Friday, Nov. 09, 2012
On the gridiron: Football summaries
CLASS 6 REGIONALS
Rockhurst 38, Raymore-Peculiar 7
Rockhurst led 17-7 at halftime in their victory over Raymore-Peculiar in the Class 6 regional game held Nov. 2 at Rockhurst.
The Hawklets scored a touchdown in the first quarter to lead 7-0. The Panthers responded in the second quarter with a 26-yard touchdown run by Steve Brown to knot the score, but Rockhurst retaliated before the quarter ended with a 70-yard run and a 40-yard field goal.
The rest of the game belonged to Rockhurst, as the Hawklets scored two touchdowns in the third quarter on a 95-yard kickoff return and a 12-yard carry and one more touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run.
Trae Hodges completed seven of 18 passes for 125 yards with two interceptions. Blake Skeed had two passes out of four attempts for 21 yards. Dylan Meyers caught five passes for 95 yards and Aaron Russell had two receptions for 30 yards.
Brown had 15 carries for 77 yards, Russell had 12 carries for 42 yards and Devin Washington had 46 yards on seven carries.
Logan Smith led the defense with 10 total tackles, one for loss. Marcus Zweifel had eight tackles, Bubba Blackburn had seven tackles and James Mourning had six tackles. CJ Donaldson had four tackles and Brown and Skyler Simms had three tackles each.
Raymore-Peculiar ends the season with a 7-4 record.
CLASS 4 REGIONALS
Harrisonville 35, Nevada 25
A 21-19 halftime advantage led to a victory over Nevada for the Wildcats in the Class 4 regional game held Oct. 31 at Nevada.
Harrisonville scored three touchdowns in the first quarter on a 59-yard pass from Zach Davidson to Mason Saffels, a 1-yard fumble recovery run by Max Galeassi and a 19-yard carry by Austin Hopper.
But the second quarter belonged to Nevada, as the Tigers put in three touchdowns of their own, on an 18-yard carry, 45-yard carry and 30-yard pass.
The Wildcats scored in the third quarter on a 73-yard run by Saffels to lead 28-19, but Nevada followed in the fourth quarter with a 33-yard touchdown run to close the gap to 28-25. Harrisonville sealed the victory with a late touchdown on a 1-yard carry by Davidson.
Davidson completed three of six passes for 120 yards. Saffels had two catches for 92 yards and Wyatt Schenker had one reception for 28 yards.
Davidson also had 21 carries for 132 yards. Saffels had seven carries for 122 yards, Hopper had 43 yards on eight carries and Tanner Foerschler had five carries for 21 yards.
Brance Neal led the defense with 11 total tackles, followed by Walter Eastwood and Landon Hern with 10 tackles each. Galeassi had nine tackles and Jameson Knox had eight tackles. Tucker Schlesener and Tyler Bundt had six tackles apiece.
CLASS 4 SECTIONALS
Harrisonville 13, Bolivar 6
It was a close one for Harrisonville in the Class 4 sectional game Nov. 5 at Bolivar. But a third quarter touchdown helped clinch the victory for the Wildcats.
Bolivar struck first in the game with a 10-yard touchdown carry in the first quarter. The Wildcats quickly followed with a 25-yard run by Zach Davidson to take a 7-6 lead at halftime.
Harrisonville scored again in the third quarter on a 3-yard run by Davidson.
Davidson completed one of four passes for 14 yards, which was caught by Tanner Foerschler. Austin Hopper had 26 carries for 90 yards, Davidson had 19 carries for 68 yards, Foerschler had 36 yards on four carries and Mason Saffels had 20 yards on nine carries.
Landon Hern had seven total tackles and Brance Neal and Tucker Schlesener had four tackles each. Tyler Bundt, Joe Schlechter, Jameson Knox and Water Eastwood had three tackles apiece.
The Wildcats, 10-2, host Platte County, also 10-2, in the Class 4 quarterfinal game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.
CLASS 1 REGIONALS
Midway 38, Drexel 20
Drexel has two losses this season, both to rival Midway.
Unfortunately for the Bobcats, the Oct. 31 Class 1 regional loss was the end of their season.
In the first quarter, at the 3:46 minute mark, Drexel junior quarterback Javyn Johnston broke free from defenders and scored on a 72-yard run. The point after kick went wide, but the Bobcats led 6-0.
But less than a minute later, Midway responded as junior running back Bobby Zielinski escaped some tackles to run the ball 61 yards for a touchdown. The Vikings point after kick was good, giving Midway a 7-6 advantage.
In the second quarter, the Bobcats scored again, this time on an 11-yard pass from Johnston to senior wide receiver CJ Bolton. Senior wide receiver Cody Russell caught a two-point conversion pass to put Drexel ahead at 14-7.
Once again, the Vikings retaliated. This time, led by junior quarterback Peyton Semsch and sophomore running back Clay Dahman, Midway pushed down the field with Semsch capping off the drive with a 3-yard touchdown carry. The point after kick sailed wide though, keeping the Bobcats ahead at 14-13 at halftime.
But the second half went lopsided in favor of the Vikings as Dahman scored on a 12-yard touchdown early in the third quarter and Semsch scored on a 3-yard run before the fourth quarter.
Semsch scored again for Midway early in the fourth quarter on a 3-yard run to put the Vikings ahead at 31-14. The Bobcats finally found their groove again as sophomore running back Tyler Allen punched in a score from 11 yards out to close the gap to 31-20.
But on Midway’s next drive, the Vikings’ Zielinski scored on a 25-yard run, sealing Midway’s victory.
Drexel ends the season with a 9-2 record.
CLASS 1 SECTIONALS
Skyline 41, Midway 14
Skyline ran past Midway in the Class 1 sectional game held Nov. 5 at Skyline.
The Vikings end the season with a 9-3 record.