By Blake Chadwick
Northwest and Heights both entered Friday’s game on hot streaks. While Northwest was unbeaten, Heights had improved to 3-3 after winning three straight thanks to junior running back Josh Sanders’ 754 rushing yards in that span.
But it was all Grizzlies in the 79-0 victory. Northwest improved to 7-0 as senior quarterback Reagan Jones led Northwest with four first-quarter touchdowns..
The Falcons lost Sanders due to injury early in åçthe game, and there wasn’t much that went right for them.
The Grizzlies scored on the first play from scrimmage, then forced a fumble on the ensuing kickoff.
Kickoffs were when the Grizzlies were most dangerous. A looping ball from kicker Carson Arndt to a sideline would leave the Falcons helpless as the Grizzlies forced two straight fumbles which were capitalized on the other end by Reagan Jones.
“All gas no brakes” was the motto for the Grizzlies as they went up 41-0 in the first quarter.
“We executed everything to perfection,” said senior wide receiver Zion Jones as the team clinched the City League title again.
Northwest has outscored opponents 366-41.
The Grizzlies’ defense is playing lights out, a complete 180 from 2018’s defensive struggles.
Northwest has allowed two points in the past three games.
Derby took care of rival Campus 54-27. The Panthers move on to 7-0.
Maize beat Salina Central 26-8 to move to 7-0.
Maize South continues its defensive prowess after shutting out Goddard in a 7-0 victory. The Mavericks also stay undefeated.
Andale scored the game’s final 28 points as the Indians beat Clearwater 50-12 to improve to 7-0.
McPherson also moves to 7-0. The Bullpups beat Rose Hill 31-7.
Andover Central beat rival Andover 31-13. The Jaguars are now 6-1.
East continued its winning ways after a 32-7 win over Southeast. The Aces move to 5-2 and extend their win streak to five.
Hesston moves to 6-1 after beating Chapman 43-32.
Eureka handed previously unbeaten Belle Plaine its first loss, 33-14.
Garden Plain is 7-0 after its 64-8 win over Independent.
Bishop Carroll moves to 5-2. Carroll took care of business against North 47-6.
Newton picked up its third win with a 15-13 victory over Eisenhower.
After starting the season 0-4, Mulvane has won three straight and beat El Dorado 41-6.
Cheney is 6-1 after its 55-14 win over Trinity Academy.
Conway Springs picked up its fifth straight win after beating Chaparral 41-7.
Halstead beat Smoky Valley 49-0 to improve to 7-0.