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By Blake Chadwick
One week after Hutchinson notched its first 4-0 start since 2009, the Salthawks fell to Andover 14-7.
Hutchinson wasn’t originally supposed to play against the Trojans. The Salthawks original schedule had them facing Derby in a battle of 6A powerhouses but due to Covid-19, Derby had shut down football for two weeks.
So Hutch picked up a game against one of the premier defenses in the area in the Trojans led by senior Isaiah Maikori.
Coming into the game the Trojans had planned to slow down the fast Hutchinson run game.
“Our coaches had an amazing game plan with multiple looks to slow down their offense,” Maikori said.
In a game that started off slow due to turnovers from both teams, the Salthawks were able to strike first with a 68-yard touchdown pass from Myles Thompson to Noah Kokhar with 11 seconds left in the first half.
After the Trojan defense got a stop coming out after halftime, the offense was able to get it going off a 57-yard Maikori receiving touchdown from quarterback Brady Strausz.
Thanks to a Max Middleton rushing touchdown, the Trojans grabbed their first lead at 14-7.
And a Maikori interception would put the cherry on top for the Trojans as they were able to ruin the perfect season that Hutch had planned.
“This was a really big win for us giving Hutch their first loss and getting back to our style of play,” Maikori said.
The Trojans move to 3-2 and the Salthawks are 4-1.
Maize stays undefeated after a 58-13 win over Salina South. Senior Josh Sanders scored four touchdowns which adds to his already impressive senior season. The Eagles are 5-0.
Wichita Northwest took care of business against North 92-0.
East beat Heights 16-13 in a game where Heights gave East a run for their money. It was the first time East was scored on all year, but to no avail the Aces were able to pull out the victory.
Senior Darius Cooper and the rest of the East defense was able to slow down the Heights Falcon run game.
Andale cruised past Hesston 66-7 to move to 5-0.
Collegiate gets the win on homecoming, beating Trinity Academy 55-14 to stay undefeated.
Clearwater took care business over Halstead 35-18.
Maize South beat Newton 30-10 after a week off due to Covid. Maize South moves to 3-1.
Goddard beat Eisenhower 31-10 to move to 4-1.
Valley Center handed Andover Central its first loss of the season 14-12. It was the Hornets’ third straight win.
Kapaun beat Pittsburg 49-0 to move to 3-1 after a week off due to Covid.
Cheney beat Pratt 55-0 to stay undefeated at 5-0.
Hutch Trinity moves to 5-0 after a 41-0 win over Marion.
Conway Springs advances to 4-1 after a 63-8 win over Independent.
Garden Plain is 4-1 after a 37-0 win against Chaparral.
Andale 66, Hesston 7
Andover 14, Hutchinson 7
Argonia-Attica 46, Pretty Prairie 6
Beloit St. John’s-Tipton 41, Pike Valley 8
Buhler 41, Augusta 21
Burrton 45, Deerfield 31
Canton-Galva 56, Little River 38
Cedar Vale-Dexter 56, Yates Center 42
Central-Burden 50, Udall 34
Chase County 46, Flinthills 0
Cheney 42, Pratt 0
Clearwater 35, Halstead 18
Conway Springs 63, Independent 8
DeSoto 41, McPherson 35
Garden Plain 37, Chaparral 0
Goddard 31, Eisenhower 10
Hillsboro 26, Haven 6
Hoisington 27, Minneapolis 6
Hutchinson Central Christian 56, South Haven 20
Hutchinson Trinity 41, Marion 0
Inman 35, Plainville 7
Kapaun 49, Pittsburg 0
Kingman 38, Douglass 6
Madison 53 Oxford 8
Maize 58, Salina South 13
Maize South 30, Newton 10
Medicine Lodge 56, Fairfield 0
Mulvane 25, Coffeyville 0
Perry-Lecompton 41, Winfield 13
Phillipsburg 49, Beloit 28
Pratt Skyline 90, Kinsley 56
Rose Hill 28, Wellington 20
Salina Sacred Heart 24, Ellinwood 7
Salina Central 33, Arkansas City 27
Sedgwick 45, Ell-Saline 13
Smoky Valley 21, Goodland 20
South Barber 30, Peabody-Burns 14
SE-Saline 32, Colby 8
Stafford 44, Caldwell 38
Sterling 62, Lyons 6
Sylvan-Lucas 48, Norwich 46
Wichita Collegiate 55, Trinity Academy 14
Wichita East 16, Wichita Heights 13
Wichita Northwest 92, Wichita North 0
Wichita West 29, Wichita South 8