CHENEY, Kan. A full moon on Friday the 13th turned into a bad omen for the Conway Springs Cardinals to the tune of a 49-19 beat down at the hands of Cheney.
Entering the game ranked third in 3A, Conway Springs had every intention of steamrolling Cheney.
Instead, Cheney came out and defended its home turf and destroyed Conway Springs.
Cheney never trailed as it opened scoring on its second drive of the game with a Harrison Voth touchdown run of 24 yards.
Conway Springs answered with a big play to set up a 12-yard score for quarterback Collin Koester, but that would be about as much good news the visiting Cardinals would get all night.
After that score from Koester, Cheney hit the gas. A few plays later, Zac Block unloaded and hit Logan Bartlett in stride for a gigantic 62-yard pass that put the home Cardinals at the two yard line.
A penalty forced them back to the seven, but that didn’t matter on a direct snap to Riley Petz, who scored his first of six touchdowns on the night.
To close the first half, Conway Springs put a drive together and looked to score before heading to the locker room, but a tipped pass was corralled by Petz at the one yard line for his second interception of the night and he took it 99 yards the other way for the pick-six.
Cheney closed the half with a 21-7 lead and didn’t look back as the second half was much of the same.