Great Bend High School couldn’t get things moving against Western Athletic Conference opponent Dodge City on Friday night’s football game at Memorial Stadium.
The Panthers fell 47-13 on Homecoming night.
Dodge City started things off, scoring on a 16-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Kelan Newton to Bryce Unruh with 7:37 remaining in the first quarter. Dillon Burkhard missed the extra point to make it 6-0.
The Panthers’ hole got deeper with 8:18 remaining in the first half, as Burkhard made a field goal from Great Bend’s 9-yard line.
Johnny Allende cut the lead to 9-6 with a 14-yard scamper.
However, the Demons went up 16-6 on the next drive, capping it with a 1-yard plunge into the end zone by Blaik Middleton.
Allende fumbled the ball with 2:06 remaining, giving the Demons the ball at the Panthers’ 2-yard line. Newton scored on a 2-yard keeper.
Allende scored with 35.2 remaining before halftime on a 6-yard run, closing to 23-13 at intermission.
Great Bend didn’t score again.
Burkhard split the uprights once more for Dodge City to open the second half.
Newton punched in a pair of rushing touchdown in the second half, and Middleton added an 18-yard run for a TD.