Kansas roundup Week 7

By Zachary Spain PrepsKC staff writer
Posted: October 13, 2018 - 1:33 AM



Week 7 of Kansas football included several conference matchups as the final week of the regular season approaches. Here’s a look at some of the game from around the Metro:

Basehor-Linwood 34, Atchison 7
Marlon McDaniel scored in each quarter, rushing for four touchdowns as Basehor-Linwood responded to an early 7-0 deficit on the road.

Quarterback Dylan Mussett completed 75 percent of his passes, throwing for a touchdown and 219 yards -- 119 of them to Dylan Donnelly -- on 12-of-16 passing for the Bobcats (6-1).

The Bobcats’ defense smothered Atchison (3-4), limiting the Redmen to 70 yards of total offense -- fewer than 1.7 yards per play.

Mill Valley 18, Blue Valley 7
Cameron Young ran for two touchdowns as the host Jaguars never trailed in this Eastern Kansas League matchup.

Young’s 2-yard run just 1:58 into the game put Mill Valley (4-3, 3-3 EKL) ahead 6-0, but neither team would reach the end zone again until Young’s 14-yarder shortly after halftime. Jordan Preston’s 56-yard touchdown completion to Jayce Zukowski midway through the fourth quarter made it 18-0.

Blue Valley QB Walker Kinney, who attempted 48 passes and ended up with 250 yards through the air, prevented his Tigers (3-4, 3-3 EKL)  from being shut out with a 3-yard touchdown to Matt Kennedy with 6 seconds left in the game.

Bonner Springs 55, Leavenworth 34
Bryce Krone and Noah Villarreal each ran for two touchdowns and combined for 315 rushing yards to lead the host Braves (4-3).

Krone had first-quarter touchdowns of 11 and 25 yards less than three minutes apart to put Bonner Springs ahead 13-0 -- a lead they never relinquished -- on the way to 208 yards on the ground.

Villarreal followed with back-to-back touchdowns in the second quarter to make it 41-20. He added 107 yards rushing as the Braves had 584 total yards of offense.

In between, the teams exchanged long kickoff return touchdowns. First, JoVaughn Darthard put Leavenworth (1-6) on the board with a 90-yard return with 2:56 left in the first quarter. Unfortunately for the Pioneers, Keyon Thomas returned the ensuing kickoff 84 yards for touchdown.

Spring Hill 24, Piper 22
Zade Bisogno-Barker’s two touchdown runs provided enough breathing room for host Spring Hill to hold off its Frontier League rival Pirates (3-4, 2-4 Frontier League).

Bisogno-Barker’s 2-yard score before halftime broke a 7-all tie. His fourth-quarter TD -- from 3 yards -- proved to be the difference for Spring Hill (3-4, 3-3 Frontier League) as it extended the lead to 24-14 and followed Dalton White’s touchdown pass to Luke Hays.

White hit Devon Marshall for another Piper touchdown and added a conversion to make it 24-22, but the Pirates got no closer.

Blue Valley North 51, Blue Valley Northwest 7
After falling behind 7-3, the Mustangs scored 35 points in the second quarter -- and 48 unanswered the rest of the game, on the way to a rout of Blue Valley Northwest (0-7, 0-6 EKL).

Graham Mertz passed for 410 yards and all six Blue Valley North offensive touchdowns. Cameron Burt was the recipient of 13 of Mertz’s 24 completions, accounting for 274 yards and two touchdowns.

Running back Amauri Pesek-Hickson also had two receiving touchdowns and had 171 total yards from seven touches for the Mustangs (4-3, 4-2 EKL).

Avion Tucker’s 7-yard touchdown 20 seconds into the second quarter gave the Huskies their only points and only lead, which lasted just 55 seconds until Mertz’s first TD pass.

Blue Valley West 53, Blue Valley Southwest 6
Quarterback Greg Riddle passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more in the Jaguars’ EKL blowout of the host Timberwolves (3-4, 2-4 EKL).

Abe Lawrence rushed for 191 yards -- averaging 27 yards per carry -- and a touchdown for Blue Valley West (3-4, 3-4 EKL). Edgar Hunley added another two touchdowns on the ground.

Riddle passed for 212 yards, 177 yards of which -- and both passing touchdowns -- were received by David Brown.