Kansas roundup Week 6

By Zachary Spain PrepsKC staff writer
Posted: October 6, 2018 - 2:47 AM

Mill Valley wasn’t bothered by the two-plus hour bus ride -- or Pittsburg’s state-ranked, undefeated record -- as the Jaguars blew out the Dragons and lead the highlights from some of the Week 6 games from the Kansas side of the Metro.

Mill Valley 35, Pittsburg 13
By using a ball-control offense while capitalizing on three interceptions and a dozen penalties, the visiting Jaguars routed Pittsburg (5-1), the third-ranked team in Class 4A.

Jordan Preston’s two touchdown runs on short quarterback keepers put Mill Valley (3-3) ahead 14-0 by the third minute of the second quarter, then Chase Shyrock’s interception return late in the half extended the lead to 21-6. And the rout was on.

Preston added a touchdown pass to Logan Talley in the fourth quarter to give the Jaguars their largest lead at 35-6 and a chance at rentereing the Kansas Rankings Class 5A Top 5 after dropping out last week.

St. Thomas Aquinas 42, St. James Academy 13
Tate Raboin was efficient, going 6-for-8 passing with half of his completions ending in touchdowns for Class 5A No. 2 St. Thomas Aquinas in their runaway Eastern Kansas League win over the Thunder (1-5, 1-5 EKL) in a game played at Bishop Miege.

Raboin’s 22-yard touchdown pass to Cameron Jackson with 7:22 left in the first quarter put the Saints (6-0, 6-0 EKL) ahead 14-6. Less than four minutes later he connected with T.J. Williams-Bey on a 53-yard score as STA took a 21-6 lead into halftime. The senior QB added a 2-yard rushing TD and his third touchdown pass -- 33 yards to Finn Barrett -- in the third quarter.

The Saints scored 35 consecutive points after St. James’ Jack Moellers connected with J.J. Tylicki for a 64-yard touchdown just 2:07 into the game to pull within 7-6, but that was as close as the game would be.

Blue Valley West 41, Blue Valley Northwest 21
Behind Greg Riddle’s pair of touchdown passes to Matt Cairns and a touchdown run, the host Jaguars (2-4, 2-4 EKL) led 28-0 by halftime and never looked back as Blue Valley Northwest remained winless (0-6, 0-5 EKL).

Riddle completed 19 of his 28 passing attempts for 222 yards while running backs Abe Lawrence (22 carries, 136 yards) and Edgar Hunley (14 carries, 86 yards) combined for three rushing touchdowns for Blue Valley West.

The Huskies were able to move the ball, totalling 470 yards of offense -- 394 of them on 31 for 47 passing by three quarterbacks -- but were undone by three turnovers as they tried to overcome their early deficit.

Shawnee Heights 35, Leavenworth 20
Freddy Maisberger’s 78-yard touchdown run just 1:06 into the second half gave the host T-Birds their first lead at 21-14 and would end up being enough for Shawnee Heights (4-2, 2-1 United Kansas Conference) against its conference rival.

Seth Drennan scored on runs of 63 and 50 yards to give Leavenworth (1-5, 1-4 UKC) first-half leads of 7-0 and 14-7 before the Shawnee Heights broke away with two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter to seal it. Drennan finished with 195 yards rushing and accounted for nearly 60 percent of Leavenworth’s total offense.

Shawnee Heights won despite three turnovers thanks to 100-yard rushing performances by Hunter Wohler (135 yards and two touchdowns), Davion Gardenhire (134 yards) and Maisberger (116 yards). In all, the T-Birds ran for 484 yards.

Washington 47, Wyandotte 20
Quarterback Alex Howard passed for 289 yards and three touchdowns to go along with 91 yards and a touchdown on the ground for the host Wildcats as they ran away from rival Wyandotte a week before their crosstown showdown with Kansas City Atchison League-leading Schlagle (4-2, 4-0 KCAL).

Howard had TD passes of 53 yards to Antion Foster and 97 and 46 yards to MarKeith Grayson in a dominant performance by Washington (3-3, 3-1 KCAL) that included a 31-0 lead. In all, Grayson caught four of Howards nine completions and collected 159 yards receiving.

Kendall Anderson had a touchdown passing and one running for the Bulldogs (0-5, 0-4 KCAL), who have next week off before looking to regroup against currently winless Harmon on Oct. 19.