Younger brother of Mollie Tibbetts leads football team to win after her death

Photo Courtesy The Des Moines Register, Brian Powers

LISBON, Iowa. – After deciding a day before Friday night’s season opener that he would play, Scott Tibbetts led his high school football team to a win in their season opener.

The senior quarterback threw two touchdowns and ran for another in the 35-24 win against Lisbon. Tibbetts also recovered a late onside kick to help seal the victory.

His older sister’s body was found on Tuesday following a long search after she was reported missing.

Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, has been charged with first-degree murder in her death. He’s accused of being in the country illegally.

The funeral for the 20-year-old college student will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in her hometown of Brooklyn.

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