Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sunflower League Week Three Game Recaps

Olathe North defenders Jesse Kendricks (35) and Marcel Spears chased down Olathe South
quarterback Jake Seurer during Friday's game. Photo courtesy 810 Varsity Sports.
Olathe North 27, Olathe South 26

The "week of missed extra points" held true to form in this game. Olathe South actually looked like they might be able to bust things open early, scoring first on a 32-yard touchdown run from Jake Seurer and then adding another touchdown on a four-yard run from Collin Fischer. But Olathe North answered emphatically in the second quarter. The Eagles scored on a 57-yard touchdown run from Venus Triplett and added an eight-yard touchdown run from Vinnie Shabbazz to tie the game at 13 heading into halftime. After a scoreless second half, the game went to overtime. In the first overtime, Triplett scored on a one-yard touchdown run to put Olathe North up 20-13. Seurer added a rushing touchdown on Olathe South's possession, from six yards out, to tie the game and send it to a second overtime. To start the second overtime, Olathe South was able to score on a two-yard touchdown run from Seurer to go up 26-20, but a missed PAT put their hopes in jeopardy. Olathe North quickly scored a touchdown to match on a one-yard run from Triplett, tying the game at 26. The Eagles were able to convert their PAT, and in doing so they claimed the victory.

Lawrence Free State 31, Lawrence 12

Playing the City Showdown in week three seemed to take away much of the luster the game typically carries. However, up until midway through the third quarter, the on-the-field results were highly entertaining, like always. The only score of the first quarter came when Bryce Torneden capped a Free State drive with a 21-yard touchdown pass to Joel Spain.  In the second quarter the Firebirds added a 23-yard field goal from Daniel Clark to go up 10-0. Fast forward to the third quarter, and things got interesting when LHS' JD Woods took a carry 71 yards to the house to make things 10-6, Free State. The Firebirds were able to answer on their next drive with a three-yard touchdown run from Joe Lane to make the lead 17-7. Torneden added a 24-yard touchdown run to put his team up 24-6. In the fourth quarter, Khaury El-Amin scored on a 42-yard touchdown run to give the Firebirds a 31-6 edge. LHS' Trey Moore added a touchdown a couple minutes later on a 53-yard touchdown run, which proved to be the final score of the game.

Olathe Northwest 15, Leavenworth 6

The lone score of the first half of this low-scoring affair came on a one-yard run from Olathe Northwest's Jack Hatzfeld. A missed PAT left the Ravens with a 6-0 advantage heading into the half. In the third quarter the Ravens recorded a safety to go up 8-0. Leavenworth finally answered with a 25-yard touchdown pass from Landry Hodges to Isaiah Ross to make things 8-6. Olathe Northwest sealed the deal in the fourth quarter on a two-yard run from Brendan Watkins to go ahead 15-6.

SM East 41, SM Northwest 6

The Lancers have a unique ability to score bundles of first half points, effectively ending their games before halftime. They opened the scoring with a one-yard touchdown run from Wyatt Edmiston in the first quarter to go up 7-0. In the second quarter they produced 27 points on four touchdowns. The first score came on a seven-yard run from Gunnar Englund and the second on a two-yard blast from Calvin Jones. Englund hit receivers Alec Dean and Charley Jones on three and 20 yard touchdown passes, respectively, later in the quarter. SM Northwest's lone score came when Mitchell Hodson intercepted a Englund pass and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown. SM East led 34-6 at halftime. The lone score of the second half came on a six-yard touchdown run from Edmisten.

Olathe East 14, SM South 6

These teams always seem to have tough battles, with the Hawks coming out on top -- and that was no exception this time around. SM South scored first when Matt Hollingsworth finished a drive with a six-yard touchdown run to put the Raiders up 6-0 in the first quarter. Olathe East answered back later in the quarter, scoring on a four-yard touchdown run from Jalen Branson. Branson would add a second touchdown run from one yard out in the second quarter to give the Hawks a 14-6 lead, which held for the rest of the game.

SM West 36, SM North 6

After poor showings through the first two weeks, SM West's offense finally exhibited some muscle. The Vikings broke a scoreless first quarter with touchdowns runs of eight and 19 yards from Asher Goldston and Tarik Watson, respectively. The Vikings led 15-0 at the half. In the fourth quarter Adam Rellihan found Goldston on a four-yard touchdown pass, before connecting with Israel Watson on a 26-yard touchdown pass. The scores gave SM West a 29-0 lead. Next, Isaiah Macklin was able to return an interception 63 yards for a touchdown to give the Vikings a 36-0 advantage. Late in the fourth SM North got on the board with a five-yard touchdown pass from Will Schneider to Parker Williamson.

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