Several MCL football teams remain unbeaten after two games. Trego picked up its second win with a 300-yard rushing performance from one player.
Some teams would enjoy 303 yards of offense on a given Friday night. Golden Eagle senior Cameron Staples did that himself, averaging more than 13 yards a carry on his 23 tries and leading Trego with four touchdowns in a big 56-8 win at Stockton.
The Trego offense attacked early, putting up 30 points in the first quarter, and adding two touchdowns in the second quarter for a 44-8 halftime lead. The team finished with 431 rushing yards on 45 attempts. Along with Staples, Devon Ghumm had a big night, needing just 10 carries to amass 108 yards and score four more Golden Eagle touchdowns. He had the long play of the win at 55 yards.
Defensively, John Griffith led the squad with 11 tackles. Cade Papas added nine tackles, and Ghumm finished with eight tackles.
It did not take the Bulldogs long to get back on the winning track. After losing the season-opener, Osborne bounced back to outscore Hill City in every quarter but the last en route to a 54-36 win Friday night in Hill City.
Junior running back Kenton Ubelaker was the man of the night, leading the team with 196 yards on 27 carries. Three of those carries went for touchdowns, including a 64-yard run. Ubelaker also led the team with three catches, including two touchdowns, for 45 yards. On special teams, the junior ran back a kick 68 yards to complete his evening with six touchdowns. Defensively, Ubelaker was still a force with two interceptions and 10 tackles.
Maverick LeRock provided most of the other offense, taking 26 carries for 116 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Jack Tiernan finished his night with 56 yards, two scores, and two interceptions on 4-of-11 passing.
For the second week in a row, the Panthers dominated both sides of the ball. Phillipsburg beat Decatur Community 24-0 on Friday, and has allowed just 18 points so far this season.
The Panthers took command early on Friday, taking a 17-0 lead in the first quarter. Phillipsburg added an insurance touchdown in the third quarter. The Red Devils managed just 146 yards of total offense. The Panthers continued to spread the running duties, using five backs to split 324 yards on 36 carries. Quarterback Sean Newlan led the way with 94 yards on nine carries. He added 36 yards on 2-of-5 passing. Grant Wickham rushed for 81 yards on six carries, and added a reception for 20 yards. Hunter Kohler needed just six carries to gain 63 yards, and Michael Dusin ran for 54 yards on eight carries. Tad Thompson led the receivers with 32 yards on two catches.
Defensively, Kohler led the team with 14 total tackles and a pass defended. Tanner Aherin picked off a Red Devil pass in the win.
A week after falling off course in a loss, the Cardinal football team bounced back in dominating fashion. Friday night, Plainville opened a 24-0 lead after one quarter and extended that lead throughout for a 56-0 thrasing of MCL-foe Ellis.
Harrison Gilliland led the Cardinal rushing attack with 129 yards on 11 carries. Eighty-two of those yards came on the first touchdown of the game. Gilliland added a five-yard score for the 16-0 lead. Trevor Axelson also crossed the century mark with 106 yards on 13 carries. He scored the game’s next three touchdowns on runs of 9, 21, and 8 yards. Dalton Werner added a 30-yard touchdown, Connor Collins ran back an interception 27 yards for a score, and Adam Gehring finished things up with a 25-yard score in the fourth quarter.
Someone will get a win in week three. After a 56-0 loss to Plainville on Friday, the Railroaders fall to 0-2 and head to Ellinwood this week. The Eagles dropped to 0-2 with a 42-20 loss to Larned on Friday.
Ellis was simply over-powered on both sides of the ball, giving up 320 yards to the Plainville rushers, and netting just one yard of offense after going 38 yards in the wrong direction on the ground. Blake Hudson completed 2-of-6 passes for 21 yards, and Eli Lohrmeyer threw for 18 yards on 1-of-6 passes. Three of the four Railroader backs finished with negative yardage. Landon Younger had one yard on one carry. Jared Mick had all three receptions for 39 yards.