CANTON – Claflin High School running back Benn Kirmer amassed 213 rushing yards, 40 passing yards and five touchdowns to lead the Wildcats to their first victory this season, beating Canton-Galva on Friday night.
“He actually dialed it back a little from last week,” Wildcats head coach Chris Steiner said of his running back’s night. “Last week I think he had about 337 yards of total offense and 37 carries, but we wanted to spread the ball out a little more this week.
“He has been a wide receiver for the past two years and he has finally made the transition back to running back.”
Kirmer carried the ball 18 times to average over 11 yards per carry.
Quarterback Kevin Klug ran for a Wildcats touchdown and was second in rushing yards with 38.
Claflin’s win gives both the Wildcats and the Eagles 1-4 records.
Quivira Heights 48, Beloit-St. John’s 0
BELOIT – Quivira Heights jumped on Beloit-St. John’s early, scoring 42 points in the first half en route to a win that only lasted two minutes into the third quarter.
Thunderbirds quarterback Gunner Phelan aired it out 11 times for nine completions, 238 yards and five touchdowns. Phelan also recorded one of Quivira Heights’ two rushing touchdowns.
Nick Scheppman scored the other rushing touchdown on a 22-yard sprint to the end zone. Scheppman also caught a 31-yard touchdown pass from Phelan.
Taylor Siemsen and Jordan Trevino each had two receiving touchdowns for the Thunderbirds. Trevino had 107 receiving yards on two catches.
Quivira Heights 28 14 6—48
Beloit-St. John’s 0 0 0—0
Quivira Heights — Trevino 40 pass from Phelan (Siemsen run good)
Quivira Heights — Scheppman 31 pass from Phelan (Siemsen pass from Phelan good)
Quivira Heights — Phelan 17 run (pass failed)
Quivira Heights — Schepmann 22 run (pass failed)
Quivira Heights — Siemsen 19 pass from Phelan (run failed)
Quivira Heights — Trevino 67 pass from Phelan (Siemsen run good)
Quivira Heights — Siemsen 25 pass from Phelan
Brookville-Ell-Saline 44, Ellinwood 22
BROOKVILLE – The Ellinwood Eagles amassed 218 yards of total offense on the road against the Cardinals but fell to Brookville-Ell-Saline.
Kyle Corbett scored the Eagles’ first touchdown, when he returned a blocked punt 40 yards to the end zone. Corbett scored again in the fourth quarter on a 3-yard quarterback keeper
Eagles’ wide receiver Cameron Williams caught a 46-yard bomb from Corbett to score the final points for Ellinwood.
Both are 2-3 on the season.
Otis-Bison 53, Western Plains 6
OTIS – Otis-Bison eased past Western Plains, beating the Bobcats after only two quarters on Friday.
The Cougars raked in 203 yards of total offense while holding the Bobcats to only 75. Otis-Bison got it done almost entirely the ground, rushing for 200 yards, but the Cougars scored in almost every way possible.
Robert Kolas recorded a safety, Matthew Crottinger returned a kick 57 yards for a touchdown and Michael Hlavaty, who also had a 37-yard rushing touchdown, intercepted a Bobcats’ pass and ran it back for a 51-yard score.
The Cougars’ only pass in the game was a 3-yard touchdown from Trevor Keller to Brandon Pechanec.
Zachary Stejskal, Justus Bartonek and Kole Urban each ran for a touchdown for the Cougars.
The only time the Bobcats scored was 30 secons before the end of the game, on a 3-yard run by Chase Rein.
Western Plains 0 6 —6
Otis-Bison 30 23 —53
Otis-Bison — Pechanec 3 pass from Keller (Hlavaty kick good)
Otis-Bison — Kolas safety
Otis-Bison — Crotinger 57 kickoff return (Hlavaty kick good)
Otis-Bison — Hlavaty 37 run (Hlavaty kick good)
Otis-Bison — Hlavaty 51 interception return (Hlavaty kick good)
Otis-Bison — Stejskal 5 run (Hlavaty kick good)
Otis-Bison — Bartonek 15 run (Keller run good)
Otis-Bison — Urban 13 run (Bartonek run good)
Western Plains — Rein 3 run (conversion failed)
Pretty Prairie 68, Macksville 20
PRETTY PRAIRIE – The Macksville Mustangs gave up 10 touchdowns in an overwhelming loss to undefeated Pretty Prairie.
The Bulldogs found the end zone six times on the ground and four times through the air.
Macksville quarterback Seth Filbert recorded three all three touchdowns for the Mustangs – two passing and one rushing.
On the other end of Filbert’s passing touchdowns was Adam Oak, who caught a 61-yard bomb and a 35-yard pass for scores.
Macksville 8 6 6 —20
Pretty Prairie 20 22 26 —68
Pretty Prairie — Cooper 50 run (run failed)
Pretty Prairie — Pittman 56 run (run failed)
Macksville — Oak 61 pass from Filbert (Filbert run good)
Pretty Prairie — Krehbiel 78 kickoff return (Pittman run good)
Pretty Prairie — Hines 26 pass from Pittman (Hines pass from Pittman good)
Macksville — Oak 25 pass from Filbert (pass failed)
Pretty Prairie — Cooper 13 pass from Pittman (Pittman kick good)
Pretty Prairie — Broce 3 pass from Pittman (Pittman kick good)
Pretty Prairie — Krehbiel 42 run (kick failed
Macksville — Filbert 4 run (pass failed)
Pretty Prairie — Pittman 60 run (kick failed)
Pretty Priarie — Broce 43 pass from Pittman (Pittman run good)
Pretty Prairie — Pittman 46 run
Cunningham 58, Stafford 38
STAFFORD – The Stafford Trojans lost a shootout Friday night against Cunningham.
Quarterback Alex Setter was the only player to score in the first quarter when he returned a punt 62 yards to score. Setter ran for 2-, 64- and 1-yard touchdowns on his way to 115 rushing yards. He also threw a 5-yard pass to Tanner Newell for the Trojans’ fifth score.
The Trojans are 2-3 this season, and the Wildcats improved to 1-3.
Cunningham 0 22 24 12 — 58
Stafford 8 8 8 14 — 38
Stafford — Setter 62 punt return, (Setter run good)
Cunningham — Schaller 62 pass from Kershen (conversion failed)
Stafford — Setter 2 run (Setter run good)
Cunningham — Kershen 60 run (conversion good)
Cunningham — Schaller 25 pass from Kershen (conversion good)
Cunningham — Kershen 5 run (conversion good)
Stafford — Tanner Newell 5 pass from Setter (conversion good)
Cunningham — Kershen 11 run (conversion good)
Cunningham — H. Hope 23 run (conversion good)
Stafford — Setter 64 run (conversion good)
Cunningham — Hamilton 14 pass from Kershen (conversion failed)
Cunningham — Kershen 15 run (conversion failed)
Stafford — Setter 1 run (conversion failed)
Hoisington 21, Thomas More Prep-Marian 15
HOISINGTON – Even though Hoisington had fewer first downs, it outran the Monarchs by more than 100 yards on the Cardinals’ way to a narrow win over their Mid-Central Activities Association opponent.
Hoisington running back Taylor Stumma ran for 134 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries in the game.
Ben Stacy also ran for a touchdown and amassed 67 yards against the Monarchs’ defense.
The Monarchs’ offense was led by quarterback Nick Hammeke, who threw for 128 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Hammeke also rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown.
Cimarron 40, Larned 0
LARNED – Larned quarterback Brady Keith rushed for 79 yards on 21 carries, but lost two fumbles in falling to Cimarron.
Taylor Thomas ran for 56 yards for the Indians, who finished with 140 yards rushing.
Defensively, the Indians held Cimarron to only one touchdown per quarter except in the second, when the Bluejays scored 20 points.
Larned’s record falls to 0-5 and the Bluejays advance to 3-2.