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Area football roundup: Tongie pulls away from Atchison

September 14, 2013

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— Tonganoxie High broke open an 8-8 tie with 26 second-quarter points and cruised to a 41-14 win against Atchison on Friday at Amelia Earhart Stadium.

The Chieftains racked up 373 yards of offense — 325 rushing — and allowed just 198 on the way to their first 2-0 start since the 2008 season.

Atchison (1-1) struck first when quarterback Tanner Huntington hit Wade Gassmann on a 63-yard touchdown pass with 3:13 left in the first quarter, but THS responded with a two-yard touchdown run by Jared Sommers on the ensuing drive.

Sommers played a handful of snaps at quarterback for the first time in his high school career. He finished with 30 yards on five carries. Coach Al Troyer said the Chieftains practiced using the offensive package throughout the summer. Sommers also had a big day on special teams, posting kick returns of 34 and 59 yards and a 33-yard punt return.

AHS gave the ball back in its own territory when Huntington fumbled on the final play of the opening period. THS capitalized one play later when Tyler Ford found Maleak Gibson down the sideline for a 41-yard touchdown.

Ford added touchdown runs of one and 23 yards and Shane Levy tacked on a four-yard score to give the Chieftains a 34-8 advantage at the break. Atchison managed just one more first-half first down down after its scoring drive.

AHS drove deep into Tonganoxie territory on the first two drives on the second half, but THS came up with a pair of fourth-down stops to kill both scoring threats.

Cole Holloway failed to find the end zone, but led the Chieftains with 143 rushing yards on 20 carries. Ford and Levy added 108 and 52 yards, respectively, and Ford finished 2-of-5 passing for 48 yards. Huntington was 9-of-23 passing for 158 yards, but AHS managed just 40 rushing yards.

Tonganoxie 8 26 0 7 — 41

Atchison 8 0 0 6 — 14

A — Wade Gassmann 63 pass from Tanner Huntington (Tyler Harris pass from Huntington).

T — Jared Sommers 2 run (Wyatt Weeks pass from Tyler Ford).

T — Maleak Gibson 41 pass from Tyler Ford (kick failed).

T — Ford 1 run (Eric Tate kick).

T — Shane Levy 4 run (Tate kick).

T — Ford 23 run (run failed).

T — Levy 3 run (Tate kick).

A — Huntington fumble recovered in end zone (kick failed).

Eudora 16, Louisburg 15

Eudora — Andrew Ballock scored on runs of 1 and 7 yards, and Eudora improved to 2-0 with a victory over Louisburg.

Ballock scored from seven yards out early in the fourth quarter, then scored on a two-point conversion run to give the Cardinals a 16-15 lead. Louisburg never advanced past the 50 yard line the rest of the game.

Louisburg 7 0 8 0 — 15

Eudora 0 8 0 8 — 16

L — Austin Terry 1 run (Cooper Ventress kick).

E — Andrew Ballock 1 run (Blake Jopp pass from A. Ballock)

L — Alex Dunn 2 run (Will Garza pass from Terry).

E — A. Ballock 7 run (A. Ballock run).

Baldwin 28, Paola 9

Baldwin City — Baldwin quarterback Chad Berg ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as the Bulldogs built a 21-2 halftime lead.

The Bulldogs (2-0) host St. James next week.

Baldwin 0 21 7 0 — 28

Paola 2 0 0 7 — 9

P — Mitchell Sloan safety

B — Chad Berg 42 run (Matt Michels kick)

B — Luke Fursman 25 pass from Berg (Michels kick)

B — Berg 7 run (Michels kick)

B — Brown 7 run (Michels kick).

P — Sloan 8 pass from Andrew Henn (Luke Wilson kick)

Perry-Lecompton 25, Sabetha 6

Sabetha — Perry-Lecompton led 25-0 until Sabetha scored on the final play.

The Kaws rushed for 221 yards on 55 carries, and quarterback Seth Surface passed for 122 yards and a touchdown and for two scores.

Perry-Lecompton (1-1) hosts Santa Fe Trail next week.

Perry-L 8 3 7 7—25

Sabetha 0 0 0 6—6

PL — Quinten Sledd 21 pass from Seth Surface (Surface run)

PL — Ross Besler 27 kick

PL — Surface 5 run (Besler kick)

PL — Surface 1 run (Besler kick)

S — Blake Popkess 16 pass from Gaven Schumann

Jackson Heights 52, Oskaloosa 6

Holton — Oskaloosa trailed 52-0 before scoring in the fourth quarter.

Oskaloosa 0 0 0 6 — 6

Jackson Heights 16 22 14 0 — 52

JH — Rupnicki 44 run (Rupnicki run)

JH — Bryan 17 run (Alhgren run)

JH — Bryan 6 run (run failed)

JH — Brey 7 run (Bryan run)

JH — Brey 9 run (Rupnicki run)

JH — Rupnicki 15 run (Rupnicki run)

JH — Rupnicki 32 run

O — Sharp 15 run (run failed)

McLouth 28, Doniphan West 6

McLouth — Drew Cerny rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries, and Nick McAferty ran for 100 yards and a touchdown on eight carries for McLouth.

The Bulldogs finished with 345 yards of total offense.

Doniphan West 0 0 0 6 — 6

McLouth 8 13 7 0 — 28

M — Nick McAferty 57 run (Kevin Green pass from McAferty)

M — Donte Nelson 26 pass from Jack Courtney (kick failed)

M — Drew Cerny 15 run (John Courtney kick)

M — Cerny 29 run (Courtney kick)

DW — West 2 run (kick failed)

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