Basehor-Linwood gets win at Lansing

By Joe Caronia PrepsKC staff writer
Posted: September 22, 2012 - 12:52 AM

The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats came to the home field of the Lansing Lions and defeated them soundly 44-20, in a Kaw Valley match up.

The Bobcats scored on their second drive of the game when senior quarterback Tanner Garver ran for a 23 yard run for the first score of the game. The Bobcats got a defensive score when Caleb Hiss intercepted a pass and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown. Garver hit Broc Lindsay the two point conversion to make the score 14-0 after the first quarter.

That is when Lansing showed some life. Coach Pekarek made a change at quarterback at brought in Krystain Abbott and the Lions started moving the ball through the air. Coach Pekarek said, “We are just looking for something to work. We are looking for any play that will get us at least 3.5 yards a play”. After two long receptions by Lucas Mein got the ball in the redzone the drive was finished off by a 5 yard TD pass from Abbott to Khalil Bailey.

At 6:22 of the second quarter Drew Potter scored on a 5 yard touchdown run. Zac Hevel connected with tight end Ben Johnson for the two point conversion. Potter who scored three touchdowns in the game humbly gave the credit to his lineman.
“They gave me huge holes all night, and I just had to read their blocks,” Potter said.

The Lions would not go away, as they moved the ball down the field. Abbott kept the drive alive by scrambling out of the pocket on a 3rd down and 5 picking up the first down with his legs. Lucas Mein carried the ball for the final 5 yards and when Brad Brown converted his second PAT it made the score 22-14.

The Bobcats stopped the Lions momentum when they executed an effective 2:00 minute offense, and with just :30 seconds left in the half Drew Potter had a 2 yard run, and ran the 2 point conversion himself, to make the score Bobcats 30, Lions 14.

In the 3rd quarter Garver sneaked the ball over for a 1 yard touchdown, making the score 37-14. The Bobcats ran both of their quarterbacks in and out of the game. Both moved the ball efficiently, Garver on the ground, and Hevel through the air. Basehor-Linwood coach Steve Hopkins had high praise for both of them.
“They both moved the ball well, and they both have different strengths,” Hopkins said. “Both of them told me tonight, that they need to slow down and calm down. “

At 9:55 of the 4th quarter, Potter scored his third touchdown on a 14 yard run, the point after was good making the score 44-14.

Late in the 4th quarter, Abbott hit Thad Marshall on a 14 yard touchdown, for the final score of the game.  After the game Lansing coach Bill Pekarek talked about his change at quarterback.
“He (Abbott) came in at the end of the game against Turner, and he did all right,” Pekarek said. “But we are just struggling to move the ball, we are making too many turnovers, and not playing well defensively.”

The Lions fall to 0-4 as they will host Piper next week. Basehor-Linwood moves  to 2-2 heading into a home game with Turner.