Another night of high school football down. One week of the regular season remaining.
Let’s chat about tonight.
I covered Heights vs. Southeast and what a crazy game it was. Daniel Deshazer returned Southeast’s first punt early in the game to the Southeast 11, and Heights scored. Deshazer then ran in a 46-yard punt return in the final period for the deciding score in the 28-21 victory. Heights is 2-0 and will play Derby next week for the district title.
In this game, Southeast threw three INTs (Heights’ Evan Wessel had two), Heights threw two INTs, Heights lost two fumbles, Southeast lost one.
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Joseph Randle had 169 rushing yards for Southeast, while Heights was led by backup quarterback Matt Reed’s 145 rushing. Reed replaced John Moreland, who was hurt in last week’s game. Not a bad start for the sophomore.
In other action, South ends a 38-year playoff drought, beating Campus to go 2-0 in district. The Titans will play Northwest next week for the district title. Congrats to South. I’m all about ending the bad streaks!
Abilene beat Topeka Hayden 21-20. This is a good win for Abilene and shows that Hayden is no where near the team it was last year. Rose Hill beat Andover Central by 32 points. Now Central’s in a spot where it needs to beat W. Trinity on Thursday to advance. Trinity eked out a two-point win over Mulvane.
Derby beat East, Goddard gets its first win — at Garden City. Goddard-Maize on Friday will be for a playoff berth because Garden City is 0-2 and Dodge City is 2-0.
In 5A, Gardner-Edgerton beat St. Thomas Aquinas by two points.
Salina Central lost to Emporia by four and has no shot at a playoff berth. Salina Central’s two district losses are by a combined seven points.
McPherson rebounds with a big win over Great Bend, while Hays is stomped and shut out by Hutch in its first loss of the season.
Hutch Trinity blows Sedgwick away 54-0, while Collegiate does the same to Bluestem, 55-0.
Conway Springs and Garden Plain both win big.
Madison suffers its first loss, a 30-6 loss to unbeaten Lebo.
Pretty Prairie continues to win, while Caldwell did get the victory over South Haven, 57-36.
Any game that I didn’t mention that you want to talk about, feel free to add it in the comments. Any interesting plays? players? results? Let’s hear about it.