Grain Valley, Van Horn, Staley grab wins

By The Examiner staff
Posted: September 13, 2013 - 10:45 PM

CREIGHTON, Mo. — Coach Jeff Tolbert didn’t rank it as a top effort but the winning beat continues for the Van Horn football team.

The Falcons improved to 3-0 and opened Crossroads Conference play with a 33-15 victory over Sherwood Friday night.

“It was not our best effort, but we’ll take the win,” Tolbert said. “We’ll have to play better next week (conference assignment at Butler).

The Falcons never looked back after taking a 14-0 lead in the opening quarter.

Nolan Ingold scored on touchdown throws of 35 and 45 yards from Tony Winningham. Christian Carr, Demetrius Winston and Winningham each scored one rushing touchdown.

GRAIN VALLEY 47, WARRENSBURG 6: Grain Valley was in charge throughout in improving to 2-1 and keeping Warrensburg winless in three games.

“We scored on offense, defense and special teams,” Grain Valley coach Jimmy Tucker said. “We came out and did what we were supposed to do.”

Kellen Holland led the Eagles by completing 20 of 27 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns. David Hudgens was the leading receiver with six grabs for 113 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for a touchdown. Evan Velasquez had four catches for 88 yards and two touchdowns.

Brice Quinn led the ground game with nine attempts for 83 yards and one score. He also caught three passes for 34 yards. The Eagles totaled 403 yards. The defense held Warrensburg to 179,

STALEY 61, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 7: Host Staley used a 42-0 halftime lead to set up an easy victory over the Bears in a Suburban Middle Seven opener.

A strong ground game powered the Falcons. Sixteen different running backs were used with Kahluna Bouchard, who is the son of the coach, leading the way with 113 yards on nine carries and three touchdowns.