Football: Bearcats fall out of delayed game

HARTFORD—The Burlingame Bearcats opened Friday night’s game with a solid 12-0 lead before lightning ended the night with three minutes remaining in the second quarter.

Game play resumed three days later on Monday evening, but the Bearcats failed to pick up where they left off, losing 42-38.

“We had the ball in the red zone, threatening to score,” said Burlingame coach Doug Bingham. “Unfortunately, we came out extremely flat and not ready to play.”

Hartford turned the tables in three quick minutes, putting two touchdowns on the board in the three minutes before the half.

“It got worse in the third quarter before the boys woke up and got themselves back in the game,” Bingham said.

The Bearcats battled back in the final quarter to lead 38-36 with 47 seconds on the clock, but lost it as Hartford ran the field in the remaining time.

“I am very proud of the boys for not quitting after digging themselves a hole,” Bingham said. “I have to give Hartford credit, they were able to drive the length of the field and score with 5 seconds left.”

“Levi Hope had another big game, scoring four touchdowns, three on passes from Jake Carlson and one on a kickoff return,” Bingham said. “Jake Carlson threw for three touchdowns and ran another two in.”

Tigers earn late-night win over Olpe

LYNDON—The Lyndon Tigers left just enough midnight oil unburnt to slip past Olpe in a 27-25 win over the Eagles in a game that started at 10:30 p.m. after numerous lighting delays, and concluded around 1:30 a.m.

“It was a crazy night,” said Lyndon coach Rod Stallbaumer, who was mostly talking about actual gameplay. “Olpe is a very good football team. We knew their quarterback was a very good athlete who would extend plays. That's just what he did.”

The Tigers trailed at the beginning of the game after Olpe scored on a 1-yard run. Lyndon responded with 27- and 50-yard touchdown receptions by Dawson Swinehart, with Gaige Brecheisen delivering the first and Joe Walsh throwing the second. Olpe scored again before the half to trail 14-12.

The Eagles gained the lead at the start of the second half on a short touchdown run. Lyndon scored the next two touchdowns on a 3-yard run by Walsh and a 32-yard pass from Walsh to Brecheisen. Thore Pieper’s final extra point attempt was blocked, but his previous three efforts were good in a game that was decided by two points.

Olpe scored the final touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 26-yard pass play. On their final possessions, the Eagles pushed to the Lyndon 6-yard-line in the final seconds before penalties forced a game-ending 38-yard field goal attempt. It flew left, and the Tigers held on to win their third straight game over the Eagles.

“We had three opportunities to put the game away in the fourth quarter and just didn't make the plays when we needed to,” Stallbaumer said. “That was probably what I was most disappointed with. We hadn't been in that situation in a while, and that's why games like this can be invaluable. It was a good measuring stick for us and the kind of game that helps us identify where we need to improve.”

Walsh went 15 for 22 in the pocket for 251 yards, rushing for an additional 99 yards. Brecheisen added a completion for 27 yards.

Swinehart led the receivers with 120 yards on 3 catches; Brecheisen grabbed 7 receptions for 54 yards and Cameron Woodruff grabbed 3 for 62 yards.

Daniel Burgess led the defense with 13 tackles, including 3 for lost yards; Josh Owens had 12 tackles.

The Tigers (5-0, 1-0 district) play at 7 p.m. Friday at Jayhawk-Linn.

Olpe 6 6 6 7 — 25
Lyndon 0 14 7 6 — 27

Trojans rule Marmaton Valley

MORAN—The Marais des Cygnes Valley Trojans opted to throttle down after securing a 36-0 lead in the first quarter Friday against Marmaton Valley.

“The rest of the game was a lot of substituting and playing time for the younger MdCV players,” said MdCV coach Butch Jones.

MdCV held Marmaton Valley three-and-out on the first drive before Caleb Dickey returned a punt 47 yards to score. MdCV repeated the defensive effort on the next possession, scoring on a 30-yard run by Kaden Vanderpool. The Trojans took the next possession on a fumble recovery by Caleb Dick. Trey Irey connected with Matt Jones for most of the drive, with Eric Marshall carring in the touchdown, and MdCV leading 22-0 after only four minutes of play.

MdCV added touchdowns on a 27-yard run by Vanderpool and a 19-yard pass from Irey to Jones.

Vanderpool caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Christian Cannon in the second quarter. Cannon hit Chase Allen on a 35-yard touchdown pass, and Marshall took in another goal line scored.

Marshall led MdCV with 64 yards on 10 caries; Vanderpool had 57 on 2 carries. The Trojans completed 6 of 12 passes for 74 yards.

Cody Patterson led the defense with 8 tackles and an interception; Jones had 5 tackles, 3 for lost yards; Wyatt Jordan had 4 tackles, including 2 quarterback sacks; Marshall had 4 tackles; and Louis Madden and Dickey had fumble recoveries.

The Trojans (4-1) play at 7 p.m. Friday at Yates Center.

MdCV 36 24 x x — 60
Marmaton V. 0 14 x x — 14

Indians fall to Council Grove

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Indians’ second effort on their new field was less successful than the first.

The game was delayed a day by Friday evening’s lightning storms, and the Indians fell behind quickly after the Saturday kickoff, trailing 16-7 at the half, but battling back to trail 22-20 after the third quarter. Council Grove laid down 26 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to take the 48-20 win.

Ryan Haskins threw 35 passes, completing 11 for 189 yards and a 40-yard touchdown to Tanner Kimball. Blake Stromgren had 89 yards on 4 receptions, and J.T. Lincoln had 44 yards on 3 receptions.

Haskins also rushed for 148 yards on 20 carries for a touchdown. Drake Whalen rushed just twice for a yard, but scored the team’s other touchdown.

Whalen led the team with 17 tackles, including a quarterback sack; Shawn Sheesley had 13 tackles; Kimball had 12 tackles; Jason Cooley had 9 tackles; Stromgren had 2 deflections; and Duncan Fort had an interception.

The Indians (2-3) play at 7 p.m. Friday at Mission Valley.

Council Grove 13 3 6 26 — 48
Osage City 7 0 13 0 — 20

Chargers fall to Sabetha

SABETHA—The Santa Fe Trail Chargers took a loss in a Big Seven League game Friday at Sabetha, falling 27-8.

The Chargers scored once in the first half on a safety, but didn’t cross into the Sabetha end zone until an 18-yard touchdown pass from Dallas Gloss to Chaz Wright in the fourth quarter.

Sabetha had one touchdown in each quarter.

The Chargers (1-4) host Hiawatha at 7 p.m. Friday.

Sabetha 7 7 7 6 — 27
Santa Fe Trail 0 2 0 6 — 8

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