Preps notebook: Perry-Lecompton still undefeated after lopsided win over Winfield

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Perry-Lecompton’s football team cruised to a 41-13 road win over Winfield Friday night to stay undefeated this season.

The Kaws (5-0, No. 2 in Class 3A) jumped out to a 19-0 lead in the first quarter, and the defense eventually held Winfield (1-4) to 33 yards of total offense in the second half. Thad Metcalfe was 9-for-14 through the air with 182 yards and two scores. He also added 58 yards and a score on 14 rushing attempts.

Hunter Hess was Metcalfe’s go-to target on the night, catching four balls for 106 yards and a touchdown. PLHS running back Reichen Rush carried the ball 17 times for 106 yards and one touchdown.

Dawson Williams came through with a turnover for the Perry-Lecompton defense, picking off a Winfield pass attempt. Caidon Quinlan started the game off with an 81-yard kickoff return. Perry-Lecompton will play host to Osawatomie next week.

In other area football games, Eudora dropped a 14-8 decision to Louisburg at home. The Cardinals have now dropped four in a row since defeating Baldwin in their season opener. Eudora will travel to Ottawa next week.

Tonganoxie had to wait an extra day, but it got the result it wanted. The Chieftains (4-1, No. 3 in Class 4A) were in complete control in their 29-0 home win over Piper (3-2) ON Saturday night.

Senior running back Tyler Bowden continues to shred opposing defenses. He piled up 206 yards and one touchdown on 39 carries. Senior quarterback Blake Poje went 16-for-25 for 192 yards and three scores. Senior Dallas Bond caught nine balls for 124 yards and three touchdowns.

Tonganoxie is currently looking for an opponent to play next week.


Piper 0 0 0 0 — 0

Tonganoxie 7 14 0 8 — 29


Perry-Lecompton: 19, 8, 8, 6 – 41

Winfield: 0, 13, 0, 0 – 13

Perry-Lecompton: Quinlan 81 yd KO return; Metcalfe 2 yd run; Hess 58 yd pass from Metcalfe; Stone 38 yd pass from Metcalfe; Rush 21 yd run; Williams 50 yd INT ret TD.

PAT: Elliott 1; Metcalfe 2 Runs.

Winfield: Harper 14 yd pass from Yingling; Yingling 8 yd run.

PAT: Bryant 1.

FSHS boys soccer bounces back with 4-0 win

Following its second loss of the season, Free State’s boys soccer team bounced back in a big way with a 4-0 home win over Shawnee Mission South on Saturday.

Sarj Zeedan, who had a hat trick earlier in the week, led the Firebirds with a pair of goals in their latest win. Yoav Gillath and Joon Chun each scored a goal, as well. It came just two days after a 2-0 loss to Olathe West, as Free State is now 5-2-1 on the year.

Bishop Searbury’s soccer team secured its third win in four days with a 2-0 victory over Maur Hill on Thursday. Beck Oldridge scored both goals for the Seahawks. He had five scores in his team’s three matches this past week.

Lawrence High’s boys soccer squad suffered a 3-0 home loss to Shawnee Mission East on Thursday. The Lions (4-6) have lost three consecutive matches after starting the year with a three-game win streak.

FSHS volleyball drops two matches on Saturday

Free State’s volleyball team dropped two of its three matches played on Saturday at Shawnee Mission Northwest.

The Firebirds dropped a two-set decision (25-23, 25-21) to Blue Valley Northwest and suffered a two-set sweep (25-19, 25-22) to Shawnee Mission Northwest. Free State also only needed two sets (25-23, 25-23) in a win over Heritage Christian Academy.

This performance came just two days after the Firebirds earned a 3-0 home win (25-15, 25-12, 25-15) over Olathe West. Free State is now 13-10 on the season.

Lawrence High’s volleyball team was also at home on Thursday, earning a 3-0 win (25-15, 25-11, 25-12) over Olathe North. The Lions (9-14) lost to both Olathe Northwest and Bonner Springs on Saturday, but picked up a two-set win over Manhattan High.


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