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Sumner defeats Wyandotte 26 – 21

Sumner Academy senior running back TaVaugn Sappington (33) broke away for a long touchdown run in the first quarter.

by Brian Turrel

The Sumner Academy Sabres held off a determined second half comeback attempt from Wyandotte High School to win 26 – 21 at the game between the two KCAL rivals on Friday night.

Sumner took a 20 – 0 lead in the first half, scoring on three touchdown drives fueled by strong gains from running back TaVaughn Sappington.

Wyandotte’s best chance to score in the half came in the final two minutes. Wyandotte drove to the Sumner 5 yard line, but Sumner’s defense prevented any advance on four consecutive plays.

Wyandotte began its comeback on the opening drive of the second half, scoring a touchdown on a 35-yard quarterback run by Torrey Moore. Wyandotte sustained its second-half offensive possessions with long runs from Moore and running back Angelo Hill. The Bulldogs pulled within six points at 20 – 14 on a goal line quarterback sneak by Moore in the third quarter.

Sumner’s defense came through again in the game’s closing minutes. With Wyandotte down 26 – 21 and driving with a chance to take the lead, Sumner recovered a Wyandotte fumble and ran out the clock on the Bulldogs’ chances.

Sumner improved its record to 2 – 2 in the Kansas City – Atchison League (3 – 3 overall). The Sabres play at home against Washington next Friday. Wyandotte dropped to 1 – 4 in the league (1 – 5 overall). The Bulldogs will be host to the Turner Bears next Friday.

Photos copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel

Wyandotte sophomore quarterback Torrey Moore (8) used a stiffarm to fend off the tackle of Sumner senior lineman Emiliano Martell (52). (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Wyandotte junior defensive back Cameron Randolph (2) put a hard hit on Sumner junior tight end Bryan Hill (3). (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Torrey Moore raced around the left end for a touchdown in the third quarter. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The Wyandotte High School marching band and dancers performed at halftime. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Wyandotte seniors in fall sports were recognized at halftime. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Wyandotte seniors in fall sports were recognized at halftime. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Sumner junior cornerback Donell Bagley broke up a pass intended for junior wide receiver Walzel Evans. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Sumner senior running back TaVaughn Sappington broke across the goal line for a touchdown in the first quarter. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Donell Bagley picked up long yardage with a run around the left end. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Sumner freshman defensive back Kyun Jackson picked off a Wyandotte pass and ran it back 30 yards. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Wyandotte coaches addressed the team after the disappointing loss. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

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New Eagle Scouts honored in KCK

Recent Troop 5 Eagle Scout honorees posed together after the ceremony. (Photo courtesy Boy Scout Troop 5) left to right: Lewis Spangler, Brett Nichols, Jared Turrel, Blake Best, Max Schumaker

by Brian Turrel

Brett Nichols and Lewis Spangler, of Edwardsville, and Maxwell Schumaker, of Kansas City, Kan., received the Eagle Scout award at a ceremony at Trinity Community Church on Monday night. A crowd of parents, friends, and other Scouts attended the ceremony and reception that followed.

The Eagle Scout award is Boy Scouts’ highest award. It is given upon completion of extensive requirements of skills, service, and leadership, and takes dedicated work over a period of years.

As part of earning the award, each Scout planned and led a service project to benefit the community.

Brett Nichols led a project to improve the landscaping in the training area at Paws for Freedom, located in Tonganoxie, Kan. Paws for Freedom trains puppies to become service dogs to assist the disabled.

Lewis Spangler organized a campaign to collect toiletry supplies for Giving the Basics, an organization that provides assistance for children and families in need. Lewis’s campaign collected over seven thousand toiletry items.

Maxwell Schumaker led a team that repaired a retaining wall, planted flowers, and improved other landscaping at Trinity Community Church, Troop 5’s sponsoring organization.

Boy Scout Troop 5 meets at Trinity Community Church at 5010 Parallel Parkway, and is one of the oldest Scouting units in the Kansas City area.

Eagle Scout award recipient Max Schumaker received congratulations from his parents, Ronald and Janie Schumaker. (Photo courtesy Boy Scout Troop 5)

Lewis Spangler received his Eagle award ribbon from his mother, Mary Spangler. (Photo courtesy Boy Scout Troop 5)

After the ceremony, Eagle Scout award recipient Brett Nichols posed with his parents Paul and Pauline Nichols and sister Morgan Nichols. (Photo courtesy Boy Scout Troop 5)

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Renaissance Festival continues through next week

Knights participated in a joust Sunday at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. The festival continues today, Columbus Day, in Bonner Springs. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

The Kansas City Renaissance Festival took place this weekend on the grounds near the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State Avenue, in Bonner Springs, Kan. The festival continues Monday, Oct. 9.

The festival is held on weekends. Next weekend will be the finale for the year. For more information about hours, visit http://www.kcrenfest.com/.

Photos copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel

Tricks of the Light performed a fire show outside the gates as the festival closed for the day. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Bob the Incredible Juggler juggled four clubs in response to a request from an old friend in the audience. (Photo copyright 2017 by Peter R. Turrel)

Stephanie Williams, drummer for rock group Katy Guillen & The Girls, winced as Bob used a whip to snap a stick she held in her teeth. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Knights showed off their jousting skills before the contest. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Knights showed off their jousting skills before the contest. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Knights participated in a joust. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

This contestant rang the bell in the test of strength. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

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