By Blake Chadwick
A week full of uncertainties once again for the state of Kansas, but one thing that never disappoints is a Friday night under the lights.
Hutchinson was looking to go 4-0 for the first time since 2009, with only 0-3 Newton in the way.
Newton, a team eager to get its first win of the season after playing three of some of the top teams in the area in Maize, Andover Central and Derby.
Newton struck first in the hands of a familiar player in wide reciever Peyton Maxwell.
Once again, Newton put up a fight but wasn’t able to get the win.
Running back Alec McCuan lit up the scoreboard once again as he added four more touchdowns to his already impressive season.
The Salthawks advance to 4-0 after the 54-42 win.
Collegiate continued its winning ways after a 31-10 win over Hesston.
Despite a slow start from Collegiate, its defense was able to hold, allowing sophomore quarterback Wesley Fair and the rest of the offense to get going. Fair rushed for three touchdowns and added one more through the air to his big brother, Micheal.
Maize cruised past Arkansas City 53-8 to move on to 4-0. Running back Josh Sanders had four touchdowns.
In the battle of the undefeateds, Goddard quarterback Kyler Semrad and receiver Jake Shope were slowed down just enough by the defense of Andover Central.
The Jaguars had to grind out the 34-26 win to stay undefeated at 3-0.
Bishop Caroll was able to bounce back after suffering its first loss, 35-21, to Derby on Sept. 18. The Golden Eagles beat Dodge City 51-20. Carroll is 3-1.
Andale moved to 4-0 after a win 42-12 over Halstead.
Wichita East continued its dominant winning ways over South with a 54-0 victory to improve to 2-0.
Clearwater beat Trinity Academy 56-7 to move to 4-0.
McPherson stayed a perfect 4-0 after a win over Winfield 56-13.
Cheney beat Hugoton 51-12 to stay 4-0.
Eisenhower beat Andover 16-7. In a defensive battle, Eisenhower was able to prevail by holding Andover to negative 11 rushing yards on 18 carries. Eisenhower is 2-2.
Hutchinson Trinity joins the Salthawks as the other team in Hutchinson with a 4-0 record after a 48-0 win over Lyons.
Garden Plain beat Douglass 34-8 to move to 3-1. It was Douglass’ first loss.
Andale 42, Halstead 12
Andover Central 34, Goddard 26
Argonia-Attica 42, Goessel 14
Beloit 48, Ellsworth 20
Bishop Carroll 51, Dodge City 20
Buhler 36, El Dorado 14
Caldwell 46, Hutchinson Central Christian 22
Canton-Galva 66, Bennington 0
Chaparral 62, Bluestem 6
Chase County 60, Central-Burden 8
Clearwater 56, Trinity Academy 7
Colby 18, Smoky Valley 0
Conway Springs 58, Ellinwood 0
Eisenhower 16, Andover 7
Eureka 38, Humboldt 6
Garden Plain 34, Douglass 8
Haven 46, Marion 6
Hillsboro 23, Sterling 17
Holcomb 40, Nickerson 18
Hutchinson 54, Newton 42
Hutchinson Trinity 48, Lyons 0
Inman 39, Oakley 13
Kingman 28, Belle Plaine 7
Little River 50, Lincoln 0
Madison 70, Udall 14
Maize 53, Arkansas City 8
McPherson 56, Winfield 13
Minneapolis 30, Norton 7
Plainville 33, Ell-Saline 0
Pratt 35, Larned 20
Pratt Skyline 46, Macksville 0
Sedgwick 63, Stanton County 0
Smith Center 53, Salina Sacred Heart 0
SE-Saline 60, Russell 0
Valley Center 14, Salina Central 12
Wellington 41, Labette County 12
Wichita Collegiate 31, Hesston 10
Wichita East 54, Wichita South 0
Thursday’s score: Wichita Heights 72, Wichita North 0