Ethan Armstrong runs through Lebo’s defense Friday night.

In this file photo, Frankfort’s Ethan Armstrong runs through Lebo’s defense during an Eight-Man Division II sectional championship game in Frankfort last year. The Wildcats opened the 2021 season with a blowout win over Washington County.

Wabaunsee opened the year with a 28-0 home shutout win at Mission Valley on Friday.

Senior quarterback Cade Oliver opened up with two touchdown passes, one that went 50 yards to fellow senior Brayden Meseke and another, a 22-yarder, to sophomore Eli Oliver, to take a 13-0 lead after the first quarter.

A 4-yard touchdown run by the older Oliver in the second quarter pushed the Chargers’ (1-0) lead to 20-0.

Meseke converted on two of the three extra-point opportunities in the first half. The second kick was blocked by the Vikings (0-1).

After a scoreless third quarter, Oliver once again found his brother in the end zone for a 9-yard touchdown and then went right back to him on the two-point conversion.

Cade Oliver ended the day with a passing line of 16--for-27 for 185 yards and three touchdowns to go along with 93 yards rushing on 10 carries and a touchdown. Oliver also had the team’s lone interception.

Zach Frank had eight carries for 61 yards and Aiden Boeckman had six carries for 27 yards.

Meseke ended the day with six catches for 104 yards and a touchdown, while Oliver had three catches for 39 yards and two touchdowns.

Maverick Havenstein led the way defensively, recording 12 tackles — including two tackles for loss — and a sack. Lanson Parry had 11 tackles, Tate Deever and Bryton Reves each had 10 and Frank had six.

Wabaunsee will stay on the road next week and face Uniontown. The Eagles’ season-opener at Southeast-Cherokee was postponed until Monday because of inclement weather Friday. Southeast-Cherokee won 22-7.

Frankfort High smashes Washington County

One of Frankfort’s two losses from the 2020 season came at the hands of Washington County, but Frankfort was not interested in having history repeat itself.

The Wildcats (1-0) scored 38 unanswered points after falling behind 6-0 midway through the first quarter.

Washington County (0-1) had a 22-point fourth quarter, but 14 points from Frankfort kept things from getting too close.

Senior quarterback Caden Dalinghaus went 3-for-6 for 57 yards, with a touchdown and an interception to go along with 98 yards on the ground on 13 carries and two touchdowns.

Senior running back Ethan Armstrong had 89 yards on 11 carries for two touchdowns, Lane Loiseau had 74 yards on two touchdown carries and Brock Armstrong had 67 yards on 10 carries for a touchdown.

Armstrong also had one catch for a 34-yard touchdown and Grant Steffes had one catch for 23 yards.

Frankfort will travel to Wetmore (0-1) on Friday. The Cardinals opened the season with a 34-20 loss to Valley Falls.

Rock Creek rally falls short versus Silver Lake

Rock Creek opened its season at home with a six-point, 34-28 loss versus Silver Lake — the No. 2 team in Class 2A — on Friday.

Rock Creek (0-1) led the Eagles by a point after the first quarter, but a 15-0 second period for Silver Lake (1-0) put the Mustangs down two touchdowns heading into halftime.

The Mustangs closed within a touchdown heading into the fourth quarter, but Silver Lake managed to push their lead back out two scores midway through the final period. Rock Creek scored one final time to get back within a score but couldn’t get any closer than that before time expired.

It doesn’t get easier for the Mustangs, as they head into Week 2 hosting the No. 1 team in 2A: Rossville. The Bulldogs are coming off a 38-0 drubbing of Centralia, the No. 5 squad in 1A.

Doniphan West downs Blue-Valley Randolph

A depleted Blue-Valley Randolph roster ran afoul a talented and veteran-filled Doniphan West team in Highland on Friday, falling 54-8 with 4:04 to play in the third quarter. Blue Valley’s (0-1) lone score came from a 5-yard rushing touchdown from Brock Burgman, who also ran it in after that for the two-point conversion.

Burgman had 28 yards rushing on eight attempts and Trenton Schwerdt had 21 yards on five attempts.

Quarterback Landon Schreiber went 7-for-12 for 52 yards and two interceptions. Landon Sump (15 yards), Schwerdt (15 yards) and Logan Schanks (10 yards) each had one catch a piece.

Skyler Zoeller led the way defensively with 11 tackles (six solo), followed by Burgman, who had 10 tackles (four solo) and a fumble recovery. Bryce Hoelztel had six tackles and Clayton Budenbender had five.

Up next, the Rams will play Axtell (1-0), ranked No. 4 in 8-Man Division II according to 810 Varsity, in their home opener. The Eagles beat the No. 5 team in Division II, Wheatland-Grinnel, 62-16, in their season-opener.

COVID cancels Valley Heights’ opener

Valley Heights’ 2021 season opener versus Marysville was canceled because of a coronavirus quarantine inside the Mustangs’ program. The game will not be made up, as Marysville replaced its game versus the Mustangs with one at Beloit.

Valley Heights now will open its season on Friday at Jefferson County North.