Around The Classes-Week 1

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September 6, 2011

Class 6A

Washburn Rural trailed 6-0 after the first possession by Topeka West, but the Junior Blues scored the game’s next 50 points in a 50-6 win. Rural running back Branden Dozier rushed for 173 yards and one TD on 14 carries, while quarterback Skylar Curtis ran for 111 yards and four scores. The Junior Blues boasted 476 yards of offense in the win.

Wichita Northwest running back Skyler Krehbiel rushed for 95 yards on 17 carries to help the Grizzlies beat Kapaun Mt. Carmel 28-6. Krehbiel transferred to Northwest from Kapaun.

Wichita East aired out Wichita North 28-14. East quarterback Desmond McGee completed 11-of-14 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns. DeAnte Brandon was McGee’s favorite target as he caught seven passes for 162 yards and a touchdown.

Brad Strauss threw for two touchdown passes and ran for two more as Lawrence knocked off Shawnee Mission West 35-14. Strauss connected early with Erick Mayo on a 27-yard scoring strike, and added a 16-yard touchdown toss to Drake Hofer later in the opening quarter.

Class 5A

Mill Valley beat Lansing 42-21 as the Jaguars’ Kendall Short rushed for 173 yards and quarterback Skyler Windmiller passed for 222.

Bonner Springs edged Topeka Seaman 21-17. The Seaman offense struggled at times with starting quarterback Butch Rea missing because of a knee injury.

The Pittsburg Purple Dragons opened the coach Tom Nickelson era with a 42-18 victory against Coffeyville. Pittsburg’s Joe Wimmer rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns. He also returned a fumble 99 yards for a TD.

Trailing 18-16 late in the fourth quarter, Andover Central got a 25-yard touchdown pass from Colton Koeings to Matt Clements as the Jaguars rallied past Goddard, 23-18. Running back Alex Bontz rushed for more than 1,600 yards last season, but was held to just 60 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries by the Lions’ defense.

Class 4A

Parsons rallied from a 12-0 deficit to get past SEK League rival Columbus, 20-12. The Vikings were outgained by nearly 2:1 by the Titans, but an interception for a touchdown and an 80-yard punt return for a score by Wes Krull helped Parsons start 1-0 for the first time since 2005.

Junior QB Tyler LaSalle threw for 174 yards and two touchdowns and added 107 yards rushing with two more scores as Holcomb throttled
Chaparral, 50-28. The Longhorns raced out to a 43-8 halftime lead before the Roadrunners scored 20 points in the fourth quarter.
Nick Tuck rushed for 282 yards and a touchdown as Royal Valley knocked off Santa Fe Trail 35-14 in the Panther’s home opener. Caleb Barger and Joel Worrell also had a pair of rushing touchdowns for the Panthers. Santa Fe Trail’s Alex Dahl passed for 270 yards.

Despite 183 yards rushing from the Indians’ Trent Horsch, Andale fell 35-28 to Wellington. Andale had a chance late, but miscommunication caused the Indians to spike the ball on fourth down and give the ball back to the Crusaders. Wellington quarterback Ryan Jenkins passed for 271 yards. The Crusaders had two 100-yard receivers in Alex Weis (107) and Bryar Moore (102). Wellington coach Dylan Schmidt is a graduate of Andale and had previously served on the Indians’ coaching staff.

Kyle Perry led the way as Hesston dominated Pratt 43-0. Perry rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns. He also returned a kickoff for a touchdown and had a TD reception.

Class 3A

On Saturday, the visiting Sedgwick Cardinals put a damper on the Hoisington Labor Day weekend celebration with a 22-21 overtime win. Tied at 14 after regulation, Hoisington QB Derek Kaiser hit Cody Stetler on a 10-yard touchdown pass on fourth down in overtime to give the home town Cardinals a 21-14 lead. Sedgwick would respond with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Trent Stucky to Levi Vogt. Sedgwick coach Jeff Werner elected to go for two, and Stucky ran in the winning conversion.

Mitch Kurtz’s 75-yard touchdown return of the opening kickoff proved to be all the points the Effingham-Atchison County Tigers would need in a 41-0 shutout over Troy. The Tigers return a solid nucleus from last year’s team that advanced to the second round of the playoffs.

Thomas More Prep quarterback Nick Hammeke passed for 192 yards as the Monarchs beat the Elliwood Eagles 24-6. Ellinwood’s score came from a 80-yard TD run by Jarred Oekly.

Riverton opened their 2011 CNC schedule with a 48-0 shutout over nearby rival Baxter Springs. QB Greyson Spriggs led a balanced attack with nearly 200 yards of total offense and three rushing touchdowns. The Rams held the Lions to just 65 yards of total offense.

Class 2-1A

Sacred Heart defeated Minneapolis 33-10 behind the effort of quarterback Nick Wuthnow’s 167 yards and three TD passes, as well as 105 yards and one score from running back Brandon Rapp. Knights receiver Tony Chavez was Wuthnow’s main target, tallying 98 receiving yards. Minneapolis quarterback Matt Comfort rushed for 116 yards, and Andrew Yoxall made a school record 49-yard field goal in the loss.

Oswego rallied from a 34-8 second-half deficit to squeak past Quapaw (Okla.) 36-34. The Indians scored the winning touchdown on a short Ethan Spore run with just over a minute left in the game. Nick Billingsly rushed for four touchdowns and helped new coach Rod Monroe begin the season 1-0.

Sublette slipped by Southwestern Heights 21-20 in a Hi Plains cross divisional match-up. The Mustangs scored the only points of the second half on a blocked punt return for a touchdown by Regelio Martinez, but the extra point failed and the Larks held on for the one-point win.

Timmy Miller rushed for 165 yards and four touchdowns as the Riverside Cyclones won in the school’s first ever game, 48-8 over Jackson Heights. Miller also returned a kickoff for 83 yards for a touchdown after the Cobras had tied the game at eight. QB Derek Nold added 103 yards on the ground for Riverside, which formed with the consolidation of Wathena and Elwood this school year.

Class 8M-I

Macksville quarterback Seth Filbert threw three touchdown passes, but his two-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter proved to be the difference in a 34-32 win over Central Prairie League rival Victoria. Filbert hit Adam Oak on touchdown passes of 21 and 55 yards in the first half as the Mustangs built a 14-6 halftime lead. The two teams then exploded for a combined 46 points in the third quarter before going scoreless in the fourth.

South Gray rolled past Kiowa County 34-6 in the SPIAA opener for both teams. Ross Binford got the scoring started for the Mavericks with an early touchdown run, but was held in check the rest of the night by the Rebel defense. Binford, who rushed for more than 2,300 yards last season, was limited to 150 yards on 31 carries. Colter Croft had a pair of 20-yard touchdown runs as part of his 102-yard night for South Gray. Wyatt Slaven added 101 yards rushing and three scores for the Rebels.

Oxford crushed Attica 68-0 as Darrin Haskins ran for 182 yards.

The Pretty Prairie Bulldogs had a balanced rushing attack in a 52-0 stomping of Norwich. Tanner Cooper led the way with 121 yards on the ground, while Tyler Markus added 115.

Class 8M-II

The Chase Kats and Wilson Dragons put on a show Friday night and turned heads around the state with their offensive output. Final score: Chase 103, Wilson 68. Chase backs Cole Brady and Zach Oberle rushed for 290 and 199 yards, respectively. Brady rushed for six touchdowns in the game, a pair of two-point conversions, and caught another two-point attempt – total 42 points. Oberle rushed for five touchdowns, threw a touchdown pass, and returned a kickoff 78 yards for another score. He also rushed for four two-point conversions and threw the aforementioned two-point pass to Brady. In total, Oberle had a hand in 52 of the Kats’ 103 points. ‘
Wilson QB Jordan Bess completed 23 of 33 passes for 407 yards and seven touchdowns in the loss. Jake Stoppel had 15 receptions for 280 yards and four touchdowns.

Sam McKinney threw two touchdown passes and ran for another as Weskan slipped past Northern Valley, 24-20. The Coyotes trailed 20-18 in the fourth quarter before McKinney ran in from 34 yards to give Weskan the lead for good. The Huskies converted just one of their three two-point conversion attempts which proved to be the difference.

Blake Wilkey rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns on 26 attempts as South Haven beat Udall 46-36. Wilkey also caught one of quarterback Austin Showman’s three touchdown passes for the Cardinals. South Haven’s Pat Ingram had 80 yards receiving, including the other two TD catches. Udall’s Colton Witte rushed for 144 yards.

After trailing Bucklin 8-6 after the first quarter, Ingalls rattled off 52 unanswered points to knock out the Red Aces, 52-8. Jordan Irsik rushed for four touchdowns, caught a touchdown pass, and returned a fumble 65 yards for another score to lead the Bulldogs.

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