Area football roundup: Tonganoxie finishes off undefeated regular season with 62-7 win
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Tonganoxie’s football team capped off an undefeated season Friday night with a 62-7 thrashing of Ottawa at THS.
The Chieftains (8-0) scored 35 points in the first quarter alone and never looked back. Cooper Cunningham led the way with 159 yards and five scores on 13 attempts. Blake Poje went 5-for-10 for 105 yards and one score through the air. Dallas Bond caught three balls for 92 yards.
Tonganoxie allowed a total of 7 points over its final three games of the regular season, earning the No. 1 seed in the Class 4A East bracket. THS will host Baldwin (0-8) in the opening round next week.
Ottawa 0 0 7 0 — 7
Tonganoxie 35 21 0 6 — 62
Perry-Lecompton 57, Bishop Ward 6
Perry-Lecompton rolled past Bishop Ward for a 57-6 win in the regular-season finale.
PLHS jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the opening period, and the game was never in doubt after that. Billy Welch went 13-for-15 through the air for 213 yards and six scores. Thad Metcalfe had 18 carries for 157 yards to lead the Kaws on the ground.
The Kaws ended their year by winning four of their final five games, which gave them a 5-3 record on the regular season.
Perry-Lecompton 28 13 16 0 — 57
Bishop Ward 0 0 0 6 — 6
Eudora 21, Fort Scott 12
Eudora erased an early deficit to pull out a 21-12 win over Fort Scott at home Friday night.
The Cardinals (3-5) fell in a 6-0 hole before eventually trailing by a 12-7 margin at halftime. EHS then scored 14 points in the third quarter to pull out the 9-point victory in the regular-season finale. All three of Eudora’s wins have come in the final five weeks.
Eudora, the No. 12 seed, will travel to Bonner Springs for the opening round of the Class 4A East playoffs.
Fort Scott 6 6 0 0 — 12
Eudora 0 7 14 0 — 21
Spring Hill 31, Baldwin 0
Baldwin’s football team was unable to put points on the scoreboard in a 31-0 road loss to Spring Hill.
BHS (0-8) has now been held scoreless in three of its last four games, including back-to-back weeks to close out the season. Baldwin scored 6 points in four games this month under first-year head coach David Bowen.
Baldwin will travel to Tonganoxie in the opening round of the playoffs.
St. Mary’s 54, Veritas 6
Veritas managed just one touchdown in a 54-6 loss to St. Mary’s.
Andrew Windheuser paced the team in rushing with 130 yards and one score on the ground. Ben Kaiser anchored the defense, notching 10 tackles in the lopsided loss.