Archive for Friday, September 26, 2008

Area Football Roundup: Baldwin blanks De Soto

Beecher’s two TD’s lift Bulldogs

After opening the season with two straight wins, the Lawrence High football team stumbled in week three.

September 26, 2008, 8:49 p.m. Updated September 26, 2008, 11:35 p.m.

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Baldwin City - Offensive highlights were few and far between Friday night during the Frontier League high school football matchup between Baldwin and De Soto.

However, Baldwin's Sam Beecher once again led the Bulldogs (3-1) to victory with a pair of touchdowns in a 14-0 victory over the Wildcats (0-4).

"It was a really hard-fought game," Beecher said. "Anytime we hit the hole, he had to hit it hard, because they were blitzing a lot of linebackers. They were 0-3, but they played like they were a 3-0 team tonight, so we had to bring it."

Beecher broke a scoreless halftime tie with a 90-yard kickoff return to open the second half.

"It was huge," Beecher said of his touchdown return. "It helped our confidence, because it was 0-0, and we had chances to score in the first half. That was a really big play."

Beecher completed the scoring with a one-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

"Our kids will be able to remember this for a long time," Baldwin coach Mike Berg said. "A homecoming victory is very nice, especially when you get the goose egg on the board defensively."

Perry-Lecompton 21, Atchison 7

Atchison - Perry-Lecompton quarterback Shane Gimzo scored three times on runs of four yards and completed nine of 17 passes for 137 yards.

Wathena 48, McLouth 8

McLouth - Colton Baumann had 12 carries for 169 yards and four touchdowns for Wathena.

Paola 35, Eudora 21

Eudora - Skylar Hawkins rushed 27 times for 239 yards and four touchdowns, leading Paola past Eudora. Paola scored 21 points in the first seven minutes and was never really threatened. Ryan Fisher had 172 yards rushing yards for Eudora (2-2).

Tonganoxie 34, K.C. Wyandotte 8

Tonganoxie - A week after getting pasted in its conference opener, Tonganoxie got back in the win column with a lopsided nonconference victory at Betty Field.

The Chieftains (3-1 overall) wasted no time taking it to an undermanned Wyandotte squad fielding just 25 players. Following a 35-yard return by Austen Holloway on the opening kickoff, D.J. Lindsay ran 47 yards for a touchdown. THS quarterback Zack Robinson faked a handoff up the middle to Jeremie Maus and instead pitched the ball to a lightning-quick Lindsay, who ran down the right sideline untouched.

K.C. Washington 25, Santa Fe Trail 23

Kansas City, Kan. - Darius Dickerson caught a 13-yard touchdown pass with 19 seconds left, giving K.C. Washington a victory over Santa Fe Trail. Phoenix Anschutz finished 7-for-18 for 138 yards passing, while Jesse Bahner added five catches for 107 yards for Santa Fe Trail (0-4).

Spring Hill 31, Ottawa 0

Ottawa - Jordan Miller was 13-of-19 for 163 yards and two touchdowns, and Blake Meiring had 11 carries for 117 yards and three TDs as Spring Hill blanked Ottawa.

Troy 44, Oskaloosa 20

Oskaloosa - Troy won a battle of unbeatens. Oskaloosa quarterback J.T. Thurston had TD runs of 22 and 11 yards and completed a seven-yard TD pass to Chase Tenpenny. Brandon Barnes rushed for 90 yards off 16 carries.

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