Around The Classes-Week 2

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September 13, 2011 takes you Around the Classes where several teams throughout the state continue to dispel the theory that defenses are ahead of offenses early in the year.

It certainly hasn’t been the case in 2011 as Week 2 produced more high scoring finals that you would more often see on a gym scoreboard sometime in March. Moscow outscored Tribune-Greeley County 90-44, Ingalss rallied to beat Spearville 50-48, and Washburn Rural held on to beat Emporia 52-43.

Class 6A

Washburn Rural rushed for about 350 yards as the Junior Blues outgunned the Emporia Spartans 52-43. Rural quarterback Skylar Curtis ran for 141 yards and two touchdowns, while passing for 190 yards and two more scores. Running back Branden Dozier rushed for 117 yards, including an 80-yard TD run. Receiver John Schmank caught three balls for 127 yards and two TDs. Emporia’s Derek Gifford and JL Savage rushed for 137 yards and 126 yards, respectively.

Wichita East flew past Wichita West 49-33 Friday night. East quarterback Desmond McGee completed 15-of-22 passes for 222 yards and four TDs. DaAnte Brandon hauled in five of those passes for 115 yards and four TDs.

After losing 30-3 to Class 3A Scott City in Week 1, Garden City responded with a 35-0 win against Woodward(Okla.) in Week 2. Garden City quarterback Jake Curran completed 16-of-26 passes for 200 yards with two TDs in the air and three on the ground. Curran, however, was intercepted three times.

Derrick Davis rushed for 157 yards and three touchdowns as Junction City hammered Topeka Highland Park 36-13.

Class 5A

The Salina Central Mustangs are continuing to use sophomore running Malik Veal as its workhorse. After rushing for 220 yards on 34 carries in a Week 1 win against Derby, Veal carried the ball 30 times for 204 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-19 win against Andover Central.

Bishop Carroll fell out of the 5A rankings after a 45-14 loss to Wichita Heights in Week 1. The Eagles bounced back in Week 2, pummeling Wichita South 41-12. Quarterback Zeke Palmer was efficient, complete 6-of-8 passes for about 95 yards and two TDs. Carroll’s next game will be Thursday night at Wichita Southeast.

After a tough 11-8 loss to Maize in Week 1, Newton bounced back in a big way with a 45-23 win against Andover. Newton quarterback Coleman Kingsley passed for 153 yards and a TD, while rushing for 157 yards and three TDs.

Mill Valley blanked Bonner Springs 27-0 in the first half en route to a 48-26 win. Jaguar junior quarterback Skyler Windmiller completed 20 of 30 attempts for 384 yards and five touchdowns. Kendall Short added 176 yards on the ground along with a pair of scores. L.J. Hatch caught seven balls for 126 yards and two touchdowns, while Ethan Rice hauled in seven receptions for 110 yards and a score.

Class 4A

Jeremy Immenschuh displayed ability to hurt defenses with the run and pass, throwing for 133 yards and a TD and rushing for 116 yards and two TDs as Perry-Lecompton beat Sabetha 35-7. Immenschuh completed 14-of-24 passes with no interceptions in the win.

Wichita Trinity improved to 2-0 with a 51-7 win against Leon-Bluestem. Trinity’s Tyler Burns had five touchdowns, including four TDs and about 170 yards on the ground and an interception return for a TD.

Mulvane crushed Andale 44-19 as quarterback Ty Redington completed 10-of-14 passes for 170 yards and two TDs. Redington also rushed for one TD. Mulvane running back Michael Bird ran 15 times for 144 yards and two TDs.

Hesston’s Kyle Perry rushed for 188 yards on 33 carries, but none bigger than his 43-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter after Halstead had pulled to within 25-23 of the Swathers. Hesston would go on to win the game, 38-23. Swather quarterback Tervor Pauls chipped in 160 yards passing in the win.

The Rock Creek Mustangs improved to 2-0 with a 28-0 win against Chapman on Friday night. The Mustangs used a potent ground attack to pile up 300 yards rushing and score a TD in each quarter. The Mustang defense held the Irish to only 90 yards rushing in tossing the shutout. The Irish fell to 0-2 on the season with the loss.

Class 3A

Quarterback Nick Hammeke threw for 285 yards and four touchdowns to rally Thomas More Prep past Russell, 46-34. The Monoarchs trailed the Broncos 20-3 early in the second quarter before TMP scored three touchdowns to take a 24-20 halftime lead. Nash Karst led the Broncos with 245 yards rushing and three scores on 25 attempts.

Nick Newton threw for 130 yards and two touchdowns, both to Kyle Nitz, as Caney Valley got a big road win at Olpe, 35-13. The Bullpups broke open a 16-7 game at halftime as Newton and Nitz hooked up twice in the third quarter on 58 and 16-yard scoring strikes. The Bullpup defense was strong allowing Olpe to rush for just 75 yards on 39 carries.

Dakota Richardson rushed for 125 yards and three touchdowns as Belle Plaine ran past Haven, 42-22. The Dragons rushed for more than 300 yards in the game in earning their fourth win in the last four seasons.

Hutchinson Trinity scored all 14 of their points in the first quarter and held on for a 14-6 win over Ell-Saline. Austin Rea led the Celtics with 205 yards rushing and a touchdown on 28 carries.

Riverton trailed Erie 14-13 in the third quarter before the Rams’ Jake Neal broke loose on a 61-yard touchdown run. The Rams would add a safety and a Greyson Spriggs touchdown run to put away the Red Devils, 30-14.

The Southeast of Saline Trojans blasted rival Sacred Heart 57-7 Friday night in a contest expected by many to be much closer. The Trojans scored 21 points in the first eight minutes and fell just short of 500 yards of offense for the game, while improving to 2-0. The Trojans have outscored their first two opponents 107-19.

Class 2-1A

Nick Walsh rushed for 244 yards and four touchdowns as Lyndon blanked Council Grove, 38-0. Josh Owens chipped in 127 yards and a score for the Tigers, and 2010 Kpreps All-State defensive lineman Dakota Jiskra had 16 tackles and a sack.

Staying in the Flint Hills League, Aaron Johnson rushed for 178 yards and three touchdowns as Chase County improved to 2-0 with a 35-6 win over Northern Heights. The Bulldogs’ Thomas Kirk and Chris Mushrush were each in double figures in tackles with 14 and 12, respectively.

Herington coach Bud Peterson passed away in a Wichita hospital on Friday night as his Railers were improving to 2-0 with a 21-10 victory over West Franklin. Peterson, 61, was in his second season coaching at Herington. Prior to their week 1 win over Osage City, the Railers had not won a game since September 18, 2009 when the beat West Franklin, 28-0.

Freshman quarterback Tristan Speer ran for a touchdown and threw another touchdown pass to Dusty Saunders as Doniphan West surprised Riverside, 28-8. Saunders also added a touchdown run as the Mustangs built a 12-0 halftime lead to improve to 2-0 on the young season.

Ellinwood forced four turnovers and outscored Larned 28-14 in the second half in beating the Indians, 44-20. The win marks the second consecutive season in which Ellinwood has beaten the Indians. The Eagles won 42-19 last fall.

Class 8M-I

Coulter Croft rushed for 222 yards on 26 carries in a 30-16 South Gray win against South Central. Clay Jarnagin completed 15-of-22 passes for 163 yards and a TD for South Central in the loss.
Marais des Cygnes Valley scored 40 points in the second half to break open a 22-22 halftime tie and roll to a 62-28 win over Hartford. The Trojans were led by senior running back Austin Case who rushed for 183 yards and two touchdowns. Case also returned a kickoff 78 yards for a score. Kaden Vanderpool added 95 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, and both of his receptions went for touchdowns totaling 70 yards.

Ross Binford rushed for 270 yards and five touchdowns on 35 carries as Kiowa County outscored Minneola, 66-40. Binford also returned a kickoff for a score and threw a touchdown pass as the Mavericks outscored the Wildcats 30-28 in the fourth quarter.

Jetmore-Hodgeman County got their season started with a 46-12 win over WaKeeney-Trego. Matt Housman’s Longhorns led 24-0 at halftime, and forced two Golden Eagle turnovers in the win. The Longhorn’s will now travel to take on South Gray who is 2-0 on the young season.

The Sedan Blue Devils posted their second straight blowout win with a 54-6 shelling of Flinthills. Sedan quarterback Nick Kimple threw for 134 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 110 yards and another score. Sam Powell added 96 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries for the Blue Devils.

The Lincoln Leopards improved to 2-0 and finally beat in-county rival Sylvan-Lucas Unified in their fourth try as an 8-Man team. Sylvan-Lucas entered halftime with a 36-30 lead, but the Leopards answered with a Sean Ussrev kickoff return to open the second half followed by a 75-yard fumble return by Alex Jackson to go ahead 44-36. Lincoln quarterback Dayton Walter added a long TD pass to Zach Streit and a long TD run of his own to stretch the lead to 58-36 early in the fourth en route to the 74-42 win. The Mustangs fell to 1-1.

Class 8M-II

Running back Guy Fullmer carried the ball 19 times for 255 yards and four TDs as Dighton beat Golden Plains 58-8. Fullmer, a 5-10, 170-pound senior, already has 446 yards and eight touchdowns after two weeks.

After two games, the Moscow Wildcats are averaging 89 points per game. You read that correctly. The Wildcats followed up their season-opening 88-48 win over Balko (Okla.) with a 90-44 win over Tribune-Greeley County. Jonatan Manriquez rushed for 175 yards and four touchdowns in the win over Tribune. Quarterback Breck Roop completed 10 of 11 passes for 174 yards and two scores, and returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in the game.

Ingalls rallied from a 12-point fourth quarter deficit to edge Spearville 50-48. The Bulldogs led the Lancers 30-26 at halftime before Spearville took a 42-30 lead entering the fourth quarter. Ingalls outscored the Lancers 20-6 in the fourth quarter to preserve the win.

Spearville’s Blake Loder turned in a great performance rushing for 178 yards and five touchdowns and throwing for 158 more yards.
Frankfort broke open a close game with a 30-point second quarter in dispatching of TVL rival Linn, 50-28. Four different Wildcats scored led by Lucas Adams who rushed for two touchdowns and returned a punt for a third score.

Tanner Sipe threw for 167 yards and two touchdowns as Waverly got past Southern Coffey County, 38-18. Tanner Smith had four receptions for 107 yards and both of Sipe’s touchdown passes. Kyle Henry rushed for 84 yards and a touchdown to lead the Bulldog ground attack.

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