October 18, 2011
Around the Classes in Week 7 highlights teams across the state leaving everything on the field to try and earn a playoff berth.
Class 5A District 6 had to have the most exciting finishes as Salina South kicked a 32-yard field goal with one second left to edge Salina Central, and Hays converted a two-point conversion to knock off Great Bend 43-42 in overtime.
Leavenworth scored 49 first-half points in routing KC Wyandotte 49-0 in district play. Jason Randall rushed for 189 yards and four touchdowns for the Pioneers which won for the first time since last year’s district win over the Bulldogs. Judson Cole threw for more than 200 yards and a pair of scores for Leavenworth.
Braud Stauss threw three touchdown passes and ran for a fourth as Lawrence dealt Olathe North its second consecutive loss, 28-19. Strauss finished with 195 yards through the air and 50 on the ground. The Eagles were led by Tanner Gentry who hauled in 159 receiving yards and all three North touchdowns. Orange Mooney led the Eagles with 95 yards rushing.
Dodge City slowed down a speedy Goddard team for a 33-14 victory. Junior back Parker Davis led the Red Demons with 165 yards rushing. Dodge City improved to 4-3 overall and 1-0 West District 8.
Wichita Northwest trailed Haysville Campus 10-0 early before rallying for a 40-10 win. The Grizzlies were led on the ground by T.J. Thurman and Deron Thompson. Thurman broke out with 160 yards and three touchdowns, while Thompson added 156 yards and two scores.
Tailback David Cardinal capped a monster performance with a game-winning two-point conversion in overtime to lift Hays to a 43-42 win over Great Bend. Cardinal finished the night with 287 yards rushing and four touchdowns. Great Bend scored first in overtime on a 10-yard run by Jonathan Allende before Hays answered with a 3-yard run from Mark Mathis. The Indians lined up for the PAT and forced the Panthers to jump, leaving the ball at the one and a-half yard line for Cardinal’s winning conversion. Hays took the lead 35-28 with under three minutes to play in the game, but Great Bend would rally for the tying score as Mitch Kottas tossed a 14-yard touchdown to Jeremy Sigler with under a minute to go to send the game into overtime tied at 35.
J.J. Jackson rushed for 196 yards and scored three touchdowns as Bonner Springs knocked KC Schlagle from the ranks of the unbeaten, 41-34. Jordan Jackson threw for 170 yards and four touchdowns for the Braves. Stevie Williams caught five of Jackson’s passes for 100 yards and a touchdown. Schlagle was led by J’veyon Browning who rushed for 189 yards and a touchdown.
Behind three TDs from running back Derek Gifford and two passing TDs from Braxton Marstall to Jerel Morrow, the Emporia Spartans outgunned the Newton Railers 40-35. The win gives Emporia a 1-0 record in 5A West District 5 and sets up a clash with McPherson this Friday that will likely decide the district champion.
Chris Wearing kicked a 37-yard field goal with one second left on the clock as Salina South squeaked out a 44-41 win over cross-town rival Salina Central. Cougar quarterback Christian Linenberger rushed for 337 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries, while throwing for another 125 yards.
Trent Horsch rushed for 194 yards and a touchdown as Andale edged Cheney 22-19. The Indians won for just the second time this season, but are still in a position to make the postseason with games against Wichita Trinity and Maize South remaining.
Blue Valley Southwest exploded for four first-quarter touchdowns in a 64-25 romp of St. James Academy. Aaron Ramsey threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more as the Timberwolves finally opened competition against a school in their own classification. Scott Anderson rushed for two scores and caught a touchdown pass, and Drew Tommelein added two more scores on the ground for Southwest.
Caleb Carson rushed for 168 yards and three touchdowns as Clay Center rolled past Russell, 38-12. The Tigers built a 38-0 lead through three quarters before the Broncos got on the board. Kaden Anderson added two touchdowns on the ground and caught a touchdown pass for Clay Center.
Anthony Scholes and Matt Perez each broke the 200-yard rushing mark as Girard rolled past Parsons, 42-26. Scholes led the Trojans with 231 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries, while Perez added 212 yards and a touchdown. The Trojans rushed for 482 yards in the win, and didn’t complete a pass.
Eudora scored 35 points in the second quarter in routing Santa Fe Trail 49-18. Chris Pyle rushed for 271 yards and scored all four of his touchdowns in the second quarter. Gabe Cleveland also added a pair of touchdown runs as the Cardinals improved to 6-1 on the season.
The Sedgwick Cardinals rallied from a 22-7 deficit to defeat the Halstead Dragons and improve to 7-0 overall. Maybe more important, though, Sedgwick’s comeback win gives the team a 1-0 record in a competitive district that includes 3A’s top-ranked Garden Plain.
With quarterback Bryce Chavis back in full swing from a shoulder injury earlier in the season, Riley County beat Seneca-Nemaha Valley 35-7. The Falcons improved to 5-2 by limiting the Raiders to only 161 yards of total offense.
The Galena Bulldogs rushed for almost 400 yards as they overpowered Cherryvale 52-19. Tylor Albright and Trenton Little each rushed for 167 yards and three touchdowns for Beau Sarwinski’s Bulldogs. The win sets up a big district game Friday against unbeaten Caney Valley.
Lakin scored 38 points in the second quarter as part of a 61-7 blowout of Cimarron. The Broncs received a 136-yard, three-touchdown effort from Chandon Moreno, while Blake Geubelle added 92 yards on the ground and two scores. Lakin improved to 3-4 win the win.
Shawn Dailey rushed for 250 yards and two scores as McLouth remained unbeaten with a 42-13 win over Pleasant Ridge. It was the first victory for the Bulldogs over the Rams since an 18-10 win in 2005. McLouth will host Rossville in a key district match-up in Week 8.
The Ellis Railers won their third straight game with a 42-8 romp over St. Francis. Quarterback Riley Hunsicker completed 11 of 15 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns for Ellis. Hunsicker also rushed for 80 yards and a pair of scores. Jared Herl caught both touchdown passes, and Austin Lopez had five catches for 113 yards.
Leavenworth-Immaculata picked up their first win of the season in convincing fashion with a 50-20 rout of Oskaloosa. The Raiders were led on the ground by Dustin Jostmeyer who had 180 yards rushing. Corey Leintz added 161 yard and two scores for Immaculata.
Olpe forced three Oswego turnovers en route to a 46-14 district win over the Indians. Mitchell Argabright rushed for two touchdowns and Jake Brinkman added a touchdown run for the Eagles.
Chase County handed Herington a second consecutive loss with a 33-22 win in 2-1A District 5 play. Herington led 16-15 at halftime and 22-21 after three quarters before Chase County shutout the Railers 12-0 in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs were led by Tanner Line and Aaron Johnson who combined for 135 yards rushing.
Oakley led Oberlin-Decatur County 21-0 after three quarters before exploding for 24 fourth-quarter points to win 45-13. The Plainsmen improved to 6-1 on the season and remained unbeaten in district play. The Red Devils were led by Zach May who rushed for 117 yards.
Chetopa’s 48-38 win against St. Paul not only kept the Green Hornets tied for first in the District 2 standings with a 3-0 record, it also marked their first victory against the Indians since 1997. Dylan Price completed 32 of 41 attempts for 311 yards and two touchdowns. Tyler Pike had 20 catches for 198 yards and a touchdown. Pike now has 59 receptions for 1,155 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. The loss dropped St. Paul to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the district.
Coulter Croft rushed for six touchdowns as South Gray dismantled Deerfield, 60-14. Croft rushed for 232 yards on his six touchdown runs alone. The Rebels remained unbeaten and will take on unbeaten Ness City in Week 8.
WaKeeney-Trego scored 46 points in the second half in rolling past defending state runners-up Hill City 76-42. Cameron Staples rushed for 312 yards and six touchdowns as the Golden Eagles got their second win.
White City used a 30-point third quarter to pull away from Marais des Cygnes Valley, 60-36. Jaren Nittler completed 16 of 19 passes for 218 yards and four touchdowns for the Huskies. Nittler also rushed for 71 yards and four more scores. Austin Case led Marais des Cygnes Valley with 269 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Kaden Vanderpool added 147 yards rushing for the Trojans.
Marmaton Valley remained unbeaten in District 2 play with a 52-46 win over Colony Crest. The Wildcats and Lancers each scored 28 points in the second half, but Marmaton Valley led 24-18 at halftime. Crest was led by Kyle Hammond who rushed for 195 yards and three touchdowns on 41 carries.
Calahan Brown rushed for 211 yards and four touchdowns as Frankfort picked up a district and TVL win over Axtell. Lucas Adams added 120 yards on the ground for the Wildcats who improved to 5-1. Axtell was led by Shane Talbot who rushed for 95 yards and a score.
Ty Kaiser scored four touchdowns as Grinnell-Wheatland blanked Weskan 50-0. Kaiser rushed for two scores, caught a touchdown pass, and returned a fumble for a fourth score for the Thunderhawks. Wade Buck rushed for 118 yards to lead Grinnell-Wheatland to a fourth consecutive win.
Flinthills scored 22 points in each of the first and third quarters to roll over Altoona-Midway 64-22. The Mustangs have now won two straight after beginning the season with five consecutive losses. Altoona-Midway was led in the game by Caleb DeNoon who rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns.
Staying in District 3, Waverly hammered Centre-Lost Springs 76-36 to remain atop the district standings. The Bulldogs were led by Tanner Sipe who rushed for 101 yards and three touchdowns. Kyle Henry also added a pair of touchdown runs for the Bulldogs.
Victoria improved to 5-2 with a 48-0 shutout of Palco. The Knights were led by Dalton Dreiling and Clayton Roth who each topped the 100-yard mark on the ground. Victoria ended the game at halftime with a 32-point second quarter, and sent the Roosters to their third consecutive loss.
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