Area football roundup: Perry-Lecompton knocks off Prairie View in quarterfinals
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Perry-Lecompton will continue its best postseason run in over a decade.
PLHS advanced to the Class 3A semifinals with a 30-6 home win over Prairie View Friday night. It is the first time that the Kaws have made it this far in the playoffs since 2008, when the team fell in the state championship game.
Prairie View, which was 10-0 entering the night, suffered its first loss of the season. The Buffaloes gave up a total of 70 points through the first 10 weeks before giving up 30 to the Kaws.
Quarterback William Welch linked up with James Roush for a 10-yard touchdown connection to give PLHS an early lead in the second quarter. Ticiano Gonzalez added a 28-yard field goal to give the Kaws a 10-0 advantage by the intermission.
Welch hit Dawson Williams for a 30-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, while running back Thad Metcalfe added a 1-yard rushing score. Welch tossed another touchdown pass to Roush in the final quarter.
Perry-Lecompton will square off with Hayden (10-1, No. 2) in the Class 3A semifinals on Friday. PLHS won the regular-season meeting between these two teams in a 21-20 overtime thriller.
Prairie View 0 0 0 6 — 6
Perry-Lecompton 0 10 14 6 — 30
Bishop Miege 54, Tonganoxie 10
Tonganoxie’s stellar season came to an end in the Class 4A quarterfinals.
THS suffered a 54-10 loss against Bishop Miege Friday night at home, ending the team’s best season in program history. The Chieftains finished with a 10-1 record, which included a regional title as well.
Senior running back Cooper Cunningham scored on a 9-yard touchdown run, which evened the score at 7-7 in the first quarter. Bishop Miege, which has won five consecutive state titles, eventually pulled away to advance to the Class 4A semifinals.
Bishop Miege 7 21 13 13 — 54
Tonganoxie 7 3 0 0 — 10