Kansas roundup Week 3

By Zachary Spain PrepsKC staff writer
Posted: September 15, 2018 - 12:13 AM

Schools jockeying for position in the middle of the Eastern Kansas League, plus Spring Hill’s fourth-quarter rally in a Frontier League rivalry, highlight Week 3 on the Kansas side of the Metro.

Blue Valley 49, Blue Valley Southwest 7
Walker Kinney threw 5 first-half touchdowns on the way to a third 275-plus yard passing game as the Tigers, ranked third in Class 6A, faced little challenge from their Eastern Kansas League rival.

Kinney threw TD passes to four different receivers while leading all rushers with 68 yards in the rout. The senior was 11 for 18 for 280 yards as host Blue Valley (2-1, 2-1) led 42-0 at halftime and gave way to Jake Wolff, who threw for another touchdown.

Cameron Green had four catches – two for touchdown – and 106 yards. Dorian Stephens added two more touchdowns and 92 yards receiving.

BV Southwest (1-2, 0-2) was able to do little, accounting for just 139 yards of total offense. Tanner Curry connected with Billy Bartlett for 39 yards and the Timberwolves’ lone touchdown, but the Timberwolves were intercepted twice by Beau Palmer and had a punt blocked and returned for touchdown.

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Blue Valley West 35, St. James Academy 32
Behind Greg Riddle’s 3 touchdown passes to David Brown, the host Jaguars (1-2, 1-2 EKL) held on in a game that saw four lead changes before halftime.

But it was successive Riddle-to-Brown touchdowns late in the half that turned St. James’s 16-14 lead into a BV West 28-16 advantage – their largest of the game – that shifted the tone.

Thunder running back Michael Tujague had touchdown runs of 11, 11 and 4 yards – the first two giving his team the lead in the first half – but it wasn’t enough for St. James (1-2, 1-2), which was outgained on offense 530-383.

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Spring Hill 24, Bonner Springs 23
The Broncos overcame a 15-0 first-half deficit, then came out ahead on a gutsy 2-point conversion call in the final minutes to snag the road win over their Frontier League rival Braves (1-2, 1-2).

With 1:10 left in the game and Spring Hill down 23-16, Elijah Flores ran 24 yards for the touchdown and a decision: attempt a PAT and perhaps overtime or go for 2 and the win. Brennan Feeback ran into the end zone.

Cody Powell’s interception with less than a minute left sealed it for Spring Hill (2-1, 2-1), which didn’t take its first lead until Flores’ 7-yard touchdown with 7:41 to go in the game.

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