White’s 5 TDs pace Pirates

Six Baldwin defenders brought down Piper junior running back La’James White. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
 

by Brian Turrel

Piper running back La’James White scored five touchdowns in a runaway 57-6 home victory over the Baldwin Bulldogs on Friday evening.

White picked up two rushing touchdowns, including a 76-yarder. He also collected three scores through the air from quarterback Karson Schaunaman. White primarily used his speed to outrace Baldwin’s defense around the ends.

Schaunaman connected with receivers Camaro Scott and Jack Robinson for two more touchdowns. Running back Brandon Snell rounded out the scoring with a 43-yard touchdown run.

Piper’s defense was just as dominant as the offense, forcing fumbles on consecutive possessions in the first half and quickly turning the game into a rout.

Junior linebacker Branden Martin led the defense with 11 tackles and a fumble recovery. Freshman defensive back Mehiki Frazier had an interception in the first half.

The Pirates have started the season with two dominating wins. They’ll face off with Atchison next Friday in Piper’s homecoming game. A major challenge will come in three weeks when they play the Tonganoxie Chieftains (also 2-0) on the road.

Piper junior Camaro Scott (10) had three receptions in the game, including a touchdown catch. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
La’James White brought down a throw from sophomore quarterback Karson Schaunaman for a touchdown. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Freshman defensive back Mehiki Frazier pulled an interception from the arms of a Baldwin receiver. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Senior defensive lineman Jamarion Frazier celebrated as he came to the sideline after the defense forced another Baldwin turnover. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Junior linebacker Branden Martin (11) closed in on the Baldwin ball carrier. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Junior linebacker Darius McNeal brought Baldwin’s quarterback down for a loss. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
The Piper cheerleaders performed stunts before the game. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
White ran away from the Baldwin defense for another touchdown. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Junior wide receiver Camaro Scott (10) and junior offensive lineman Tony Cobbs (55) celebrated after Scott’s touchdown reception. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
The Piper dance team performed at halftime. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
“Troy’s our hero” chants from the student section cheered on athletic trainer Troy Koerner, right, as he worked with the athletes. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Junior running back Brandon Snell raced around the right side on his way to the end zone. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Senior receiver Jack Robinson fought his way past a Baldwin tackler for a touchdown reception. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

High school football results

Sept. 6

Harmon 35, Turner 0

Piper 34, Eudora 7

Washington 40, Atchison 14

Plattsburg 36, Sumner Academy 6

Paola 48, Bonner Springs 21

Summit Christian Academy of Lee’s Summit 55, Bishop Ward 0

Sept. 13

Washington at Harmon

DeSoto at Wyandotte

Atchison at Schlagle

Baldwin at Piper

Eudora at Bonner Springs

Bishop Ward vs. Van Horn at William Chrisman Stadium

Turner at Shawnee Heights in Tecumseh, Kansas

Sept. 14

Sumner Academy at Highland Park, Topeka

Washington wins opener over Atchison

Senior defensive back Tywan Muturi grabbed an interception and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown to give the Washington Wildcats a 6-0 lead. Washington won the game 40-14. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
 

by Brian Turrel

Washington High School opened the new football season with a 40-14 victory over Atchison, its first defeat of Atchison since 2013.

The Wildcats’ defense dominated the contest, preventing the Redmen from mounting an aerial attack, and bottling up the inside run. The pass defense issued an early warning when defensive back Tywan Muturi picked off an Atchison pass and ran it back for the game’s first score.

On offense, Washington platooned its two quarterbacks, getting productive play from each.

Senior quarterback Thomas Anderson mostly stuck to the ground game, collecting two fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns as well as running in the two-point conversions after each of his scores.

Junior Cory Macon preferred to roll out and throw deep. He completed a touchdown throw to MarKeith Grayson in the fourth quarter.

Muestafa Conway and Jason Black each picked up a rushing touchdown, in the first and third quarters.

Washington will play next Friday at Harmon, starting at 7 p.m. The Hawks snapped their 35-game losing streak at Turner on Friday night.

Senior quarterback Thomas Anderson was upended on a tackle but kept control of the ball. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Senior running back Muestafa Conway raced down the right sideline for a touchdown. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
MarKeith Grayson dived to catch a pass along the sideline in the fourth quarter. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Senior linemen Micah Johnson (56) and Quincy Spencer (50) protected Thomas Anderson (13), who picked up a touchdown on a run around the right side. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
The Washington marching band performed at halftime. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
The Washington marching band dancers performed at halftime. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Sophomore running back Jason Black turned a negative play into a 38-yard touchdown run by breaking across the field of play and down the right sideline. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Senior receiver Antion Foster tried to escape from an Atchison tackler. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Senior receiver MarKeith Grayson caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Cory Macon in the fourth quarter. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Senior defensive back Thomas Anderson pulled down an interception. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)