Gardner Austin Hoover scored on a three-yard run to put Eudora High ahead with two minutes left, then intercepted a pass at the Cardinals' 20-yard line with 19 seconds remaining to preserve a 40-36 victory Friday night against Gardner-Edgerton.
Hoover's late touchdown erased a 36-32 deficit and kept the Cardinals (5-0) undefeated. Hoover also had two fumble recoveries and scored on a 1-yard run in the third quarter.
Eudora built a 24 -8 lead at halftime on touchdown runs of 21 yards by Matthew Abel and 10 yards by Ryan Fisher and a 23-yard pass play from Kent Swanson to Mike Ortega.
The Cardinals will play host to Anderson County next Friday.
Eudora 16 8 8 8 - 40
Gardner-Edgerton 0 8 21 7 - 36
E - Matthew Abel 21 run (Austin Hoover run)
E - Ryan Fisher 10 run (Hoover run)
G-E - Ben Adams 51 pass from Connor Bechard (Bechard run)
E - Mike Ortega 23 pass from Kent Swanson (Ortega from Swanson)
G-E - Adams 17 run (Bechard run)
G-E - Ross Ditch 29 pass from Bechard (pass failed)
E - Hoover 1 run (Abel pass from Swanson)
G-E - Adams 78 kickoff return (kick)
G-E - A.J. Fruits 1 run (kick)
E - Hoover 3 run (Chad Krutz pass from Swanson)
Tonganoxie 42, Santa Fe Trail 6
Carbondale - Tonganoxie quarterback Jeff Hughes accounted for four touchdowns as the Chieftains dominated Santa Fe Trail in a meeting of Kaw Valley League heavyweights.
Hughes ran for 160 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries and passed for 135 yards and another pair of scores.
He also converted three of the Chieftans' extra points. Tyler Miles, who caught both of Hughes' touchdown passes in Tonganoxie's 21-point first quarter, booted the other three.
Miles caught four passes for 84 yards.
Corey Wells scored the Chargers' only touchdown on a 41-yard dash in the second quarter.
Tonganoxie (5-0) will play host to Basehor-Linwood next Friday, while Santa Fe Trail (3-2) travels to Kansas City Ward.
Tonganoxie 21 0 7 14 - 42
SFT 0 6 0 0 - 6
T - Miles pass from Hughes 56 (Miles kick)
T - Miles from Hughes 5 (Miles kick)
T - Volk 1 run (Miles kick)
SFT - Wells 41 run (kick failed)
T - Volk 1 run (Hughes kick)
T - Hughes 7 run (Hughes kick)
T - Hughes 53 run (Hughes kick)
Perry-Lecompton 42, Kansas City Ward 21
Perry - Quarterback Caleb Denton ran for 206 yards and three touchdowns, contributing another score via the passing game as the Kaws took control in the middle two quarters.
Down 14-7 in the second quarter, Perry-Lecompton (5-0) sandwiched four straight touchdowns around halftime to put the game out of reach.
The Kaws nearly tripled Ward in total offense, outgaining the Cyclones 409-150.
"We came out a little bit sluggish, but I thought Ward was a pretty good football team," said Perry-Lecompton coach Mike Paramore. "I just thought up front we did a nice job of opening things up for our guys to get things going."
Perry-Lecompton will travel next Friday to Kansas City Piper.
Kansas City Ward 7 7 0 7 - 21
Perry-Lecompton 7 12 16 7 - 42
KCW - Stephen Maurin 1 run (Ben Stoker kick)
PL - Caleb Denton 9 run (Dylan Harrell kick)
KCW - Michael Delich 2 run (Stoker kick)
PL - Denton 4 run (kick failed)
PL - Denton 11 run (run failed)
PL - Harrell 17 pass from Denton (Brent Garrison run)
PL - Shane Gimzo 7 run (Denton run)
KCW - Chris Wing 18 pass from Maurin (Stoker kick)
PL - Garrison 1 run (Harrell kick)