BV Northwest rallies past Gardner-Edgerton

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: October 6, 2017 - 2:17 PM

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It may have been a Thursday night game that started at 6:30 but Blue Valley Northwest’s 35-28 win over Gardner-Edgerton was as exciting as the best Prime Time NFL Sunday night contest.

The Huskies rallied from two scores down twice to finally tie the game at 28-28 with nine minutes, 45 seconds left in the fourth quarter. After trading possessions with the Blazers, Northwest got the ball back at their own 20-yard line with 3:02 left on the clock. The Huskies would march 80 yards led by quarterback Payton Hartman to get the go-ahead score with 1:02.

On the final drive Hartman was 4 for 4 for 67 yards. The final 10 yards came on a touchdown pass to Jackson Heath to give Northwest its first and only lead of the game. Gardner would have one more drive but would turn it over on downs in its end of the field.

The win moves the Huskies to 2-4 on the season while the Blazers fall to 0-6.

Hartman was the big star of the night going 25 of 39 for 340 yards and two touchdowns. Both TD throws with to Heath who had 10 catches for 134 yards. Northwest also got a good game out of Edward Thomas who rushed for 119 yards on 19 carries to go along with two touchdowns of his own. Chris Thomas had the other TD and finished with 48 yards on 16 carries.

Gardner-Edgerton opened the game looking like a team ready to win its first game of the season. The Blazers scored on their second possession when Teven McKelvey found Baylor Maxwell for a 77-yard TD pass with 5:33 left in the first quarter.

The Blazers would take advantage of a short field set up by a Hartman fumble at the Northwest 30 to start their second drive. McKelvey put Gardner-Edgerton up two scores when he found Jace Sprague from 31 yards out to make it 13-0 with 3:42 left in the first.

McKelvey would add a second quarter TD run to put the lead back to 21-7 after the Huskies had scored Chris Thomas touchdown run. Hartman’s first TD pass made it 21-14 before Maxwell ran in from 3-yards out to make it 28-14.

That would be the last score the Blazers would get as Northwest answered with two Edward Thomas TD Runs to tie the game at 28-28 setting up the dramatic fourth quarter winning drive by the Huskies.

Maxwell had a big night for the Blazers rushing for a touchdown and 141 yards on 22 carries while grabbing 10 receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown.