Around the Classes - Week 2 recap

SE of Saline QB Cody Schlesener led the Trojans past Chapman. (Courtney Sager, for Kansas Pregame)
Sep 15, 2014

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Class 6A

Blaik Middleton rushed 18 times for 232 yards and two touchdowns as Hutchinson topped Newton 34-16. Jacob Hardenberger, who was solid a year ago before being injured, added 105 yards and a score for the Salthawks.

On Thursday night, Wichita Northwest ran past Kapaun Mt. Carmel 48-31. KeShaun McGaugh, a Wichita Southeast transfer, rushed for 285 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Grizzlies to victory. Northwest led 21-17 at halftime before Karol Williams returned the second-half kickoff back 80 yards for a touchdown. Kevin Folsum added 120 yards rushing and 78 yards through the air for Wichita Northwest. Kapaun quarterback Brock Monty rushed for 169 yards and three touchdowns.

Manhattan broke open a 21-7 lead by scoring 20 fourth-quarter points in beating Topeka Seaman, 41-13. The Indians rushed for more than 250 yards in the game led by Daniel Izquierdo Jr. who had 119 yards and a touchdown. Chris Martin caught a touchdown pass and rushed for a score for the Indians. The Manhattan defense scored twice by virtue of a fumble return and interception return for touchdowns by Adam Al-Soltani.

Class 5A

Valley Center snapped a 12-game losing streak with a dramatic 13-12 win over Arkansas City. Nathan Eckert connected on a 37-yard field goal with just over ten seconds remaining to give the Hornets the win. It was Eckert’s second field goal of the game.

Goddard beat Clearwater 30-10 thanks to a 23-0 shutout in the second half. The Lions used a balanced attack to compile 271 yards rushing on the night. Kyle Young and Jordy Keimig each rushed for 75 yards and scored a touchdown, while Jaron Palmer also added a touchdown as part of his 52-yard night. Young also passed for 52 yards including a touchdown pass to Keyshaun Harrington.

KC Turner scored all 28 points in the second half in beating Tonganoxie 28-15. The Golden Bears held Tonganoxie to 49 yards rushing on 22 attempts. On the offensive side, the Bears got touchdowns from Santino Bernal, Ryan O’Neal, and Vincent John. Darnell Miller also returned a kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown for Turner.

Class 4A-I

Fort Scott scored two late fourth-quarter touchdowns in just over a minute of game time to win at Spring Hill, 27-13. The Tigers took the lead with just over three minutes remaining on a Chase Brown touchdown run.  The Tiger defense they intercepted Spring Hill quarterback Ryker Johnson to set up a Carter Young touchdown with just under two minutes to go. Mason Knopp passed for about 100 yards and a touchdown for Fort Scott, which will get a big test this week at Pittsburg.

Will Adler connected with Alex Murphy on a touchdown pass with nine seconds remaining to lift Winfield over Rose Hill, 16-13. Trailing 13-9 with time running out, Adler scrambled around before stopping at the line-of-scrimmage to find a wide open Murphy for the winning score.

Alex Dunn scored on a short touchdown run in the fourth quarter to lift Louisburg past Frontier League rival Eudora 14-7. Louisburg tied the game in the second quarter on a 9-yard run by Cole Kramer after Eudora quarterback Grant Elston scored the game’s initial points on a 19-yard run. Elston was later injured in the second half and did not return.

Class 4A-II

Smoky Valley got in the win column with a 48-16 victory over Sterling. Viking quarterback Cole Norberg rushed for 330 yards and six touchdowns on 17 carries in the game. Smoky Valley fell 27-7 to Hesston in Week One.

Pratt improved to 2-0 by virtue of a 35-0 shutout of Plainville. The Greenbacks got a team-high 161 rushing yards from Sean Noel on 16 carries. Senior Derek Barnard added 101 yards and three touchdowns on just nine carries. Pratt rushed for 424 yards in the game.

Frontenac improved to 2-0 with a 20-7 road victory over CNC rival Riverton. After a Ram turnover, Ryan Menghini scored on a short touchdown run to put the Raiders up 20-7 late in the fourth quarter. Keaton Bolinger also rushed for a touchdown for Frontenac which travels to Southeast-Cherokee in Week Three.  

Class 3A

Seniors Luis Rodriguez and Justin Sharp each produced big numbers as Oskaloosa held off Jefferson Co. North, 36-28. Rodriguez rushed 26 times for 184 yards and three touchdowns, while Sharp chipped in 174 yards on the ground. The Bears scored 24 points in the second quarter to build a 30-20 halftime lead.

Junior quarterback Drew Mills accounted for nearly 300 yards of total offense and four touchdowns as Northeast-Arma beat Maranatha Academy 36-6. Mills rushed 11 times for 247 yards and three scores and passed for an additional 51 yards and a touchdown. Antonio Slingluff, a 2013 Kpreps All-State selection, added 114 yards and a score for the Vikings.

Cody Schlesener rushed for a touchdown and passed for another score as the Southeast of Saline beat Chapman 21-12. The Trojans led 21-0 at halftime after Kayden Besher scored on a 45-yard touchdown run.  The Irish added two touchdowns in the final quarter to narrow the gap. Eion Jackson scored for Chapman as part of his 90-yard rushing night.

Class 2-1A

Congratulations to the Republic County Buffaloes for snapping a 33-game losing streak with a 34-21 win over Russell. The win was Republic County’s first since September 24, 2010 when the Buffs knocked off Sacred Heart, 22-7. That win back in 2010 stopped a 29-game streak for Republic County. The Buffaloes’ program has struggled in having posted a 6-84 record over the past ten season entering 2014.

After Elkhart and Southwestern Heights each scored two touchdowns in the first quarter, it was the Wildcat defense that found an answer to shut down the Mustangs the rest of the way. Elkhart added touchdowns in the second and third quarter to win 26-14. Tanner Burnett rushed 40 times for 243 yards and two touchdowns or Elkhart.

Valley Heights rushed for nearly 300 yards in shutting out Doniphan West 20-0. The Mustangs were led by sophomore Logan Woodyard’s 133 yards on 18 carries. Keaton Dewalt added 104 yards on 23 attempts. Woodyard, Dewalt, and Gage Woodyard each scored rushing touchdowns.

Class 8M-I

Dalton Loos rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown as Udall held off Caldwell 14-12. The Eagles overcame six turnovers in the game. All of the game’s scoring took place in the first half. After an 8-6 win over Central Burden in Week One, both of Caldwell’s games this season have been decided by two points.

Hodgeman County exploded for 42 points in the first quarter of a 68-20 win over Moscow. Kolt Washburn rushed for three touchdowns and Will Crabill added three more on the ground for the Longhorns. Hodgeman County will travel to Tescott next Saturday for a neutral site game against unbeaten Linn.

Wakefield outscored Solomon 96-46 behind a record-setting night by Zack Melius. The junior back rushed 27 times for 324 yards and nine touchdowns, and had two receptions for 50 yards and two more scores. That’s right, eleven touchdowns by Melius on the night. The Bombers led 62-24 at halftime and 82-46 at the end of the third quarter. Melius’ has scored 14 touchdowns in Wakefield’s first two games and has 490 yards on the ground including 12 of his scores.  

Class 8M-II

Jesus Garcia ran for two touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass as Satanta blanked South Gray 38-0. The Indians built a 30-0 halftime lead in improving to 2-0 for the second consecutive season. Satanta is looking to snap a nine-year playoff drought.

Argonia-Attica rallied for 20 fourth-quarter points to slip by Cedar Vale-Dexter, 28-26. The Titans trailed 26-8 heading into the fourth quarter before the comeback. Alec McDaniel passed for 183 yards and four touchdowns for A&A, but was intercepted three times. Garrett Wells and Devon Newberry each caught a pair of touchdown passes for the Titans.

Colony-Crest scored in each quarter to pull away from Marmaton Valley, 50-20. Lancer senior Rene Rodriguez rushed 18 times for 238 yards and three touchdowns. Crest quarterback Austin Green was a solid seven of ten passing for 72 yards and two touchdowns to Kyler Bowen. Green also rushed for 37 yards and a pair of scores.

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