Despite an 80-yard kickoff return by Matt Boley, Benton romped past Carl Stuart Middle School, 42-14, last week in eighth-grade football.

Connor Maltbia also scored for the Kittens on an 8-yard run. Sam Freedle and Ryan McKenna each kicked an extra point.

Carl Stuart coach Barry Lueders cited William McCray and Collin Cahill for outstanding defensive play.