Game day! Week 1 football results (Sept. 3)

By Blake Chadwick

After a long summer of hard work and sweat, the grind of being back on the gridiron for Friday nights is finally back. 

Week 1 kicked off with a little bit of uncertainty due to weather around the state, forcing a few teams to start early to avoid the weather, while some found themselves faced with weather delays. 

The Maize South Mavericks kicked off the season with a win at Great Bend 32-0. 

After two safeties by the Maverick defense and a pick-6 from senior Ladislao James, the stellar defense proved to be too much for Great Bend. 

“This game came from all the support we had for each other making sure we do the little things the right way,” said James after commenting on the innate ability their defense showed tonight on forcing turnovers left and right. 

Evan Cantu had 24 carries for 239 rushing yards for the Mavericks.

One of the more premier matchups of the night came between the Andover Trojans and the Maize Eagles, with Maize winning 17-14.

With all the attention on Maize junior QB Avery Johnson, who has seemingly picked up an offer from every college in the country, the Trojans were able to somewhat hold Johnson and the dynamic Maize offense in check. 

Johnson threw for one touchdown to junior Justin Stephens and Jaeden Martin returned the opening kickoff of the second half 90 yards for a touchdown and the 17-7 lead. 

The game was postponed until Saturday after a light pole was struck by lightning. 

Andover got within 17-14 on Brady Strausz’s 27-yard touchdown run on Saturday. But Maize was able to hold on to the 17-14 lead

During the Thursday night battle of Tyler Road, Coach Dusty Trail and the Bishop Carroll Eagles finally get their elusive regular-season win over the Northwest Grizzlies, 37-27. 

The loss was the first regular-season loss for the Grizzlies in the last four seasons. 

Carroll QB Chase Smarsh threw for 189 yards and three touchdowns. 

Northwest QB Geremiah Moore did his part in rushing for 232 yards on 24 attempts and four touchdowns. 

Hutchinson got a 34-6 victory over Valley Center. Junior Noah Khokar had his way, scoring three touchdowns. 

Buhler beat Goddard 35-14 after getting three touchdowns from Sam Elliott in the first half.

Andale rolled over Rose Hill 57-0. 

QB Wyatt Spexarth threw for an efficient 113 yards on 6-of-7 passing with two touchdowns. Parthemer had 136 rushing yards on 10 carries.

Kapaun took care of business over Wichita South 48-0. 

McPherson had five interceptions as it beat Salina South 24-14. 

Clearwater won 48-0 over Belle Plaine, after both teams were able to connect following cancellations with their original opponents. 

Cheney beat Kingman 34-14, scoring 27 unanswered points. Harrison Voth had touchdown passes of 76 yards, 51, 15 and 10 yards.

Conway Springs and Garden Plain will continue the second half of their game after the game was postponed at 7-6 due to weather. 

Wichita Southeast won its inaugural home game 28-6 over Wichita North. Southeast has a football stadium for the first time.

Sedgwick was firing on all cylinders in a 61-8 victory over Sterling

Sedgwick QB Lance Hoffsommer passed for 239 yards while going 3-for-3 passing

and three touchdowns in a span of four plays. He finished with 301 passing yards.

Sedgwick WR Ryan Stucky would also have himself a day with 190 yards receiving and

three touchdowns. 

After trailing early on in the game, Andover Central finished strong with a 10-6 win over Newton

Andover Central held Newton to 58 rushing yards, but did give up 166 passing. The Jaguars’ defense was key in the victory, including a late-game stop on Andover Central’s two-yard line.

Andover Central’s Ashton Barkdull scored the game’s lone touchdown.

Heights beat Eisenhower 28-23 and took the 28-23 lead on DJ Dingle’s touchdown pass with 4:29 remaining. Heights scored 21 unanswered points.

The game was delayed multiple times due to weather and finally finished at 11:50 p.m.

Collegiate beat Mulvane 24-14. The Spartans took the lead for good at 10-7 when Jack Duarte hit a field goal with 7:23 to go in the second quarter. Collegiate extended its lead to 17-7 at the half and led 24-14 when the game was postponed until Saturday.

Garden Plain beat Conway Springs 14-7. The game had been postponed until Saturday with Conway leading 7-6. Garden Plain got a second touchdown from Reed Adelhardt, who scored on a 25-yard run midway through the third quarter. Brayden Kunz had scored the game’s first touchdown on a 28-yard run that put Conway up 7-0 in the second quarter.

Adelhardt finished with 191 rushing yards on 26 carries.

Thursday

Bishop Carroll 37, Northwest 27

Friday

Andale 57, Rose Hill 0

Andover Central 10, Newton 0

Argonia-Attica 36, Norwich 6

Augusta 48, Coffeyville 0

Beloit 24, Marysville 12

Beloit St. John’s-Tipton 38, Sylvan-Lucas 22

Buhler 42, Goddard 14

Caldwell 30, Oxford 0

Chaparral 36, Trinity Academy 0

Chase County 72, Moundridge 34

Circle 20, Chanute 12

Clay Center 40, Abilene 12

Clearwater 48, Belle Plaine 0

Collegiate 24, Mulvane 14

Dodge City 28, Wichita West 6

El Dorado 36, Independence 0

Eureka 12, Neodesha 0

Flinthills 48, Cedar Vale-Dexter 0

Garden Plain 14, Conway Springs 7

Hays 35, East 6

Heights 28, Eisenhower 23

Hesston 45, Haven 8

Hillsboro 50, Nickerson 22

Hutchinson 34, Valley Center 6

Kapaun 55, Wichita South 0

Little River 62, Peabody-Burns 6

Madison 52, Herington 6

Maize 17, Andover 14

Maize South 32, Great Bend 0

Marion 26, Ell-Saline 7

McPherson 24, Salina South 14

Medicine Lodge 52, Triplains-Brewster 34

Pratt 68, Hoisington 18

Pretty Prairie 16, Hutchinson Central Christian 14

Remington 30, Douglass 28 OT

Salina Central 44, Campus 6

Sedgwick 61, Sterling 8

Smoky Valley 20, Halstead 16

Southeast 28, North 6

SE-Saline 50, Minneapolis 0

Winfield 10, Arkansas City 7