HAYS, Kan. After answering an early Hays TD to tie things up at 7, Buhler fell behind big and could never catch up. The Indians maintained after scoring 27 unanswered points to take it by a final of 41-21.
The ground game for Hays was working early and often as a couple Hayden Brown TD runs, and another by QB Palmer Hutchison helped build the early lead.
One of the biggest swing plays early on, involved the Indians' Roy Moroni, who forced a fumble along the sidelines after a long Jordan Hawkins run. Moroni punched the ball from the outside, somehow keeping it in play, and Hays recovered.
Hays moves to 3-4 after the win. Buhler falls to 3-4 with the loss.