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Buhler versus Great Bend 9/16/22

This Week Three matchup saw two teams that had not won a game so far this season face off in  Great Bend.

The Buhler Crusaders came to Memorial Stadium with their first 0-2 start in at least 14 years.

The Great Bend Panthers had not won a game since November 1, 2019, or 1,051 days.

Great Bend scored late in the first quarter and continued to build a 31-0 lead.  Buhler scored their only touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

At the end of the game, the Great Bend players and students celebrated the end of a long losing streak.

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

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Little River versus Canton-Galva 9/2/22

The start of the 2022 high school football season in Kansas, saw a great Week One matchup with the Little River Redskins traveling to face the Canton-Galva Eagles.

The week before, Canton-Galva lost three players at the jamboree, including their starting quarterback.  In stepped Senior transfer Jett Vincent.  Vincent scored eight rushing touchdowns and threw for two more as the Eagles won 66-36.

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

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Football Jamboree at Central Plains 8-26-22

With one week to go before the official start of the football season, four eight-man teams met up in Claflin for a jamboree.  The Central Plains Oilers hosted the LaCrosse Leopards, Otis-Bison Cougars, and the Spearville Royal Lancers.

Each side had three turns on offense to run 12 plays.  The jamboree gave these schools a great opportunity to see some different players and plays before they start the season.

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

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2021 High School Football Regular Season

I had the pleasure of covering many games during the 2021 regular season of High School Football in Central and Western Kansas.

I took my camera to games with the teams of LaCrosse, Victoria, McPherson, Winfield, McPherson, Canton-Galva, Little River, Hays, Dodge City, Hoisington, and Norton.

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

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: