Kansas roundup Week 4

By Stuart Goldman PrepsKC staff writer
Posted: September 23, 2017 - 1:07 AM

Olathe East 23, Olathe South 13
Quarterback Hunter Thomas put Olathe East (2-2) on the board early in the first quarter with a 9-yard touchdown run. After another Hawks touchdown, Olathe South cut the lead to 14-7 with 17 seconds left in the first quarter when Peyton Wiggs’ sack led to Adrian Garcia’s 40-yard scoop and score.

Thomas connected with Nate Matlack on a 35-yard touchdown pass to give Olathe East a 20-7 lead with 3:31 left in the half. The Falcons (1-3) answered with a 65-yard touchdown pass from Evan Foster to Kolby Murphy, trimming the Hawks’ lead to 20-13. A 32-yard field goal by Olathe East kicker Spencer Grosz with 6:48 left in the third quarter ended the scoring.

Tonganoxie 28, Bonner Springs 18
The Chieftains improved to 4-0 and led Bonner Springs early after Dalton Bock scored a touchdown on the game’s second play from scrimmage. Korbin Riedel’s touchdown and a 2-point conversion from quarterback Mason Beach to Zac Morgan put Tonganoxie up 14-0 in the first quarter.

The teams traded touchdowns the rest of the game. Bonner Springs scored with 3 minutes left in the first quarter, and the Chieftains followed with Beach’s touchdown pass to Drake Pray, giving them a 20-6 lead. The Braves (2-2) answered with a touchdown to cut the lead to 20-12 before halftime.

The score stayed that way until a Beach-to-Morgan touchdown and Riedel’s two-point conversion put Tonganoxie up 28-12 with 5:41 left in the game.

St. James Academy 17, Blue Valley Northwest 14
The Thunder improved to 4-0 after holding off a late rally by the Huskies, who fell to 1-3.

BV Northwest took a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter on J. Michael Sturdivant’s 42-yard touchdown catch. St. James Academy cut the lead to 7-3 with 8:27 left in the half on a 27-yard field goal.

A 13-yard touchdown run with 5:18 left in the third quarter and a 61-yard touchdown pass with 9:31 left in the fourth put the Thunder up 17-7. The Huskies pulled to within 17-14 on a 1-yard touchdown run by Matt Latendresse with 4:01 left.

Piper 14, Lansing 7, OT
The Pirates scored in overtime on Dalton White’s 7-yard touchdown pass to Derek Kariuki, then held off Lansing on fourth and goal from the 6 to seal their first win of the season.

Brandon Snell returned a blocked punt 35 yards for a touchdown to give Piper a 7-0 lead with 8:55 left in the half. Lansing (1-3) answered with a 3-yard touchdown run with 3:13 remaining before halftime. A scoreless second half set up the dramatic finish.