Around The Classes-Week 6

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October 11, 2011

Our Week 6 trip Around the Classes takes us through a late two-point conversion attempt in the Frontier League, a traditional 4A power just now getting its first win of the season, and another long losing streak comes to an end.

Class 6A

Quarterback Skylar Curtis rushed for two scores and threw a late touchdown pass to secure a 21-11 win for Washburn Rural over Topeka Seaman. Curtis rushed for a game-high 125 yards on 19 carries for the Junior Blues. Rural will now enter a difficult district schedule which includes a road game at Junction City before returning home to close out the season with Manhattan and Topeka High.

Brad Strauss rushed for 115 yards and four touchdowns and threw for 134 yards and another score as Lawrence beat Shawnee Mission South, 42-17. Strauss also returned the game’s opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown. Gabe Guild continues to impress for Shawnee Mission South with 186 yards on the ground.

Kyle McFarland rushed 29 times for 174 yards, but fell one yard short of the end zone on a two-point conversion attempt late in the game as Lawrence Free State fell 14-12 to Shawnee Mission East. McFarland connected with Tye Hughes on a 20-yard touchdown pass with under a minute to go to pull the Firebirds within a point, but the two-point attempt was required because of a missed PAT on their first touchdown.

Derby built a 35-0 halftime lead in routing Salina South, 42-14. Todd Freeman threw for 220 yards and two touchdowns as the Panthers improved to 4-2. Tyler West added 61 yards rushing and three touchdowns for Derby. The Panther defense held South quarterback Christian Linenberger to just 52 yards on 13 carries.

Class 5A

Arnez Jones rushed 47 times for 254 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Wichita West beat Wichita North, 28-13. Jones also returned a kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown and threw a touchdown pass as the Pioneers picked up their first win of the season.

Kyle McQuaige rushed for 167 yards and four touchdowns as Salina Central built a 29-6 halftime lead in routing Newton, 43-20. Jackson Rolfs added 88 yards and a score on just eight carries for the Mustangs. Dominic Davis led Newton with 127 yards on the ground.

Alex Bontz rushed for 210 yards on 36 carries as Andover Central defeated Haysville Campus, 27-12. Bontz rushed for two touchdowns on the night giving him 12 this season to go along with his 921 yards rushing.

KC Turner made a 10-0 halftime lead stand up as they edged KC Piper, 10-8. The Golden Bears got a Nick Rodriguez field goal and a short Paul Berry touchdown run in the first half to provide their defense with enough points to win. The Pirates scored in the third quarter on a Beau Soucie touchdown run, but couldn’t crack the scoreboard again.

Class 4A

Trailing 33-26, Baldwin’s Cornell Brown caught a touchdown pass from Chad Berg with 23 seconds left to pull within a point of Louisburg. The Bulldogs elected to go for the win with the two-point conversion, and Berg converted for a 34-33 Baldwin win. Louisburg’s desperation attempt to score was stopped inside the Baldwin 5-yard line on the game’s final play.

Aren Coppoc rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns as Concordia rolled past Chapman, 48-14. Josh Pounds added two touchdown runs and 93 yards on the ground. Pound also intercepted two passes and returned one for a touchdown.

Eudora stayed just outside the Kpreps Top 5 with a 46-0 shutout of Anderson County. The Cardinals got 141 yards rushing and a touchdown from Chris Pyle. Eudora opens district play at home with winless Santa Fe Trail in Week 7. Anderson County fell to 3-3 and will try and earn a playoff spot in a district with Prairie View, Iola, and Fort Scott.

Trent Horsch rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns as Andale knocked off Towanda Circle, 53-13. It was the first win of the season for an Andale program that had gone a remarkable 78-10 over the past seven seasons.

Blue Valley Southwest outscored Blue Valley North 14-0 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 35-28 win. Aaron Ramsey rushed for a pair of first-half touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass to Scott Anderson as the Timberwolves won for the first time this season.

Class 3A

Seth Carder rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns as Wichita Collegiate raced past Maize South, 44-14. The Spartans got on the board early when William Short caught a touchdown pass and returned an interception for another score in the first quarter as Collegiate built a 16-0 halftime lead.

Gage Streckel rushed for 130 yards as Rossville beat Rock Creek by a score of 20-7 for the second consecutive season. The Bulldogs have now won three straight against the Mustangs. Sam Reeser added a pair of touchdown runs for Rossville which takes on arch rival Silver Lake in Week 7.

Briar Shaffer rushed for 197 yards and two touchdowns as West Franklin beat Northern Heights, 28-6. The Falcons improved to 2-4 in the Flint Hills League and overall with the win, while the Wildcats are still seeking their first win of the 2011 season.

Alex Burgess rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown as Sterling built a 36-0 halftime lead in a 42-14 win over Kingman. The Black Bears also received 101 yards on the ground from Riley Gaylon who scored two touchdowns rushing and caught a touchdown pass. Chad Bennett also added 96 yards rushing and a score.

Leon-Bluestem ended a 29-game losing streak with a 29-0 shutout of Wichita Independent. The Lions last win came on September 19, 2008 when they edged Belle Plain, 15-12 to snap a 69 game losing streak. Blake Bolander threw for 183 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for a third score for the victorious Lions.

Class 2-1A

Michael Glatczak rushed for 222 yards and four touchdowns as Centralia rolled past St. Marys 58-14 in a non-district contest. Johnny Steinlage added 140 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Panthers evened their record at 3-3. The Bears fell to just 1-5 on the season.

Jed Swicegood rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns as Wabaunsee was two scores better than Mission Valley, 21-7. The win snapped the Chargers seven-game losing streak with their last win coming in a 38-0 shutout of Jackson Heights on October 15 of last season.

Moundridge ran past previously unbeaten Herington 59-24 in 2-1A District 5. Shelby Sparks rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns, and backfield mate Trey Unrau added 114 yards and two more scores for the Wildcats. Daniel Ratzlaff also broke the 100-yard mark with 102 yards and two touchdowns. Trey Francka threw for 205 yards and a touchdown for the Railers.

Oberlin-Decatur County scored two fourth quarter touchdowns to put away Atwood-Rawlins County 26-8 in a key District 7 match-up. Zach May rushed for 188 yards for the Red Devils who improved to 3-3 overall and 2-0 in district play.

Elkhart scored 40 points in the first quarter in routing Satanta 47-0 in a game that was called at halftime due to weather. Five different Wildcats scored in the game including Nick Lewis who had a touchdown rushing and receiving.

Class 8M-I

Little River built a huge first-quarter lead en route to shutting out Goessel, 49-0. The Redskins were led by Grant Harvey who rushed for 130 yards and a touchdown. Trevin Renken also threw for a pair of touchdowns passes for Little River which will likely need to beat Lincoln in Week 9 to earn a playoff spot.

Matt Craig rushed for 90 yards and three touchdowns as Hill City edged Sylvan-Lucas Unified, 42-36. Craig also hauled in two receptions for 76 yards to lead the Ringnecks. Brandon Pool led Sylvan-Lucas with 125 yards rushing and a touchdown.

Coulter Croft rushed for 197 yards and four touchdowns as South Gray rolled past Kinsley, 54-8. Wyatt Slaven added a pair of touchdowns on the ground as the Rebels showed no signs of rust after not playing in Week 5.

Dalton Gantz rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns as Ness City blanked Jetmore-Hodgeman County, 40-0. Garrett Flax added 97 yards and a pair of scores on the ground for the unbeaten Eagles.

Freshman Preston Jaquinot led St. Paul to a 38-24 win over Colony Crest. Jaquinot relieved injured starting quarterback Athony Diskin in the first quarter and threw for a pair of touchdown passes as the Indians built a 32-6 lead after three quarters. Diskin, was filling in for the injured starting quarterback Riley O’Brien who was injured a couple of weeks ago and is out for the remainder of the season.

Class 8M-II

Burrton’s Austin Baldridge rushed for 223 yards and four touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough as Norwich edged the Chargers, 44-38. Norwich quarterback Jackson Coleman threw for 200 yards and four touchdowns, and added a rushing score. Baldridge also returned a kickoff for a touchdown and had two interceptions for Burrton.

Blake Wilkey rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown as South Haven remained perfect with a 58-12 win over Argonia. Austin Showman rushed for two touchdowns and threw two touchdown passes to Patrick Ingram. Lane Cully rushed for a touchdown and returned two interceptions for scores for the Cardinals.

After a scoreless first quarter, Hope outscored Linn 28-12 in the second quarter and eventually held on for a 42-32 win. Hope remained unbeaten at 6-0 on the season, while Linn fell to 2-4. The Bulldogs were led by Jacob Bott who rushed for 127 yards and three touchdowns.

Waverly outscored Altoona-Midway 74-41 on Friday night to earn a District 3 win. The Bulldogs were led by Kyle Henry who rushed for 198 yards and four touchdowns. Quarterback Tanner Sipe threw for 125 yards and two touchdowns and added 70 yards on the ground. The Jets were led by Caleb DeNoon who rushed for 171 yards and a touchdowns, and returned a kickoff 77 yards for another score.

Moscow continued its offensive prowess by blowing out Dighton, 64-14. The Wildcats’ Osvaldo Granillo rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught two touchdown passes from Breck Roop totaling 50 yards. Roop added 134 yards and four scores for the Wildcats. Dighton’s Guy Fullmer rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.

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