Archive for Saturday, September 13, 2003

Late TD pass propels Kaws

Tongie, SFT each rally for late wins

September 13, 2003


— Things did not look promising for Perry-Lecompton's football team with three minutes left in Friday's Kaw Valley League battle against Basehor-Linwood.

"It was a tough situation," coach Mike Paramore said of what faced the Kaws when Basehor-Linwood's Peter Brown returned an interception for 51 yards and a score, giving the Bobcats a five-point lead with just 3:06 left.

"The kids could have folded right there, but I saw it in their eyes, they weren't going to do that. They were going to find a way to come back and win."

The Kaws scored on their next possession -- a 13-yard pass play from David Foltz to Mitch McPherson with 1:53 left -- en route to a 22-19 victory on their home field.

"It's overwhelming," Paramore said of the victory.

McPherson gained 84 yards on 19 carries, scoring on the 13-yard pass and a two-yard run. He also had two interceptions at cornerback and 155 return yards, plus a two-point run following the Kaws' final TD.

Foltz completed 10 of 17 passes for 120 yards and two TDs with the one interception. Basehor-Linwood's Tyler Dowdall had 22 rushes for 166 yards.

"Mitch was huge. He played great," Paramore said.

Perry-Lecompton (1-1) travels Friday to Leavenworth Immaculata.

Perry-Lecompton 22,

Basehor-Linwood 19

Basehor 0 7 0 12 -- 19

Perry 0 8 6 8 -- 22

BL -- Adam Smith 11 run (Seth Lashbrook kick).

PL -- Mitch McPherson 2 run (McPherson run).

PL -- Gabe Gantz 12 pass from David Foltz 12 pass (conversion run failed).

BL -- Josh Ismael 1 run (kick failed).

BL -- Peter Brown 51 interception return (run failed).

PL -- McPherson 13 pass from Foltz (McPherson run).

Santa Fe Trail 31, Leav. Immaculata 26

Carbondale -- Santa Fe Trail used the brother combination of Shively to Shively to claim a narrow victory at the Chargers' field.

Brian Shively connected with Jay Shively on a 45-yard pass with 1:31 left to overcome Immac, which scored on a seven-yard pass play at 1:48.

"It was a heart-stopper, to say the least," SFT coach Dave Watkins said. "It's a good win. We're still young. We don't have a lot of varsity experience. To get down late and make a play to win, that's a nice job. They fought hard. They could have easily folded and quit. They didn't."

A.J. Shelton had an 84-yard punt return and Jake Marquart a 69-yard run for the Chargers.

Santa Fe Trail 31,

Leavenworth Immaculata 26

Immaculata 7 0 0 19 -- 26

Santa Fe Trail 18 0 7 6 -- 31

I -- Mackavoy 37 run (Day kick).

SFT -- A.J. Shelton 83 kickoff return (conversion failed)

SFT -- Jay Shively 84 punt return (kick failed)

SFT -- Jake Marquart 69 run (conversion failed).

SFT -- Jay Shively 20 pass from Brian Shively (Joe Badger kick).

I -- Abbott 14 pass from Supplee (kick failed).

I -- Mackavoy 14 fumble return (Day kick).

I -- Mackavoy 7 pass from Supplee 7 (kick failed).

SFT -- Jay Shiveley 45 pass from Brian Shiveley (kick failed).

Tonganoxie 29, Bonner Springs 25

Tonganoxie -- Justin Walker scored on one-yard run with one minute remaining to cap a game-winning 80-yard drive, helping Tonganoxie defeat Bonner Springs.

Billy Baska gained 144 on 18 carries for Tonganoxie (2-0). Baska scored on runs of five and eight yards, and Sam Mitchell recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for the Chieftains' other touchdown.

Bonner Springs fell to 1-1.

Tonganoxie 29,

Bonner Springs 25

Bonner Springs 0 15 3 7 -- 25

Tonganoxie 15 0 7 7 -- 29

T -- Billy Baska 5 run (Luke McCarty pass from Justin Walker)

T -- Sam Mitchell recovered blocked punt in end zone (Kirk Roddell kick)

BS -- Danny Gardner 5 run (John Baxter kick)

BS -- Gardner 1 run (Gardner run)

BS -- Baxter 25 field goal

T -- Baska 8 run (Roddell kick)

BS -- Gardner 2 run (Baxter kick)

T -- Walker 1 run (Roddell kick)

Ottawa 43, Kansas City Ward 7

Ottawa -- Ottawa High quarterback Gabe Sheffield threw four touchdown passes, leading the Cyclones to a rout of Kansas City Ward.

Matt Leecy caught two TD passes and Jason Houston and Will Baldwin each had one as the Cyclones jumped to a 36-0 lead after the third quarter.

Vashon Perryman and Dom Nation added rushing touchdowns for Ottawa (2-0), and Cyclones coach Pat Boeh was understandably pleased with the offensive explosion.

"It's normally a very tight game with Ward," he said.

"We beat a high-quality opponent. It was a total team effort on both sides of the ball."

Boeh said he knew Sheffield was capable of big numbers, but a four-touchdown performance was icing on the cake.

"He spread it around," Boeh said. "He really had a great night finding his open receivers."

Ward dropped to 0-2.

Ottawa travels Friday to Paola.

Ottawa 43, K.C. Ward 7

K.C. Ward 0 0 0 7 -- 7

Ottawa 7 15 14 7 -- 43

O -- Matt Leecy 30 pass from Gabe Sheffield (Caleb Mitchell kick)

O -- Jason Houston 19 pass from Sheffield (Houston run)

O -- Will Baldwin 6 pass from Sheffield (Mitchell kick)

O -- Leecy 17 pass from Sheffield (Mitchell kick)

O -- Vashon Perryman 42 run (Mitchell kick)

O -- Dom Nation 10 run (Mitchell kick)

KCW -- Higgins 5 pass from Gorman (Gorman kick)

Eudora 42, Anderson County 0

Garnett -- After a slow start, Eudora's offense rolled against Anderson County.

Leading just 6-0 after the first quarter, the Cardinals broke loose for 22 points before halftime.

Brendan Jackson had touchdown runs of 24 and 21 yards, and Joey Donahue scored on a 25-yard pass from Kyle Brouhard and had a 95-yard interception return.

The Cardinals (2-0) will face Osawatomie next week.

Eudora 42, Anderson County 0

Eudora 6 22 14 0 -- 42

Anderson Co. 0 0 0 0 -- 0

EHS -- Luke Abel 14 run (run failed)

EHS -- Brendan Jackson 24 run (Mark Lister run)

EHS -- Jackson 21 run (Troy Van Horn kick)

EHS -- Lister 11 run (Van Horn kick)

EHS -- Joey Donahue 25 pass from Kyle Brouhard (Van Horn kick)

EHS -- Donahue 95 interception return (Van Horn kick)

Horton 27, Oskaloosa 26

Oskaloosa -- Todd Newell scored two touchdowns, but Oskaloosa couldn't overcome an early Horton lead.

Coby Tenpenny and Darold True added touchdowns for the Bears (0-2), who scored just one of four two-point conversions attempted.

Oskaloosa travels next week to Jefferson North.

Horton improved to 1-1.

Horton 27, Oskaloosa 26

Horton 12 6 6 3 -- 27

Oskaloosa 8 6 6 6 -- 26

H -- Thorson 32 pass from Pederson (kick blocked)

O -- Coby Tenpenny 1 run (Joshua Bellinger pass from Kevin Miles)

H -- Thorson 58 pass from Pederson (run failed)

H -- Paden 58 run (kick failed)

O -- Todd Newell 1 run (run failed)

O -- Newell 1 run (run failed)

H -- Paden 82 kickoff return (kick failed)

H -- Paden 28 FG

O -- Darold True 44 fumble recovery (run failed)

Jackson Heights 34, McLouth 6

McLouth -- McLouth's Lester Dean hauled in a 35-yard TD pass from Jimmy Steffey for the Bulldogs' highlight. Dean had two catches for 59 yards, while Kevin Stewart gained 88 yards on 24 carries.

McLouth (0-2) will meet Horton Friday.

Jackson Heights 34, McLouth 6

Jackson Heights 6 20 8 0 -- 34

McLouth 0 0 6 0 -- 6

JH -- Henry 5 run (run failed).

JH -- Smith 5 run (run failed).

JH -- Smith 28 run (run failed).

JH -- Smith 12 pass from Porter (Henry run).

JH -- Smith 55 run (Smith pass to Clemons).

McL -- Lester Dean 35 pass from Jimmy Steffey (kick failed).

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