Kearney rolls past St. Joseph Central
By Joe Caronia PrepsKC Staff Writer
Kearney welcomed St. Joseph Central to Bulldog stadium, for the opening game of the season. The only thing hotter than the temperature was the Kearney offense. The Bulldogs shutout the Indians 49 – 0, as the game was never in doubt.
Before the game Indian coach Jeff Wallace talked about his young team.
“We are just looking for some consistency,” Wallace said. “I am excited to see the growth and I’m excited to see these young guys get some game reps. We are so young we have a player playing tonight who just turned fourteen.”
The Bulldogs scored six touchdowns on their first six possessions in the first half.
Senior Reagan Frakes scored on a 4 yard run. Dawson Goepferich made the kick and the score was 7-0.
Three minutes later Senior quarterback Johnny Weidmaier on 4th and goal from the 1 yard line sneaked it over for the score. Goepferich was good and it was 14 – 0.
With 1:52 left in the first quarter Weidmaier found Coalten Klenda in the corner of the end zone for a 14 yard score. The kick was no good and the score was 20 – 0.
The second quarter was no different Frakes scored from 8 yards out. Goepferich was true again for a 27 – 0 lead.
Frakes was not finished in the half, he went 18 yards for another touchdown. The two point pass was good Weidmaier to Klenda, and it was 35 – 0.
With just: 21 seconds left in the half Zack Davis caught a 18 yard TD pass from Weidmaier. Goepferich completed the half with the kick, and the teams went to the break with the score 42 – 0.
The Bulldogs received the opening kick-off to start the 3rd quarter, the Bulldogs methodically marched down the field and Frakes found the end zone from 4 yards out. That was his 4th rushing touchdown of the game. Goepferich added the last point of the game making the final 49 -0.
The Bulldogs scored touchdowns on their first seven possessions. After the game Bulldog Coach Greg Jones was pleased with his team. His praise started with his offensive line. “It is an experienced group of lineman, we have two kids who are seniors and this is there first time starting. It’s always been our motto work hard and your time will come.
Next week the Bulldogs will travel to Liberty to take on the Blue Jays. St. Joseph Central will be on the road at Platte County taking on the Pirates.
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