Kansas roundup Week 10

By Zachary Spain PrepsKC staff writer
Posted: November 2, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Class 6A
Olathe North 50, Olathe South 13

Daymonn Sanchez rushed for 216 yards and three touchdowns -- and added a 77-yard kickoff return touchdown -- to propel the host Eagles (8-2) into the semifinal for the East half of the bracket.

Quarterback Arland Bruce added to Olathe North’s rushing onslaught with 191 yards and three touchdowns as the third-seeded Eagles defeated sixth-seeded Olathe South (5-5) for a second time this season.

Next the Falcons visit second-seeded Shawnee Mission East (8-2) -- which won their Oct. 5 game 35-28 on a thanks to a 99-yard drive culminating in the game-winning touchdown with 20 seconds left.

Class 5A
St. Thomas Aquinas 56, Topeka Seaman 14

The top-ranked Saints (9-0) accumulated 507 yards on the ground -- more than 12 yards per carry -- and held visiting Seaman (5-5) to less than 200 yards of total offense to advance easily.

Quarterback Tate Raboin had a 23-yard touchdown pass and a two-yard run, while Tyron Young covered 56 of his game-high 148 rushing yards from his first-possession touchdown run as the Saints led 28-0 before the end of the first quarter.

STA next faces fourth-seeded Mill Valley (7-3), who the Saints have played in each of the last three East regional finals. This time, they meet a round earlier. St. Thomas Aquinas won their Sept. 21 Eastern Kansas League game 24-13.

Class 4A
Bishop Miege 49, Pittsburg 20

Despite being the top-ranked team in Class 4A, the four-time defending state champion Stags are the fifth-seed in the Eastern half of the playoff bracket and bound to the road. No matter, as 28 second-quarter points and four Sam Pedrotti touchdown passes helped Miege (8-2) advance over No. 4 seed Pittsburg (8-2).

Running back Brison Cobbins was the recipient of Pedrotti’s first touchdown pass, then ran three of his own on the way to 196 total yards.

The Stags will head south again next week, this time to face top-seeded -- and No. 4-ranked -- Louisburg (10-0).

Basehor-Linwood 31, Fort Scott 14

Marlon McDaniel and Nolan Ford each ran for 100-plus yards and a touchdown, while Dylan Mussett ran for another and added a 42-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Cooper as the second-seeded Bobcats (9-1) never trailed on the way to victory.

Fort Scott (7-3) cut the lead to 17-14 in the third quarter, but fourth-quarter touchdown runs by Mussett and McDaniel put the game away.

The Bobcats will play host to third-seeded Paola (9-1) as the top four seed in the Class 4A East half of the bracket remain in contention.