Junior Bearcats undefeated in YMCA football

BURLINGAME—This fall the third and fourth grade Burlingame Bearcat football team competed in the Topeka YMCA tackle football league. The team completed a 7-0 regular season competing against the Osage Indians, Rossville Dawgs, Seamen Vikings and Wabaunsee Stallions.

In their first playoff game on Oct. 23, they defeated the Seamen Vikings 13-0 to advance to the championship on Oct. 30 at the Hunt Family Foundation Youth Football Field at Arrowhead in Kansas City. They then defeated the Wabaunsee Stallions 6-0 to capture the league championship.

FOOTBALL: Tigers end season at Troy

TROY—The Lyndon Tigers ended their season with a 46-19 loss to Troy in the sectional round of the Class 2A State Playoffs.

The Tigers stuck close to the Trojans through the first half, trailing 14-7 at the half, but lost the most ground as Troy scored three unanswered touchdowns in the third quarter.

“I didn’t think the score was indicative of the game,” said Brent Hoelting, Lyndon head coach. “We had about a four-minute stretch in the third quarter where they scored 19 points and the game went from being close to out of hand.”

FOOTBALL: Bearcats run ends in Osborne

OSBORNE—The Burlingame Bearcats undefeated season and post-season run ended with a 62-16 loss to Osborne in the Eight Man Division I sub-state game Friday at Osborne.

Osborne scored both touchdowns in the first quarter. Burlingame scored at the start of the second quarter to trail by a touchdown, but the Bulldogs scored the next five touchdowns, and went on to win by the mercy rule with 7:23 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Indians pull out 20-14 win over Jayhawk-Linn

MOUND CITY—The Osage City Indians opened their postseason with a 20-14 win over Jayhawk-Linn on the road Tuesday night. The Indians earned two touchdowns in the fourth quarter after trailing much of the game to secure the win in the final minutes.

“Going in we told the kids that our schedule had prepared us to go down there and win,” said Andrew Gantenbein, Osage City head coach. “We had faced good competition and we were battle tested. I think that came through in the fourth quarter. Our kids were composed and played at a high level down the stretch.”

Bearcats cover Solomon in 72-46 shootout

BURLINGAME—The Burlingame Bearcats continued their undefeated season with a 72-46 win over Solomon Tuesday night in Burlingame. The game include 16 total touchdowns, and was the Bearcats’ first game of the season not ended by the 45-point mercy rule.

“I thought Solomon played extremely well,” said Jeff Slater, Burlingame head coach. “They came out the gate and grabbed momentum quickly with the big play, it had our kids a little shocked, and that put us on our heals early.”

FOOTBALL: Burlingame, Osage City advance to postseason

(Photo by Gary Lowman/Contributor)

HERINGTON—The Burlingame Bearcats wrapped up a perfect regular season with a 46-0 shutout of Herington to finish 6-0 in their district.

“I am very proud of our team,” said Jeff Slater, Bearcats’ head coach. “A lot of hard work, commitment and dedication goes into a undefeated regular season. The kids came in this summer with the goal of making playoffs and getting back to sub-state championship to have an opportunity to compete for a state title.”

VOLLEYBALL: Lady Trojans runners-up in Waverly

MELVERN—The Marais des Cygnes Valley Lady Trojans ended their season with a runner-up finish in the Class 1A Division II sub-state Saturday at Waverly.

“I thought that we gave our all at sub-state,” said Mellissa Criqui, Lady Trojans’ head coach. “The girls worked well as a team and worked hard and never gave up.”

As the second seed, the Lady Trojans opened the five-team tournament with a first-round bye. MdCV advanced to the finals with a 25-8, 25-18 win over Colony-Crest.

CROSS COUNTRY: Lady Tigers win regional title

BURLINGTON—The Lyndon Lady Tigers earned a full-team ticket to the Class 2A State Cross Country Meet with first place team and individual finishes at the Saturday in Burlington.

“Sophomore Maddie Montgomery took off and never looked back,” said Juanita Spitzenberger, Lady Tigers’ coach. “Maddie started the race off strong and lead for the entire race winning the race by 1:07 over second place. The entire team looked great today and they all ran their personal best today at regionals.”

FOOTBALL: Bearcats clinch district championship

BURLINGAME—Burlingame wrapped up their final regular home game of the regular season with a 46-0 shutout win over Rural Vista.

“Clinching districts and earning a home playoff game has been a team goal of ours all season,” said Jeff Slater, Bearcat’s head coach. “I think last Friday was our most well rounded game overall. Defense played great and offensively we were very efficient besides our two turnovers.

The Bearcats win was akin to most of their wins this season - decided quickly and over by the mercy rule early in the second half.

Burlingame High School drops to Class 1A

TOPEKA—The Kansas State high School Activities Association has released its re-classifications for school activities, based on the enrollment of students.
Burlingame is the only county school to change classes, dropping from Class 2A to 1A with a ninth through 12th-grade enrollment of 87 students. Marais des Cygnes Valley also remains a Class 1A school with an enrollment of 65 students.

Other area and league schools changing classes include Flinthills, Pleasanton, Burden-Central and Marmaton Valley, all moving from 1A to 2A; and Olpe, which also dropped to 1A.


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