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Local Sports Archives for 2021-10

CCC Spooks ICC

 

Coffeyville Community College takes the victory over Independence Community College in a Halloween edition of their rivalry winning 19-9. There was a lot on the line for the Red Ravens in this one. With the win CCC wins a share of the Jayhawk Conference Title, is the one seed for the conference tournament and keeps their chances of playing for a national championship alive.

 

The Ravens would strike early in this one taking a 7-0 lead on their first drive of the game on a 36-yard pass to Chris Bellamy from Jakson Thomson. CCC would strike again on a strong Dorian Lewis 6 yard run to extend the lead to 14-0. Both teams would trade field goals and head into the half with a 17-3 CCC lead.

 

Special teams came up big in the second half for CCC as George Eberle would pin ICC at their one own late in the first quarter. A bad snap by ICC would send the ball out of the endzone for a safety and a 19-3 lead. ICC would find the endzone for the first time on a 16 yard pass to Deontay Wilson from Tyriq Starks but would fail the two-point conversion. ICC would have a chance to cut into the lead but after a slow progressing drive and then a turnover on downs, CCC would lineup in victory formation to seal the win.

 

The Ravens will take on Fort Scott in the first round at home on Sunday at 1:00pm and ICC will take on Highland also at 1:00pm.

Bullpups Eliminated From Playoffs

 

For the fourth straight season, the Caney Valley Bullpups were eliminated from the first round of the playoffs after being dropped by Girard by a score of 35-8.

 

After both teams swapped punts on their first possession, Girard march down the field and capped off the drive with a 13-yard pass from QB Luke Niggemann to Gage Davenport to give Girard a 7-0 lead.

 

After a three-and-out by the Bullpups, Girard RB Ethan Davidson ran around the left side of the line almost untouched for a 20-yard touchdown to up the lead to 14-0.

 

After touchdown runs by RB Jaden Norris and RB Beau Harris, Girard capped off their scoring with a 72-yard bomb from Niggemann to Wyatt Foley to make it 35-0 at the half.

 

The second half saw a running clock but just as it looked like Caney Valley would be shut out, a trick play would get the Bullpups onto the scoreboard.

 

Caney Valley ends its season with a 5-4 record. Girard will host Parsons next week as the Vikings beat Prairie View 28-26.

Field Kindley Soccer Crowned Regional Champs

 

The Field Kindley boys soccer team are regional champions.

 

The Nado first defeated TMP Marian/Ellis 5-1 on Tuesday, before taking down Buhler 2-1 Thursday night.

 

FKHS has stamped its ticket to the 4-3-2-1A West Region Quarterfinals. The team will host Wichita-Trinity Academy on November 2nd. The winner of that game moves onto the state semifinals, which are being played in Topeka.

 

Photo Credit: Field Kindley High School- Coffeyville Public Schools/Facebook

Halloween Rivalry Matchup for Jayhawk Conference Title

 

The storylines are there for the final game of the regular season between Coffeyville and Independence Community Colleges. An in county rivalry matchup for the regular-season conference title and the number one seed for the conference playoffs. Head Coach Jeff Leiker says even with all of that at the end of the day you have to just go out and play a football game.

 

ICC comes into the matchup undefeated and CCC off a blowout loss to Garden City. The game will be in Independence on Halloween Sunday. Pregame will start at 12:30pm and kick-off at 1:00pm on US 98.1 KUSN.

 

 

Nado Travels to KC Piper for Playoffs

 

Field Kindley heads on the road for round one of the 4A playoffs. The 12 seed 2-6 Nado will take on the 5 seed 5-3 Pirates. Head Coach Deonta Wade says taking on KC Piper is going to be similar to matching up with Mulvane and Chanute.

 

The Nado are coming off winning two of their last three to finish their regular season and to look pull off the upset in this first-round matchup. Pregame will start tonight at 6:30pm with kick-off at 7:00pm on Sonshine 98.9 KQQF.

Sedan Advances to Second Round

 

The Sedan Blue Devils overcame a rocky start on defense Thursday, defeating Flinthills 74-24 to advance to the second round of the 8-Man Division I playoffs.

 

The first quarter alone saw 52 total points. The Mustangs opened up the scoring with a quick, one-play drive that started deep in Sedan territory. However, Dameion Hatten then took the ensuing kickoff back 62 yards for Sedan's opening touchdown. After Flinthills answered that score with one of their own, Sedan's Levi Dowell took the very next kickoff another 60 yards to keep the game within 2 points. After the two teams traded another couple of touchdowns, the score favored Flinthills at 24-22. That would be the last Mustangs lead. Sedan turned on the jets, scoring 30 consecutive points before the half.

 

After the halftime break, Sedan added to that total, scoring two more touchdowns in the first three minutes of the half. Now leading by 44 and needing just 1 more point to force the mercy rule, the Sedan special teams unit ended the contest with authority. A muffed kickoff and forced fumble led to a mad dash toward the endzone, with Hatten eventually scooping up the loose football for the 74-24 victory.

 

The Blue Devils (9-0) will face a tough test next Friday. They'll play at home against District 2 #2 Chase County. The Bulldogs defeated District 1 #3 Yates Center 54-0 in the first round.

 

In other action, league rival West Elk (8-1) advanced to the second round, defeating Central Burden 46-24. In non-bracket play, Oswego dropped their Week 9 matchup to Oxford, 44-21. The Indians close out their season at 3-6.

Kansas High School Playoffs Start Tonight

 

The Kansas high school football playoffs officially start tonight.

 

Eight-man teams will kick things off with their first round matchups. One of those teams looking to make a deep run are the Sedan Blue Devils. The team is the #1 seed in District 1 and will host Flinthills in a rematch of their Week 2 contest. Head coach Mick Holt said the Mustangs are big up front and will pose a big challenge to the Blue Devils' offensive line.

 

Sedan won the previous contest 60-14. Tonight's Sedan/Flinthills matchup can be heard on the Mighty 690, KGGF. Pregame will start at 6:30 pm, with kickoff at 7.

Red Raven Men's Basketball Preseason Favorites for KJCCC

 

The Coffeyville men's basketball team has been picked to finish first in the Jayhawk Conference this season.

 

The predicted order of finish is voted on by coaches every season. The #7 Red Ravens are the top-ranked Jayhawk Conference team in the nationwide NJCAA poll. Predicted second place finisher Dodge City is ranked #10. Independence has been pegged to finish seventh.

 

Meanwhile, the Coffeyville women were also predicted to finish in the top half of the conference in fifth place. Independence came in at third place, with Butler and Hutchinson in the top two spots.

 

The Division I side of the Jayhawk Conference is down to 13 teams this season, with Allen and Neosho both dropping down to Division II. The 2021-22 basketball season kicks off November 1st, with the men taking on Fort Scott and the women facing Oklahoma Wesleyan JV.

CCC Suffers First Defeat of the Season

 

The Coffeyville Red Ravens took its first loss of the fall football season Saturday, dropping a tough 39-11 defeat against Garden City.

 

The Broncbusters were on Coffeyville early, recording two touchdowns in the first 10 minutes of the game. Coffeyville would add 2 points on a blocked PAT, and another 2 points on a safety following an excellent George Eberle punt, but that would be it for the Ravens scoring effort in the first half. Another three Garden City touchdowns would follow, and Coffeyville found itself trailing for the first time at halftime this season at 32-4.

 

Unfortunately, things didn't really get better for Coffeyville in the second half. Running back William Knight slashed through the defense on a run up the middle for 37 yards and a 35-point lead. A 51-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Will Bohn to Isaiah Taylor in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter gave the Ravens faithful some reason to cheer, but by then, it was far little too late. The Ravens would eventually fall 39-11.

 

The Ravens were dominated on both sides of the ball, and the statline showed it. Coffeyville could only muster 252 total yards of offense, and only 63 on the ground. Bohn was the team's leading rusher with 39 yards, while the normally strong triple threat of Star Thomas, Dorian Lewis and Torrance Farmer only accounted for 37 yards together. Jakson Thomson was 12-33 through the air for 96 yards. Bohn was 4-10 for 93 yards and the one touchdown.

 

Coffeyville (5-1) will be back in action on Halloween night, taking on Montgomery County rival Independence. The Pirates (7-0) were on a bye last week. Sunday's game can be heard on either US98.1, KUSN (Coffeyville), or Sonshine 98.9, KQQF (Independence).

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.

 

 

Ravens' Jaidi Earns KJCCC Player of the Week Honors

 

Coffeyville Red Raven athletes continue to rack up honors and awards.

 

Alia Jaidi, from the women's soccer team, has earned Jayhawk Conference Player of the Week honors after her efforts in the Ravens' two victories last week. A freshman forward hailing from Casablanca, Morocco, Jaidi scored two goals for the Ravens, including the game-winner against KCK and the insurance goal against Dodge City.

 

The Raven women are 7-4 on the year. Coffeyville goalkeeper Catrina Burns was also nominated for recognition, but Barton's Nia Baker received the Goalkeeper of the Week award instead.

Coffeyville Moves Up, Indy Moves Down in Latest Poll

 

Coffeyville and Independence both saw themselves move one spot in the latest NJCAA rankings.

 

Even with a 31-0 shutout win over Highland, Independence dropped one spot to #3 in the country. The Pirates were jumped over by Jones Community College from Mississippi who beat Hinds this past week 28-13. Jones was ranked #5 in last week's poll. The Pirates travel this Saturday to Hutchinson Community College for a noon match-up.

 

The Coffeyville Red Ravens moved up one spot to #8 after narrowly beating Butler on the road 35-21. The Red Ravens will take this week off before returning to action on October 16th at Fort Scott.

 

Other Jayhawk Conference teams in the rankings include the Hutchinson Blue Dragons returning to the polls at #13 after beating Garden City 24-16. Due to their second straight loss, Garden City dropped out of the top 15.

Coffeyville Fends Off Butler

 

The Coffeyville Red Ravens fended off a last-gasp Butler effort to pick up their fourth straight victory Saturday night, 35-21.

 

Coffeyville hit the ground running, scoring through the air on each of its first two drives. However, both the Red Ravens and the Grizzlies found that moving the ball would be difficult, with neither team scoring again before the half.

 

After a Butler score to begin the third quarter, quarterback Jakson Thomson would get the Red Ravens offense going again just before the end of the quarter with a 10-yard strike to Chris Bellamy that pushed the lead back to 14.

 

Running back Star Thomas, who missed half of last week's game against Highland, finally found the big gain he'd been looking for a few minutes into the fourth quarter.  Scoring from 53 yards out, Coffeyville would earn its biggest lead of the game at 21.

 

Despite the big lead, Butler would not roll over and accept defeat. The Grizzlies would find two more touchdowns in the following 4 minutes that brought the game back to within 7 once again. Unfortunately for Butler, however, Thomas would pull off another winding, powerful run, this time from 82 yards out, to put the game on ice with 5 minutes to spare. The clock would finally expire following one last Butler three-and-out, giving Coffeyville the 35-21 victory.

 

Thomas rushed for 226 yards in 20 attempts. Thomson completed 18 of his 33 attempts for 266 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Red Ravens, now 4-0, continue their bid for an undefeated season on October 16th. They'll hit the road once again for a matchup with the Fort Scott Greyhounds.

 

Pregame on US98.1 KUSN will start at 6:30 pm, with kickoff following soon after at 7 pm.

Nado fall to Mulvane in Final Game of a Four Game Road Trip

 

Field Kindley wrapped up their four-game road trip falling to Mulvane 51-6. Mulvane started quickly scoring on their first four drives of the game and quickly opening up a 28-0 lead.

 

The Wildcats wouldn't take their foot off the gas the entire first half as they would head into halftime up 42-0. Mulvane QB Mason Ellis scored through the air, on the ground and returned a punt for a touchdown. Axel Ernie came into the game in the fourth and threw the Nado's only touchdown to Ke'Shawn Hayes. FKHS comes home for a homecoming matchup against Labette County on Friday.

Galena Takes A Bite Out of the Bullpups

 

Turnovers and costly penalties doomed the Caney Valley Bullpups on Friday night as they dropped their first game of the year to Galena 38-22.

 

The offenses for both teams started slowly as they went three and out on their first series. However, Caney Valley struck the scoreboard first on their second drive thanks to Baylor Thornton.

 

 

Galena was then able to put together back-to-back touchdown drives that were capped off with runs of 1 yard and 46 yards by quarterback Brett Sarwinski to give Galena a 16-8 lead in the first half. But Caney Valley would answer back with a touchdown drive of their own capped off with a pass to Gavin Stimpson.

 

Galena was able to rip off a touchdown drive at the end of the first half and beginning of the second to increase their lead to 32-16. Caney Valley managed to drive down to the Galena 5-yard line but shot themselves in the foot with several penalties and never recovered.

 

Caney Valley falls to 4-1 on the season and will host Parsons next Friday for homecoming.

Columbus Rides Rushing Attack to GOW Victory

 

Cherryvale put up quite the fight but ultimately could not overcome the Columbus running game as the Chargers fell to the Titans by a final score of 28-6.

 

The first half was dominated by defense, but that wouldn't become apparent until later. Both teams scored on their opening drive, with Columbus quarterback Jaxson Haraughty scoring from 15 yards out and Cherryvale quarterback Austin Hooper scoring from 25 yards. The Chargers' offensive efforts would largely stall out after that, but their defense more than made up for it, picking off both Haraughty and Brett Hamilton for a couple of interceptions. Halftime would come with the two teams still close at 7-6.

 

After the half, Cherryvale would, unfortunately, lose both Hooper and leading rusher Jackson Knight on the same play to injury. That would put the team at a disadvantage that they just couldn't recover from. Meanwhile, the Titans found their stride on offense, with Haraughty finding the endzone from 65 yards out just before the end of the third quarter. Two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter would only serve to add the exclamation point to the Columbus victory, leading to the final score of 28-6.

 

Columbus improves to 3-2 on the season, while Cherryvale falls to 1-4. Next week's Game of the Week will see us travel to Neodesha, as the Bluestreaks host the St. Marys Colgan Panthers.

 

 

 

 

Cherryvale Looks to Get Back on Winning Track

 

Cherryvale will look to get back into the win column as it plays host to Columbus tonight.

 

The Chargers have lost two straight, including a 4OT thriller against Fredonia and a 36-0 defeat at the hands of Caney last week. Head coach Robert Henderson said game planning against Columbus starts with determining who the Titans' starting quarterback will be.

 

The Titans are 2-2 on the season with losses to Frontenac and Girard. Cherryvale is 1-3 on the year. Pregame will start at 6:30 with kickoff coming at 7:00pm on 690AM, KGGF.

CCC Looks to Stay Undefeated

 

Coffeyville Community College heads to El Dorado to take on the Butler Grizzlies in their first road game of the season. The Red Ravens are coming off their best offensive output of the season scoring 65 points on Highland. Head Coach Jeff Leiker says it all started with QB Jakson Thomson.

 

Thomson earned NJCAA Player of the Week honors after throwing for five touchdowns and 315 yards. When it comes to Butler, Coach Leiker says they are a talented team that rebounded after a tough week one loss.  You can catch this rivalry matchup as the Red Ravens try to stay undefeated on US 98.1 KUSN. Pregame starts at 6:30pm with kick-off at 7:00pm.

Nado Wrap Up Road Trip in Mulvane

 

Field Kindley football wraps up their four game road trip as they head to Mulvane to take on the 2-2 Wildcats. The Nado are coming off a loss to rival Independence. Head Coach Deonta Wade says he likes the way the team responded early in that game.

 

Coach Wade says Mulvane has a very athletic team.  The Nado are still looking for their first win of the season, but with three district games left on their schedule still have a chance at the league title. Catch the game on Sonshine 98.9 KQQF with pregame at 6:30pm and kickoff at 7:00pm.

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