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Area prep football roundup: Week 1
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Ellinwood High Schools Colby Prescott hits the Kinsley quarterback as he attempts to throw the ball on Friday night in Ellinwood. The Eagles shut out the Coyotes 30-0 in the season opener. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO Jonell Niles

ELLINWOOD – Ellinwood tailback Drew Blake rushed for two touchdowns to spark the Eagles past Kinsley 30-0 in a lightning-shortened Central Prairie League football game. The game was called with 5:36 left in the second quarter after several lightning delays.
Blake scored on a 6-yard pass from quarterback Kyler Doll and on a 14-run run. Kyler Doll connected with Todd Hamby on a 40-yard touchdown pass. Kody Koetter rumbled 45 yards for the Eagles’ fourth touchdown.
The Eagles (1-0) play at Otis-Bison (1-0) Sept. 8.

K 0 0 – 0
E 14 16 – 30
E—Drew Blake 6 pass from Kyler Doll (run failed); E—Blake 14 run (Blake run); E—Todd Hamby 40 pass from Doll (Blake run); E—Kody Koetter 45 run (Blake run)

RANSOM – Pawnee Heights all-state TB Kade Scott scored on a 15-yard touchdown run, 70-yard kickoff return, 21-yard interception return and threw a touchdown pass in the Tigers’ 51-0 six-man football victory over Western Plains High School.
Jackson Henbest caught a 15-yard TD pass from Scott. Preston Stonebarger, Junior Cordero and Logan Williams also scored touchdowns for the Tigers. The Tigers play Golden Plains next week.

PH—Kade Scott 70 kickoff return; Scott 15 run; Jackson Henbest 15 pass from Scott; Scott 20 interception return; Preston Stonebarger 35 run; Junior Cordero 15 run; Logan Williams 5 run

ST. JOHN – Otis-Bison tailback Blake Bahr scored three touchdowns to spark the state-ranked Cougars past St. John 58-0 in Friday’s Central Prairie League football game.
Bahr scored on the game’s first play for a 65-yard touchdown, scored on an interception return and added a 50-yard touchdown run to close out the scoring.
Quarterback Anton Foust scored two touchdowns and added a 61-yard touchdown pass to Maitland Wiltse. Seth Hoopingarner scored on an interception return and Daniel Scott added a touchdown run.
The Cougars gained 350 yards on 14 offensive snaps, scoring six touchdowns. Scott had 111/2 tackles and Devan Gradig had eight tackles. The Cougars were tagged for 105 yards in penalties, their only negative statistic.
“We’ve got things to work on. We need to get better as a football team,” said Otis-Bison coach Travis Starr.
The Tigers gained 98 yards. St. John’s Cashe McVey rushed for 33 yards and Keven Neri-Leon added 27 yards rushing.
The Cougars (1-0) play Ellinwood (1-0) at home Sept. 8.

OB 28 30 – 58
SJ 0 0 – 0
OB—Blake Bahr 65 run (run failed), 11:48; OB—Bahr interception return (Daniel Scott run), 8:14; OB—Seth Hoopingarner interception return (run failed), 6:24; OB—Mailtland Wiltse 61 pass from Anton Foust (Wiltse pass from Foust), 1:26; OB—Foust 20 run (Clade Anderson pass from Foust), 7:59; OB—Scott 3 run (Foust run), 3:40; OB—Foust 20 run (pass failed), 2:11; OB—Bahr 50 run (Bahr pass from Foust), 1:47
RUSHING—OB—10-210; Bahr 3-124; Foust 4-35; Luke Higgason 1-26; Scott 2-25; SJ—Cashe McVey 7-33; Keven Neri-Leon 18-27; Eddy Ibarra 4-6.
PASSING—OB—Foust 3-4-0, 140; SJ—McVey 4-8-2, 13; Jordan Taylor 1-2-0, 15; Neri-Leon 1-2-0, 4.
RECEIVING—OB—Wiltse 2-88; Scott 1-52; SJ—McVey 1-15; E. Ibarra 1-12; Taylor 1-4; Neri-Leon 2-1.

KINGMAN – Rudy Gearhart’s 15-yard touchdown handed Hoisington High a 7-3 Central Kansas League football victory over Kingman Friday.
Gearhart rushed for 41 yards on three carries. Tailback Sean Urban rushed for 83 yards on 13 carries. The Cardinals outgained Kingman 208-47, but lost four fumbles to keep the Eagles in the ballgame. Xavier Robinson had a 40-yard kickoff return to start the second half.
Gearhart used solid blocking on his touchdown run with 10:33 left in the second period. Broxton Donovan kicked the extra point.
Kingman’s All-Central Kansas League kicker Luis Franco converted a 30-yard field goal after missing his first field goal.
“Defensively, we didn’t play our best at the start, but after that we played really well,” said Hoisington coach Zach Baird.
The Cardinals’ run-oriented offense was disrupted by Kingman’s aggressive blitzing scheme.
“Give Kingman credit,” Baird said. “They played fast and physical and gave us some problems. We’ve got to get better.”
The Cardinals (1-0) play at state-ranked Wichita Collegiate (1-0) next Friday.

MACKSVILLE – Macksville’s Jacob Rein scored on three pass receptions and a rushing touchdown to lead the Mustangs past Ness City 60-20 in Friday’s Central Prairie League football opener.
Quarterback Kody Mead threw five touchdown passes and connected for three touchdown passes to Rein, who had five receptions for 167 yards. He added a rushing touchdown.
Mead added a pair of touchdown passes to Karson Waters and a touchdown strike to Brandon Ibarra. Quarterback Tyler Bissell threw a touchdown pass.
Kreed Parr scored two defensive touchdowns on interceptions and had 12 tackles. Ibarra had 11 tackles.
Macksville’s gained six takeaways as Mead, Parr, Luis Saenz and Ibarra recovered Ness City fumbles.
Ness City’s Nate Gabel scored on two touchdown receptions.

NC 20 0 0 0 – 20
M 6 30 18 6 – 60

RUSHING—M—Luis Saenz 14-62; Darien Miller 1-47; Kody Mead 1-10; Harley Blaske 6-15; Jacob Rein 2-13.
PASSING—M—Mead 12-22-0, 244; Tyler Bissell 1-1-0, 8.
RECEIVING—M—Rein 5-167; Karson Waters 2-16; Kreed Parr 3-38; Alex Freeman 1-9; Brandon Ibarra 1-8.

CLAFLIN – Victoria extracted revenge for last year’s loss with a dominating 34-8 victory over Central Plains in Saturday’s Central Prairie League football game. The game was delayed by lightning Friday.
Victoria’s Cooper Windholz and Cooper Pfannenstiel scored touchdowns. The Oilers lost two fumbles to start the second half, including a turnover at the Victoria 5-yard line. The Oilers beat Victoria 48-22 last season.
Central Plains (0-1) plays at Ness City (0-1) Sept. 8 after Ness City lost 60-20 to Macksville.