Visiting Storm Lake overcame an 8-6 deficit in the first quarter with three unanswered touchdowns - one in each period - to claim a 28-8 win over the Cherokee JV Braves football team here last week.
Cherokee scored its lone TD in the first quarter on a 93-yard kick-off return by Blake Booth keyed by hustle blocks from Luke Lamoureux and Zac Bennigsdorf.
All told, the JV braves rushed for 230 yards and passed for 76 yards.
Booth led Cherokee rushers with 11 carries for 130 yards, Zac Taylor rushed 11 times for 71 yards, Lamoureaux twice for 17 yards, and Carlos Aguilar two carries for 11 yards.
Taylor was 6-17 passing for 48 yards and three interceptions, Hunter Morrow was 1-4 passing for 28 yards and one pick, and Booth was 0-1.
Ben Sampson caught two of three passes for 39 yards, and Aguilar two of five for 11 yards.
Lamoureaux led the Cherokee defense with 10 tackles, Mason Hatch had nine, and Booth and Hunter Eaton five apiece.
Playing just two quarters this season due to lack of numbers, the Cherokee freshman boys lost 8-0 to Storm Lake's frosh.
Morrow led the Young Braves rushing with 8-42, and Conner Voge rushed four times for 30 yards. Morrow was 2-7 passing for 12 yards and one interception.
Derek Bechtel paced Cherokee defenders with 12 tackles, while Jared Conover and Nathan Johnson had two each and Cody Carlson played well in the defensive line.