Miege powers past Louisburg

By Zachary Spain PrepsKC staff writer
Posted: November 10, 2018 - 2:43 AM

Bishop Miege hasn’t let its hard-luck district seeding -- and the playoff road games that come with it -- stand in the way of its march to a fifth-consecutive state title.

Not this week, at least.

The fifth-seeded(!) Stags scored 41 unanswered first-half points as it ended top-seeded Louisburg’s season with its first loss, 55-21, in the Class 4A quarterfinals Friday.

Quarterback Sam Pedrotti completed 12-of-13 passes for 172 yards and three touchdowns -- all in the first half -- for the Stags (9-2), who have been atop the media rankings all season and whose losses came to larger-class powers on both sides of the state line.

Brison Cobbins -- who played sparingly after halftime -- also rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another as Bishop Miege ran out to a 41-0 lead at halftime.

Louisburg (10-1) was limited to just 68 yards of offense -- a two-yards per-play average.

And while Miege has been dominant in the playoffs, outscoring first its three opponents 180-49, it will again have another bus ride in the semifinals as it faces No. 2 seed Basehor-Linwood (10-1) next.