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Kapaun rolls Great Bend in homecoming game

Published: Sep. 24, 2021 at 11:33 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - On the eve of Fr. Emil Kapaun’s remains being returned to Kansas, the school that holds his namesake payed tribute to the priest in it’s homecoming game against Great Bend. Wearing jerseys donning his name, the Crusaders were able to pull out an impressive 42-7 win.

Kapaun was able to string together two scoring drives in the first half of competition. Driving the field, the Crusaders mixed the ground attack with a sample of passes to move the ball. Austin Ruda was able to find the end zone for the first score of the night. Omari Elias would also find the end zone, after punishing defenders between the tackles, the sophomore would escape to the home sideline and trot in for six points.

Great Bend was able to move the ball in the second quarter into Crusader territory but the defense would ultimately come out on top.

The Crusaders forced a number of turnovers in the first half including an interception from Isaac Schmitz and a turnover on downs on the goal line.

Kapaun Mt Carmel returns in a week against Wichita Southeast which will set up the Crusaders with a showdown against Bishop Carroll in a rivalry game that will likely decide the city league championship.

Great Bend is back next week against Dodge City.

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