Around the Classes – Week 4 Recap
Salina South QB Christian Linenberger (17) rushed for 236 yards in the Cougars' 35-32 win over Newton. (Photo by Yee Mar)
Posted: September 26, 2011 - 11:37 PM
While games featuring ranked teams stole much of the Week 4 spotlight, several other games were every bit as exciting.
Chanute led Pittsburg by double digits twice in the first half only to see the Purple Dragons rally for a four-point win.
Elsewhere, Leoti-Wichita County scored with just over a minute to go to top Elkhart, and Marion needed a late two-point conversion stop to edge Moundridge.
Several individuals had breakout performances as well including Herington quarterback Dylan Geissert who threw for nearly 400 yards and six touchdowns as the Railers continue to win in honor of their late coach.
Senior quarterback Blake Pontius threw for 210 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Maize blanked Andover, 14-0. Drew DeOrsey hauled in nine receptions for 113 yards including a 15-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
Junction City improved to 4-0 by hammering Topeka Seaman in a Centennial League game on Friday night. Derrick Davis rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown in the Blue Jays 50-7 win. Cody Devin added 125 yards passing and a touchdown in the Junction City win.
Wichita South recovered a Wichita East fumble with just less than two minutes left to play and Roque Villareal scored on a 7-yard touchdown run to give the Titans a 28-27 win. Wichita East drove deep into South territory in the final seconds before the clock ran out. East quarterback Desmond McGee threw for 256 yards and a touchdown in a losing effort.
Lawrence Free State improved to 3-1 with a 42-7 rout of Shawnee Mission Northwest. Shawn Knighton led the Firebirds with 165 yards and two touchdowns on the ground as Free State won its third straight game.
Marcus Striplin rushed for 160 yards, three touchdowns, and hauled in a touchdown pass from Joe Wimmer as Pittsburg rallied for a 32-28 win over Chanute. The Blue Comets led 14-0 early before Pittsburg scored 19 consecutive points to lead 19-14 after one quarter. Chanute then took a 28-19 halftime lead thanks to a 30-yard touchdown pass and a 7-yard touchdown run by junior quarterback Brock Gilmore. The second half belonged to the Purple Dragons as Striplin took an option pitch 52 yards around right end for the winning score.
After losing two straight, Emporia got back on the winning track with a 54-7 rout of Topeka West. Braxton Marstall threw for 234 yards and three touchdowns for the Spartans. Wideout Jerel Morrow caught three passes for 110 yards, and Derek Gifford added 121 rushing yards and two scores.
Ark City remained unbeaten with a 63-6 thrashing of Coffeyville. Bulldog back Justin Spencer rushed for 120 yards and four touchdowns, and added three receptions for 102 yards and another score. The Bulldogs 4-0 start matches their highest single-season win total over the past seven years. Ark City finished 4-5 in the 2009 season.
Christian Linenberger rushed for 236 yards and two touchdowns; including a key 75-yard score in the fourth quarter as Salina South edged Newton, 35-32. The Cougar quarterback also hit Aaron Mar on a 13-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. South trailed 24-21 entering the fourth quarter when Cody Busby scored his second touchdown of the game. The junior back added 132 yards on the night.
Clearwater withstood a late rally by Maize South to win 35-27 and improve to 4-0 on the season. The Indians got 163 yards and two touchdowns on the ground from Jarrod Nickelson. The Indians built their lead to 35-7 in the third quarter only to see the Mavericks come back thanks to two touchdown runs and a touchdown pass by Drake Dukes.
Perry-Lecompton quarterback Jeremy Immenschuh completed 16 of 19 attempts for 268 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Kaws outscored Santa Fe Trail, 48-26. Luke Kellum led the Kaws with 160 yards rushing and two scores as Perry-Lecompton continues to build on last season’s 6-4 playoff team.
Quarterback Tyler LaSalle rushed for two touchdowns and threw for a third as Holcomb blanked Colby 34-0. LaSalle carried five times for 83 yards, and had 121 yards passing in the Longhorns’ win. Colby was led by Beau Brown who rushed for 103 yards, but the Eagles couldn’t get in the end zone.
Taylan Ybarra rushed for 182 yards and four touchdowns as Wellington ran past Towanda Circle, 57-19. The Crusaders improved to 2-2 with the win and will travel to Maize South in Week 5. Circle will look for their first win of the season against Wichita Collegiate in Week 5.
Fort Scott ran past Parsons 61-12 in a battle of SEK League teams that entered the game unbeaten. The Tigers ran for more than 460 yards on the night led by Jason Thorpe with 137 yards. Fort Scott continues to gain momentum behind a defense that has surrendered only 26 points this season.
Britton Curtis scorched Cherryvale for 272 yards and four touchdowns as Burlington rolled to a 47-13 win. The Wildcats exploded for 26 points in the second quarter to put the game out of reach. Korbin Ratzlaff threw two touchdown passes as Burlington evened their record at 2-2.
Hillsboro upset previously unbeaten Hesston 16-10 on Friday night. After trailing 10-0, the Trojans responded with two touchdowns in the second quarter as Luke Moore scored from a yard out, and Aaron Klassen caught a Moore touchdown pass. Hillsboro would add a second-half field goal to widen their lead and improve to 2-2 on the season.
McLouth improved to 4-0 with a 49-13 win over Wichita Sunrise Academy. Shawn Dailey continues to be the workhorse for the Bulldog offense as the senior rushed for 157 yards and three touchdowns while catching another touchdown pass. McLouth will travel to Jefferson County North in Week 5.
Marion stuffed Moundridge back Trey Unrau on a two-point conversion attempt with just over a minute remaining as the Warriors remained unbeaten with a 21-20 win. Junior Cole Lewman rushed for 100 yards and all three Marion touchdowns. Unrau led Moundridge with 115 yards rushing on the night.
Lakin built a 56-7 first-half lead in routing Sublette, 59-13. Bryant Miller hooked up with Reno Armstrong on three of his four touchdown passes as the Broncs rolled to their second win of the season.
The Herington Railers continued to gain momentum with a 56-18 win over Northern Heights. Quarterback Dylan Geissert threw for 391 yards and six touchdowns in the win. Heringon is 4-0 after posting just a 7-56 record over the past seven seasons.
Cody Allen returned a punt 50 yards for a touchdown and added a two-point conversion as Washington County edged Onaga, 14-12. The Buffaloes outgained the Tigers by nearly 300 total yards, but fell short of their second win of the season.
Nick Walsh rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown as Lyndon edged Osage City 26-24 in a Flint Hills League battle. Tiger quarterback Jordan Tillman rushed for a pair of touchdowns as part of his 106-yard night. Joe Meyer led the Indians with 94 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Oakley edged Hugoton 22-20 to improve to 3-1 on the season. The Plainsmen and Eagles matched each other score for score with Oscar Macias’ 82-yard kickoff return for a touchdown providing the winning score for Oakley.
Colton Northrop scored the game-winning touchdown with just over a minute remaining as Leoti-Wichita County edged Elkhart, 14-12. The Indians led the Wildcats 2-0 at halftime, but found themselves down 12-2 in the fourth quarter thanks to a pair of Alex Gomez touchdown passes. Gabe Martinez’s touchdown pass to Bryce Nickelson cut the Elkhart lead to 12-8 before Northrop’s winning TD run.
Sedan rushed for more than 500 yards in pulling away from Chetopa 72-48. The Blue Devils had three players with over 100 yards in Tim Walther (179), Sam Powell (164), and Nick Kimple (106). Walther and Kimple scored three touchdowns a piece, while Powell added two. Sedan outscored the Green Hornets 24-8 in the fourth quarter to widen the final margin. Chetopa was led by Dylan Price who threw for 246 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 103 more yards. Tyler Pike caught eight balls for 218 yards and a touchdown.
Patrick Prescott rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns as St. John defeated Pratt Skyline 40-22. Prescott also returned a kickoff 70 yards for a score as the Tigers improved to 3-1 on the season. Brennan Stotts scored all three T-Bird touchdowns, but Skyline lost for the first time this season.
Jetmore-Hodgeman County held on for a 38-28 win over Kinsley in District 6. Jared Borger rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns as the Longhorns improved to 2-1 on the season. Kinsley quarterback Nathan Frame threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to pull the Coyotes within ten points.
Garrett Flax rushed for three touchdowns and Dalton Gantz added two rushing touchdowns and a touchdown catch as Ness City shutout Hill City, 52-0. The Eagles held the Ringnecks to just 45 yards rushing on 20 carries. Hill City finished the week 1-1 after beating Beloit St. John’s-Tipton 52-6 on Monday.
Austin Case rushed for 108 yards and two touchdowns as Marais des Cygnes Valley outscored Marmaton Valley, 56-38. Sophomore Kaden Vanderpool added 97 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns for the Trojans. Vanderpool also caught three passes for 103 yards and two scores. MdCV quarterback Shane Jackson threw for 195 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Marmaton Valley was led by Cole Becker who rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns.
The Burrton Chargers improved to 2-2 with a 52-6 rout of Attica. Austin Baldridge rushed for 250 yards and six touchdowns for Burrton in the win.
Shilo Goracke rushed for two touchdowns, threw two touchdown passes, and caught a touchdown pass as Hope shutout Peabody-Burns, 46-0. The Lions led 22-0 at halftime, and scored 24 points in the third quarter to end the game early.
Moscow continued is barrage of points by hammering Satanta 84-38. The Wildcats led 54-32 at halftime despite giving up 32 points to the Indians in the second quarter. Osvaldo Granillo rushed for 82 yards and two touchdowns and had 78 yards receiving and two more scores. Jonatan Manriquez rushed for 93 yards and a pair of scores for the Wildcats.
Northern Valley built a 40-8 halftime lead en route to a 46-24 win over Pike Valley. Hunter Chandler and Jordan Baird each rushed for three touchdowns a piece for the Huskies. Chandler led Northern Valley with 156 yards on the ground, while Baird added 118.
Cheylin outscored Sharon Springs – Wallace County 12-0 in the second half to pull out a 26-18 win. Jeremiah White led the Cougars with 182 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 37 carries. Austin Manners also added a pair of touchdown runs. The Wildcats were led by Gavin Mote who rushed for 130 yards and two scores.