Archive for Saturday, September 5, 2009

Katzfey shines in debut; Eudora rolls

Eudora football pulled off a season-opening shelling of Spring Hill.

September 5, 2009


Eudora High fans have seen Brian Katzfey star on the basketball court and track many times before. But for the first time they saw him play football Friday night at Laws Field. And Katzfey didn’t disappoint.

Katzfey, a senior who is out for football for this first time this year, wowed the crowd in his football debut, touching the ball four times for 87 total yards in Eudora’s 28-0 season-opening victory over Spring Hill.

“I’m patting myself on the back for getting him out here,” Eudora football coach Gregg Webb said. “He does a good job. I knew when he decided to do it that’d he’d help us, and he has so far.”

The 6-foot-3, 168-pounder Katzfey showed his combination of speed and leaping ability on offense as he ran open in the secondary most of the night. Katzfey had three catches for 53 yards and also rushed once for 32 yards on a reverse in the third quarter.

Katzfey also started at cornerback and wasn’t scared of contact at all, as he had two big hits on defense. He also had a nice block on an Evan Cleveland punt return. Katzfey said he had a few butterflies prior to the game, but those didn’t last long.

"The nerves settled down after I caught a pass and made a tackle,” Katzfey said.

In a reversal of the usual Eudora running attack, the Cardinals aired it out during most of the first half. Cleveland and fellow senior Drew Noble split time at quarterback and combined to hit on seven of 10 passes for 104 yards in the first half. Noble connected with receiver Christian Richardson on a 15-yard catch-and-run touchdown pass. Eudora quarterbacks finished the night 8-for-16 for 136 yards and one touchdown and one interception.

“For what they were giving us, we had to throw it,” Webb said. “It was just too easy.”

Eudora’s ground game also racked up 238 yards, most of that coming in the second half.

Cleveland had 14 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown, and Boomer Mays ran 13 times for 62 yards and scored two touchdowns. Eudora’s backs had big holes to run through, thanks in large part to several big blocks by Matt Schultz, Colton Lynch and Dylan Litherland.

Eudora (1-0) will travel Friday to De Soto.

Spring Hill 0 0 0 0 — 0

Eudora 0 14 7 7 — 28

E — Christian Richardson 15 yard pass from Drew Noble (Matt Jump kick) 8:17.

E — Boomer Mays 2 run (Jump kick) 2;42.

E — Evan Cleveland 1 run (Jump kick) 2:38.

E — Boomer Mays 2 run (Jump kick) 8:01.

McLouth 18, Leav. Immaculata 13

McLouth — E.J. Field rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown and Alex Courtney rushed for 79 yards and two scores as McLouth slipped past Immaculata.

McLouth improved to 1-0.

Immaculata 0 7 6 0 — 13

McLouth 12 6 0 0 — 18

McLouth scoring: Alex Courtney 2 TDs; E.J. Field 1 TD.

Tonganoxie 56, Prairie View 6

La Cygne — D.J. Lindsay scored four touchdowns — on runs of 36 and 11 yards and passes of seven and 54 yards from Jeremy Carlisle — and Tonganoxie cruised past Prairie View.

Jeremie Maus scored on runs of 47 and 42 yards, Carlisle on a 40-yard run, and Tucker Hollingsworth on an 84-yard fumble recovery.

Maus gained 128 yards on four carries, Carlisle 119 yards on nine carries and Lindsay 59 yards on four carries.

The Chieftains (1-0) will entertain Osawatomie on Friday.

Tonganoxie 28 21 7 0 — 56

Prairie View 0 6 0 0 — 6

T — Jeremie Maus 47 run (Amos White kick)

T — D.J. Lindsay 7 pass from Jeremy Carlisle (White kick)

T — Linsday 36 run (White kick)

T — Maus 42 run (White kick)

T — Tucker Hollingsworth 84 fumble recovery (White kick)

T — Lindsay 11 run (White kick)

PV — Estevan Davis 12 run (kick failed)

T — Lindsay 54 pass from Carlisle (White kick)

T — Carlisle 40 run (White kick)

Oskaloosa 24, Valley Falls 21

Valley Falls — Brandon Barnes scores on runs of one and 10 yards and on an 11-yard pass from Adam Bowser, and the Bears won their season opener.

Mark Newell also scored on a 10-yard run for Oskaloosa.

Oskaloosa (1-0) will entertain ACCHS on Friday.

Oskaloosa 0 12 6 6 — 24

Valley Falls 7 0 8 6 — 21

VF — Chance Gier 80 kickoff return (Nick Domann kick)

O — Brandon Barnes 1 run (run failed)

O — Barnes 11 pass from Adam Bowser (pass failed)

O — Barnes 10 run (pass failed)

VF — Gier 10 run (Tyler Wynkoop run)

O — Mark Newell 10 run (run failed)

VF — Logan Wynkoop 35 pass from Alex Lederer (run failed)

Paola 34, Baldwin 34

Baldwin City — Skylar Hawkins was too much for the Bulldogs.

Hawkins, the Frontier League’s leading rusher last season, scored five touchdowns to help Paola defeat Baldwin in the season opener. The Paola junior scored on runs of one, nine, 11, 34 and 38 yards.

Baldwin’s lone score came early in the second quarter. Junior Josh Hoffman sprinted down the sideline for a 12-yard touchdown.

Baldwin will host Gardner-Edgerton on Friday.

Paola 7 7 14 6 — 34

Baldwin 0 7 0 0 — 7

P — Skylar Hawkins 1 run (Brint Hastert kick)

B — Josh Hoffman 12 run (Hoffman kick)

P — Hawkins 11 run (Hastert kick)

P — Hawkins 9 run (Hastert kick)

P — Hawkins 38 run (Hastert kick)

P — Hawkins 34 run (Seth Kern pass failed)

Gardner-Edgerton 62, De Soto 22

Gardner — Two quarters of Gardner-Edgerton’s Bubba Starling proved to be two quarters too many as the Trailblazers rolled over De Soto.

The junior quarterback rushed for 162 yards and three touchdowns and completed six of eight passes for 162 yards and four touchdowns.

The Wildcats fought back after being down 48-0 at the half to score three times after the break. De Soto’s Jeff Bowen scored two touchdowns, one on a 17-yard pass from senior quarterback Logan Clark.

“We just have great character kids,” De Soto coach Tom Byers said of his team’s unwillingness to fold. “Our goal is to keep improving every snap, and we did that in the second half tonight.”

De Soto 0 0 6 16 — 22

Gardner 20 28 7 7 — 62

G-E — Bubba Starling 24 run

G-E — Justice Tyler Stubler 16 pass from Starling

G-E — Alex Knorr 15 pass from Starling

G-E — Justice Berry 64 pass from Starling

G-E — Alex Moore 32 pass from Starling

G-E — Tyler Stubler 22 pass from Starling

G-E — Bubba Starling 52 run

DS — Jeff Bowen 17 pass from Logan Clark

G-E — Deion Shump 27 run

DS— Jeff Bowen 44 run

G-E — Darren Tibbetts 12 run

DS — Ryan Hicks 66 run

Holton 35, Perry-Lecompton 14

Perry — Holton and Perry traded touchdowns in the first quarter, but the final three quarters belonged to Holton.

Sophomore quarterback Jeremy Immenschuh completes 10 of 20 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown for the Kaws (0-1).

Gunnar McKenna led Holton (1-0) with 221 yards and three touchdowns.

Perry will travel Friday to Kansas City Ward.

Holton 14 7 7 7 — 35

Perry 14 0 0 0 — 14

H — McKenna 45 run (Hampton kick)

P — Brad Phillips 16 pass from Jeremy Immenschuh (John Mehl kick)

H — McKenna 62 run (Hampton kick)

P-L — Trent Robb 12 run (Mehl kick)

H — McKenna 34 run (Hampton kick)

H — Hooper 54 pass from Barnett (Hampton kick)

H — Luthi 2 run (Hampton kick)


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