Area football roundup: Perry-Lecompton pushes past Holton in Class 3A playoffs

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Perry-Lecompton didn’t need a second-half comeback this week, which was the case in the opening round of the playoffs.

The Kaws jumped out to an early lead in an eventual 35-21 win over Holton in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs on the road Friday night. PLHS scored 21 points in the first half, while holding Holton to just 6 points over the first two periods.

It was a perfect combination of quarterback William Welch and running back Thad Metcalfe that helped the Kaws capture a regional title. Welch went 19-for-23 for 203 yards and three scores through the air. Metcalfe added 127 yards and two scores on 28 carries.

Perry-Lecompton (7-3) will host Prairie View (10-0) next week.

Perry-Lecompton 7 14 7 7 — 35
Holton 6 0 8 7 — 21

Tonganoxie 45, Spring Hill 24

Behind a strong second half, Tonganoxie rolled to a 45-24 win over Spring Hill Friday night in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs.

THS scored 21 points in the second half to pull away, holding Spring Hill to just 10 points over the final two periods. For comparison, the Chieftains secured a 41-0 victory in the regular-season meeting between these two teams on Oct. 11.

With the win, THS recorded its first 10-win season in program history and netted a regional title.

Blake Poje went 8-for-22 for 118 yards and one score through the air. Cooper Cunningham provided 261 yards and three scores on 35 carries. Dallas Bond finished with four catches for 45 yards. Connor Searcy led the THS defense with 11 tackles.

Tonganoxie (10-0) will host Bishop Miege (8-2) next week.

Spring Hill 14 0 3 7 — 24
Tonganoxie 21 3 14 7 — 45


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