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Archive for Friday, October 17, 2003

Area football capsules

October 17, 2003

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De Soto at Eudora

The Wildcats enter tonight's contest with a 5-1 record, including three straight victories. ... De Soto beat Santa Fe Trail, 27-14, Friday, behind three touchdowns by quarterback Neil Erisman. ... Eudora, meanwhile, has scrapped its way to a 4-2 record, but has lost two of its last three. ... De Soto will take on Mill Valley next; Eudora plays Kansas City Ward.

McLouth at Troy

McLouth dropped to 0-6 with a 47-6 loss Friday against Valley Heights. ... Jimmy Steffey scored a late touchdown for the Bulldogs last week, their first score since Sept. 12. ... Troy defeated Oskaloosa, 49-12, last week. ... McLouth will play its final two games at home, starting Oct. 24 with Wathena.

Pleasant Ridge at Oskaloosa

The Bears fell to 1-5 following a 49-12 loss Friday to Troy. ... The loss snapped any hopes of starting a winning streak, after Oskaloosa beat McLouth, 20-0, Oct. 3. ... The Bears have given up at least 34 points in four of their five losses this year. ... Oskaloosa takes on Leavenworth Immaculata in its final home game Oct. 24.

Anderson County at Ottawa

The Cyclones dropped to 5-1 following a 35-16 loss at Atchison last week. ... It was the first game that Ottawa had been held to less than 20 points. ... Regardless, Ottawa appears to be the favorite in a district that includes Anderson County, Burlington and Osawatomie. ... Ottawa will play Oct. 24 at Burlington.

P-L at Topeka Hayden

The Kaws fell 42-14 to K.C. Piper Saturday in the most bizarre of circumstances. The game was delayed a day after officials didn't show up Friday. ... P-L is struggling, having lost four in a row. ... The Kaws' lone victory this season was a 22-19 win over Basehor-Linwood. ... Perry-Lecompton (1-5) will take on Santa Fe Trail next, in its last home game of the season.

K.C. Piper at Tonganoxie

The 6-0 Chieftains are the area's last undefeated team this season. ... Tongie improved to 6-0 following a 20-10 victory over a tough Mill Valley squad. ... Quarterback Justin Walker had 119 yards rushing and a touchdown against the Jaguars. ... Tonight is the Chieftains' last home game of the regular season. They'll play at Basehor-Linwood next.

Yates Center at Wellsville

After a brutal schedule of Class 4A teams, Wellsville starts 3A district play tonight at home. ... Wellsville rolled through the same district last season, after starting the season 1-5. ... Once again, the Eagles are 1-5 this year, having beaten Spring Hill, 33-7, last week for their first triumph. ... Wellsville beat Yates Center, 44-15, last season. ... The Eagles will travel to Jayhawk-Linn next.

K.C. Ward at Mill Valley

The Jaguars have stumbled after starting 3-0. ... They now stand at 3-3, after losing consecutive games to K.C. Piper, Bonner Springs and Tonganoxie. ... David Woods still leads the Mill Valley charge, racking up 123 yards rushing against Tongie last week. ... Mill Valley draws a tough district, which also includes 5-1 De Soto and 4-2 Eudora. ... The Jaguars next will play at De Soto.

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