|Olathe South couldn't stop Traevohn Wrench. KC Star.
Olathe South lost their third game in four weeks and dropped to 4-3 overall after getting blasted in Gardner. The game looked like it might be close early on. After Gardner-Edgerton's Traevohn Wrench scored on a 81-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to give GE 7-0 lead, Olathe South answered in the second quarter compiling a solid drive and scoring on a one-yard plunge from Frank Seurer. The score make things 7-6, GE. In the second quarter Wrench broke loose again, this time scoring on a run of 67 yards. At the half GE led 14-6. Wrench added two touchdowns in the third quarter on runs of two and 63 yards. Olathe South countered with another one-yard touchdown run from Seurer. Marshall Wade capped off a GE drive in the fourth quarter with a six-yard touchdown run to make things 34-13, GE. Later in the quarter, Olathe South scored on a nine-yard run from Dominick Barbosa. Wrench torched the Olathe South defense for 308 yards and the four touchdowns on just 28 carries.
Blue Valley Northwest 28, SM South 21
Blue Valley Northwest didn't have an answer for Gabe Guild in the first half, as he burned the Huskies on several long plays including touchdown runs of five and 44 yards. Ra'Keim Abdul also scored for the Raiders on a 12-yard touchdown run out of the Wildcat formation, giving SM South 21 first half points. Blue Valley Northwest added two touchdowns in the first half on an eight-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Alex Winsor to Austin Moses and a a six-yard touchdown run from Reed Coda. Blue Valley Northwest controlled the second half, however. An 84-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter from Coda tied the game at 21 all. Guild went down with an ankle injury, and Blue Valley Northwest scored again on a 24-yard run from Coda to go up 28-21. SM South had a late chance at a score with under a minute left, but they turned the ball over on downs in Husky territory. Coda finished the night with 262 yards and three scores on 30 carries. Guild finished with 244 yards and two scores on 24 carries.
Lawrence 46, Leavenworth 26
For a quarter it looked like Leavenworth might be able to keep up with Lawrence's juggernaut offensive attack. The Pioneers scored first on a 14-yard run from Jason Randall before LHS countered with a drive and a one-yard touchdown run from Tyrone Jenkins. Leavenworth scored next on a 32-yard run from Isaiah Ross to make things 12-8, Leavenworth. But that was all she wrote for Leavenworth's lead. LHS came back and scored on a 16-yard run from Brad Strauss and a one-yard run from Jenkins to go up 22-12 at halftime. In the third quarter Strauss opened up scoring with a 33-yard touchdown pass to Erick Mayo then a 19-yard touchdown pass to Drake Hofer. The second scored put LHS up 34-12. Randall took the ensuing kickoff back 88 yards for a touchdown to pull the score to 34-18. In the fourth quarter Strauss added a one-yard touchdown run, before Ross scored on a 27-yard run. LHS' Jordan Brown capped all of the scoring with an eight-yard run in the last minute of the fourth quarter.
Lawrence Free State 49, Wyandotte 6
The Firebirds of Free State made quick work of Wyandotte, gaining a 42-0 halftime lead, and shutting down the Bulldogs' biggest threat, quarterback Dimonic McKinzy. Free State's first half touchdowns came, in order, on runs of seven and six yards from TJ Cobbs, a 30-yard pass from Kyle McFarland to Chris Heller, a 70-yard pass from McFarland to Sam Hearnen, a one-yard run from McFarland and a 32-yard run from Joe Dineen. In the third quarter Demarko Bobo added a 16-yard touchdown run to give Free State a 49-0 lead. Wyandotte got on the board in the fourth quarter on a 12-yard run from Antonio Moore. McKinzy was limited by the Free State secondary to 8 of 32 passing for 102 yards and an interception.
SM East 34, SM Northwest 7
SM East rebounded nicely from their shutout defeat last week against Free State while SM Northwest dropped their sixth straight game. The Lancers scored in the first half on 12-yard touchdown run from Jordan Darling and an 18-yard touchdown pass from Darling to Christian Blessen. SM East went to intermission up 14-0. In the third quarter the Lancers tacked on 20 more points. The scores came in order on a nine-yard pass from Darling to Blessen, a three-yard run from Sam Stewart and a two-yard run from Patrick Blackburn. SM Northwest's lone score came in the fourth quarter on a one-yard run from Clay Drouilliard. Darling completed 18 of his 27 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns, just a week after throwing for a season-worst 75 yards in the loss to Free State.
SM West 58, SM North 0
No box score was available. SM West led 49-0 at halftime and had no trouble dispatching the winless Indians of SM North. The victory, SM West's fifth in a row, pushed the Vikings to 6-1 and sets up a big time matchup this upcoming Friday with SM East, who is also 6-1 on the season. For SM North, the shutout defeat was the latest in a season of headaches. Perhaps their best opportunity for a victory awaits this Friday when they face rival SM Northwest (1-6) in the Hula Bowl.
Olathe North 40, Olathe Northwest 7
No box score was available. Olathe Northwest jumped out to a 7-0 lead on their opening drive but then the game did a complete 180. Olathe North, led by running back Venus Triplett, scored 40 unanswered points to firmly establish themselves as dominant team in that corner of Olathe. With the win, Olathe North is looking at a situation where if they win one of their remaining two games (against Gardner-Edgerton and Olathe South) they will all but ensure a playoff berth. Both will be tall orders, and their season could very well come down to Olathe South in week nine. Olathe Northwest is left searching for answers after the surprisingly bad loss which came after wins in consecutive weeks.
Olathe East 31, Blue Valley North 14
No box score was available. Olathe East collected their third win of the season and second in the row against the Mustangs of Blue Valley North and former Olathe North head coach John McCall. The victory sets Olathe East up well for week eight, when they face former Olathe East assistant Mike Zegunis, who's the head coach at Blue Valley Northwest. The winner of that game will be in a great position to make the playoffs at 2-0 in district play.