Area football roundup: Tonganoxie defeats KC Piper to stay undefeated
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Another week, another win for the Tonganoxie football team.
The Chieftains scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to push past KC Piper, 21-12, at home Friday night. THS (No. 5 in Class 4A) is now 5-0 to start the season, while KC Piper falls to 3-2 on the year.
Senior running back Cooper Cunningham was phenomenal once again, recording 235 yards and two touchdowns on 32 attempts. Junior quarterback Blake Poje threw for 132 yards and one score on an 8-for-16 effort. Poje linked up with Dallas Bond for the score, while the junior finished with four catches for 76 yards.
On the defensive side of the ball, senior Connor Searcy led the team with 15 tackles. Cole Sample notched 11 stops to join him in double-digit tackles. The duo combined for 11 of the team’s 13 tackles-for-loss.
Tonganoxie plays host to Spring Hill next week.
THS 7 0 0 14 — 21
Piper 6 0 0 6 — 12
Perry-Lecompton 33, Santa Fe Trail 21
Perry-Lecompton earned a double-digit road win, topping Santa Fe Trail by a 33-21 margin Friday night.
After being shutout in the opening period, the Kaws eventually scored 27 points in the second half to pull away. William Welch scored three times for PLHS, including runs of 47 yards and 32 yards in the win. Thad Metcalfe finished with 167 yards on 33 carries, while Welch added 129 yards on 14 attempts.
Perry-Lecompton (3-2) travels to Jefferson West next week.
Perry-Lecompton 0 6 14 13 — 33
Santa Fe Trail 0 15 0 6 — 21
How they scored
Perry-Lecompton — Welch (3) 9 yd run, 47 yd run, 32 yd run; Roush 32 yd run; Quinlan 42 yd INT return. PAT — Gonzalez (2 kicks); Besler run;
Santa Fe Trail — Berkefedlt (2) 1 yd run, 1 yd run, Schallock 78 yd KOR. PAT — Buessing kick, McClain Weekley pass from Berkefeldt.
Perry-Lecompton individual results: Thad Metcalfe 33 carries 167 yds, William Welch 14 carries, 129 yards.
Louisburg 17, Eudora 7
Eudora was unable to net a winning streak, suffering a 17-7 road loss to Louisburg.
One week after scoring 34 points in a win over Baldwin, the Cardinals were held to just one touchdown. EHS has now been held to one touchdown in three of its four losses this season, as the team falls to 1-4 on the year.
Eudora will play host to Ottawa next week.
Paola 56, Baldwin 0
Baldwin was kept off the scoreboard in a 56-0 home defeat against Paola Friday night.
The Bulldogs are now 0-5 in their first year under head coach David Bowen. Friday’s loss was the first time Baldwin was scoreless this year, however. BHS has scored in double-digits in three of its five games this season.
BHS will travel to Bonner Springs next week.
Veritas 38, Life Prep 32
It took some late-game theatrics, but Veritas earned a 38-32 home win over Life Prep on Friday.
The Eagles were victorious in their homecoming tilt, even though they needed double overtime to earn their second win of the year. Veritas has now won two games in a row after starting the season off 0-4.
Last week, Veritas defeated Kansas City East Christian Academy by a 38-36 margin. VHS will travel to Sunrise Christian Academy next week.