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Turner defeats Ward, 54-12

Bishop Ward head coach Kam Ridley presented a framed jersey to the family of late coach Tim Dorian. The jersey bears Dorian’s number when he played at Bishop Ward. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

Turner High School used its ground game to dominate the Bishop Ward Cyclones on Ward’s home field on Friday. Jaelon Harley scored four rushing touchdowns and Jaylin Richardson scored two more in the 54 – 12 victory.

Turner set the tone for the game on the first possession, scoring on a 3-yard Harley run that followed a 50-yard pass play to Tyler Wiggins. Turner kept up the pressure, scoring twice more in the first quarter on runs from Harley and Richardson.

Turner’s defense closed the first half strong, using an interception return by linebacker Jack Wiedner and a fumble recovery by lineman Ryan Johnson to push the score to 47-6 at halftime. A Harley touchdown run in the third quarter capped the Turner scoring at 54.

The Ward team, which has struggled to score this year, put two touchdowns on the board. Adrian De Haro returned the first Turner kickoff of the game for a touchdown. Ward also scored on a long touchdown pass from Drew Collins to Quincy Tabron in the fourth quarter.

Before the game, Ward honored former football coach Tim Dorian, who died in July. Many alumni and former teachers were on hand for the remembrance.

Turner is now 2 – 2 for the season and plays Piper at home next Friday. Bishop Ward drops to 0 – 4 and travels to play Sumner Academy.

Photos copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel

Coach Tim Dorian’s family was recognized on the field before the game. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Turner senior quarterback Jaelon Harley (11) ran up the middle for a touchdown on the opening drive. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Ward senior running back Adrian De Haro (34) returned a Turner kickoff for a touchdown. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Jaelon Harley converted the extra point on his own touchdown in the first quarter. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Turner senior running back Jaylin Richardson (5) was pursued by a pack of Cyclones as he scored a long rushing touchdown in the first quarter. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Turner junior Robert Magil (42) tipped a Ward pass and returned the interception for a touchdown in the second quarter. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Jaylin Richardon ran up the right side in the second quarter. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Ward senior Kassandra Monterroza was crowned homecoming queen as her father looked on. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Jaelon Harley earned a couple extra yards and a touchdown by keeping this run alive in the third quarter. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

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Turner running back scores four touchdowns for win

Turner running back Jaylin Richardson (5) got a block from junior fullback Rocco Avelluto (40) on a run in the first quarter. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

Turner High School running back Jaylin Richardson let loose at Friday night’s game against Washington High School, scoring four touchdowns in a 28 – 6 home victory.

Washington’s defense had no answer for Richardson’s speed around the end, and Richardson was able to get to the edge repeatedly on run and pass plays.

Turner starting quarterback Jaelon Harley was held out of the game with a dislocated shoulder, turning responsibilities over to backup Joey Flinn, who tossed two touchdown passes to Richardson.

The Washington Wildcats had trouble mounting a drive in the first half, but started to come alive in the second half as quarterback Alex Howard started to look down field. They finally broke through midway through the third quarter with a 91-yard touchdown pass from Howard to wide receiver KeyShawn King.

The win takes Turner’s record to 1 – 1, and they will play Basehor-Linwood next Friday at home. Washington drops to 0 – 2, and will face Maize South (Wichita) at home next week.

Photos copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel

Washington junior running back Scyler Wallace (11) attempted to plow through the line of scrimmage in the first quarter. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Jaylin Richardson scored a running touchdown in the second quarter. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Turner sophomore defensive back Josh Becton (2) intercepted a Washington pass near the sideline. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The Turner Marching Band entertained the crowd at halftime. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The ball squirted free from the pile, presenting Washington freshman lineman Levi MacDonald (64) a prime opportunity for a fumble recovery. The fumble stopped a Turner drive near the Washington goal line. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Washington senior wide receiver KeyShawn King (4) broke a tackle and raced down the right sideline for a touchdown. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Washington quarterback Alex Howard (16) launched a pass under pressure from Turner defensive lineman Chris Burch (8). (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Jaylin Richardson almost broke free on another run in the fourth quarter. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Junior lineman Christian Rogers made a great play after the game, scoring a homecoming date with cheerleader Kaelee. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

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Bonner Springs beats Turner, 56-0, in football opener

Bonner Springs senior Adam McClure was recognized along with many other members of the senior class during a Senior Night ceremony before the game. He was accompanied by his mother, Melanie Stroda. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

Bonner Springs High School started the 2017 football season with an emphatic 56 – 0 home victory over Turner on Friday.

Bonner Springs junior quarterback Noah Villarreal showed a killer instinct, throwing touchdown passes to senior receivers Caden Henley and Jamison Jackson. Bonner also scored on special teams, breaking a punt return to the outside to score just before halftime.

Turner senior quarterback Jaelon Harley at times showed a good arm and great speed, but was harassed all night by the Bonner defense. The Turner offensive line didn’t offer enough blocking to break a long pass or run. Harley played both sides of the ball in the first half, but looked the worse for wear each time he came off the field.

The game was competitive through the first quarter, with Turner stopping Bonner’s drives short for two field goals. However, Bonner soon took over the game, putting up four touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 35 – 0 lead.

The third quarter offered more of the same with Bonner scoring two touchdowns and dominating the line of scrimmage on both offense and defense. Turner came closest to scoring in the fourth quarter, but was stopped by penalties.

Next Friday, Bonner Springs goes on the road to play De Soto High School, while Turner stays at home to play Washington.

Photos copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel

Turner senior quarterback Jaelon Harley (11) stayed out of the grasp of Bonner Springs defensive end Bryce Krone (19) on an end run in the first quarter. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs senior kicker Kaleb Hightower (25) made two field goals in the first quarter. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs junior defensive back Devante Washington (21) pulled down Jaelon Harley along the sideline on a quarterback run in the second quarter. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs senior wide receiver Colin Henley (6) managed to keep a foot in bounds on this pass in the second quarter, securing a first down and setting up a Bonner touchdown. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Turner senior wide receiver Joey Flinn (16) was taken down from behind by Bonner Springs senior defender Bryant Stimac (4). (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs junior quarterback Noah Villareal (8) looked for an open receiver down field, protected by senior lineman Adam McClure (70). (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs senior wide receiver Caden Henley (5) scored on a pass from junior quarterback Noah Villareal. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The Bonner Springs cheerleaders led the crowd in a cheer at the start of the third quarter. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs senior receiver Alonzo Hokes (20) ran in a touchdown. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs junior quarterback Dalton Blakemore (1) was upended by Turner junior linebacker Robert Magil (42) as he attempted to score in the third quarter. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The Bonner Springs football team listened intently to head coach Chad Eaddy as he described the effort they would need to win next week at De Soto. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

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