WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) -- Friday's game between Wichita Northwest and Wichita Southeast was a classic study of two teams going in opposite directions. The Grizzlies could complete an undefeated regular season with a win over Southeast, while the Golden Buffaloes were mired in the midst of an ugly three game losing streak.
Sep, 28, 2018; Wichita, Kansas, USA; during a City League showdown between the Kapaun Mt. Carmel Crusaders and Northwest Grizzlies ©Kelly Ross
Things definitely didn't get any better for Southeast as the Grizzlies dominated from the opening kick off. The Northwest offense scored early and often to build a big 47-6 lead at halftime.
In the second half Steve Martin's team was basically looking for style points the rest of the game with the contest never in doubt. Quarterback Reagan Jones connected with Zion Jones for a 30 yard score to make it 54-6. That would be the last action for Reagan Jones as the backups started to make their way into the lineup.
Southeast continued to fight the good fight but it was in vain most of the night. Trying to rally late quarterback Richie Reed's pass attempt was picked off by Malcolm Bell on a fantastic diving interception. Northwest would capitalize on the turnover when quarterback Mason Ross ran a keeper to the outside and then muscled his way in with the help of his linemen. That touchdown put the Grizzlies up 61-6.
The Golden Buffaloes picked up a cosmetic score late but the end result was still a convincing 61-12 victory by Northwest.