WICHITA, Kan .(CIK) The Hoisington Cardinals shut out the Hutchinson Trinity Celtics 30 to 0 to win the Class 2A Sectional game.
Hutchinson Trinity quarterback Kaleb Hammeke takes a snap in the in the second quarter. The Hutchinson Trinity Celtic faced the Hoisington Cardinals in the Class 2A Sectional at Elton Brown Field in Hoisington, Kansas on November 9, 2018. (Photo: Joey Bahr, www.joeybahr.com)
Hutchinson Trinity received the ball to start the game. They needed to call a timeout after one play. The drive ended up going three and out.
Hoisington took over and marched down the field. The drive ended up with a Mason Haxton five-yard rush to score a touchdown. The point after was blocked.
The game then turned into a back and forth defensive battle.
4:20 left in the second quarter, Hutchinson Trinity drove down to the 19-yard line. Quarterback Kaleb Hammeke dropped back and started scrambling. He saw a receiver in the end zone and launched a pass. Hoisington's Xavier Robinson jumped in front and intercepted the pass.
Hoisington took the ball over on the twenty-yard line and marched it all the way down field. Wyatt Pedigo capped the drive with a three yard rush. The Cardinals tried for a two point conversion, it failed. They held a 12 to 0 lead at halftime.
Coming out of the break, the Cardinals received the ball. Again the pounded the ball down the field with a ground attack. Wyatt Pedigo ended the drive with another touchdown run, this time for one-yard. Hoisington tried again for two points, and again it failed to reach the end zone.
The Cardinals would take over the ball after forcing a second and twenty-five following a sack of Trinity's Kaleb Hammeke. Hoisington then made a methodical drive of fifty-four yards. Wyatt Pedigo finished the drive with his third touchdown of the night on a two yard rush. Hoisington tried to kick a point after touchdown again, this time it went wide right.
With 4:10 left in the game, Xavier Robinson ran the ball forty-yards for a Cardinal touchdown. They made the point after touchdown kick, but an encroachment penalty caused a re-kick that was unsuccessful.
The game ended with the Cardinals winning with a score of 30 to 0.
"I knew we could have some success on offense tonight," said Cardinal Head Coach Zach Baird. "I just didn't expect to score thirty points."
For the second time in three years, the Cardinals will advance to the Sub-State game. They will travel to face the Phillipsburg Panthers.
Hutchinson Trinity end the year with an 9 and 2 record.