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Lakin versus Hoisington 11-8-19

The Lakin Broncs traveled to Hoisington to face the Cardinals in a Class 2A Regional Playoff game. The Cardinals won the game 48 to 7.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

Wichita Northwest versus Great Bend 9-20-19

The Wichita Northwest Grizzlies traveled to Great Bend to take on the Panthers.

Northwest had been known for putting up a ton of points in their first two games. Great Bend managed to hold them to 31 points.

The defense of the Grizzlies held Great Bend to zero points on the night. Three times the Panthers either fumbled or turned the ball over on downs within the red zone.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

Andover versus Great Bend 9-6-19

The Andover Trojans traveled to Great Bend for an exciting start to the 2019 football season.

Some games are decided long before they end. Some games take longer for one team to build up a lead over the other. Then there are games that change in a minute, the last minute to be more specific.

Andover scored the first touchdown of the game early in the first quarter. Then to close out the first half, David Kemp kicked a 49 yard field goal to give the Trojans a 10 to 0 lead.

For most of the game, Great Bend’s offense could not sustain a drive. Their defense, on the other hand, held Andover’s offense mostly in check. They forced three turnovers, that the offense could not capitalize on.

With under three minutes to go in the game, the Panthers had three cracks at scoring a touchdown from one yard out. They could not get across the goal line. Andover celebrated their successful goal line stand.

The Trojans took over the ball on their one yard line. Great Bend’s defense held them to only a few yards of gain. Forced to punt from the end zone, Andover’s punter, quarterback Eli Fahnestock, saw his punt get blocked. In the scramble after the block, Fahnestock knocked the ball out the back of the end zone. This gave Great Bend a Safety and two points.

The Panthers now had 54 seconds and 50 yards to get eight more points to tie up the game. Their first three plays only netted six yards. On the fourth down, quarterback Dalton Miller heaved a Hail Mary pass to the end zone and receiver Alex Schremmer. Schremmer caught the ball and scored the touchdown as time expired for the game. They quickly converted the two point conversion to tie the game at 10 points all.

In overtime, Andover had the ball first, but they were unable to score. They attempted a field goal from about 26 yards out, but it barely missed.

Great Bend took the ball but were forced to attempt a field goal. Their kicker, Angel Razo, never attempted a field goal or even a point after touchdown in a game before. He stepped up and made the 29 yard field goal to win the game.

Afterwards fans dubbed the game the “Miracle on Morton.” Needless to say, it made for an exciting end to the first game of the season.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

Great Bend Football Jamboree 8-30-19

For the first time ever, Great Bend hosted a football jamboree with Hoisington and Scott Community High Schools.

The jamboree is a preseason gathering of three or four schools to scrimmage against each other.

In the past, most schools would hold a soap scrimmage. In a soap scrimmage, the varsity side would line up against the junior varsity. For a jamboree, two school’s varsity teams would face each other for a set number of plays.

This format gives a coach a chance to see his team against different competition for the first time in a season. The players also get some idea of how they are performing as they head into their first game week.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

2019 Kansas Shrine Bowl 6-8-19

The 2019 Kansas Shrine Bowl was held at Memorial Stadium in Dodge City for the first time ever. The West Team came out on top over the East Team by a score of 26 to 7.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

Garden City Football versus Great Bend 10-19-18

The Garden City Buffaloes made the familiar trip to Memorial Stadium to face the Great Bend Panthers.

A win would hand the Western Athletic Conference title to the Panthers. A loss would mean just a share of the title along with two other fellow conference schools.

Great Bend quickly let it be known that they wanted the trophy all to themselves. The Panthers scored about three minutes into the game. On the next Garden City snap, Dalton Miller would strip the ball away from the Buffalo and take it in for six more points.

The Great Bend Panthers went on to win the game by a score of 49 to 6.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

Central Plains Football vs Little River 9-21-18

Week four saw the start of district play in Eight-Man Division I. The Central Plains Oilers traveled to face the Little River Redskins.

Central Plains came into the game with a six-year streak of not losing a district game. Little River looked to play spoiler as both teams took to the field with undefeated records.

The Oilers struck first with a touchdown after only four minutes played. They would continue to add points until the game was called near the end of the third quarter.

Video highlights and a more detailed recap of the game is available at CatchItKansas.com

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game: