DERBY, Kan. No Grant Adler, no problem for the Derby Panthers Friday night against Hutchinson.
Sep, 27, 2019; Derby, Kansas, USA; during a matchup between the Derby Panthers and Bishop Carroll Eagles ©Kelly Ross
Derby didn’t hold back in the 56-7 win over the Salthawks at Panther Stadium as it scored on its first five drives of the game.
Junior Lem Wash took over the starting quarterback role with Adler out with an injury and he played well right out of the gate.
Hutchinson had no answers for Wash (or any other Panther) as he scored on each of the Panthers’ first three drives of the game. His first score was a 10-yard run, then six yards, then one yard.
It wasn’t until the fourth drive of the game that someone other than Wash found the end zone. Tre Washington put his team up 28-0 early in the second quarter and the onslaught had officially begun.
Derby pushed the score to 35-0 by scoring on its first five drives of the night. Washington thought he had a second touchdown, but a penalty called it back. Wash then took it himself on the very next play 13 yards for the score.
Hutchinson returned the kickoff to midfield, then Derby recovered a fumble and ran out of time in the first half, but got the ball within five yards of the end zone.
Wash’s final score of the night came on a 36-yard touchdown pass to Reid Liston to make it 42-0.
Derby’s Terry Ginyard decided to get in on the action with a 55-yard interception returned for a touchdown midway through the third quarter.
Hutchinson will travel to Salina South next Friday.
Derby faces off with Campus next week.