LYNDON—The Lyndon Tigers continued their winning streak with a 61-8 blowout of West Franklin Friday night, continuing their dominance of the Flint Hills League.
Lyndon utilized a more-rounded approach, dividing progress between its running and passing games.
Rylan Burns sat comfortably in the pocket, completing 8 of 10 passes for 184 yards and a pair of touchdowns, favoring junior Dexton Swinehart who had 4 receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown. Swinehart had 88 yards on his longest reception, and added three extra catches on interception, which he returned a total of 14 yards for the Tigers’ defense.
Beau Brecheisen also had a touchdown on one of his 2 receptions for 25 yards.
Swinehart led the rushers with 203 yards and 3 touchdowns on just 7 carries, the longest a 58-yard run. Junior Jaden Hielscher had 29 yards and a touchdown on 7 carries; and freshman Shawn Hinck had 21 yards and a touchdown on 2 carries; and senior Cody Anschutz had 6 yards and a touchdown on 2 carries.
Mason Slusher led the defense with 14 tackles; Hielscher also had a strong showing on defense with 7 tackles and a fumble recovery, which he returned 97 yards for a touchdown. Trystan Pringle had 11 tackles; Garrett McCoy had 8 tackles; and Burns and Eric Rickel each had fumble recoveries.
Chase Newberry was 7 for 9 on point-after kicks.
The Tigers (4-0) look to lock in the lead in the Flint Hills League as they take on Council Grove (4-0) on the road Friday.
West Franklin 0 0 0 8 — 8
Lyndon 20 14 20 7 — 61
Indians short against league leaders
COUNCIL GROVE—Osage City came out just shy of a win in a back and fourth battle Friday night at Council Grove. The Indians drew first blood, but ended up loosing by a conversion in a 21-20 loss to the undefeated Braves.
“It was definitely a tough outcome for us,” said Andrew Gantenbein, Indians head coach. “Our team fought hard and did some good things, but obviously Council Grove did, too.”
Osage City opened the game with an 11-yard touchdown run by Brett Sage to take a 7-0 lead into the second quarter. Council Grove answered with a 16-yard touchdown pass, but a failed conversion left the Braves trailing 7-6 at the half.
Council Grove regrouped with the first touchdown of the third quarter, a 47-yard run followed by a two-point conversion pass. Osage City’s Jason Cooley ran the ensuing kickoff back 97 yards for a touchdown. The Indians attempt to take the lead on a conversion pass failed, however.
Osage City took the lead once more on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Taylor Kimball to Cooley. Brayden McDowell cleared the goalpost on the point-after kick to put the Indians up 20-14.
The Indians held Council Grove into the final seconds, but the Braves were able to punch in a tying touchdown with :27 remaining in the game. A successful PAT kick left the Indians trailing by a point in the final.
“We failed to capitalize on a couple of opportunities we had in the first half, and then we couldn’t get them stopped in the fourth quarter,” Gantenbein said. “I was pleased with our effort and how hard we competed.”
Kimball was 10 for 19 passing for 109 yards with a touchdown and an interception, rushing for an additional 73 yards on 12 carries. Sage had 47 yards on 7 carries. Cooley led the receivers with 62 yards on 4 catches; Trenton Plinsky had 7.30 yards on 4 receptions.
Sage led the defense with 13 tackles, 8 solo and 10 assisted. Carter Swindale had 7 solo tackles and Cooley had 5 solo tackles.
The Indians (2-2) host Mission valley at 7 p.m. Friday for their football homecoming.
Osage City 7 0 6 7 — 20
Council Grove 0 6 8 7 — 21
Charger run down Iola
IOLA—The Santa Fe Trail won their fourth straight game with a 46-10 track meet, moving the chargers a game away from clinching first in the Pioneer League.
Peyton Newton led the Chargers running game, rushing for 222 of the SFT’s 382 rushing yards, averaging 9.7 yards per carry with four touchdowns. Gage Greenfield had 11 carries for 119 yards and a touchdown, and sophomore Will Herren had 30 yards and a touchdown on his only carry.
Greenfield added an addition 32 yards and a touchdown on a pair of interception returns.
Herren led the defense with 11 tackles and a fumble recovery; Greenfield had 9 tackles; and Evan Tomlinson and Dacoda Kincaid each had 8 tackles.
The Chargers (4-0) will wrap up league play at 7 p.m. Friday at Wellsville (4-0).
Santa Fe Trail 12 6 20 8 — 46
Iola 3 0 0 7 — 10
Bearcats blowout Centre
LOST SPRINGS—The Burlingame Bearcats football team played their fourth incomplete game Friday night, enacting the mercy rule again in a 60-14 blowout against Centre that ended with 11:54 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Burlingame delivered a well-balanced offensive effort, led by Dalton Sporing, who completed 12 of 24 passes for 166 yards, 4 touchdowns and 2 conversions. Colton Noonan led the receivers with 126 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 conversions; Zach Herrick had 2 catches for 38 yards, 2 of which were for touchdowns.
Seth Greenwood led the rushers with 85 yards on 5 carries, including a pair of touchdowns; Dominic Buterakos had 50 yards, 2 conversions and a touchdown on 13 carries; and Sporing and Tristan Lee each had conversion runs.
Lee led the defense with 12 tackles, including a quarterback sack and 5 rushes; Kosta Buterakos 11 tackles and Noonan had 8.
Burlingame 24 14 16 8 — 62
Centre 0 14 0 0 — 14
Trojans shut out at Waverly
WAVERLY—The Marais des Cygnes Valley Trojans took a 48-0 loss Friday at Waverly in a game which ended at halftime.
MdCV completed 10 of 29 passes for 120 yard, but lost a total of 39 yards rushing. The Trojans committed four turnovers, two fumbles and two interceptions.
Waverly had 514 overall yards, scoring five touchdowns in the first quarter and two in the second.
The Trojans (0-3) play at 7 p.m. Friday at Chetopa.
MdCV 0 0 x x — 0
Waverly 34 14 x x — 48