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Nado Win Final Game of Season

 

Field Kindley picks up the win in their last game of the season beating Fort Scott 19-8.

 

The Nado struck early with an interception by Kanian White on Fort Scott's first drive. White returned the pick to the Fort Scott two yard line and FB Joseph Neuenshwander punched in one play later for the 7-0 lead. After another Tigers' turnover Neuenshwander would score his second Nado TD and extend the first-quarter lead to 13-0. Mistakes in the second quarter would start to mount on the Nado. After a fumbled punt return Fort Scott's offense would find the endzone to cut the lead to five 13-8 at the half.

 

In the third quarter, both defenses kept the offenses out of the endzone, but FKHS's Aaron Tunstall was starting to find space in the run game. In the fourth after a big Tunstall run, Neuenshander would punch it in for the third time. Tunstall would finish the game with 13 carries and 161 yards all coming in the second half. Neuenshwander had 15 carries for 34 yards and three TDs.

 

With the win, the Nado improve to 2-1 at home and finish 2-2 in league play for a third place finish. FKHS will take on KC Piper on the road for the first round of the 4A playoffs.

West Elk Secures Home Playoff Game in Dominant Fashion

 

West Elk secured its home playoff game next in a dominant, 54-6 victory over Yates Center on Friday.

 

The Patriots offense would be electric, but the scoring actually got started with a blocked punt. West Elk's Garrett Toon got in front of a Carter Burton punt early in the first quarter, taking the football 15 yards to the house.

 

West Elk would find the endzone three more times in the quarter, including two rushing touchdowns from freshman RB Creyo Koop from 2 and 51 yards out. The lone passing touchdown of the game was also picked up by the Patriots in the first, with Toon finding Koop over the middle for a 23-yard score.

 

The Wildcats, who were without leading passer and rusher Sean Hurst, found their lone touchdown of the game early in the second quarter. Junior RB Shane Weber snuck through the West Elk defense for a 16-yard score that briefly brought the game back to within 24.

 

However, there was to be no comeback in Howard. The Patritots once again relied on the efforts of Koop to put the game beyond reach. Touchdowns of 53 yards and 29 yards soon followed, with Koop capping off his massive performance with this 63-yard scamper.

 

Koop ended Friday night's contest with 6 touchdowns overall, and 5 touchdowns on the ground. The Patriots have earned the 2nd seed in District 1 and will face the 3rd seed of District 2. Yates Center will receive the 3rd seed of District 1 and will play the 2nd seed of District 2.

 

We'll remain with 8-Man football for the first week of the playoffs, as we follow District 1 champion Sedan through their run. They'll take on the 4th seed of District 2 next Thursday. Pregame starts at 6:30 PM, with kickoff at 7 on the Mighty 690, KGGF.

 

 

West Elk and Yates Center Battle for 2nd Seed In District 1

 

West Elk and Yates Center will battle for second place in District 1 in our Game of the Week tonight.

 

The Patriots and Wildcats enter tonight's contest with identical 6-1 records, and identical 3-1 district records. Both teams have put up great numbers on offense, with both teams averaging over 30 points per game. Yates Center put up a season high 88 points against Marmaton Valley last week.

 

Patriots head coach Chris Haag said the team must be prepared for a very tough opponent.

 

Depending on results tonight, West Elk and Yates Center will find out whether they are facing Chase County or Central Burden in the first round of the playoffs next Thursday. The latter two teams are locked in their own battle for second place in District 2.

CCC Looks to Stay Undefeated as the Host Garden City

 

Coffeyville Community College will host Garden City for their final home game of the regular season. With just two games left on the schedule, the Red Ravens look to get past the Broncbusters to remain undefeated on the season. Head Coach Jeff Leiker says Garden brings in a few different looks offensively depending on the QB.

 

Defensively Garden and Coffeyville are very similar with neither allowing many points on the season and both wanting to force mistakes and turnovers. Garden allows 16 points a game with CCC just over 13 points per game. Coach Leiker says Garden will rely on their defense to force them into mistakes.

 

If the Red Ravens can get past the Broncbusters it would set up an undefeated Montgomery County matchup in the final week of the season. Pregame tomorrow is at 6:30pm with kick-off at 7:00pm on US 98.1 KUSN.

Big Second Half Leads Titans to Win over Bullpups

 

Caney Valley drops their last game of the regular season on the road at Columbus, 30-8. The Bullpups struck first late in the opening quarter on a 53-yard touchdown run by senior RB/QB Trey King. Early in the second Caney had a chance to extend their lead after a Columbus fumble on the punt return. Bullpup RB Baylor Thornton would find the endzone only to have it called back on a holding penalty. That penalty would prove to be costly as the Bullpups would fail to find the endzone the rest of the game. Caney would take the 8-0 lead into the half.

 

The second half was a completely different story as the Titans would take over the game. On the backs of RB Gabe Martin and QB Brett Hamilton, Columbus would score 30 unanswered points in the second half to pick up the victory and the three spot in the division. Caney falls to the four spot and awaits the winner of tonight's matchup between Frontenac and Girard.

 

King led the Caney offense with 117 yards on 20 carries and their one touchdown. Hamilton ran for 113 yards on just 7 carries with three touchdowns and added a touchdown through the air on a 37-yard pass to Cole Minor. Martin led Columbus in yards with 139 on 20 carries.   

Nado Host Fort Scott in Final Regular Season Game

 

It's Senior Night as Field Kindley High School will host Fort Scott for their last home football game of the season. Head Coach Deonta Wade says defensively when playing the Tigers you have to play disciplined football.

 

The Nado look to improve their playoff seeding with a win. Going into this week the Nado are the 13 seed and would play KC Piper on the road for round one. A loss could see them falling to 15 and a possible rematch with Chanute. Pregame is at 6:30pm with kickoff at 7:00pm on Sonshine 98.9 KQQF.

Caney Valley Week 8 Preview

 

The Caney Valley Bullpups look to wrap up their regular season on a strong note in a rare Thursday night matchup against the Columbus Titans.

 

Bullpup Head Coach Criss Davis says the key to beating the Titans is shutting down their running game.

 

Both Caney Valley and Columbus come into this game with identical 2-2 records in Class 3A-1 and the winner will face the loser of the Frontenac/Girard game that decides the District 3A-2 title on Friday night.

 

You will be able to listen to Thursday night's game on 104.1 KGGF with Kyle Hey and Matt Jordan on the call.

 

Coffeyville MBB in at #7 in Preseason NJCAA Poll

 

Fresh off its national championship season, the Coffeyville Red Ravens will need to climb into the Top 5 once again.

 

The Ravens were placed at #7 in the preseason DI NJCAA poll. Meanwhile, Salt Lake CC has been pegged as the preseason favorite. The Bruins were the #12 seed in last season's championship tournament, being knocked out in the first round by South Georgia State.

 

Other KJCCC teams in the poll include Dodge City at #10, and Hutchinson/Colby both receiving votes. Coffeyville opens up its regular season November 1, with a DI-DII matchup against fellow KJCCC member Fort Scott.

Indy and Coffeyville Closer Than Ever in Latest Football Poll

 

Independence and Coffeyville are closer than ever in the latest NJCAA football poll, with the Pirates at #4 and the Red Ravens at #6. 

 

The Pirates were jumped by East Mississippi Community College, who defeated previous #15 Coahoma 52-6 last Thursday. Meanwhile, Coffeyville benefitted from former #4 Trinity Valley suffering its first loss last week to Blinn.

 

Jones College remains the top team in the nation, with Iowa Western remaining at #2. Coffeyville faces a tough task this week, facing Garden City at home. Independence is on a bye.

CCC Uses Strong Second Half to Beat Fort Scott

 

Coffeyville Community College scored 28 unanswered points in the second half to leave Fort Scott with the 31-3 victory.

 

The Red Ravens stay undefeated with two games left on their regular season. It was a slow start for CCC struggling to get any momentum going in the first half. A field goal and 76 yards were all the offense could put up in the first quarter. Will Bohn would start the game at QB for the Ravens before being replaced by Jakson Thomson in the second quarter. Unlike the Hutchinson game, the change at QB didn't seem to spark the offense and the Ravens would take a 3-3 tie into the half.

 

However, in the second half Star Thomas would get things going with a 14-yard touchdown run. CCC leading by seven heading into the fourth when Thomson finally settled into the game. On the first play of the fourth Thomson found Isaiah Taylor on a 19 yard TD, then just over four minutes later would connect with Cortarious Wilson on an 86 yard TD and then finally with just over seven minutes left in the game would find Chris Belleamy for a 56 yard score. Thomson finished 7/13 for 188 yards and three TDs. The Red Ravens are back at home next week for the final time in the regular season taking on Garden City.

Sedan Captures District Championship in Dominating Fashion

 

Sedan has claimed itself another district championship, defeating Cedar Vale-Dexter via the mercy rule at 60-0.

 

The Blue Devils ran just nine offensive plays, but those nine plays resulted in seven touchdowns. Sedan quarterback Brec Long was responsible for four of those seven. That included three through the air to senior receiver Dameion Hatten, including this 43-yard score.

 

The Spartans just could not keep up with Sedan on either side of the football. Sedan's defense also recorded five turnovers on the evening, including three fumble recoveries and two interceptions. One of those interceptions resulted in the game's lone defensive touchdown, as junior lineman Koda Blankinship found himself in the right place at the right time.

 

The running clock began late in the first quarter, and Sedan easily cruised to a halftime mercy-rule victory at 60-0.

 

With the victory, Sedan moves to 7-0 on the season and captures the District 1 championship. Cedar Vale-Dexter falls to 0-7 this season. Next week's Game of the Week will head to Howard, as the West Elk Patriots host the Yates Center Wildcats in a game with plenty on the line. You can tune in, as always, on 690AM, KGGF.

 

 

Sedan Hosts CVD for Game of the Week

 

Sedan will look to keep their undefeated streak alive when they host Cedar Vale-Dexter tonight.

 

It is homecoming week for the 6-0 Blue Devils, but they cannot afford to overlook the Spartans, who are yet to pick up a win this season. Head coach Mick Holt said his team must remain focused despite the festivities.

 

Just two more weeks remain in the regular season. Sedan is currently battling for the first seed in a fairly tough district. You can hear tonight's Blue Devils-Spartans matchup on 690AM, KGGF. Pregame starts at 6:30 pm, with kickoff at 7.

Baxter Springs Forced To Forfeit, Caney Moves to 2-2 in District

 

The Caney Valley Bullpups picked up a win without even stepping on the field as Baxter Springs was forced to forfeit for their inability to field a team. Caney Valley attempted to find a replacement team but they were not able to find an opponent at such a late date.

 

Due to this development, Caney Valley moves to 5-2 on the season overall and moves to 2-2 in District 3A-1.

 

Senior Night activities are still scheduled to go on. The Senior Night ceremonies begin at 6:00 pm. Immediately following the ceremonies honoring the Seniors, the school will be hosting a stadium tailgate party. Hot dogs and chips will be provided and you are allowed to bring your own drinks.

 

Caney Valley will finish the regular season on the road against Columbus on October 22nd. Pregame starts at 6:30 pm with kickoff scheduled for 7:00 pm.

CCC Head to Fort Scott off Bye Week

 

Coffeyville Community College is coming off their second bye week of the season and into the final three-game stretch of the regular season. Heading into the matchup with Fort Scott, Coach Jeff Leiker says he wants to see the team put together a well-rounded football game.

 

It's an afternoon kick-off for the Red Ravens as they head to Fort Scott. Pregame will start at 12:30pm with the game starting at 1:00pm on 98.1 KUSN and the Red Ravens Youtube Channel.

Nado Look to Make it Two in a Row in Chanute

 

Field Kindley is coming off their first win of the season beating Labette County 22-6. Head Coach Deonta Wade says he likes what he saw defensively but there is room for improvement on offense.

 

The Nado head on the road for the final time for the regular season heading to Chanute. The Blue Comets are currently on a five-game win streak and have shut out their last three opponents. Coach Wade says he believes Chanute has one of the best defenses in the state.

 

Pregame will start at 6:30pm with kick-off at 7:00pm on Sonshine 98.9 KQQF.

West Elk and Oswego Led by Strong Offensive Performances

 

Two high-scoring offenses will match up when West Elk travels to Oswego this Friday.

 

The Patriots are 5-1 this season and are coming off of a dominant 64-6 victory over Cedar Vale-Dexter. The Patriots have gathered over 30 points in each of its five victories this season, but it is the defense that will need to step up Friday. Head coach Chris Haag said the Indians' offense can be confusing if the defense is unprepared.

 

That Oswego offense has lead to a lot of points this season, but the Indians have struggled to get into the win column. Oswego is 2-4 on the year, and lost to Marmaton Valley last week despite scoring a season-high 98 points. Head coach Matt Fowler said the Patriots success has come from a young core that will lead them for years to come.

 

West Elk is 2-1 in district play, while Oswego is still searching for its first district victory this season.

Independence Travels to Labette County In Week 7

 

The Independence Bulldogs are coming off back-to-back losses for the first time this season. The Bulldogs are coming off a 40-23 loss to Circle. Coach John Black talked about the loss and says that independence struggled with injury during the game and he is hopeful some will return this week. Coach Black had high praise for his offense even with the injuries.

 

Coach Black also talked about this week's match-up with Labette County. Independence will travel to take on Labette County this Friday as they will look to move over the .500 mark on the season. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 PM.

 

Small Bump for CCC, ICC Stays Put in JuCo Football Rankings

 

The Coffeyville Red Ravens may have had last Saturday off, but the team still finds itself moving up in the latest NJCAA football rankings.

 

The Red Ravens (4-0) are now #7, one spot above previous #1 Snow College. The Badgers (4-1) lost to now #2 Iowa Western (5-0) last week.

 

Meanwhile, Independence (6-0) stays put at #3 after last Saturday's thrilling win over then-#13 Hutchinson.

 

Jones College, out of Mississippi, is the new top team in the latest rankings. Other Jayhawk Conference teams receiving votes include Butler (3-2) and Hutchinson (2-3).

ICC In Thrilling Win Over Hutchinson

In perhaps the biggest win in school history the 3rd ranked Independence Community College Pirates came from behind to defeat 13th ranked Hutchinson on a long touchdown pass with only seconds remaining in the game Saturday afternoon. With just 6 seconds remaining on the clock and the Pirates trailing the Blue Dragons 28 – 26, Tyriq Starks connected with Deontay Wilson for the 53 yard touchdown. Jeff Carpenter described the spectacular play in a game broadcast on 98.9FM KQQF….

 

The Pirates got off to a slow start in the contest trailing 21 – 7 at the half. The second half of the game was a different story as the Pirates defense stiffened up and the offense found their rhythm with their backup quarterback.

 

The 35 – 28 win for ICC over Hutchinson brings the Pirates to 5 – 0 on the season.

Nado Pick Up Huge Homecoming Win

 

Field Kindley picks up their first win of the season as they beat Labette County 22-6 on Homecoming Night. The defense led the way for the Nado as they picked up a safety to open up the scoring early in the second quarter. The Nado offense struggled finishing drives with multiple trips inside the Grizzlies' twenty-yard line but were unable to get into the endzone. With just over four minutes left in the first half, the Nado defense would step up once again picking off LCHS QB Kendall Holtzman and returning it for a touchdown.

 

The Grizzlies would answer on their first drive of the second half cutting the Nado lead back to two with a long touchdown drive. The Nado would hold that 8-6 lead for most of the second half until the three-minute mark of the fourth quarter when the defense would blow the game wide open with their second pick-six of the game. After a two-point conversion, FKHS led 16-6 and would add one final touchdown from QB Zac Becker for the 22-6 final. The Nado are back on the road next week taking on Chanute.

Parsons Edges Out Caney Valley

 

It was a tale of two halves in Caney Friday as it was all offense in the first half and all defense in the second half as the Parsons Vikings were able to edge out a win over Caney Valley 28-20.

 

Parsons got on the scoreboard on a two-play drive capped off by a 41-yard run by wide receiver Dion Sylvester to make it 7-0. But then Caney would strike back with an 8-play, 70-yard drive capped off with an Andon Wood to Gavin Stimpson strike to give Caney an 8-7 lead.

 

After Parsons was forced to punt on their ensuing drive, Wood was sacked in the backfield and fumbled the football and the ball was scooped up and ran into the endzone for a Parsons touchdown to make it 14-8. Caney Valley would immediately proceed to march down the field in only 3:30 and Stimpson would haul in his second touchdown of the game to tie it up at 14 apiece.

 

Parsons would strike back quick as quarterback Tra Mack zipped a 53-yard strike to J.J. Kendrick to put Parsons up 21-14. Like a heavyweight fight, Caney swung back and clocked Parsons with a 13-play drive that ended with a 2-yard run by Baylor Thornton. The two-point conversion failed afterward.

 

The offenses would slow down as the second half would see numerous punts and turnovers but Parsons would find pay dirt with 6:53 left in the second half to extend their leads to 28-20. Caney Valley would turn over the ball twice on downs in the final 2 and a half minutes of the game.

 

Caney drops to 4-2 on the season and 1-2 in District 3A-1. The Bullpups will host winless Baxter Springs next week. You will be able to listen to that game on Greatest Hits 104.1 KGGF with Kyle Hey on the call.

Colgan Defeats Neodesha in GOTW

 

Neodesha showed moments of promise but ultimately could not string together the offense needed to overcome St. Mary's-Colgan Friday night. The Panthers defeated the Bluestreaks 44-7.

 

Colgan scored early and often. The Panthers got things started with a 25-yard touchdown pass from Tucker Harrell to Colin Hite and then followed up with a 36-yard interception return on Neodesha's first offensive drive. Cooper Simmons would then make it a three-score ballgame with his own 37-yard touchdown.

 

Two more Colgan touchdowns in the second quarter would make it 30 consecutive points, but Neodesha would put the pieces together just before the half. Freshman quarterback Logan Gillett stood firm under pressure and connected with senior receiver Peyton Toms for this 34-yard score.

 

Unfortunately, that would be all the scoring the Bluestreaks could muster. Colgan would strike twice more in the third quarter to start the running clock. One last Neodesha effort would come just short of the endzone, and the game would conclude at its final score of 44-7. 

 

Colgan improves to 3-3 on the season, while Neodesha falls to 0-6. Next week's Game of the Week returns us to 8-Man football, as Sedan welcomes Cedar Vale-Dexter to Prather Field.

 

 

Neodesha Looks for First Win Against Colgan

 

Neodesha will continue the search for its first victory tonight when the team plays host to the St. Marys-Colgan Panthers.

 

The Bluestreaks are 0-5 on the season and have been outscored 205-13. Last week, Neodesha fell to county rival Fredonia 35-0. Meanwhile, the Panthers are 2-3 and have won their last two games, including wins over common opponents Fredonia and Southeast.

 

Tonight's Neodesha game will be broadcast on 690AM, KGGF. Pregame will start at 6:30 pm with kickoff following at 7. Updates on tonight's game will also come through KGGF Text Alerts, powered by Equity Bank.

District Assignments Bring Changes to Area Schools

 

KSHSAA has released its 2022-2023 District football assignments,

 

Field Kindley will play in the Western District of 4A, joining Montgomery County rival Independence.

 

Caney Valley, which will drop to 2A next season, will join District 1 alongside Neodesha, Fredonia, Cherryvale, and Riverton. Former district opponent Parsons will continue to occupy 3A District 1 with Baxter Springs, Galena, Columbus, and Frontenac.

 

Meanwhile, 8-Man remains largely unchanged, but District 1 will include Game of the Week regulars Sedan, West Elk, Oswego, Flinthills, Yates Center, and Cedar Vale/Dexter.

 

 

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