CHISHOLM — Meeker drew first blood but Chisholm did the rest of the damage in posting a 37-7 Class 2A first-round playoff victory Friday night.
On its opening possession of the game, Meeker drove to the Chisholm 5, only to be repulsed.
The Bulldogs weren’t denied on their second possession as Jacob Martin found the end zone on a 1-yard run. Clark Carlisle’s point-after kick put the visitors up 7-0.
The only other first-half scoring came when Chisholm’s Cade Balenti caught a 24-yard pass from Braden Meek in the first quarter. London McKee’s 2-point conversion run gave Chisholm an 8-7 intermission lead.
A 2-yard TD run and 2-point conversion run, both by Brice Chance, gave the hosts a 16-7 lead entering the final quarter.
Chisholm outscored Meeker 21-0 down the stretch, including a Chance dash for 28 yards and a 60-yard interception return by Miles Atherton, the latter finishing the scoring with four minutes left.
Chisholm intercepted four passes while playing turnover-free.
The total offense figures were nearly identical with Chisholm posting 305 yards while Meeker had 298.
Brett Roach spearheaded Meeker’s 152-yard rushing output with 94 yards on 27 carries. Martin, playing for the first time in four games because of sickness, added 55 yards on 16 rushes.
Senior tackle Jaxon Bates of Meeker recorded seven tackles. Freshman Caden Wolford notched a 66-yard reception.
Meeker concludes its season at 5-6. The Bulldogs finished fourth in District 2A-2 at 3-3.
Chisholm, the District 2A-1 champion at 6-0, upped its record to 10-1. Chisholm has outscored its opponents 433-133.