Halstead hands Hesston first loss, wins rivalry game

Halstead and Hesston both entered week 5 with perfect records well aware that the latest chapter between the two would give one team it's first loss of the year. Halstead proved to be too much for Hesston to handle as the Dragons cruised to a 46-6 win.

The Dragons stuck to the ground game early and often on their way to the big win. Quarterback Lakin Farmer was able to spread the ball to a number of running backs in the option offense. Scott Grider would find himself on the receiving of most of those plays, providing points on the Dragons' first two touchdowns of the game.

Hesston tried to answer but would not be able to until the end of the second quarter when Jacob Eilert found Ben Bollinger in the end zone for six.

Defensively, both teams were able to thwart big plays in the first half. Hesston was able to come away with turnover on downs after stopping the Dragons drive in the red zone. Halstead seemed to have a jump on the Hesston offense limiting the ground game for the Swathers.

Hesston will look to get back into the win column next week against Rock Creek. Halstead will continue the pursuit of perfection next against Clay Center.