Around The Classes-Week Two

By: Matt Gilmore, KPreps and John Baetz, Kansas Pregame Magazine Email
By: Matt Gilmore, KPreps and John Baetz, Kansas Pregame Magazine Email

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September 14, 2010

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Week Two highlights include two incredible offensive performances from Independence running back Matt Bromley and Northern Heights quarterback D.J. Bronson.

Class 6A

Cody Parmely rushed for 149 yards and three touchdowns as Junction City raced past Topeka Highland Park 30-7 in a game finished on Saturday. Junction City will host Salina South in week three.

After a long weather delay, Washburn Rural and Emporia went into overtime tied at 20. Emporia would score first on a Brian Keisler 10-yard run, but the extra point was missed. Rural would respond its possession with a Skylar Curtis 13-yard touchdown pass to John Schmank. Schmank would then hit the PAT for the decisive point in a 27-26 Junior Blue win.

Alex Forslund rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown as Shawnee Mission South beat rival Shawnee Mission North 19-3 on Thursday night. The Raiders also got scoring runs from Gabe Guild and Keaton Ward in the win.

Dodge City quarterback Jared Helfrich accounted for 409 yards of total offense as the Red Demons topped Wichita Northwest 30-10. Helfrich threw for 230 yards and added 179 yards rushing to lead Dodge City. Parker Davis added 107 yards rushing for the Demons.

Wichita East scored two fourth quarter touchdowns to break a scoreless tie and give the Blue Aces a 14-0 win over Wichita West. Desmond McGee’s short touchdown run with six minutes remaining in the game proved to be all the scoring that East needed to get their second win of the season.

Class 5A

Andover Central got a 186-yard rushing performance from Alex Bontz and a solid defensive performance to edge Salina Central 7-6. Bontz’s third quarter touchdown run from 35 yards out proved to be the winning score. Salina Central led 6-0 at halftime on a long Shay Wooten touchdown run, but the extra point was missed.

Kyle Zimmerman threw three touchdown passes and rushed for another as Blue Valley – Stilwell shutout Blue Valley Southwest 56-0. P.J. Debey caught two of Zimmerman’s touchdown strikes, and Justin Fulks scored two rushing touchdowns to pace the Tigers.

Mill Valley outscored Bonner Springs 28-11 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 42-25 win. Jaguar quarterback Skyler Windmiller completed 10 of 14 for 290 yards and a touchdown pass to Kyle Brunson. Brunson would also add three rushing touchdowns to go along with his 133 yards on the ground. WR Dylan Floyd caught four balls for 135 yards to lead Mill Valley. Jonathan Jackson led the Braves with 155 yards on the ground.

Andover led Newton 34-12 at halftime, but after a lengthy weather delay the Railers rallied to pull off a stunning 49-40 win. Newton scored 37 second-half points, including 24 in the third quarter to claim the win. Without star tailback Ben Croitoru, the Trojan offense looked good in the first half, but could only muster a single Jordan Jones touchdown pass after the delay.

Kapaun Mt. Carmel scored 22 second quarter points to pull away from Wichita Southeast 43-9. Quarterback Keaton Lewis completed six of eleven passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Crusaders.

Class 4A

Herman Ming put on a show in the first quarter by catching two Terrance Simmons touchdown passes and returning a punt 60 yards for a score as KC Harmon jumped out to an early 18-8 lead before weather suspended the game until Monday night. When play resumed, KC Sumner Academy regained control of the game and the Kansas City-Atchison League race. After Harmon extended their lead to 21-8, Sumner rallied behind the arm and legs of senior quarterback Armond Brisbane. The Sabres scored six unanswered touchdowns to roll past Harmon 49-29. Brisbane finished the night with 285 yards passing, three touchdown passes, and two rushing touchdowns. Marcus Allen caught six balls for 165 yards and two scores for the Sabres. Herman Ming finished with four receptions for 135 yards and three scores for the Harmon Hawks.

Matt Bromley topped his week one performance. The Independence senior running back is on his way to a special season as he rushed for 342 yards and four more touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 56-22 win over Osawatomie in a game finished on Monday night. Bromley’s big night gives him 547 yards rushing and eight touchdowns after two weeks.

Hesston and Halstead traded second half touchdowns, but the Swathers held on for a 33-26 win. Hesston was led by quarterback Trevor Pauls who threw for 195 yards and four touchdowns, and rushed for the Swathers other score.

The Parsons Vikings snapped a 21-game losing streak with a 63-20 blowout of Iola last Friday night. Parsons intercepted four Mustang passes in the game, and held Iola to just 93 rushing yards on 35 carries. The win marked the first for Parsons since a 14-7 victory over Coffeyville on October 12, 2007.

Prairie View built a 14-0 halftime lead and held on for a 21-7 victory over Fredonia. The Buffaloes are off to a surprising 2-0 start after finishing just 1-8 last season. In week three, Prairie View takes on an Ottawa team that has just one win over the last four seasons.

Abilene scored two fourth quarter touchdowns to sneak by Nickerson 27-21 on Friday night. Nick Rice hit Monte Sexton on a 13-yard touchdown pass and Jordon Ward broke a 38-yard touchdown run for the Cowboys to overcome a 21-13 Panther lead.

Fort Scott stopped Coffeyville on a two-point attempt with no time left on the clock to preserve a 28-27 win. It was the first win for head coach Bob Campbell’s first since returning to the Tiger sidelines. Campbell guided the Tigers to a 124-34 record and two state titles over 14 seasons before stepping aside in 2005. Cameron Craig caught six balls for 124 yards and a score for the Golden Tornado.

Class 3A

For the second straight week, Northern Heights quarterback D.J. Bronson put up video game type numbers in the Wildcats spread offense. This time, the diminutive signal caller with the accurate arm was 18 of 21 passing for 435 yards and seven touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 52-20 win over Chase County. In two games this season, Bronson has completed 47 of 60 passes for 910 yards and 14 touchdowns against only one interception.

Sedgwick quarterback Trent Stucky put up 362 yards of total offense as the Cardinals shutout Bennington, 48-0. Stucky rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns, while completing 17 of 24 passes for 238 yards and another score.

Phillipsburg beat arch-rival Smith Center with a potent passing game highlighted by the play of sophomore quarterback Sean Newlan who threw touchdown passes of 20, 39 and 19 yards - the last on 3rd and 20 with approximately 4 minutes remaining in the game to put the Panthers ahead for good. Smith Center scored the game's first touchdown on a one-yard plunge by Truitt Kuhlmann late in the first quarter but Phillipsburg scored twice in the second quarter to lead 13-6 at halftime. The Redmen would score on a 31-yard run by Zach Eaton in the third quarter and the two-point conversion gave them the one-point lead, 14-13, before Newlan's late game heroics. It was the first loss for the Redmen in the regular season since 2003.

New Southeast of Saline head coach Mitch Gebhardt has two close wins under his belt after Friday's one-point overtime win against rival Sacred Heart. The Knights used a 70-yard Drew Diederich touchdown run with 8:27 left in regulation to tie up the game and Diederich added a 13-yard touchdown pass to Ben Platten in overtime to take the 27-20 lead, but Trojan running back Brock Long took the first play of their overtime possession to the end zone and added the two-point conversion to give Southeast the thrilling victory. Long rushed for 85 yards to lead the Trojans while Diederich just missed a second consecutive 100-yard rushing effort going for 96 yards on the ground in the loss.

Marion scored the winning touchdown in the game’s final minute to edged Inman 14-13 for the Warriors first Heart of America League victory. Les Riggs scored the decisive touchdown and two-point conversion to cap his 157-yard performance. Luke Ropp had another strong outing for Inman in rushing for 187 yards and a touchdown after going for 202 yards in week one.

Norton scored 35 points in the middle two quarters to pull away from St. Francis, 48-16. Terrell Lane rushed for two touchdowns and added a third receiving as the Bluejays moved to 2-0. Garrett Figgins rushed for 143 yards for the Indians, including a 94-yard touchdown run in the first half.

Class 2-1A

After jumping out to a 33-14 halftime lead, Lyndon scored only six points in the second half on a 56-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Tillman to Trey Brown. That lone second-half touchdown proved to be the difference as the Tigers held off a furious Council Grove rally and escaped with a 39-34 victory. It was the third consecutive shootout in this series, but the first won by the Tigers after Council Grove prevailed 69-50 in 2008, and 34-31 last season. Tillman, the junior quarterback, was superb in throwing for 214 yards and four scores for Lyndon. Nick Walsh rushed for 154 yards and a score to pace the Tigers.

Eli Smith and Garrett Meng each rushed for a touchdown in the first half as Troy shutout Horton 14-0. The Trojan offense sputtered to the tune of just 188 total yards, but the defense made it stand up for head coach Nick Hamilton.

Marcus Moeder rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown on just 10 carries as LaCrosse raced past Christ Prep 55-28. Leopard quarterback Taylor Stull threw for 83 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 102 yards and two scores, and returned a kick 90 yards for another score. Moeder also returned a kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown for LaCrosse.

Jerry Bainum’s Onaga Buffaloes scored 20 points in the first quarter en route to a 28-0 shutout of Leavenworth Immaculata. The game ended at halftime due to weather. Onaga now gets ready for fellow Twin Valley League member, and Bainum’s former team, Centralia in week three.

Stanton County jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead and added a fourth quarter safety to shutout Leoti-Wichita Co. 30-0. The 2-0 Trojans will travel to Atwood to take on the Buffaloes in week three.

Ellinwood scored 22 points in the second quarter on their way to a 42-19 win over Larned. The Eaglesare now 1-1 in Mid Central Activities Association play with only this week’s meeting with Hoisington remaining.

Class 8M-I

The Blue Valley Randolph Rams earned their first win of the season by beating Bern 38—8. Jacob Nelson rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown, and Kalon Gudenkauf added 105 yards and a score for the Rams.

South Gray built a 36-6 halftime lead in disposing of South Central 58-26. Coulter Croft rushed for four touchdowns for the Rebels and threw for a fifth score to Austin Love. South Gray will face a tough test Friday night when the Rebels travel to Jetmore to take on the undefeated Longhorns.

Kiowa County’s Ross Binford rushed for 317 yards and six touchdowns on only 21 carries as the Mavericks ran past Minneola 72-44. After rushing for 230 yards in last week’s loss to South Gray, Binford now already has accumulated 547 yards rushing and nine touchdowns this season.

Marais des Cygnes Valley outscored Hartford 40-0 in the second and third quarters combined to roll to a 54-22 Lyon County League win. Shane Jackson threw for 130 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Trojans to their first win of the season. Austin Case caught four balls for 110 yards and three touchdowns, and added 58 yards rushing and three more scores for MdCV.

D.J. Serviss rushed for three touchdowns as Fairfield exploded for 26 second-quarter points in a 48-16 win over Heart of the Plains rival Attica. The Falcons improved to 2-0 on the season, and will host a strong Macksville team in week three.

In this Lincoln county rivalry game, Sylvan-Lucas Luray led Lincoln 48-28 at the end of the third quarter before the Leopards rallied to pull within two points, 54-52, late in the fourth. Sylvan would answer with a score, but the Leopards would hold on the two-point conversion to make it 60-52 with a minute-thirty left. Sophomore quarterback Dayton Walter would take Lincoln down to score with just 30 seconds left in the game, but could not convert on the two-point conversion to tie delivering the Mustangs their third straight win in this series since Lincoln dropped to 8-Man three seasons ago. Walter posted more than 300 yards passing in the contest and Sylvan-Lucas senior running back Eric Nitsch had a hand in eight touchdowns (6 rushing, 1 receiving and 1 passing) in the win.

Class 8M-II

Dalton Brooks and Chance David each went over 100 yards rushing for the second consecutive games as Ingalls held off Spearville 36-30. David led the Bulldogs with 111 yards on the ground, while Brooks added 108 yards. The teams essentially matched each other for most of the game, but Jordan Irsik’s fumble return for a touchdown broke a 14-14 halftime deadlock and gave Ingalls the second half momentum. Hunter Heiland rushed for 278 yards for the Lancers in a losing effort.

The Fowler Goldbugs moved to 2-0 on the young season with a 48-0 shutout of Pawnee Heights. Cosme Estrada rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns to lead Fowler. In week three the Goldbugs will host Moscow in the first of two meetings between the two teams during the regular season.

Tyler Lambert broke an early 35-yard touchdown run and that was it for Clifton-Clyde which fell 40-6 to fellow Twin Valley League rival Axtell. Kevin Ronnebaum had his second big game in a row by throwing for 165 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Eagles. Alex Deaver rushed for 130 yards for Clifton-Clyde, but the Eagles committed six turnovers including four fumbles.

Victoria bounced back from an opening week loss to Macksville to defeat Ness City 30-6. The Knights were led by Kameron Dinkel who scored all four of his team’s touchdowns.

The Hope Lions got a five touchdown performance from Lucas Bird in a 48-0 shutout of Goessel. Bird rushed for three scores, returned an interception for a touchdown, and opened the game by returning the kickoff 75 yards for a score.

The Wilson Dragons scored 34 points in the second quarter to blow past Natoma 56-6. Wilson quarterback Kenny Steinle rushed for two touchdowns and threw for two more to pace the Dragons. Cole Spears and Jake Stoppel each added two touchdowns apiece for Wilson.

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