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October 12, 2010

Class 6A

Gabe Guild rushed for three touchdowns as Shawnee Mission South held off Leavenworth 36-20. The Pioneers had cut the Raider lead to 23-14 after two Judson Cole touchdown runs, but South would respond with Guild’s final two touchdowns to widen out the lead. The Raiders improved to 2-4 on the season, while Leavenworth remains winless in their last 21 games.

L.A. Purnell hauled in a 30-yard touchdown pass with two minutes left to break a 21-21 tie and lead Washburn Rural to a 27-21 win over Topeka Seaman. The touchdown was Purnell’s third of the night as the Junior Blues built a 21-7 lead before Seaman rallied behind a Butch Rea touchdown run and pass. Brandon Dozier rushed for 134 yards for Washburn Rural while Skylar Curtis added 112 yards. Rural held Seaman to minus 13 yards rushing on 29 carries for the game.

Cory Cuda rushed for 154 yards and touchdown as Wichita Northwest rolled past Wichita Southeast, 31-3. Cuda also had two receptions for 41 yards as the Grizzlies improved to 2-4 on the season.

Shawnee Mission East improved to 5-1 under Chip Sherman with an 18-13 win over Olathe Northwest. The Lancers scored twice in the fourth quarter on John Schrock touchdown runs to hold off the Ravens. SM East now begins district play by hosting Blue Valley North in week seven. Olathe Northwest will travel to Lawrence Free State to begin their district schedule.

Shawnee Mission West continues to be right on the door step of the 6A rankings as they drilled Lawrence 55-21. The Vikings led a high scoring affair 38-21 after two quarters before outscoring the Lions 17-0 in the second half. Tre Burt rushed for 115 yards and two scores for SM West, while quarterback Armani Williams completed 6 of 10 passes for 182 yards and two scores. Brad Strauss scored on a 72-yard run for Lawrence, and threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Chris Gatson.

Class 5A

Tyler Terron threw for 255 yards and two scores on 13 of 21 passing as Lansing scored 21 fourth-quarter points to get past Tonganoxie 42-24. Returning all-state wide-out Parker Gibson haled in 9 receptions for 211 yards and both touchdowns as the Lions improved to 5-1.

KC Turner forced six turnovers and got a big game from running back Deandre Walters as the Golden Bears topped KC Piper 28-7. Walters rushed for 166 yards and two scores on just 15 carries. Walter’s performance took the pressure off of freshman quarterback Brian Sands who took over for the injured Nick Bloomer.

Quarterback Christian Linenberger and running back Cody Busby each rushed for more than 200 yards as Salina South outscored Derby 42-35. Linenberger totaled 252 yards and four touchdowns on 26 carries, including the eventual game winner in the third quarter. He would also add 69 yards passing on the night. Busby added 226 yards and two touchdowns on his 26 carries. Jerrell Hudson rushed for 199 yards and a touchdown for Derby.

Bishop Carroll drilled arch-rival Kapaun Mt. Carmel 41-3 giving the Crusaders their first loss of the season. Carroll led 20-3 at halftime, and scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Tucker Chadd returned both an interception and a fumble recovery for touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Carroll quarterback Tyler Nance threw for 75 yards and rushed for 73 more and a touchdown for the Golden Eagles.

Max Shortell threw for 381 yards and three touchdowns as Bishop Miege held off Blue Valley West, 42-28. Shortell completed 10 passes to Tre Parmalee for 154 yards and a touchdown, and three passes to Chris Aguilar for 115 yards and two scores. Shortell was nearly equaled by Jaguar quarterback Devin Rose who completed 16 of 22 attempts for 298 yards and three touchdowns. DeSean Warren led Blue Valley West with six catches for 205 yards and a touchdown.

Class 4A

Armond Brisbane completed 7 of 12 passes for 209 yards and 5 touchdowns as KC Sumner Academy rolled past KC Washington 62-21. Benny Parker caught a 74-yard touchdown pass from Brisbane and returned a punt 70 yards for another score as the Sabres remained unbeaten. Vernon Vaughn caught two passes for 101 yards and a touchdown, and Tyrone Battles rushed for 108 yards for Sumner in the win.

Rose Hill raced out to 27 first-quarter points in outscoring Mulvane 56-24. The Rockets got a big night from quarterback Derek Decker who rushed for 172 yards and four touchdowns while throwing for 84 yards. LaQua Mayes added 217 yards rushing and two touchdowns on just 14 carries for the Rockets. Quarterback Gus Strunk threw for 245 yards for the Wildcats and also rushed for two scores. TCU-commit Brady Foltz started the scoring for Rose Hill by returning an interception 35 yards for a touchdown.

Spring Hill got its first win since week nine of the 2009 season as a late touchdown run by Charlie Briggs propelled the Broncos past Valley Center, 22-19. Briggs rushed for 151 yards on the night on his 22 carries. The Hornets have now lost 15 consecutive games since a 42-22 victory over Wichita West in week nine of the 2008 season.

Hesston scored 37 second-quarter points in pouring it on Haven, 86-19. Lucas Petrocci rushed for 174 yards and three scores, and Kyle Perry added 109 yards and a touchdown for the Swathers. Perry also returned a kickoff 72 yards for a score. Freshman Ryan Schadler carried five times for 137 yards and three scores for Hesston. The Swathers led 58-12 at halftime. Haven was led by quarterback Ridge Foster who threw for 309 yards and three touchdowns. Trae Regier caught five passes for 192 yards and three touchdowns for Haven.

Osawatomie quarterback Seth Jones completed 23 of 39 passes for 337 yards and 7 touchdowns as the Trjoans’ beat Central Heights 44-20. Jones also added 108 yards rushing on the night. Brandon Oakes caught nine passes for 118 yards and four touchdowns, while Austin Chisam hauled in five catches for 131 yards and two scores. The win was Osawatomie’s first on the season after five straight opponents who have a winning record.

Independence remained unbeaten thanks to another strong performance from Matt Bromley as the Bulldogs rolled past Columbus, 41-20. Bromley carried 41 times for 210 yards and three touchdowns in the game giving him more than 1,250 yards and 20 touchdowns on the season.

Class 3A

Cimarron improved to 4-2 on season with a 40-14 win over Thomas More Prep. The Bluejays were led by Nick Baublits who rushed for 174 yards and four touchdowns in the win. TMP quarterback Nick Hammeke threw for 300 yards and a touchdown on 23 of 42 passing.

In a match-up of one-loss teams, Sedgwick used a big night from quarterback Trent Stucky to get past Whitewater Remington, 26-8. Stucky threw for 246 yards and three scores on 21 of 34 passing, and rushed 25 times for 131 yards as the Cardinals improved to 5-1. Remington quarterback Caleb Cherryholmes completed just 9 of 25 passes for 104 yards on the night.

Devon Hestand threw for 229 yards and three touchdowns as Cherryvale knocked off Eureka 43-18. Hestand also rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries for the Chargers. Drew Housel added 102 yards and two touchdowns rushing, and three catches for 58 yards and a score receiving. Hestand has now thrown for 614 yards on the season while rushing for 796 yards.

Wichita Independent got its first win of the season in rallying to beat Leon-Bluestem 32-28. The Panthers were led by quarterback Sam Dunne who threw for 320 yards and four touchdowns on the night. Cory Palmer was Dunne’s primary target catching 10 balls for 175 yards and a touchdown. Ryan Bevan led the Lions with 135 yards rushing and a score, while quarterback Cade Minnick scored three times as part of his 68 yards on the ground.

Caney Valley used multiple offensive weapons to get past Neodesha 45-27 in Tri-Valley League play. The Bullpups’ quarterback Nick Newton threw for 125 yards and three touchdowns, and added 134 yards rushing. Dalton Lockwood caught all three of Newton’s touchdown passes and returned a kickoff for a fourth score. The Blue Streaks were led by Anthony Thayer who rushed for 256 yards and two touchdowns in the losing effort.

Goodland quarterback Reed Bellamy combined for 301 yards of total offense as the Cowboys used a 22-point third quarter to pull away from Colby, 38-22. Bellamy completed 16 of 26 attempts for 177 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 124 yards and a score. Goodland intercepted Eagle quarterback Kale Armberger two times on the night.

Will Ryan rushed for 266 yards and a touchdown on 40 carries as Pleasant Ridge edged Effingham-Atchison Co. 33-22 in a battle of unbeaten Delaware Valley League teams.

Class 2-1A

Jefferson Co. North surprised Wathena in Class 2-1A with a late touchdown and two-point conversion and a 15-14 win. Jefferson Co. North had won just one game on the season, but rallied to knock off previously unbeaten Wathena.

Tayler Stull rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown as LaCrosse held off Inman 33-21. Stull also threw for 56 yards and a score as the Leopards won again without star back Marcus Moeder. Kip Keeley added 74 yards rushing and three touchdowns for LaCrosse. Jason Friesen led Inman with 125 yards rushing and a score. The Leopards held Inman back Luke Ropp to just 35 yards rushing on 13 carries.

Moundridge rallied from a 12-7 halftime deficit to beat Herington 33-18. The Wildcats received a pair of strong rushing performances from Daniel Ratzlaff and Joel Sugars to improve to 2-0 in district play. Ratzlaff rushed for 229 yards and two touchdowns, while Sugars added 155 yards and two scores. Ratzlaff also returned a fumble 50 yards for the Wildcats’ final score.

Plainville outscored Ell-Saline 30-6 in the second half to shock the Cardinals 36-28. Harrison Gilliland and Trevor Axelson led the way for Plainville with 140 and 130 yards rushing, respectively. Ell-Saline, playing without all-state quarterback Tate Omli, was intercepted four times on the game. The win was Plainville’s first of the season and evened their record in district play at 1-1.

Eric Albers rushed for 136 yards and three touchdowns as Oakley knocked off St. Francis 32-20 in a battle of traditional 2-1A powers. Levi Hefner added a touchdown rushing and receiving for the Plainsmen who improved to 4-2. St. Francis fell to a surprising 1-5 on the season.

Troy committed six turnovers in a 20-7 district loss to Washington County. Cody Allen rushed for a touchdown and threw for another to Ryan Fiser as the Tigers scored 14 second-half points. Fiser also scored on a 23-yard touchdown run. Garrett Meng led the Trojans with 105 yards rushing and a touchdown on 13 carries.

Class 8M-I

Adam Oak returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and contributed two other scores in Macksville’s 56-6 win over Minneola. Oak had kickoff returns of 75 and 68 yards, caught a 45-yard touchdown pass, and rushed 46 yards for another score.
Jetmore-Hodgeman Co. built a 20-0 halftime lead and held off a scrappy Ness City team 28-20. Evan Kreger rushed for 133 yards for the Longhorns, while Ness City was led by Dalton Gantz who rushed for 102 yards on 16 carries. Ness City scored two late touchdowns wrapped around an onside kick to pull within the final margin.
Joey McCleary rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns as South Central built a 28-18 halftime lead and held on for a 44-32 upset of St. John. Timberwolves’ quarterback Clay Jarnigan threw for 145 yards and three scores as South Central earned its second win of the season. The Tigers, state-ranked in some polls, fell to 4-2 on the season and 2-1 in district play.
Coulter Croft carried 31 times for 173 yards and a touchdown as South Gray rolled past Kinsley, 44-6. Kinsley’s Chase Young began the scoring with a 75-yard kickoff return, but the Rebels would rally to score 28 points in the first quarter. Garrison Hendricks added 142 yards passing and two touchdowns on just three completions for the Rebels. Tanner Dirks caught two of those passes for 105 yards and a score. Hendricks also rushed for two short touchdowns in the win.
Kyle Hammond rushed for 140 yards including two fourth-quarter touchdowns as Colony Crest slipped past St. Paul, 16-12. St. Paul led 6-2 at the half, and expanded that lead to 12-2 behind a Riley O’Brien touchdown run in the third quarter. That’s when Hammond went to work with a short touchdown run to begin the fourth quarter, and another with four minutes remaining to give the Lancers the win.
Cedar Vale-Dexter got 241 yards rushing and 5 touchdowns from Mason Ridgeway as the Spartans surprisingly shutout Sedan, 42-0. Brett Champlin threw for 81 yards and a score for the Spartans which evened their record at 3-3 on the season. Sedan committed five turnovers in the game in falling to 4-2 on the season.

Class 8M-II

Three of Nick Schepmann’s four carries went for touchdowns totaling 130 yards as Quivira Heights shutout Tescott, 54-0. Shepmann also recovered a fumble for a touchdown as the Thunderbirds improved to 5-1 on the season. Gunnar Phelan added three touchdown passes on the night; two of which went to Taylor Siemsen.
Christian Johnston completed 9 of 12 passes for 249 yards and four touchdowns as South Barber rolled past Attica, 48-0. Luke Yearout and Logan Hitchcock each caught two touchdown passes a piece for the 5-1 Chieftains. Johnston also added a short touchdown run for South Barber.
Dighton and Moscow combined for an amazing 158 points as the Dighton Hornets escaped with an 84-74 win. Dighton junior running back Guy Fullmer carried 45 times for 355 yards and seven touchdowns, and also had a 23-yard touchdown reception from C.J. Shaffer. Shaffer would add 190 yards rushing and three scores on 25 carries as well as 58 yards and two touchdowns through the air. Fullmer now has rushed for 1,296 yards and 22 touchdowns on the season.
Bo Savage completed 20 of 24 passes for 365 yards and seven touchdowns as Central Burden rolled past Udall, 56-6. Savage hooked up with Kolton Price 13 times for 163 yards and Ky Biddle six times for 157 yards. Price and Biddle each caught three touchdown passes. Savage has now thrown for 1,728 yards and 29 touchdowns on the season.
Dalton Davis broke loose for 153 yards and two touchdowns as Sharon Springs – Wallace Co. earned their second win of the season by upsetting Tribune-Greeley Co., 40-14. Wildcat quarterback Gavin Mote completed 4 of 5 passes for 80 yards and two touchdown strikes to Dallas Buell. Tribune was led by their talented quarterback Jonathan Miller who rushed for 100 yards and threw for 180 yards, but was intercepted two times.
Palco led just 16-8 at halftime, but the Roosters exploded for 36 points in the second half in dispatching of Grinnell-Wheatland, 52-8. Anthony Keller rushed for 156 yards and three touchdowns for Palco which improved to 5-1 on the season. Kody Hamel also scored three times for Palco.

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