Around the Classes -- Week Four
The Clifton-Clyde Eagles and Rock Hills Grizzlies played one of several slugfests across Kansas last Friday. (Photo by Marion McReynolds, For Kansas Pregame/Kpreps.com)
By Matt Gilmore of Kpreps.com & John Baetz of Kansas Pregame Magazine
Posted: September 28, 2010 - 12:08 PM
Kpreps.com takes you Around the Classes to look a couple of wild 8-Man games including Elwood and Axtell trading go-ahead touchdowns in the final 90 seconds. Also of note was Belleville-Republic County snapping their 29-game losing streak with a 22-7 win over Sacred Heart. District play is now in full swing in the 8-Man classes and will kick off this week as the state debuts a new six-team district format for Class 2-1A.
Dodge City remained unbeaten with a 41-20 Western Athletic Conference win over Liberal. Parker Davis rushed for more than 130 yards and three touchdowns as the Red Demons built a 27-0 lead, only to see Liberal storm back to within 27-20 behind the arm of Slader McVey. McVey threw for more than 300 yards and three touchdowns for Liberal, but the Redskins could only manage 38 yards on the ground.
The DerbyPanthers evened their record at 2-2 with a 40-6 win over Haysville Campus. Evan Oakes led the Panthers with 146 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. Quarterback Tyler Harrison threw for 86 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for another score for the Panthers.
Eric Martin rushed for 101 yards, all in the second half, as Wichita East rolled past Wichita South, 27-6. The Blue Aces were led by quarterback Desmond McGee who threw for 164 yards and two touchdowns. East improved to 3-1 on the season, and has given up just six total points in their three wins.
Junction City remained unbeaten by posting a 34-22 Centennial League victory over Topeka Seaman. Dominik White spurred the Blue Jays to a 20-15 halftime lead with a 48-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter. Braden Gallentine threw for 202 yards and three scores for the Blue Jays.
Shawnee Mission West rallied from a 14-3 first quarter deficit to knock off Olathe Northwest, 36-20. Tre Burt paced the Vikings with 245 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 32 carries. The Viking offense rushed for 400 yards in the game.
The Mill Valley Jaguars built a 42-0 halftime lead on their way to a 62-7 win over Bishop Ward. Kyle Brunson rushed for 185 yards and five touchdowns for the Jaguars giving him 661 yards and 11 scores for the season. Sophomore quarterback Skyler Windmiller completed 9 of 12 passes for 204 yards and two scores. In nearly three games this season, Windmiller has completed 76 percent of his passes for 756 yards and eight touchdowns.
Jordan Elliott threw two touchdown passes to Joe Wimmer, and Marcus Striplin rushed for 168 yards and a score as Pittsburg High rallied to for a 36-26 victory at Chanute. The Purple Dragon defense held Chanute scoreless in the second half as Pittsburg rallied for the win. Scott Martin and Christian Boor recorded 17 and 16 tackles respectively for Pittsburg High.
The Lansing Lions recorded their second 1-point win of the season by outlasting KC Piper 35-34 in double overtime. Tied at 21 at the end of regulation, the Pirates and Lions each scored a touchdown in the first overtime period. Parker Gibson opened the second overtime with an 8-yard touchdown run to give Lansing the lead. Piper would respond with Jack Rogers to Jaron Guess touchdown pass, but Rogers was then stuffed on the ensuing two-point conversion to preserve the Lansing win.
Casey Sedbrook rushed for 162 yards on 20 carries as Hays remained unbeaten with a 17-3 win over Garden City. Josh Balman scored both Indian touchdowns on short runs, and the Hays defense held the Buffs to just 42 yards rushing on the night.
Salina South outscored Newton 47-31 as Christian Linenberger threw for 95 yards and three touchdowns. Demetrias Jones caught three balls for 90 yards; all three of which went for touchdowns for the Cougars. Sophomore running back Cody Busby rushed for 101 yards for the Cougars.
The Chapman Irish appeared ready to capture their first win of the season facing off against another winless North Central Kansas League foe, Wamego, on homecoming in Chapman Friday night, but the Red Raiders rained on the homecoming parade with a 13-7 overtime victory. The Red Raiders got on the board first in the contest with a seven-yard Taylor Shaffer run followed by a Michael Ten Eyck extra-point kick to make it 7-0 and the Irish answered back with a 40-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Chad Williams to senior wideout Derrick Keating to tie the game at seven at half. The two defenses kept each other of the board in the second half and the Irish were held out of the end zone on four downs on their overtime possession and the Red Raiders would score on a dramatic fourth down Colby Jackson touchdown plunge to deliver the 13-6 victory.
The Russell Broncos won their third straight with a 34-7 victory over winless Minneapolis. The Broncos got two touchdowns from senior Ryan Zachman. A 19-yarder in the first quarter and a two-yard run in the fourth quarter. Minneapolis senior Jake Eckert had 11 total tackles in the loss.
Abilene stayed undefeated with a 31-14 win over previously unbeaten Concordia in a key North Central Kansas League match-up. After taking a 12-6 lead through three quarters the Cowboys came alive in the fourth quarter scoring three touchdowns. Cowboy running back Jordon Ward posted touchdowns of 20 and 14 yards on the ground while Nick Rice hit Kane Kelly with an eight-yard pass to open the game's scoring in the second quarter.
Matt Perez rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns on 16 attempts as Girard shutout CNC rival Frontenac, 34-0. Quarterback Anthony Scholes passed for 62 yard and a touchdown, and also added a 50-yard fumble return for a touchdown as the Trojans improved to 3-1.
After finishing the 2009 season at 10-1, the Hugoton Eagles recorded their first win of the 2010 season on Friday by edging Oakley, 21-20. Hugoton had three players finish with more than 100 yards rushing on the night. Cody Frederick and Miguel Dellgado led the Eagles with 130 yards rushing and a touchdown each. Christian Camache added 104 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries for Hugoton. Oakley was led by Levi Hefner’s 153 yards rushing.
Ulysses dominated Hoisington 46-10 in a game pitting solid playoff contenders in their respective classes. Josh Jarnagin rushed for 166 yards and three touchdowns for the Tigers on just 14 carries. Ulysses built a 33-3 halftime lead en route to their third consecutive win after an opening week loss to Liberal.
The Phillipsburg Panthers are 4-0 thanks to a 17-point second half performance against the Ellis Railers. The two teams were tied at seven at the half thanks in large part to three first-half interceptions by sophomore quarterback Sean Newlan. The offense got back on track sticking to the ground game in the second half and pulled away for the 24-7 victory. Phillipsburg faces another solid 2A opponent (Washington County) at home next week while Ellis (1-3) begins district play in a competitive 2A District 7 featuring Oakley, St. Francis, and surprising Leoti-Wichita County.
For the second consecutive game the BeloitTrojans have posted at least 60 points, this time against the Larned Indians in a 69-0 shut out on homecoming night. Scoring is nothing new for the Trojans under fifth year coach Greg Koenig, Beloit has scored at least 400 points in each of the last three seasons to average over 40 points a game. So far this season the Trojans have outscored opponents 179-25 with the season opening loss to Concordia (12-6) the only blemish on the record. All this despite not having returning 1,000 yard rusher Luke Shamburg in the backfield, lost just prior to the season to a broken collar bone, but Shamburg is expected to return during district play.
The Ellsworth Bearcats got their first win of the season and delivered the Southeast of Saline Trojans their first loss, 35-6, in the process. Talented junior quarterback Jacob Froese was the offensive force for the Bearcats rushing for three touchdowns and throwing for another. Froese scored on runs of 33, 1 and 1 and passed for a 16-yard touchdown to Mark Cunningham as Ellsworth built a 20-6 third quarter lead and cruised to the 29-point win. It was the first loss for first-year Trojan head coach Mitch Gebhardt who was returning to his hometown.
The state’s longest losing streak was stopped at 29 games in the North Central Activities Association as Belleville-Republic County knocked off Sacred Heart, 22-7. The win was the Buffs’ first since August 31, 2007 when they defeated Southeast of Saline 38-8.
Alex Jones rushed for 205 yards and five touchdowns as Lakin notched their first win of the season with a 37-6 thrashing of Sublette. Lakin opened the season with three losses, but to opponents that are currently a combined 11-1 on the season.
Cherryvale improved to 3-1 with a 39-14 win over Tri Valley League rival Burlington. The Chargers were led on the ground by Tevis Linnebur who rushed for 208 yards and four scores on just 19 carries. Devon Hestand added 167 yards and a score for Cherryvale.
Kyle Corbett rushed for three touchdowns as Ellinwood held off Haven 26-20. Dalton Garrett also scored on a short touchdown run as the Eagles improved to 2-2 in their first season competing in Class 2-1A. Ridge Foster led Haven by throwing for 229 yards; 142 of which went to Trae Regier.
Stanton County improved to 4-0 with a 44-26 win over Southwestern Heights. Austin Nairn rushed for 287 yards and five touchdowns on 14 carries for the Trojans. Stanton County will now prepare for a Hi Plains League showdown with Class 2-1A’s #2-ranked Meade Buffaloes in week five.
LaCrosse built a 42-15 halftime lead before rolling to a 55-28 road victory over Thomas More Prep. Quarterback Tayler Stull picked up the slack for the injured Leopard star Marcus Moeder by rushing for 195 yards against the Monarchs. LaCrosse remained unbeaten with the win, and will take on struggling Sacred Heart in week five.
The Washington County Tigers remained unbeaten with a 40-19 win over Onaga. Ryan Fiser rushed for 217 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Tigers. Cody Allen added 122 yards and two scores on just eight carries. Washington County will travel to unbeaten Phillipsburg in week five.
Troy outlasted Jefferson County North 20-8 behind the running of Eli Smith and Garrett Meng. The Trojans expanded a 6-0 halftime lead with Meng’s second rushing touchdown. Eli Smith capped a 106 yard rushing performance with a 65-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to seal the win for Troy.
Mission Valley scored a single touchdown in each quarter to knock off Council Grove, 30-18. The Vikings utilized a balanced rushing attack that produced four backs with at least 65 yards led by Buddy Lisk’s 84 yards and two touchdowns. Mission Valley begins their 2-1A districts in week five by traveling to Onaga.
Clifton-Clyde and Mankato-Rock Hills faced-off in key 8-Man I, District 4 match-up and the Eagles proved to be too physical for the Grizzlies scoring twice in the last 2:23 of the first half to take the 16-0 lead. Junior quarterback and defensive back Alex Deaver was the difference for the Eagles ground game and his interception with less than two minutes in the second quarter and his running on the ensuing drive capped off by a Clifton-Clyde touchdown with :53 seconds left helped the Eagles take control of the game. The two teams exchanged kickoff returns to open the second half - the Eagles for a touchdown by freshman William Ohlde and the Grizzlies to the one by Jarrett Christie capped by a one-yard touchdown plunge - but hard running by Deaver and senior fullback Tyler Lambert would be the story of the game as the Eagles put the finishing touches on a 52-40 win. Lambert rushed for 108 yards on 10 carries and tallied three touchdowns and posted 12 total tackles from his linebacker sport as the Eagles improved to 3-1.
The Lincoln offense has exploded in the last three games with 58 and 84 points in week's two and three and 46 points in Friday's 46-0 win over Canton-Galva. Of the 216 points the Leopards have scored in the 15 quarters they've played this season, 160 have come in the last seven quarters as sophomore quarterback Dayton Walter has began to thrive in Mike Strack's spread offense. The Leopards are now 3-1 and 2-0 in district with their only loss by two-points to rival Sylvan-Lucas Unified.
Macksville outscored South Central 30-14 in the second half to pull away for a 50-30 win. Adam Oak rushed for a 65-yard touchdown, caught two touchdown passes, and returned an interception 33-yards for another score. The Mustang defense picked off T’wolves quarterback Clay Jarnagin three times.
Little River built a 32-8 lead and held on for a 32-24 win over Solomon. Caden Ackerman threw for 102 yards and a touchdown for the Redskins. In all, five different players scored for Little River. Solomon scored 18 points in the fourth quarter to get back in the game.
Zack Goodrich rushed for 273 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries as Marais des Cygnes Valley rolled past Marmaton Valley, 54-14. Shane Jackson threw for 109 yards and a score as the Trojans improved to 3-1. The Trojans have averaged 58 points per game during their current three-game winning streak.
Austin Stebens threw for 108 yards and four touchdowns as Ashland built a 36-6 halftime lead before putting Fowler away with 22 points in the fourth quarter for a 58-12 win. Ben Fox rushed for 180 yards and a touchdown, and threw a touchdown pass to Jay Luerman on a halfback option. Ervin Swonger added 131 yards rushing and a touchdown on only eight carries for Ashland.
Axtell rebounded from a loss to Hanover with a 48-42 shootout win over Elwood. The Eagles led just 14-6 at halftime, but the two teams combined for 70 points in the second half to make things exciting. Axtell’s lead grew to 40-18 early in the fourth quarter before the Panthers began to chip away. Bryson Wilson hooked up with Keyton Harrington for three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter; the last of which gave Elwood a 42-40 lead with 1:30 left in the game. Axtell quarterback Kevin Ronnebaum would respond with a 21-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Heiman with 1:10 left to put the Eagles ahead for good. Ronnebaum and Heiman hooked up four times for 113 yards and two scores. Heiman was everywhere for Axtell with 114 yards rushing and two scores, 113 yards receiving and two scores, and a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Quivira Heights got a quality road win in 8-Man action 44-24 at Central Burden. In a match-up of two high powered offenses, the Thunderbird defense stole the show. Quivira Heights forced six turnovers, including picking off talented Raider quarterback Bo Savage three times, and held Central Burden to just 45 yards rushing. Savage completed 28 of 52 passes for 354 yards and two scores for the Raiders.
Austin Showman threw for 153 yards and three touchdowns as South Haven began district play with a 48-0 shutout of Norwich. Showman would also rush for a short touchdown for the Cardinals who improved to 4-0, and will face winless Burrton in week five.
The Pawnee Heights Tigers evened their record at 2-2 by outscoring previously unbeaten Ingalls, 64-38. Tiger quarterback Sam Spence threw for 109 yards and four touchdowns, and rushed for 141 yards and four more scores. Branson Hoffman and Chad Wallace each caught two touchdowns for Pawnee Heights.