Archive for Sunday, November 7, 2004

Hayden too powerful for Tongie

Chieftains jump to early lead, but suffer 27-14 Class 4A setback

November 7, 2004

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— Tonganoxie High's football squad got off to a good start during Saturday's Class 4A state playoff game at Hummer Sports Park.

After that, though, it was all Topeka Hayden in a 27-14 victory over the Chieftains.

Early in the second quarter, Hayden (11-0) had fourth-and-one from the Tonganoxie one-yard line. Hayden fumbled on the play, and Tongie's Garrett Palmer recovered and took the ball to the end zone for a 99-yard touchdown.

Four straight scores by Hayden put the game away after that. The Chieftains mustered a late TD pass from Ross Starcher to Sam Mitchell, but they couldn't rally.

Tonganoxie finished the season 9-2.

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