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October 19, 2010

Class 6A

Congratulations to Coach Kevin Kopecky and the Leavenworth Pioneers for stopping a 21-game losing streak with a 26-6 win over KC Wyandotte. The win was Leavenworth’s first since beating Shawnee Mission North 33-27 on September 19, 2008.

Junction City rattled off 20 points in the fourth quarter to hold off Washburn Rural 41-26. The Blue Jays used a balanced rushing attack with Braden Gallentine (11 carries, 60 yards), Cody Parmely (20-57) and Derrick Davis (10-45). Gallentine also completed 6 of 11 passes for 101 yards. Rural’s Branden Dozier ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in the loss.

Derby’s running game was dominant in a 47-14 win against Wichita Southeast. The Panthers’ Tyler West, Tyler Harrison and Duane Sims each rushed for 100 yards with the trio gaining 131, 120 and 101, respectively. In addition, Jerrell Hudson rushed for 59 yards and four touchdowns before leaving with an injury. Derby ran for 470 yards as a team even though it was minus its leading rusher in senior Evan Oaks.

Wichita South trailed Wichita North 19-0 before rallying to send the game into overtime. After neither team scored in the first overtime, South ended the game with a Kaale McCullough 1-yard touchdown run as the Titans prevailed 25-19 in double overtime. South was led by Frederick Cato who rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown. North got a 120-yard performance from Tevin Pratt.

John Schrock completed 15 of 19 passes for 209 yards and 2 touchdowns as Shawnee Mission East moved to 6-1 with a 55-34 shootout win over Blue Valley North. Schrock also rushed for 56 yards and 3 scores on the night. Adam Lowe scored 2 touchdowns as part of his 158 yards rushing on the night.

Quarterback Dylan Perry threw for 184 yards and three touchdowns as Lawrence Free State outscored Olathe Northwest 35-21. Perry also added 96 yards and a touchdown rushing on the night. Senior cheerleader and soccer player Amanda Moyer hit all five extra points for the Firebirds.

Class 5A

Having lost their top three quarterbacks to injury, Hays High struggled to put the ball in the end zone and fell 17-6 at rival Great Bend. Panther senior quarterback Greg Hildebrand threw two touchdown passes as part of his 122 yards. He also rushed for 99 yards on the night. The Indians were led by Casey Sedbrook who rushed for 106 yards.

Emporia built a 33-13 halftime lead en route to a 47-20 win over Newton. The Spartans racked up over 450 yards of total offense in the win led by quarterback Brandon Gentz who threw for 174 yards and 2 scores and added 86 yards rushing and a touchdown. Coleman Kinsley led the Railers with 167 yards passing and 2 touchdowns, and 78 yards rushing and a score.

Alex Bontz carried 39 times for 190 yards as Andover Central knocked off arch-rival Andover 21-7. Bontz now has 1,187 yards in this his junior season. Landon Huslig threw two touchdown passes to Taylor Lock as the Jaguars improved to 6-1.

Max Shortell completed 15 of 21 attempts for 380 yards and 4 touchdowns as Bishop Miege cruised past Mill Valley, 67-21. Tre’ Parmalee caught 8 balls for 184 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Chris Aguilar added 6 receptions for 178 yards and two more scores for the Stags. Kyle Brunson rushed for 164 yards and a score for Mill Valley, while Skylar Windmiller threw for 140 yards and 2 scores but was picked off 3 times.

Class 4A

Alen Troyer rushed for 347 yards and 3 touchdowns as Anderson County beat Prairie View, 36-21. Troyer has now rushed for 1,284 yards and 13 touchdowns this season on only 116 carries for an average of 11 yards per attempt. Seth Bowman added 97 yards and a touchdown on the ground for the Bulldogs.

Josh Jarnigan rushed for 115 yards and 3 touchdowns as Ulysses rolled past Holcomb 61-14. The Tigers built a 49-7 lead at halftime in rebounding from a tough loss to Scott City last week. Six different players scored for Ulysses in the game.

Travis Jones and Taylor Spear combined for a big night in the passing game to ring the victory bell in Columbus after the Titans rolled past Baxter Springs, 61-20. Jones completed 9 of 13 attempts for 325 yards and 3 touchdowns; 2 of which went to Spear who caught 6 passes for 275 yards.

Eudora got a huge performance from Chris Pyle in handing Santa Fe Trail their 30th consecutive defeat, 51-20. Pyle rushed a dozen times for 221 yards and four touchdowns as the Cardinals improved to 5-2 on the season. Eudora will host Ottawa in week eight before a week nine showdown with one-loss Baldwin.

Perry-Lecompton trailed by as many as 21 points in the first half before scoring five consecutive touchdowns, four by Luke Kellum, in rallying past Tonganoxie, 55-35. Kellum finished with 266 yards rushing and five touchdowns on 22 carries as the Kaws improved to 5-2 on the season. Dalton Bahnmaier added 103 yards and two touchdowns on just seven carries for Perry-Lecompton.

Coffeyville and Labette County hooked up in a shootout with the Golden Tornado prevailing 63-55 in a game which was 35-34 at halftime. Bo Collins rushed for 207 yards and 2 touchdowns for Coffeyville, while their star receiver Cameron Craig hauled in 5 passes for 95 yard and 3 touchdowns. Craig also returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown, and picked off a pass on defense.

Class 3A

Sedgwick turned a 21-20 halftime lead into a 35-20 lead after three quarters before Halstead came back to force overtime. In overtime, Sedgwick quarterback Trent Sucky scored from two yards out to give the Cardinals a 41-35 win. Stucky rushed for 159 yards and 5 touchdowns while throwing for 247 yards and two more scores. Halstead was led by quarterback Simon McKee who threw for 264 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Senior quarterback Dalton Powell returned under center to lead Southeast-Cherokee to their first victory, 29-12 over Frontenac. Powell threw for 187 yards and two touchdowns after missing the Lancers’ last four games due to injury. Bryce Burdette caught a touchdown pass and threw for another score after missing the last three games due to injury. Starting receiver and linebacker Josh Thompson also returned from injury for Southeast which is looking towards the playoffs as they get healthy.

Brandon Ebeck accumulated 189 yards of total offense as Wellsville shutout Uniontown 63-0 in district play. Ebeck rushed for 89 yards and four touchdowns on just eight carries while completing all four of his passes for 100 yards on the night.

Junior running back Keith Marquardt rushed for 167 yards and 3 touchdowns on 4 carries in only playing the first quarter of Erie’s 64-0 blowout of Northeast-Arma. The Red Devils obtained their first win of the season and kept their playoff hopes alive in 3A District 3. Northeast was shutout for the sixth time this season, and has been outscored 412-6.

Thomas More Prep led unbeaten Phillipsburg 17-10 at halftime before the Panthers rallied for a 44-23 win. While Phillipsburg could muster only a kickoff return for a touchdown in the first half, the Panthers rushed for 312 yards in the second half alone as they outscored the Monarchs 34-6.

Wichita Collegiate passed its first test without injured quarterback Markus Phox with a 63-6 thrashing of Belle Plaine. The Spartans relied heavily on running back Raymond Taylor who rushed for 140 yards and 2 touchdowns on 13 carries. Forrest Short threw for 82 yards and 2 touchdowns in filling in for Phox.

Class 2-1A

Kyle Zeigler rushed for 247 yards and 3 touchdowns on 23 carries as Atwood-Rawlins County rolled past Leoti-Wichita County, 36-14. Keaton Argabright added 101 yards and 2 scores on just 13 carries for the Buffaloes.

Ridge Davis rushed for 256 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries as Wabaunsee rolled to a 38-0 shutout of Jackson Heights in district play. The win was just the Chargers second since the 2005 season, but one win was enough to qualify Wabaunsee for the playoffs last season.

Valley Falls had three running backs go over the 100-yard mark as the Dragons moved to 3-0 in district play with a 28-13 win over Jefferson Co. North. Alex Lederer led the Dragons with 192 yards on 21 carries, while Taylor Anderson and Britten Grollmes contributed 121 yards and 110 yards respectively.

Austin Narin scored from 1-yard out to break a scoreless tie in the third quarter as Stanton County shutout previously unbeaten Elkhart 14-0. Marcus Logan added a fourth quarter touchdown as the Trojans improved to 6-1 on the season and put the pressure on the Wildcats to beat Meade to earn a playoff spot in 2-1A District 8.

Sacred Heart built a 17-0 halftime lead and held on for a key 30-14 district win over Moundridge. Brandon Rapp rushed 41 times for 301 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Knights. Trey Unrau led the Wildcats with 109 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.

Luke Ropp rushed for 142 yards and 2 touchdowns and Jason Friesen added 106 yards and 3 scores as Inman rolled past Bennington 48-6 in a non-district game. The Teutons improved to 3-4 on the season and Ropp increased his season total to 960 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Class 8M-I

Chase Young rushed for 166 yards on 18 carries as Kinsley hammered Burrton 70-20 in a non-district game. The Coyotes outscored the Chargers 37-0 in the second quarter to widen the margin. Young scored five touchdowns giving him 16 for the season to go along with 1,039 yards rushing.

Sophomore Preston Coffman rushed for 303 yards and 4 touchdowns as Pleasanton doubled up Yates Center, 56-28. Coffman has now rushed for more than 300 yards in consecutive games; both wins as the Blu-jays improved to 3-4 on the season.

Macksville quarterback Seth Filbert threw for 159 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Mustangs knocked off Kiowa County, 40-18. Filbert also led the Mustangs in rushing with 116 yards on 17 carries. Kiowa County was led by the dynamic Ross Binford who rushed 44 times for 246 yards, giving him 1,871 yards rushing on the season.

In what looks like a basketball score, Goessel led St. John’s Military 70-46 at halftime en route to a 96-74 shoot out win. John Berkholz rushed 11 times for 381 yards and 6 touchdowns for the Bluebirds. Berkholz also caught 3 passes for 123 yards and 2 touchdowns. Neal Brubaker threw for 276 yards and 6 touchdowns on the night.

Coulter Croft rushed 17 times for 147 yards and 3 touchdowns as South Gray drilled Deerfield 64-14. Croft also returned a fumble 30 yards for a score as the Rebels improved to 5-1. Garrison Hendricks rushed for a pair of touchdowns, and threw for two more as South Gray outscored the Spartans 30-0 in the second half.

Pratt Skyline rallied for 22 points in the fourth quarter to shock South Central 38-36. The Timberwolves had built a 30-16 lead after three quarters behind solid play from quarterback Clay Jarnigan who threw for 163 yards and rushed for 86 more. Brennan Stotts led Skyline with 140 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns on 29 carries. Stotts also caught a touchdown pass from Brandon Broce.

Class 8M-II

South Haven scored 18 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to top South Barber 38-22 in a district showdown. The Cardinals trailed 22-20 entering the fourth quarter, but took the lead for good on a Blake Wilkey touchdown run. Quarterback Austin Showman threw for 171 yards and 3 touchdowns for South Haven. Matthew McMurray rushed for 174 yards on 19 carries for the Chieftains. South Barber quarterback Christian Johnston threw for 209 yards; 107 of which come on Luke Yearout’s six catches.

In a battle of one-loss teams, Victoria shutout Palco 28-0 in the second half in rolling to a 68-26 win. Kameron Dinkel rushed for 126 yards and 4 touchdowns and added a 55-yard touchdown reception for the Knights. Cory Dinkel added 121 yards and 3 touchdowns, and Dalton Dreiling rushed for 136 yards.

Kyle Kerschen rushed for 194 yards and a score as Cunningham knocked off Fairfield 32-18 in a non-district match-up. Wildcat quarterback Conor Hamilton threw for 71 yards and 3 touchdowns on the night.

Caldwell scored 38 points in the first half in rolling Attica, 58-8. Alex Davis rushed only 5 times but accumulated 130 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Blue Jays. Dalton Whaley rushed for 3 touchdowns as part of his 42 yards rushing. Quarterback Braden Lebeda threw for a touchdown and rushed for 54 yards and another score.
Dalton Magnani rushed for 120 yards and 2 touchdowns as Cheylin remained unbeaten by squeaking past Natoma 22-18. Caleb Keltz threw for 97 yards for the Cougars and added 83 yards rushing. The Cougars’ seven wins this season matches the combined total for the previous four seasons.

In a district match-up between two quality teams, Hope defeated 2009 state runner-up Quivira Heights 38-14 to take the lead in District 2 of Division II. The Lions forced two Quvira Heights turnover and held the Thunderbirds running game in check by allowing just over 100 yards on 24 carries. Quarterback Gunnar Phelan threw for 174 yards and 2 touchdowns for Quivira Heights.

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