WICHITA, Kan. After two straight wins to open the season, Great Bend visited Bishop Carroll on a two-game losing streak. The Golden Eagles bounced back after a disheartening 21-0 loss to Derby with a 28-14 win over Great Bend Friday.
Neither team could get much going until midway through the first quarter, when Great Bend quarterback Dalton Miller found a hole in the line and busted through for a 16-yard touchdown run to put his team up 7-0.
But Carroll had an answer. The Eagles put a solid drive together late in the first and quarterback Aiden Niedens took it himself for the 13-yard touchdown.
Midway through the second quarter, Great Bend’s Miller hit Alex Schremmer on a screen pass, slipped by two defenders and took it 90 yards for the touchdown to put the Panthers up 14-7.
But that would be the last time Great Bend would score. The Panthers took that lead and the momentum into halftime, but Carroll came out swinging in the second half.
Carroll’s Hunter Trail ran in a touchdown in the third quarter to tie the game at 14.
It would stay that way until midway through the fourth when Carroll really started clicking.
Running back Skylar Hampton punched in a touchdown to give the Golden Eagles their first lead of the night, one they would not relinquish.
A few minutes later, a big run from Trail set Niedens up for his second touchdown of the night.
Bishop Carroll moves to 3-2 on the year and will face rival Kapaun Mt. Carmel next Friday.
This is Great Bend’s third straight loss and will travel to face Andover Central next Friday.