Ginavan.
The Wildcats responded with a touchdown of their own after receiving the kickoff, as they broke free for a 47-yard run before pushing into the end zone from one yard out to tie the score at 6-all.
Holton went on to take the lead at 13-6 at the end of the first quarter, but the Raiders tied the game in the early going of the second on a 10-yard touchdown run by Jake Wilbert.
The Raiders went on to take the lead on a touchdown run by Wilbert before extending it to 34-13 at the half on the strength of two touchdown passes from Brown to Ginavan and to Jordan Ishimura.
Frontenac went on to score three more times in the fourth quarter, with Alex Johnson, Wilbert and Ishimura all finding the end zone to help the Raiders run away with the win.
Frontenac will host Topeka Hayden in sub-state on Friday