Stallions fall in 5A regional final

Schlagle senior Josh Becton knocked away a Blue Valley Southwest pass in the end zone. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
 

by Brian Turrel

Schlagle lost to Blue Valley Southwest 37-14 in the KSHSAA 5A regional final on Friday night, the Timberwolves’ second playoff victory over a KCKPS school in as many weeks.

Schlagle looked to running back Jaylin Richardson for rushing yards in the opening drives, but the Timberwolves contained him in the backfield and didn’t allow him to break free. On offense, Blue Valley Southwest focused on their own ground game, able to get solid gains up the middle and pulling out to a 14-0 lead.

On later drives, the Stallions had much better fortune through the air, getting Richardson out on the edge with swing passes, and targeting receiver Jermaine Hicks on deep throws. Hicks caught a 15-yard toss from quarterback Josh Becton with a minute remaining in the first quarter. Becton connected with Manowa Ngenzirabona for the 2-point conversion to pull within 14-8.

The Stallions kept the momentum going with a fumble recovery on the next Timberwolves drive, but weren’t able to cash in the opportunity. Southwest put together two touchdown drives in the second quarter and held a 28-8 halftime lead.

Schlagle got the first possession of the second half, but an interception gave the Timberwolves a short field and the first score of the half, a field goal for a 31-8 lead.

Cameron Campbell caught a touchdown throw from Becton with 3 minutes left in the fourth quarter for the final 37-14 result.

Schlagle ends the season with a 5-4 record, in a three-way tie for second place in the Kansas City-Atchison League.

Three other Wyandotte County teams also ended their seasons last night. Bonner Springs traveled to Bishop Miege, losing 57-8 to last year’s 4A champions. Piper played at undefeated Paola and lost 42-14. Wyandotte played at Olathe North in the 6A regional final, losing 56-13.

Senior running back Jaylin Richardson pulled in a pass in the fourth quarter. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Receiver Jermaine Hicks (10) leaped for a pass in the end zone. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Sophomore lineman Sherrick Simms set up for a block. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Senior quarterback Josh Becton made a run around the left end. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Junior receiver Elija Taylor ran onto the field with the team before the game. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Senior Jordan Scruggs (3) got to the outside on a kickoff return. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Senior defensive back Errick Moore (83) recovered a Blue Valley Southwest fumble. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Blue Valley Southwest running back Mason Rozell leaped over the Schlagle defense. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Schlagle athletic director Sonya Scott presented the regional championship plaque to the Blue Valley Southwest players. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

Dia de Muertos Parade brightens Central Avenue

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
 

by Brian Turrel

Central Avenue was lit up Saturday evening with the brilliant colors and macabre costumes of the Dia de Muertos parade, sponsored by the Central Avenue Betterment Association.

The size of the crowd and the parade have increased significantly in the past two years, and a large crowd lined both sides of the avenue. Musicians and food and craft vendors were also featured up and down Central with activities going on from 3 until 9 p.m.

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Scenes from the CABA Dia de Muertos parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

Braves advance over Eudora in 4A football playoffs

Bryce Krone extended the ball across the goal line for a touchdown in the Braves’ 49-12 victory over Eudora in the KSHSAA 4A playoffs. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
 

by Brian Turrel

The Bonner Springs Braves moved on to the second round of the KSHSAA 4A football playoffs with a 49-12 thumping of the Eudora Cardinals on Friday night.

Running back Bryce Krone scored four touchdowns in the game. Krone gained 244 yards on 13 carries to push his season total over the 2,100 yard mark.

Quarterback Johnathon Tapia completed a 41-yard touchdown pass to receiver Rishaud Dockery. Armani Washington caught 3 passes for 106 yards to lead the receivers.

The Braves also scored on special teams when Peyton Parks blocked a first quarter field goal attempt by the Cardinals. Armani Washington retrieved the block and returned it 91 yards for a Braves touchdown.

Bonner Springs will play at Bishop Miege High School in the second round next Friday at 7:00 PM.

In other 4A playoff action, Piper came back from a 30-18 halftime deficit to defeat Basehor-Linwood 56-47. The Pirates will play at Paola next Friday.

In the 5A playoffs, Turner lost to De Soto 62-22. Washington lost to Blue Valley Southwest 31-6. Schlagle defeated Sumner Academy 61-13 and advances to play Blue Valley Southwest at Schlagle Stadium.

In the 6A playoffs, Wyandotte defeated Harmon 51-30, and will travel to Olathe North in the second round next week.

Senior receiver Carnelle Wehrhahn leaped to pull down a 20-yard reception. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Dusk settled over David Jaynes Stadium as the crowd gathered for the playoff game. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Freshman running back Peyton Parks (44), playing on special teams, got his arm up to block a Eudora field goal attempt, which was returned for a Bonner touchdown. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Junior running back Jaden Robinson broke two tackles for an 18-yard touchdown run. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Senior running back Bryce Krone surged in for a touchdown. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Senior offensive lineman Brock Duckworth set up for a block. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Junior kicker Zack Reno had a busy day, converting all 7 of his extra point opportunities. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

The Bonner Springs Dazzlers dance team performed at half time. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

As the fourth quarter ticked down, Bryce Krone and sophomore receiver Jaylon Elmore looked on from the sideline. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Sophomore defensive end Brandon Sanders dived for an interception that closed out Eudora’s final possession. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Sophomore cornerback Brandin Andrews defended on a Eudora pass play. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Eudora senior receiver Silas Etter pulled down a leaping reception in the end zone for the Cardinals’ second score. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)