Week 7 scores, recaps (Oct. 15)

By Blake Chadwick

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The Derby Panthers edged Maize 42-41, getting an interception in the end zone on the Eagles’ two-point conversion attempt with 38 seconds remaining.

Derby, which lost the 2020 matchup at Maize, won its fifth AVCTL-I championship in seven years. 

There was a lot of anticipation and expectations around the matchup, which pitted Maize (5-2) and Derby (6-0). The focus on the game was heightened due to the outstanding players, including Maize quarterback Avery Johnson and Derby running back Dylan Edwards. 

Johnson and the Maize Eagles struck first after a long drive to get up 7-0. The defense quickly got a stop on Derby’s second possession, and Johnson led the Eagles to a 14-0 lead. 

For the first time of the year the Panthers got punched in the mouth early. 

Down 21-7, Derby added two touchdowns to go into the half tied at 21-all. 

Mercer Thatcher scored twice and Edwards once as the Panthers had some momentum going into halftime. 

Thatcher finished with 108 rushing yards, 89 passing yards and three rushing touchdowns. Edwards had 27 carries for 266 yards, scoring three times, including a 70-yard run.

Johnson threw for 288 yards.

Thanks to a hot start in the third by Derby, the Panthers scored 14 straight for a 35-21 lead. 

It wasn’t enough. 

With 1:33 remaining and Derby leading 42-35, Johnson led Maize down the field, throwing a 16-yard touchdown with 38 seconds to go.

But before the game-tying PAT, Maize called time. They came out of the timeout with Johnson in at quarterback. 

His pass into the end zone on the two-point try was intercepted. 


Augusta moves to 5-2 after a win over 28-0 over Abilene. 


Collegiate stays undefeated after a win over Halstead 82-16. 

Collegiate quarterback Wesley Fair had 186 passing yards and 112 rushing yards. Jack Duarte led Collegiate with 112 receiving yards.


Hutchinson got a 28-17 win over Campus.


Mulvane beat McPherson 22-12 to move to 5-2 as the Wildcats won their fifth straight game.

It’s McPherson’s second straight loss. 


Eisenhower got a 33-2 win over Great Bend.


Andale stays undefeated with a win over Clearwater 65-6. Andale is 7-0. 


Andover Central wins the battle against Andover 27-20. Central is now 6-1 and rebounds from suffering its first loss in Week 6 against Salina Central. 


Garden Plain beat Belle Plaine 37-7. 


Cheney moves to 7-0 after a 54-0 win over Nickerson. 


Salina Central beat Goddard 34-6 to move to 5-2.


Wichita Northwest moves to 5-2 after a 63-22 win over Wichita South. It was Northwest’s fourth straight win.


Conway Springs continues its winning ways and is 6-1 after a 65-0 win over Stanton County. Brayden Kunz led the way with three touchdowns. 


East beat North 88-0 to get its third straight win.


Bishop Carroll improved to 6-1 with a 34-13 win over West. 


Maize South fell 47-43 to Hays for the Mavericks’ second straight loss. Maize South had led 43-40. Owen Bailey threw a school record 360 yards.


Salina Central beat Goddard 34-6 and has now won four straight.


Buhler improved to 6-1 with a 35-3 win over Wellington. 


Circle is 5-2 after its 33-14 victory against El Dorado.


Tonight’s Scores

Andale 65, Clearwater 6

Andover Central 27, Andover 20

Argonia-Attica 44, Medicine Lodge 14

Arkansas City 24, Valley Center 21

Augusta 28, Abilene 0

Beloit 50, Minneapolis 0

Bishop Carroll 34, West 13

Buhler 35, Wellington 3

Canton-Galva 62, Stafford 6

Central Plains 32, Hutchinson Central Christian 6

Chaparral 27, Douglass 0

Chase County 52, Udall 0

Cheney 54, Nickerson 0

Circle 33, El Dorado 14

Collegiate 82, Halstead 16

Conway Springs 65, Stanton County 0

Derby 42, Maize 41

East 88, North 0

Eisenhower 33, Great Bend 2

Garden Plain 37, Belle Plaine 7

Goessel 68, Pretty Prairie 22

Hanover 58, Linn 12

Haven 20, Hutchinson Trinity 14

Hays 47, Maize South 43

Heights 49, Southeast 6

Hillsboro 54, Lyons 7

Holcomb 41, Pratt 20

Hutchinson 28, Campus 17

Inman 60, Remington 0

Kapaun 51, Liberal 0

Kingman 54, Bluestem 0

LaCrosse 62, Pratt Skyline 14

Lakeside-Downs 64, Beloit St. John’s-Tipton 48

Madison 50, Flinthillls 0

Marion 34, Sterling 14

Moundridge 49, Fairfield 0

Mulvane 22, McPherson 12

Newton 35, Salina South 27

Northwest 63, Wichita South 22

Osage City 49, Eureka 6

Rose Hill 14, Winfield 12

Salina Central 34, Goddard 6

Sedan 60, Cedar Vale-Dexter 0

Sedgwick 56, Elkhart 8

SE-Saline 45, Smoky Valley 0

South Barber 46, Caldwell 34

West Elk 60, Oswego 15