WICHITA, Kan. In a back and forth game, Kapaun found enough late to knock off Hays 48-28.
Sep, 28, 2018; Wichita, Kansas, USA; during a City League showdown between the Kapaun Mt. Carmel Crusaders and Northwest Grizzlies ©Kelly Ross
Hays started things off on a Palmer Hutchison deep ball to Jaren Kanak to set up a short TD run for Hayden Brown. A missed EP made the game 6-0 at that point.
Then Scott Valentas took over the first quarter, first on a long TD run to answer the Hays score. Then again, on an option, Valentas took it down near the goal line, before finishing the drive with a short TD run to put Kapaun up 14-6.
Hays would battle back to get things tied at 21 at the half.
The Indians scored on a fake FG late in the game to give them a 28-27 lead in the 3rd.
Then, Kapaun took over, behind some big time defensive plays to pull away for the win.
The Crusaders take on Great Bend next week in the regional round.