Around the Classes - Week 6 recap

Trace Hanchett (5) runs in Phillipsburg's 10-7 win over TMP. (by Jacque Bretton)
By: Conor Nicholl & Matt Gilmore for
Oct 10, 2022

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Class 6A:

Olathe South improved to 4-2 with a 25-18 win over Shawnee Mission Northwest. Junior quarterback Bryce Noernberg rushed for 75 yards and a pair of touchdowns and added 111 yards through the air. Malik O’Atis again shined for Shawnee Mission Northwest with 237 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

Defending champion Blue Valley Northwest got back on track with a 35-14 win over Blue Valley Southwest. Junior running back Lovie Pulliam carried 34 times for 268 yards and two touchdowns in his first varsity start. Conner White added 133 yards passing and three touchdowns for the Huskies. Blue Valley Southwest quarterback Dylan Dunn passed for 258 yards including a touchdown pass to Parker Smith. Dunn also added a rushing score.

Wichita Heights scored 22 points in each of the first and second quarters in rolling past Wichita Southeast, 56-7. The Falcons were led by John Randle’s 161 yards and two scores on the ground. Quarterback D.J. Dingle added 202 yards passing and four touchdowns for the Falcons. Dingle threw a pair of touchdown passes to Kamaar Alexander and one each to Lafayette Washington and Tavion Johnson. Sophomore Ronelle Slaughter rushed for 100 yards on ten carries for Southeast.

Wichita West picked up its second win of the season by defeating Wichita North, 34-14. The Pioneers will now have two consecutive games at Wichita’s Riverfront Stadium against Wichita Northwest and Wichita South. Wichita North was led by freshman DeAnthony Jones who rushed for 127 yards on 23 carries.

Trevor Brush pass for a touchdown and rushed for a scores as Blue Valley slipped by Blue Valley North, 14-7. Brush passed for 122 yards including a short touchdown pass to Gaitlin Samuel. Max Rudman rushed for 71 yards, while John Price was limited to 19 yards on five carries.

Class 5A:

Great Bend won its fourth consecutive game by defeating Liberal, 28-14. Cayden Scheuerman rushed for 99 yards and two scores and passed for 125 yards in the game. Cody Miller added 77 rushing yards and two touchdowns for the Panthers. Brooks Kappelmann passed for 176 yards and a score and Aidan Schwindt added a 68-yard touchdown pass to Zayden Martinez. Martinez hauled in 119 yards and two touchdowns for the Redskins.

Salina Central scored 28 points in the second half to overcome a 17-7 halftime deficit and defeat Andover Central, 35-24. Gunnar Gross gave the Mustangs the lead with a pair of touchdown runs in the third quarter. After Andover Central regained the lead, the Mustangs took control with a short touchdown run by Gross.  

Valley Center won its fourth consecutive game by slipping by Andover, 19-12 in overtime. Hank Welu tossed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Easton Boone on the first play in overtime to give the Hornets the lead. Brayden Boyd then came up with his second interception of the game to seal the victory. Welu passed for 179 yards and two scores, including 101 yards to Ashton Molello.  Dai’Mont Mucker rushed for 49 yards and a score

KC Sumner Academy scored 21 points in each of the first two quarters in a 56-0 defeat of KC Northeast (Mo.). Antonio Harrison rushed nine times for 235 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Sabres. Deavon McWashington added 101 yards on seven carries. Camron Johnson passed for 117 yards and two scores for Sumner. The Sabres remain in-play for a top seed and home playoff game on the east side of 5A.  

Class 4A:

Louisburg picked up a fifth straight win by dominating Tonganoxie, 49-0. Declan Battle rushed ten times for 204 yards and two touchdowns and added 67 yards passing including a scoring pass to Mason Dobbins. Riley Van Eaton added 82 yards and three touchdowns on the ground for the Wildcats. The Wildcat defense held Tonganoxie’s Colton Brusven to 31 rush yards on 20 attempts. Brusven entered the contest averaging 188 yards rushing per game.  

Eudora rebounded from last week’s overtime loss to Louisburg with a 55-7 win over KC Schlagle. The Cardinals scored four touchdowns in the first quarter to take control and led 48-0 by halftime. Octavius Lyles rushed 25 times for 209 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Eudora offense.

Atchison inched closer to claiming the first-ever Meadowlark Conference title by outscoring Topeka Highland Park, 70-56. Jesse Greenly, IV, had a huge night rushing 38 times for 335 yards and nine touchdowns for the Phoenix. Atchison rushed for 457 yards in the game. Greenly scored four touchdowns in the first quarter as the Phoenix opened a 28-6 lead. Atchison led 42-18 before halftime, but a second-half push by Highland Park got the Scots to within 56-48 early in the fourth quarter. Greenly then took over scoring his eighth and ninth touchdowns to push the lead to 70-48.

Coffeyville rebounded from its first loss of the season by getting past Labette County, 32-14. Six different ‘Nado ball carriers combined for 285 rushing yards – led by Jeremy Colbert, Jr.’s 117 yards and two scores. Lamarcus Allen and Joseph Neuenschwander each added rushing scores. Kendall Holtzman passed for 174 yards and a pair of touchdowns for Labette County.  

Towanda-Circle improved to 5-1 with a 40-0 shutout of Abilene. Cooper Chadwell passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns to lead the T-Birds. Chadwell connected with Ty Smith four times for 206 yards ad a scores and also connected on a touchdown pass with Cole Glaves. Cannon McCormack rushed 15 times for 193 yards and three touchdowns for Circle.

Class 3A:

Chapman got a huge night from junior Aiden Whitley as part of a 62-36 win over Wichita Trinity Academy. Whitley carried 47 times for 396 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Irish offense. Chapman ran 63 total plays in the game and rushed for 564 yards. Trinity received another big night from Harvey Zimmerman who passed for 359 yards with 228 yards and three scores going to Donald Collier.

After an 0-4 start, Goodland won for a second consecutive week by besting Colby, 34-8. Three different Cowboys rushed for touchdowns led by Manuel Gonzalez’s 92 yards and a score on just five carries. Mason Hernandez rushed for 77 yards and Brysun Waters added 65 yards with each scoring touchdowns. Hernandez and Linkon Cure each returned interceptions for touchdowns to complete the Goodland scoring.

Pratt outscored Smoky Valley 23-16 in a wild fourth quarter to hold on for a 47-30 win. The Greenbacks rushed for 336 yards in the game led by Max Younie’s 152 yards and two scores. Johnny Martinez added 110 yards and a touchdown on 11 attempts. Younie also connected with Martinez on two touchdown passes. Karson Pihl passed for 208 yards and three touchdowns for Smoky Valley.

Four Clay Center Tigers combined for 266 rushing yards and six touchdowns on the ground in a 41-26 win over Concordia. Brody Hayes led the ground attack with three rushing scores and 81 yards. Owen Craig rushed for a team-high 89 yards and also reached pay dirt, as did Carter Long and Mark Hoffman. Concordia’s Braeden Primeaux passed for 158 yards and two touchdowns and added 83 yards rushing and two more scores.

Wellsville remained unbeaten with a 49-14 win over Prairie View. Junior quarterback William Dorsey passed for 145 yards and threw three touchdown passes in the win. Dorsey connected with Devin Haas, Kye Fouts, and David Signs on one scoring pass each. Nash Money also contributed 101 yards and score on ten attempts.  Signs also returned an interception for a touchdown and Dezmond Winton returned two punts for scores.

Class 2A:

Beloit defeated Norton, 28-6. The Trojans have won four straight after an 0-2 start and sits atop District 8 at 3-0. Beloit had all 329 yards of offense on the ground. The Trojans held depleted Norton to 54 plays for 146 yards. Logan Arasmith scored a rushing touchdown in each quarter of 60, 23, 45 and 10 yards. Arasmith delivered 18 carries for 206 yards and four scores. Benson Berndt recorded 13 rushes for 87 yards.

Phillipsburg defeated Thomas More Prep-Marian, 10-7, on a field goal as time expired. Phillipsburg has won 16 straight in the series dating back to 2000, per Kansas Football History. The Panthers moved to 2-4, 1-2 in District 8. TMP has scored one offensive touchdown in three weeks and has lost three in a row after a 3-0 start. Sophomore kicker Jaden Boyle kicked a 25-yard field goal. TMP tied the score in the fourth quarter on an eight-yard run from senior Kade Harris. The Monarchs continued to struggle with turnovers.

In a matchup of the two Atchison teams, Atchison County defeated Maur Hill, 54-10. Atchison County moved to 5-1, 2-1 in District 3 and clinched a winning season. Atchison County led 6-3 after the first quarter and opened up the game with a 28-7 margin in the second. Senior Bricen Lee completed six of 13 passes for 114 yards with two scores against one interception. Sophomore Easton Schletzbaum delivered 15 carries for 114 yards and two rushing scores. These marked the first two TDs of his career.

Osage City built a three-touchdown advantage and then held off Humboldt for a key 42-34 district win. The Indians led 35-14 at halftime as Landon Boss rushed for three touchdowns and passed for two more. But Humboldt would rally in the third quarter with touchdowns Sam Hull and Trey Sommer to pull within 35-26. Boss would answer with his fourth rushing score of the game to give Osage City a 42-26 lead before Humboldt scored in the final four minutes. Boss rushed for 152 yards and four touchdowns and passed for 253 yards and two more scores. Sommer passed for 131 yards and a score and added 207 yards rushing and three touchdowns for the Cubs.

Neodesha picked up its second win of the season with a 30-26 decision over rival Fredonia. The Bluestreaks led 30-12 entering the final quarter and held off the Yellow Jackets. Judah Smith rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns and Wyatt Songer rushed for a score and passed for another touchdown to Smith. Neodesha evened its district record at 1-1 with contests against Riverton and Cherryvale remaining.

Class 1A:

Conway Springs defeated Sterling, 46-8. Conway Springs is 3-3, 3-0 in District 7 and will face undefeated No. 1 Inman this week and one-loss Hutchinson Trinity in Week 8. Conway Springs has won three straight after a challenging open slate that yielded three losses. The Cardinals led 19-0 after the first quarter and 25-0 at halftime. Brayden Kunz delivered 13 carries for 189 yards and three scores. For Sterling, Zane Farney rushed 26 times for 128 yards and a TD. Conway Springs delivered 33 plays for 363 yards.

Oakley beat Ellis, 36-28. The Plainsmen improved to 3-3, 2-0 in District 8. Oakley defeated Mid-Continent League foes Plainville and Ellis in back-to-back weeks and took control of the district. Seniors Will Schmidt and Brayden Cunningham each had a passing score. Schmidt finished with 25 carries for 100 yards and two scores.

St. Marys rolled over Jefferson County North, 45-0. The preseason No. 1-ranked team, St. Marys took a pair of losses to quality teams early and has steadily worked back up the rankings. St. Marys is atop District 3 at 4-2, 3-0. St. Marys lost Rock Creek and Silver Lake in Weeks 2 and 3, and has won three in a row by a total score of 174-14. The Bears led 8-0 after the first quarter, 22-0 at halftime and 30-0 after three quarters.

Smith Center rolled over Republic County, 48-7. Smith Center has won back-to-back games by at least 30 points. The Redmen led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter and 36-0 at halftime. Senior Bentley Montgomery has 15 carries for 131 yards and three scores. Smith Center ran for 327 yards and 6.3 yards per carry.

Wabaunsee moved to 5-1 with a 42-7 win against Sacred Heart. The Chargers have delivered five straight victories after a turnover-filled 28-22 loss to Troy in Week 1. Wabaunsee led 14-0 after the first quarter and 28-0 at halftime. Junior Wyatt Wurtz completed eight of 14 passes for 78 yards with three touchdowns against zero interceptions.

Class 8-man I

Argonia-Attica defeated Udall, 53-6. A&A is 4-2, 1-2 in District 3. Running back/linebacker Dalton Morrison, wing back Damien Smith and lineman Brady Roblin were the team’s players of the game. A&A led 15-6 after the first quarter and 29-6 at halftime before 24 unanswered points in the third.

West Elk defeated Cedar Vale-Dexter, 62-0. West Elk stayed undefeated at 6-0, 3-0 in District 1. The Patriots have outscored opponents, 308-38. Sophomore Creyo Koop had five carries for 101 yards and four touchdowns. West Elk returned three punts for scores, two by Koop and one from senior Tate Stewart.

Atwood-Rawlins County beat Quinter, 46-28. Rawlins County is 4-2, 2-1. Quinter stands at 2-4, 1-2. All four of the Bulldogs’ losses have come by 18 points or fewer, including a pair of single-score losses to ranked teams. Rawlins County led 14-6 after the first quarter and 26-12 at halftime. Senior Drew Withington completed five of 10 passes for 158 yards with two scores against one interception. Quinter senior quarterback Preston Havlas delivered 22 of 37 passing for 246 yards with two scores versus one interception. Atwood held Quinter to 23 carries for 28 yards.

Spearville earned its first win of the fall with a 38-20 victory against Elkhart. Senior Clayton Cole paced the Wildcats with 19 of 31 passing for 175 yards with two scores against one interception. He rushed 22 times for 119 yards and a score.

Macksville beat La Crosse, 50-0, and remained undefeated. The Mustangs stand at 6-0, 3-0 in District 7. Macksville scored 20 points in the first quarter and 30 in the second. La Crosse entered the contest 4-1. Senior Ryan Kuckelman completed 7 of 8 passes for 209 yards with four touchdowns. He rushed nine times for 58 yards and a score. Sophomore Hector Gomez, junior Jason Cleveland and senior Lance Lickiss all had at least one receiving score.

WaKeeney-Trego defeated Ness City, 56-6, and improved to 3-3. Trego standout senior quarterback Owen Day enjoyed an impressive game with 92 passing and 154 rushing yards. Overall, the Golden Eagles outgained Ness City, 296-29. Bryce Flax also returned a kickoff 73 yards for a score.

Class 8-man II

Beloit St. John’s-Tipton defeated Lakeside-Downs, 50-20. BSJT is 5-1, 2-1 in District 4. BSJT led 22-6 after the first quarter and Lakeside closed to 30-20 at halftime. However, the Blujays opened up the margin with a 12-0 third quarter. Sophomore quarterback Tyson Gates completed 8 of 12 passes for 128 yards with a touchdown against two interceptions. Senior Chance Jermark and Gates combined for 33 yards for 159 yards and five rushing TDs. Chance Jermark recorded 24 tackles; Cooper Jermark recorded 22.

Colony-Crest beat Marmaton Valley, 74-26. Crest moved to 5-1, 3-0 in District 1. The Lancers have not lost to a Division II team this season. Marmaton Valley is 3-3, 2-1. Marmaton Valley sophomore Brayden Lawson completed eight of 21 passes for 200 yards with three touchdowns against three interceptions. Per the Iola Register, Crest returning first team all-state running back Holden Barker missed the game with a broken hand. Quarterback Ethan Godderz accounted for more than 350 yards of total offense and six touchdowns for Crest.

Kinsley defeated South Central, 42-0. Kinsley is 3-3, 1-1 in District 7. Two weeks ago, Kinsley had a huge comeback to beat Hutchinson Central Christian, 52-38. This time, the Coyotes led 8-0 after the first quarter and 22-0 at halftime. Kinsley scored 20 points in the third quarter. Cason Lemuz had 20 carries for 156 yards and a score. Kinsley outgained South Central, 345-138. Lemuz delivered 12.5 tackles. Peyton Schmidt picked off two passes.

Osborne blanked Wakefield, 50-0. The Bulldogs are 5-1, 3-0 and have won five in a row, including three shutouts and just 38 total points permitted in those contests. Junior Doak Guttery had six rushes for 87 yards and three scores. Osborne ran 28 plays for 241 yards.


Defending state champion Natoma has worked its way back into consideration with a 55-6 win against Chase. The Tigers didn’t score a point the first two weeks against squads currently ranked. Since then, the Tigers have won four in a row and are in a strong position to finish with its fourth straight winning season.

Golden Plains defeated Triplains-Brewster, 34-0. Golden Plains improved to 2-4, 2-1 in District 4. Bulldog sophomore Josh Rath completed 7 of 13 passes for 157 yards with four touchdowns.


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