Conway Springs’ single-wing offense is all about the run.
This is not a surprising statement when considering the past five Cardinals’ teams have 237 combined passes. In comparison, Campus quarterback Colby Leeper has 177 attempts in five games.
What is surprising is Conway Springs quarterback Colton Terhune has completed 18 of 43 passes — equal to or more attempts as the Cardinals had in three of the past four seasons.
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“He’s done a good job of having poise back there and making his reads and being a dual threat to run and throw,” said Conway Springs coach Matt Biehler, whose team plays at Trinity Academy on Friday.
“But it’s also our receivers. We’ve got three guys that we’ve been throwing to, and we haven’t had that in the past.”
Josh Dugan has a team-high 12 catches for 189 yards.
“He’s a great possession tight end/receiver,” Biehler said. “He’s (6-foot-3), 6-4. Lucas Shaffer is the same type of kid. And then we have (Gunnar) Denney out there in the slot.
“So we’re able to have a few more threats for Colton to throw to.”
Shaffer, Denney and Derek Pauly each have three catches.
Jacob Winter has become Conway Springs’ main running threat — he had 196 rushing yards in the Oct. 2 win over Independent — after Ben Pauly suffered a hand injury. Pauly tried to play through it but was told by a hand specialist that he needed surgery or he wouldn’t ever make a full fist.