Varsity Kansas

Knoblauch, Andale roll into state semifinals

Hunter Knoblauch scored five touchdowns and rushed for 208 yards to lead Andale to a 47-14 victory over Concordia in the Class 4A-Division II quarterfinals on Friday night in Concordia.

Knoblauch carried 25 times and had rushing touchdowns of 17, 30, 20, 27 and 1 yards. He led the Indians’ 418-yard rushing night, aided by 59 yards on two Zach Meyer carries and nine Hank Eck rushes for 51 yards.

Concordia was led by Drake Hake’s 160 rushing yards, part of Concordia’s 211-yard offensive effort.

Andale plays host to Holcomb in next Friday’s semifinals.

Class 3A

Halstead 66, Minneapolis 14 – The visiting Dragons scored on their first play, then led 30-0 after one quarter and 66-0 at halftime to reach their first state semifinal since 1980.

Blake Beckett had three touchdowns, including a 63-yard run on the first play from scrimmage. He also ran in a 17-yarder and returned an interception 35 yards for another score. Teammate Eli McKee had touchdowns of 3, 53 and 46 yards.