Parsons suffers sequel loss to Columbus

OLUMBUS — Week 6 proved to be a shot-for-shot remake of Week 5 for the Parsons Vikings as they fell to the Columbus Titans 42-13 despite leading for much of the first half.

The Vikings, behind a touchdown pass from Ethan Houk to Tanner Barcus then a two-yard run by Yusef Kindrick, led Columbus 13-6 in the second quarter. Two late scores by the Titans, one on a run by Grayson Walden before a 30-yard pass from Patrick Cassidy to Clay Saporito on the final play of the half, gave Columbus a 20-13 halftime advantage.

Columbus then held the Vikings off the board for the entirety of the second half while hanging another 22 points on the board itself.

Parsons head coach Kurt Friess was at a loss for why the Vikings have been competitive with the two best teams in the district this year in one half before faltering in the second half.

“I don’t have an answer for it,” Friess said. “I felt like we had a good week of practice and a good gameplan. But the second half was the exact same as Frontenac. It came down to a few plays that we didn’t make that prevented it from being a competitive ballgame.” 

Despite the loss, Friess saw positives on the offensive side of the ball.

“We’re blessed to have great athletes and a great quarterback,” Friess said. “We moved the ball in the first half and had opportunities to do so in the second half. We just fell short a few times and it got away from us.” 

Columbus remains undefeated at 6-0 overall and 3-0 in district play with the win, while Parsons dropped to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in district play. The Vikings still maintain control of their own destiny to a playoff berth with two games left in the regular season against Caney Valley and Galena.

How the Vikings can string together a full four quarters to get over the threshold remains the biggest mystery on the Parsons sideline.

“That’s the million dollar question,” Friess said. “We have to find some leaders to step up and impose their will on their teammates. Times are tough right now. Kids aren’t feeling happy. So hopefully we come back with a good week of practice and realize they can compete with Caney Valley.” 

The Vikings host Caney Valley next week on Senior Night.

“Somehow we’ve got to find a way to beat Caney,” Friess said. “We have to play more than one half of football. We haven’t competed well enough in the second half.” 

 

Columbus 42, Parsons 13

Parsons:      7 6 0 0 — 13

Columbus: 6 14 8 14 — 42

 

Scoring Summary

First Quarter

CO: Gabe Martin 5-yd urn, 8:33, 6-0

PS: Ethan Houk 11-yd pass to Tanner Barcus, 3:40, 6-7

 

Second Quarter

PS: Yusef Kendrick 2-yd run, 10:23, 6-13

CO: Grayson Walden 8-yd run, 5:00, 12-13

CO: Patrick Cassidy 30-yd pass to Clay Saporito, 0:00, 20-13

 

Third Quarter

CO: Cassidy 4-yd run, 1:42, 28-13

 

Fourth Quarter

CO: Jaxson Haraughty 22-yd run, 36-13, 8:00

CO: Walden 4-yd run, 2:20, 42-13

 

 

Turnovers stymie Oswego in loss to Central

The Oswego Indians outgained Central of Burden in yards but not on the scoreboard on Friday night.

The Indians had 335 yards of offense, including 264 rushing yards, but fell to the Raiders 36-20. Central had a balanced attack with 176 yards passing and 122 on the ground for 298 yards of offense.

The Raiders scored in the first quarter on a 55-yard run and tacked on another touchdown in the second period before the Indians got on the board with the first of two Jace Wilson TD runs. Central led 14-6 at halftime.

The Raiders scored first in the second half before Isaac Elliott answered for Oswego with a 6-yard run. Central responded with another TD in the fourth period before Wilson’s second score, and then the Raiders scored again with 1:33 left in the game to seal the win.

Turnovers hurt the Indians. Oswego fumbled three times, losing two, and also threw two interceptions. Central turned the ball over just once on an interception.

The Indians fell to 4-2 with the loss and will play Flinthills at home next week.

 

Scoring plays:

First quarter

CE: Zarec Wilson, 55-yard run (run failed)

Second quarter

CE: Wilson, 25-yard run (Tony Brogan, pass from Logan Barnscum)

OS: Jace Wilson, 7-yard run (run failed)

Third quarter

CE: Barnscum, 2-yard run (Lane Toon run)

OS: Isaac Elliott, 6-yard run (pass failed)

Fourth quarter

CE: Tony Brogan, 5-yard run (run failed)

OS: Wilson, 3-yard run (Elliott run)

CE: Brogan, 5-yard run (Wilson run)

 

 

St. Paul rolls over Marmaton Valley

MORAN — St. Paul crushed Marmaton Valley 62-16 in a game cut short by the mercy rule Friday night. The game ended at the half.

St. Paul had two players amassing more than 100 yards rushing in the game, which improved St. Paul’s record to 6-0. Adam Albertini rushed nine times for 136 yards. He scored five touchdowns. Easton Dent ran six times and had 110 yards. Dent scored three TDs.

Chase Bradshaw intercepted a pass and scored, but the TD was called back for a penalty, St. Paul Coach Keith Wiatrak said.

He said St. Paul put forth a good team effort on Friday.

“We won the special teams battle tonight. It was the first time all year that anybody’s kicked it to Adam,” Wiatrak said.

Marmaton Valley kicked to Albertini three times. Albertini scored two touchdowns from that.

“Then on the kickoff they were trying to kick it away from Adam and they kicked it to Easton, and he ran it back for a touchdown. So, I’m pretty happy with the special teams tonight.”

St. Paul will host Chetopa next Friday for senior night.

 

St. Paul 62, 

Marmatan Valley 16

SP: 26 36 — 62

MV: 0 16 — 16

Scoring

First Quarter:

SP: Adam Albertini, 18 run (Albertini, pass to Chandler Bradshaw), 8-0

SP: Albertini, 68 run (run failed), 14-0

SP: Albertini, 25 pass to Chase Bradshaw (pass failed), 20-0

SP: Albertini, 43 punt return (pass failed), 26-0

Second Quarter:

MV: No. 12, 2 run (No. 12 run), 26-8

SP: Easton Dent, 36 run (Albertini, pass to Hayden Smith), 34-8

SP: Dent, 47 run (pass failed), 40-8

SP: Albertini, 37 punt return (run failed), 46-8

SP: Albertini, 2 run (Albertini, pass to Dent), 54-8

MV: No. 34, 4 run (No. 12, pass to No. 4), 54-16

SP: Dent, 48 kick off return (Albertini run), 62-16 final.

 

 

Cherryvale gets back on track

The Cherryvale Chargers shut out Douglass on Friday night at home.

The Chargers scored seven points in each of the first two quarters and 15 in the final period for a 29-0 win over the Bulldogs.

Wyatt Gillman ran for touchdowns of 10 and 19 yards while leading Cherryvale rushers with 80 yards on 13 carries. Gavin Hooper passed to Chet Linn for a 13-yard touchdown, and Wyatt Raida ran for a 4-yard TD. Raida finished with 65 yards on only seven carries for an average of 9.3 yards per run.

The Charger defense picked off Douglass’ Cole Martin twice, and Cherryvale coach Harry Hester said both were key interceptions that switched the momentum of the game. Ian Escoto had one pick while Briggs Adkison had the other.

“I thought it was a great team win. We had everyone contribute; no one stood out statistically. Thought our defense took a step forward and played better fundamentally,” Hester said.

Cherryvale improved to 3-3 overall and 1-2 in district play. The Chargers will play at Neodesha next week.

 

DO 0 0 0 0 — 0

CH 7 7 0 15 — 29

Scoring plays:

First quarter

CH: Wyatt Gillman, 10-yard run (Zaine Lantz kick)

Second quarter

CH: Chet Linn, 13-yard pass from Gavin Hooper (Lantz kick)

Fourth quarter

CH Gillman, 19-yard run (Lantz kick)

CH: Wyatt Raida, 4-yard run (Devonta Grief run)

The Cherryvale Chargers shut out Douglass on Friday night at home.

The Chargers scored seven points in each of the first two quarters and 15 in the final period for a 29-0 win over the Bulldogs.

Wyatt Gillman ran for touchdowns of 10 and 19 yards while leading Cherryvale rushers with 80 yards on 13 carries. Gavin Hooper passed to Chet Linn for a 13-yard touchdown, and Wyatt Raida ran for a 4-yard TD. Raida finished with 65 yards on only seven carries for an average of 9.3 yards per run.

The Charger defense picked off Douglass’ Cole Martin twice, and Cherryvale coach Harry Hester said both were key interceptions that switched the momentum of the game. Ian Escoto had one pick while Briggs Adkison had the other.

“I thought it was a great team win. We had everyone contribute; no one stood out statistically. Thought our defense took a step forward and played better fundamentally,” Hester said.

Cherryvale improved to 3-3 overall and 1-2 in district play. The Chargers will play at Neodesha next week.

 

DO 0 0 0 0 — 0

CH 7 7 0 15 — 29

Scoring plays:

First quarter

CH: Wyatt Gillman, 10-yard run (Zaine Lantz kick)

Second quarter

CH: Chet Linn, 13-yard pass from Gavin Hooper (Lantz kick)

Fourth quarter

CH Gillman, 19-yard run (Lantz kick)

CH: Wyatt Raida, 4-yard run (Devonta Grief run)

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