Tonganoxie Normally presents aren’t a part of the Labor Day holiday weekend. But the Tonganoxie High football team unwrapped a big box of blowout victory Friday night at Beatty Field.
The Chieftains scored on each of their first two plays from scrimmage and utilized four takeaways in a dominating, 54-6 season-opening victory against visiting Kansas City Bishop Ward.
Before the Cyclones knew what hit them, THS grasped momentum with a 68-yard TD run by senior quarterback Jeremy Carlisle just 20 seconds into the home romp.
After a Dylan Scates interception and 39-yard return, senior Tonganoxie running back Shawn Marin busted a 21-yard touchdown run to give his team a two-score lead 2:20 into the game.
Although Ward responded with a TD pass in the first quarter, that was the last time the Cyclones scored.
A 26-0 run from the Chieftains (1-0 overall, 1-0 Kaw Valley League) in the second quarter put the game to bed before halftime.
Carlisle capped a 59-yard drive by plowing across the goal line on a one-yard touchdown. Later, Marin broke another long scoring run, this one for 38 yards. Scates joined the end zone party with a 22-yard run before Carlisle got his only passing TD of the evening on a 53-yard reception by Adrian Whittington.
Senior fullback Ian McClellan ran for a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter, giving THS a 48-point advantage.
AJ Gilbert and Dallas Jacobs both recovered fumbles for Tonganoxie, and Marin had an interception.
The Chieftains will travel Friday to K.C. Piper
K.C. Ward 6 0 0 0 — 6
Tonganoxie 14 26 14 0 — 54
T — Jeremy Carlisle 68 run (Amos White kick)
T — Shawn Marin 21 run (White kick)
W — Airon Webb 22 pass from Peter McKiernan (kick fail)
T — Carlisle 1 run (White kick)
T — Marin 38 run (kick fail)
T — Dylan Scates 22 run (White kick)
T — Adrian Whittington 53 pass from Carlisle (kick blocked)
T — Ian McClellan 3 run (White kick)
T — McClellan 7 run (White kick)
Perry 49, Marysville 28
Perry — Trent Robb scored touchdowns by rush, reception and kickoff return, and Perry-Lecompton High opened its football season with a 49-28 victory over Marysville.
Robb returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a score, added a two-yard TD run and a 36-yard TD reception from Jeremy Immenschuh.
Robb finished with 18 carries for 129 yards and three catches for 75 yards.
Luke Kellum had 15 rushes for 105 yards and another score, and Immenschuh was 9-for-10 for 117 yards and a TD.
Perry will travel Friday to Sabetha
Marysville 7 7 0 14 — 28
Perry-Lecompton 14 7 14 14 — 49
P-L — Trent Robb 90 kickoff return (run fail)
M — Brett Crome 4 run (Josh Martinez kick)
P-L — Robb 2 run (Jon Denton pass from Jeremy Immenschuh)
P-L — Immenschuh 32 run (Jonatan Hjoellund kick)
M — Brady Moore 1 pass from Crome (Martinez kick)
P-L — Immenschuh 1 run (Hjoellund kick)
P-L — Luke Kellum 2 run (Hjoellund kick)
M — Charlton Holthaus 9 pass from Crome (Martinez kick)
P-L — Robb 36 pass from Immenschuh (Hjoellund kick)
M — Moore 15 pass from Crome (Martinez kick)
P-L — Dalton Bahnmaier 40 run (Taylor Akagi kick)
Louisburg 33, Eudora 6
Louisburg — Louisburg scored five touchdowns before Eudora cracked the end zone in the Cardinals’ 33-6 season-opening loss on Friday. Boomer Mays scored on a four-yard run for Eudora, which plays host to St. James Academy on Friday.
Eudora 0 0 0 6 — 6
Louisburg 7 13 6 7 — 33
L — Kody Cook 52 run (Derek Mathia kick).
L — Garrett Griffin 6 run (Mathia kick).
L — David Embers 23 pass from Cook (kick failed).
L — Griffin 9 run (kick failed).
L — Mathia 70 run (Mathia kick).
E — Boomer Mays 4 run (kick failed).
Wellsville 40, Jayhawk Linn 0
Wellsville — Wellsville throttled Jayhawk Linn in its opening game of the season, pouring on 33 points by halftime.
Wellsville (1-0) will travel to Anderson County next week.
Jayhawk Linn 0 0 0 0 — 0
Wellsville 7 26 7 0 — 40
W — Hughes 1 run (Rush kick)
W — LaMay 17 run (Rush kick)
W — Enright 7 run (Rush kick)
W — Ebeck 8 run (kick failed)
W — Hoehn 38 pass from Gardner (kick failed)
W — Enright 30 run (Rush kick)
Oskaloosa 32, McLouth 6
Oskaloosa — Adam Bowser threw for a touchdown and ran for another, and Jake Buscher caught a TD pass and rushed for a score as Oskaloosa rolled over McLouth.
Bowser hit Buscher with a 14-yard touchdown, then Bowser scored on a one-yard run, accounting for both of Oskie’s second-quarter scores. Buscher added a three-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.
McLouth 0 0 0 6 — 6
Oskaloosa 8 12 0 12 — 32
O — Mark Newell 4 run (Levi Wade run)
O — Jake Buscher 14 pass from Adam Bowser
O — Bowser 1 run
O — Buscher 3 run
M — Dakota Cop 6 pass from Mark Walbridge
O — Wade 12 run
Baldwin 32, Paola 14
Paola — Baldwin held on a goal-line stand to end the first half and opened its season with a victory.
Josh Hoffman had a hand in Baldwin’s first two touchdowns — a run and a pass — and iced it with another long TD run in the fourth quarter.