Bishop Miege pounds Louisburg
By Cole Young PrepsKC Senior Writer
If there was a moment you could call pivotal in a 49-6 victory, Bishop Miege found itself in one late in the first half against Louisburg.
Leading just 22-6 at the time, Louisburg had marched down the field and had a chance to pull within one possession against the top ranked team in Kansas 4A-Division 1 heading into the half.
As the final seconds ticked away in the half, the Stag defense bottled up Louisburg quarterback Grant Harding on the Stag 4.
“I think that was huge,” Bishop Miege coach Jon Holmes said. “It was 22-6 at that time. If they score they could have made it 22-14 going into the half.
“We thought we knew what play they were going to run and we were able to stop a great playing in their quarterback in Harding and our offense was able to carry that momentum into the second half.”
With that stop, Miege stole back the momentum and rolled into a Class 4 semifinal matchup against Basehor-Linwood.
That defensive stop was just one of several big plays for the Stag defense. Highlighting the defense was a pair of interceptions by safety Landry Weber, which he returned for 63 and 37 yards.
“I was just being a centerfielder hovering over everything,” Weber said. “He threw them deep and I was able to make a play.”
In all, Miege forced four turnovers.
Weber also led the offense, scoring a pair of touchdowns and throwing for a two-point conversion.
“He did it all night long,” Holmes said. “He had some interceptions, a long touchdown and some returns. He doesn’t come off the field. He does a lot of great things for us.”
In addition to the two touchdown passes to Weber, quarterback Carter Putz threw another pair of touchdowns to Jafar Armstrong.
The Wildcats scored their lone touchdown on a seven-yard run by Harding.
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