By Blake Chadwick
Wichita Heights at Bishop Carroll, a game with promise as both teams squared off to bounce back from their Week 1 losses.
Bishop Carroll seemed to be in control throughout the whole game, taking an early 7-0 lead which got cut down to one-point advantage after Heights junior running back Josh Sanders scored a touchdown.
After that point, it became the usual Carroll show, as the Eagles cruised to the 55-12 win to improve to 1-1. Heights is 0-2.
The Eagles led 21-6 at halftime, but a kickoff return by Heghts freshman John Randle gave the Falcons some early momentum as they cut the score to 9.
But it was all for naught as the Eagles started to click on all cylinders.
“I thought tonight’s performance showed us we are trying to continue to move forward and clean up a lot of things we need to get cleaned up,” Carroll coach Dusty Trail said.
A star was born in the Carroll backfield as Trail’s son Hunter took over the game, breaking tackle after tackle. Hunter Trail opened up the game as he pounded the young Heights defense.
He had 154 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
“My offensive line took good care of me. They told me ‘we’ll do our job for you. You just run the ball.’ All the credit goes to them,” Trail said.
On Thursday, Northwest took care of the East Aces 75-8 to improve to 2-0.
Maize dominated Hutchinson 55-14 and is 2-0.
Derby (2-0) cruised past Salina Central 49-0, shutting out the Mustangs for the third straight season.
West improved to 2-0 by beating Kapaun 34-0. West has outscored opponents 72-14.
Andover Central gave up a safety to Eisenhower, then earned its own safety for the 2-2 score. The Jaguars went on to score 31 unanswered for the 33-2 win and the 2-0 record.
Goddard remains unbeaten after a 49-0 win over winless Arkansas City.
Buhler beat El Dorado 55-0 and is 2-0. The Crusaders have scored 89 points.
McPherson (2-0) beat Winfield 47-0.
Andale beat Wellington 35-7. Andale, which has outscored teams 78-14, was led by Mac Brand’s 88 rushing yards, while Eli Rowland had 83.
Belle Plaine continues its winning ways to get to 2-0 after a 16-0 win over Kingman.
Collegiate also moves onto week 3 with a 2-0 record after beating Rose Hill 35-14.
Cheney broke a 7-all tie by scoring 28 unanswered to beat Conway Springs 49-19. Both teams are 1-1. In Week 1, Cheney lost to Garden Plain 35-19. Garden Plain is 2-0 after beating Douglass 51-30.
Newton got its first win by beating Campus 27-24 in double overtime.