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Garden City quarterback Greyson Tempel propels Buffaloes past Great Bend, 45-28
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Defensive battle?

Not so much.

It was the Greyson Tempel Show on Friday night at Great Bend High School's Memorial Stadium.

In a series filled with narrow victories — Great Bend had won eight of the previous 11 — the Buffaloes' 17-point win was the widest margin of victory between the longtime Western Athletic Conference opponents since the 1999 season. Garden City won 39-0 that year, en route its only Class 6A state championship in school history.

Via 67- and 39-yard scoring bolts in the first quarter by Greyson Tempel, Garden had an early 14-0 edge.

Midway through the second quarter, Matt Marshall, who shared the Panthers' quarterback duties with Bryce Beck throughout, hit wideout Brock Ibarra for a 20-yard scoring pass at the 8:07 mark to chop the deficit in half at 14-7. It capped a 9-play, 66-yard drive, highlighted by a fake handoff up the middle by Beck for a 24-yard gain after he got to the outside.

The Panthers later tied the game at 14 after a 1-yard plunge by Josh Lopez with 4:54 left in the second quarter, set up by Ibarra's diving catch over the middle at the 3-yard line.

Greyson Tempel's third TD, an 11-yard burst, came with 1:02 left before halftime, regaining the lead for the Buffs at 21-14. After the Buffs made an interception of a GBHS pass following the ensuing kickoff, he scored a fourth touchdown with 45.8 seconds to go off a 16-yard bolt, making it 29-14 at the break.

By halftime, Greyson Tempel's rushing total stood at 190.

Greyson Tempel, a 5-foot-10, 175-pounder, is a triplet, having identical siblings in Dustin Tempel and Tarynn Tempel. Greyson threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to tight end Taylor Foley, along with a 23-yard scoring pass to his brother, Dustin, during the third quarter.


Western Athletic Conference


At Great Bend

Memorial Stadium

Garden City 45, Great Bend 28

Garden City                  14  15  13   3  —  45

Great Bend                    0   14   0  14  —  28


First Quarter

Garden City — Greyson Tempel 67 run (Rudy Chavez kick), 11:08

Garden City — G. Tempel 39 run (Chavez kick), 7:47

Second Quarter

Great Bend — Brock Ibarra 20 pass from Matt Marshall (Mario Espino kick), 8:07

Great Bend — Josh Lopez 1 run (Espino kick), 4:54

Garden City — G. Tempel 11 run (Chavez kick), 1:02

Garden City —  G. Tempel 16 run (Denton Keller run), 0:45.8

Third quarter

Garden City — Taylor Foley 12 pass from Tempel

(kick failed), 5:36

Garden City — Dustin Tempel 23 pass from G. Tempel (Chavez kick), 0:19.0

Fourth quarter

Great Bend — Matt Marshall 1 run (Mario Espino kick), 9:18

Garden City — Chavez 23 FG, 5:07

Great Bend — Chad Touslee 11 pass from Bryce Beck (Espino kick), 0:22